Appliance Installation and Maintenance: Tips & Tricks

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The joy homeowners feel when they purchase a new house is definitely a sight to see! And when it comes to filling up the house with new shiny appliances the feeling becomes even better. Appliance installation however, is a bit of a hard job. 

Appliances are like investments just like your home. They are meant to stand the test of time. Fortunately, this is possible with the right care and maintenance. Having a few tips and tricks up your sleeve can never harm anyone. Read on to learn a few tips on maintenance and appliance installation.

Make Sure There’s Enough Room Before Appliance Installation

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Installing an appliance must be done according to the manufacturer’s specifications. If the appliance you buy is larger than the counter or cabinet, you may need to expand the space around it.

Measure, Measure, Measure! Measuring is something critical and must be done the right way. It is now common to find refrigerators and dishwashers that are physically larger than those they replaced. Some differences in dishwashers can be three full inches in height. For example, a dishwasher must have the same height, depth, and width to fit in the same spot as the old one.

In addition, make sure kitchen entryways can accommodate a modern model by measuring them. In the meantime, you may need to close some of the space around a smaller version.

But don’t bite more than you can chew! If you are struggling with this part of appliance installation, find a professional to come and do the measuring for you.

Door Swing Clearance for Appliance Installation

It is not only important to have enough space for the appliance, but it is also important to be able to open it comfortably. It is best not to place the refrigerator against a wall. If necessary, reverse the swing of the door so that you minimize the impact against a wall.

Appliance Installation Tip; Check the Wattage

Make sure the new appliance doesn’t overload the circuit by checking its wattage rating. Nevertheless, appliance technicians say that many of the newer appliances use less electricity because they are more energy efficient. A new circuit is not necessary for most kitchen appliances, including dishwashers and refrigerators. In the event that you need to add a new circuit, and you are able to handle the extra wattage, you can add an additional circuit subpanel.

Shut Off the Water or Gas Valve

Turn off any water or gas valves directly connected to the appliances before you install them, and then turn them back on afterwards. 

Make Sure That Your Appliances Are Leveled

Leveling all appliances is important. If the washing machine is not leveled, it can leak. In addition, make sure that an anti-tipping device is installed on the oven to prevent someone from being injured if it tips over. 

Maintenance Tips for Dishwashers

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It’s not too difficult to keep your dishwasher running like new, but it is going to take you some effort. To start off, you need to use it regularly. It will keep the appliance in tip top shape by stopping food and other buildup from setting in. 

Vinegar is going to be your friend. Pour a cup of vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher and run on low for an effective cleaning cycle. Additionally, it works miracles on the stainless-steel exterior. 

Check any of the spinning arms that spray the water if they have any food or debris clogging any of the holes. Use a sturdy item such as a paperclip to poke it out and clear the opening. And don’t forget to clean the seal with a water and vinegar solution. It’s going to clear out any gunk jamming the area around the edge.

Maintenance Tips for Washing Machines

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If you want to keep your whites to keep coming out white then you need to follow these maintenance tips. A lot of washers available today are energy-efficient – definitely a selling point that saves you money and is good for the environment! Make sure you use the correct detergent for your machine, as some models may require a cleaner HE (high efficiency) detergent. 

After doing a load, keep the door open to allow the interior to air properly to prevent mildew and mold. Likewise, wet laundry that stays inside the washer for hours can bring those musky pests.

Although more soap would seem to make your clothes cleaner, in actuality the opposite is true! In addition to leaving a residue on your laundry, extra soap can damage the interior of your machine.

Prolong the Life of Your Refrigerator

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It’s not hard to lighten your refrigerator’s burden, thus prolonging its total lifespan as well as that of its parts. The key to maintaining it is to keep it full. Sounds counter-intuitive? 

In general, the more stuff you have in your fridge, the colder it stays every time you open it to see if anything has changed (unless something truly miraculous happens, you still have to shop if you want anything to actually happen). In other words, all the cold food creates a sort of “thermal mass,” so that it throws all its weight at warm air, keeping the temperature down. 

The condenser coils that are located either on the bottom or at the rear of your refrigerator help disperse heat within. As dust and grime build up on the outside of coils, your fridge has to work harder and is at risk of overheating. Clean your refrigerator out once a year, unplug it, and dust off the coils with a soft cloth. 

Appliance Installation

With all these tips and tricks, your appliances as well as your bank account will thank you later! Don’t get in over your head and try to do all of this by yourself. To better guarantee the safety of any new item, request a professional through WeServe to help you with appliance installation.  WeServe’s always got you covered!

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What makes WeServe the most convenient home maintenance platform in Ontario?

The WeServe app is a platform that connects thousands of homeowners with services providers around them. 

We have all been through the hassle of looking for service providers around us and might have been unlucky with the level of unprofessionalism these service providers demonstrated, causing us to be even more frustrated with the process. This no longer needs to be the case!

If you live in Ontario, we have good news for you! WeServe is finally here, bringing you all the convenience you ever dreamt of right on your phone! WeServe is committed to make your dreaded home improvement tasks more serviceable, cost-effective and faster than ever before. 

You are about to witness a whole new era of convenience, and here is why: 

  1. All information you need to know in one place. 

Googling help and browsing through a ton of ads that pop up for you is definitely time consuming. The draining process of sourcing websites, seeking contact information, calling around for more information, requesting and comparing price quotes, and finally checking availability is probably the reason why you have been shelving home improvement and maintenance tasks for a while now. Afterall, who has the luxury of extra time on their hands these days?

