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 What You Need to Know About DIY Appliance Repair

When your appliances break down, it can be tempting to try repairs on your own and save yourself the money of hiring a professional. But DIY appliance repairs can be dangerous and cost you more in the end if mistakes are made—both in terms of time and money. Here are two big reasons why:

DIY Appliance Repair Can Compromise Safety

When it comes to DIY appliance repair, inexperience can be extremely dangerous. Without the right knowledge and tools, there is a high chance of electrocution—which can be not only dangerous but in some cases fatal. To make matters worse, improper handling of the wiring also has the potential to cause electrical fires, putting you and your family at risk. In fact, 16,800 house fires were reported in the U.S. in 2010 due to issues involving washers and dryers, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Many of your appliances, such as your refrigerator and washer and dryer, are also extremely heavy and require certain tools in order to safely move them and repair them without injuring yourself.

DIY Appliance Repair Can Be Ineffective

If you don’t know what you’re doing, you may not diagnose the issue correctly. Not every issue is as simple as it may seem, and an improper diagnosis can cause it to escalate when the wrong repairs are subsequently made. This is a serious safety concern, and it can also mean your repairs will be more complex and expensive by the time you do call in a professional.

Lack of experience and proper equipment can also translate to poor quality. Even if the diagnosis is correct and the repair the right one for the issue, a DIY appliance repair is not likely to last as long as one performed by an experienced appliance repair specialist. While you may be able to fix the issue temporarily, the odds that you’ll need repairs again in the future are much larger when you attempt the initial fix on your own.

Professional Appliance Repair in Chicagoland

If you want to make sure your repairs are completed safely and effectively, North Town Home Services can help. We have been providing professional appliance repairs and maintenance services to homeowners in the Chicago, Illinois area since 1927. Our technicians are factory-trained and fully experienced in performing service for all types of appliances, including:

Make sure your appliance repair is done right, the first time around—call North Town Home Services at (847) 999-4600 to schedule service today!

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Commitment
to Safety

Our highly-trained team never cuts corners when it comes to your home services.

Outstanding
Quality

For over 90 years, we’ve made it our mission to always deliver an exceptional experience.

Customer Satisfaction
Guaranteed

We work tirelessly to ensure you are completely satisfied with your service.

Award-Winning
Service

Our commitment to providing superior service is reflected in the awards we’ve received.

Factory Trained
Technicians

Our team completes rigorous training programs in order to address any of your home’s issues.

Drug-Tested & Background-
Checked Employees

Each employee goes through a thorough screening before being employed on our team.

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