How long should my appliances last?

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As household owners, we’ve all had to pay an arm and a leg for certain appliances, but are they worth buying if it doesn’t last long? Appliances are a necessity of modern living, but getting one that lasts a decade or more is difficult because of changes in technology and modifications. Knowing the average life of an appliance can help you determine if purchasing a top-of-the-line appliance is worth it and when you should start saving for a new appliance. 1st Source Servall is here to inform you on the life expectancy of your appliances and to hopefully help you determine when to get a new one.

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Appliances to take extra care of during the summer

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Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.

It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer.

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Hacks and Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator and Freezer

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No matter the size of your refrigerator and freezer, it always seems as if there is never enough room for all of your food, drinks, and snacks.  Nothing is more frustrating than coming home from going grocery shopping and fighting to fit all of the food that you just bought into your fridge.  Being able to get items in and out of the fridge without knocking something else over or having to take something out is merely impossible, and dealing with the freezer is usually even worse because it is even smaller than the fridge.  If these problems are all too familiar to you, here are some clever hacks and tips that will make your life in this area of the kitchen a little bit easier.  Continue reading

5 Potential Leaky Areas | Does Your Refrigerator Meet One of Them?

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Leaks in your kitchen do not always come from your sink or dishwasher. Truth is, your refrigerator can be leaking from 5 different areas. This issue should be addressed immediately especially if the leak has reached the floor – and we’ll tell you why. Water on your kitchen floor is a slipping hazard and can put anyone at risk of experiencing electric shock who comes in contact with water and electrical outlets.

Since there are different brands and types of refrigerators, these trouble shooting tips will address the various problems your refrigerator may be experiencing. Consulting your manufacturer’s refrigerator manual will serve as a tool in fixing your appliance. Continue reading

How to Replace a Refrigerator Door Gasket

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Most of us pay our refrigerator a visit 5 times a day, and if there is more than one person living in your house, this can have quite the effect on your refrigerator door! From fingerprints to broken seals, our refrigerator endures it all. To avoid our groceries (and money!) going to waste, be sure to keep an eye out on how your refrigerator door gasket is holding up. If it needs to be replaced, follow our step-by-step instructions to repairing most refrigerator gaskets below!

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