Saturday, February 25, 2017

Proper Maintenance Of Your Home Appliances

We are all living in a time of impressive technological advancements as well as all kinds of genuinely innovative solutions that are meant to easily satisfy even the most refined needs and requirements. In fact, we are living in an age, when just about everything around us is “smart”. Just think about it – you have the smartphone, you probably own a smart watch. Perhaps even your car is “smart” and your home as well. Of course, all those smart solutions are incredibly useful and may well turn into invaluable assets that will provide you with great assistance in the future. Still, even though all those smartphones, personal computers, laptops and tablet PCs are very important, it does not necessarily imply that we must not take our home appliances into consideration. That is right – one way or the other, it is rather challenging to imagine doing laundry manually, without using the washing machine. Furthermore, where are you planning on storing all the food if you will not have a fridge? And all the microwaves, ovens, cook tops – all of those are crucial elements of just about any household. These may also be quite expensive. Nevertheless, regardless how luxurious your home appliances may be, they all have a tendency of beginning to malfunction over time. Hence, it is best to learn some of the most basic maintenance tips that will really allow you to make sure that your household appliances will not let you down in the future.

For starters, it is very important to keep in mind that any home appliances actually need proper maintenance every now and then. Dirt, dust and even moister tend to gather inside most of the machines and will eventually lead to certain technical issues that will prevent the appliances from working the way they should. And, of course, some of the appliances need regular maintenance more than others. For instance, air conditioners and fridges need to be thoroughly examined at least once a year by a qualified as well as genuinely experience technician, who will know how to clean them properly as well as within the very least amount of time possible. Of course, you will be able to clean some of the appliances from dust and dirt on your own, but some more challenging cases require a qualified and skillful engineer. Otherwise, you risk making things worse. One way or the other, making sure that your appliances are being regularly cleaned will surely ensure that they will last for a longer time indeed.

In addition, you must not forget that direct sunlight may lead to overheat and this is one of the many reasons why it is so genuinely important to keep all of your appliances as far away from direct sunlight as possible. Overheating may lead to some genuinely detrimental consequences and you will end up having to pay more money for repairs or even buy a new appliance to begin with. Moreover, keep the appliances away from moisture – it is also capable of deteriorating the device within the very least amount of time possible. Hence, simply place your appliances in a convenient spot that is not being hit by direct sun rays and not affected by moisture.

Finally, if you have reasons to believe that there is something wrong with one of your home appliances and you do not have the skills that are needed to handle the issue, it is best to get in touch with a qualified as well as genuinely experienced Los Angeles appliance repair expert who will be able to deal with the problem quickly and effectively.

Lerman Appliances Inc.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Preventing Freezer Burn

The vast majority of households have a freezer. It is pretty much impossible to imagine a home without one. Why so? Well, due to the simple fact that a freezer helps in lowering the cost of food shopping. In addition, it allows you to store plenty of food for the future and it is incredibly convenient, especially if you have several people to feed. One way or another, having a freezer is pretty great. Nevertheless, just like anything else that is made by people, freezers also have some issues and quite annoying ones too. For example, too many people these days are witnessing freezer burn. You know that you’ve got a freezer burn if:

  • All the food is brittle on one spot and dry as well 
  • A part of the food is discolored 
  • The food smells awful in the discolored area 
  • The food does not have the right taste – furthermore, it is downright rotten! 

Despite the fact that the very name of the problem is most suggestive, freezer burn does not have anything to do with actual burning – it is just a mere term that is meant to describe the deterioration of the food in the freezer. As you are probably aware, all food has water molecules inside of it, especially if we are talking about meat. Once the food is frozen, those molecules are going to surface and turn into a thin layer of ice, which you will have seen a number of times. So, if the water is constantly drained from within the food, that food is going to become dehydrated. Consequently, the surface of the food, particularly the coldest part of it, will become discolored. Even though freezer burn is not a threat to your health or well being, it may easily ruin your food – that much is certain. However, thankfully, there are ways to prevent freezer burn from happening to begin with. Here are some tips which could prove to be quite useful indeed.

Typically, freezer burn is very easy to notice. It appears in form of ice crystals that appear on your food, especially on the coldest part of the food. Freezer burn often appears in patches, particularly if your freezer is filled with all kinds of food. This is because temperature in the freezer will vary and water will be literally drained from the food on the surface, turning into the freezer burn. It is especially obvious when you look at the meat that was affected by freezer burn – it becomes completely discolored, grey even. And while it may look dangerous, it is not – it will, however, affect the flavor of the food in a very negative way and may easily ruin your meal altogether.

Thankfully though, there are plenty of ways to prevent freezer burn from occurring to begin with. Even if your freezer is constantly “surprising” you with freezer burn, it does not necessarily imply that you need to repair or even replace it. Below we describe several common ways of dealing with the issue and preventing freezer burn from happening:

  • First of all, remember to keep the freezer door closed all the time or at least as often as possible. The temperature inside the freezer needs to be constant, otherwise there is a risk that freezer burn will appear. 
  • It is very important to keep temperature inside the freezer as constant as it is possible. See, if there are constant changes in temperature, freezer burn is more likely to occur. Hence, if you wish to maintain constant temperature, try placing containers of water inside. Furthermore, never put hot food in the freezer for obvious reasons. Finally, do not leave the freezer open for a long time!
  • Make sure that your food is packaged tightly. Since it is all about the air and it is draining all the water from the food, resulting in those ice molecules, it is only natural that you will need to seal all the food in special foliage or containers. That way you will be able to protect it from freezer burn. 

However, if the issue is constantly reappearing and nothing helps, perhaps it is time to seek help from a qualified and well-experienced Los Angeles appliance repair technician.