Refrigerator service and repair is typically the last thing on anyone’s mind until the appliance quits working, or experiences a serious problem. Below are five steps to take to minimize the impact until a service technician can help.
Begin Seeking a Repair Technician Immediately
Finding a repair technician with an opening in their day to service your refrigerator can prove difficult. If your freezer or the refrigerated portion of the appliance quits working, begin seeking a technician right away. Getting placed on a waiting list as soon as possible is critical to saving your perishable food items.
Find Alternative Food Storage Solutions or Add Dry Ice
If the wait is only a few hours for service, keep the doors of the refrigerator shut tightly, and your food should be fine. Having to keep items overnight can present problems. The frozen items will begin to thaw. Ask any available family members, friends or neighbors if they have room to keep a few of your more expensive items until your appliance works. Find a store that sells dry ice. It can help keep a freezer cold enough to maintain the integrity of the food as you wait.