On WeServe, once you choose the type of service you wish to have, you will instantly get all worker/company profiles right in front of you: workers that are of closest physical distance to you and can perform the task/job you indicated will appear to you. 

Each profile has the worker’s information, price rates, and reviews. All of this information can guide you through making an informed decision about which service provider to choose.  

Once a profile appeals to you, you can message the provider to check their availability and request their help. 

  1. High Professionalism 

When workers sign up to be on WeServe, they go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that they meet community guidelines and expected service level.

Also, as the worker’s profile is set up and they start going to job requests, homeowners will be asked to submit a review about the services that were extended to them. This allows future service-seekers to learn from people’s previous experience and make a more guided decision about which provider to choose. 


The review could be about anything including worker’s punctuality, level of satisfaction with the service provided, cleanliness, or any other comment be it positive or negative. 

  1. All types of service on one platform

You won’t have to go to different websites every time you want to request home maintenance or repair jobs. WeServe’s platform features over 20 different job categories all in one place. 

Whether you are looking for a painter, plumber, electrician, furniture assembler, housekeeper, handyman, mover, roofer, flooring professional, or even heating/cooling experts, WeServe covers almost any type of service that a homeowner might ever need.

Different seasons call for different types of home maintenance tasks. And whatever the season calls for, WeServe always serves the call. WeServe also has the seasonal home improvement tasks rotated. For example, in winter you will see profiles of snow removal and management services, gas experts, as well as heating professionals. Whereas in summer you will notice a shift to lawn maintenance services and cooling professionals. 

If you are interested in one service over the other, or would like to explore the different options on WeServe, keep an eye on our blog where we feature regular blog posts about different seasonal tips, home design tricks, and best practices to keep your home well-maintained. 

Or you can simply download The WeServe App and try it for yourself! Trust us, it will surely bring you a whole new level of convenience and will allow you to better manage your time, giving you the opportunity to focus on your work and things that actually matter to you. It’s time to leave the rest to the experts!

Appliance Repair Services

Appliance Repair Services

Home appliances play a significant role in our day to day lives. We take them for granted and only realize how much easier our lives are with certain home appliances once they break down and can no longer be used. Because of our busy schedules, it’s hard to find time to repair home appliances. Instead of trying to fix the appliance yourself or trying to find a qualified person that may overcharge you, the easiest way is to request a service from a qualified home appliance repair services expert.

Finding an appliance repair expert you can trust

When it comes to searching for a home appliance repair worker that you can trust in your home, WeServe is your main choice. You can compare different nearby workers through their reviews to ensure having a high-quality service. 

Most households use kitchen and other home appliances on a daily basis. You can count on WeServe for finding appliance repair services near you that are quick and efficient. Through the WeServe app, a repairman/technician can be scheduled to show up within 2 hours, saving you time and the hassle of looking for repair services. We connect you with trained technicians who can repair major brands of kitchen and other home appliances. They can quickly diagnose the problem and repair things efficiently.

5 Ways to get your appliance repair service right!

With a little time getting ready, you can request repairs as quickly and smoothly as possible. These steps will provide you with the right information about what to do before, during and after you meet with a professional worker. 

  1. Clear the space

Make sure you clear the way to the device that needs repair. One of the biggest problems for maintenance specialists is the lack of access to the product. Cleaning around your appliance will make your technician’s job faster and easier. Also, move anything or anyone, including small children and pets, out of the room or area around your appliance. This will not only give your tech space the ability to work, but it will also prevent any safety hazards for children or pets.

  1. Ask the technician to check multiple appliances

You can save even more time by performing a technical check on multiple appliances during the same visit. You may be able to get a better price for the service if you have multiple repairs in a single visit. As a portion of your repair bill comes from the actual travel time to your home, checking all of your appliances in one visit will reduce the cost of multiple visits.

  1. Take time to learn from repair

Take the time to understand the repair by asking your technician questions. Ie. What is the main cause of inconvenience in the first place? How could the problem have been prevented? By taking the time to understand what went wrong, you can do your best to take proper care of your appliances and prevent the problem from recurring.

  1. Learn tips on maintaining your appliances

Ask for advice on maintaining your equipment. Have a question about your refrigerator or dryer, although there might be a technician out there to fix your dishwasher? Ask. Get the benefit of having a professional technician in your home. During your service, ask your technician about some of the products that can help keep your appliances running smoothly and avoid inconvenience. In addition, your technician can give you some tips on how to care for your appliances to help them last you for years. For example, cleaning the condensers of your refrigerator will help prevent the refrigerator from overheating. Your technician can guide you on how to do this – and where to buy the parts or tools you need.

Take the opportunity to make sure you are protected. Ask your technician about how you can protect your home appliance for future damage. During renovations, you can renew or extend warranties and agreements. Ask about some money-saving opportunities. For example, if you combine multiple appliances into one warranty, you can get a discount.

Appliance Repair Services by a plumber
  1. Provide proper feedback

Provide correct feedback. Always take the time to give an appliance repair review when it is complete. Customer feedback helps make the customer repair experience even more enjoyable and efficient. It guides people who need assistance with appliance repair and their search for nearby repair services. So don’t forget to leave appliance repair reviews with us!

Wrapping up

WeServe allows nearby workers to reach you within 2 hours to fix your appliance’s minor problems or will enable workers to know what tools and plans to have for the repair after the first visit. If you are looking for appliance repair in Ontario, install the WeServe app and find the service you need at your convenience.

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