When To Replace Your Stove & When To Repair It

Most of us use our stoves every day, whether it’s to boil water, cook a stir fry, or bake a casserole. An oven is an essential appliance in any kitchen. But daily wear and tear can damage it over time. As your oven ages, repairs become more frequent. Even though they are costly, leaving the stove broken is not an option—you use it nearly every day!  You don’t want to repair the appliance just to have it break down on you again. A new stove can cost anywhere from several hundred to thousands of dollars; repairs, on the other hand, are often much less expensive. The question is, is it worth it to pay for another repair, or should you just bite the bullet and buy a new stove?  

When To Replace

Most ovens last between 10-15 years. Of course, this number

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Why Clothes Shrink In The Wash & How To Prevent It

  We’ve all been there: you put your brand-new shirt through the laundry cycle and take it out hours later, only to find that it has shrunk two sizes. When you tried it on at the store, it fit like a glove, but now it’s so tight that it’s hard to breathe. What gives? Do you really need to buy clothes that are twice as big to prevent this issue? This inconvenience can be a costly one, but luckily for you, we know how to fix it:  

Use cold water.

It turns out that reducing our use of hot water does more than benefit the environment; it also saves our clothes from shrinking. The heat makes fabrics relax and release tension—even though this sounds like it would make your clothes bigger, it actually shrinks them. Next time you do

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Baking Or Broiling Not Working Correctly

  When you’re hungry, you have little patience for faulty appliances; it’s a state of being known as hangry (hunger anger). There’s no time to assemble an extravagant meal - you need to put something in the oven and eat it ASAP. When you take your meal out twenty minutes later, you find that it’s room temperature. What gives? There’s never a good time for an oven to break down, but it becomes a real problem when your dinner is on the line.   You use your oven to bake or broil different foods, depending on the thickness and cook time required. With baking, food is cooked using hot air; broiling makes use of infrared radiation. Meals that take longer to cook, like cakes and casseroles, need to be baked. A dish that you

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Why Does My Fridge Freeze Food At The Back?

You’re starving, and you open your fridge to assemble the quickest dinner possible. As your stomach growls, you take out the fresh head of lettuce you bought at the store today - only to find that it’s completely frozen! This is a major inconvenience; you have to wait until your food is thawed until you can eat it. On top of that, you may find that it tastes different or has an altered texture. This is because when food freezes, the enzymes that give it colour and taste are inactivated. Why does this occur, and how do you prevent it from happening in the future?   Too much food is blocking air circulation. It’s so satisfying to finish grocery shopping, open your fridge, and see your shelves lined with fresh produce. But if your fridge is too full, then the air

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How To Prepare For Your Washer & Dryer Installation

  You’ve had enough of your outdated washer and dryer, and decided it’s time for an upgrade. The investment that you’re making is a smart one: new laundry machines are more energy-efficient, which will save you money on utility bills. A new machine means you’ll avoid costly repairs. After you’ve made your purchase, all that’s left to do is set up the washer and dryer.  But before the installation crew arrives, take these precautionary steps to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible:   Measure the space. It’d be impossible to count how many times an installation crew has arrived with new appliances, only to discover that they don’t fit through the front door. Not all washing machines are built the same way - even if you are buying the same brand as your previous systems, the new models may

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Smoking Oven? 6 Potential Problems

  Has this happened to you? You’ve just prepared a delicious meal, put it in the oven to bake - and found that your appliance is quickly filling up with smoke! You can’t miss the burning smell that threatens to ruin all your hard work, and potentially cause damage to your home. To diagnose this common problem, read further to discover why your oven is smoking:   It’s caused by food debris. Perhaps your last cooking experiment didn’t go according to plan. Leftover bits of grease and food can cause a smoking oven in no time. Prevent oil splatters by covering dishes with lids as well as placing them on baking sheets. Make sure to give your oven a thorough cleaning to remove anything left behind from last night’s supper.   Your oven is brand new. Sometimes, there is a leftover coating on new ovens

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Front-Load vs Top-Load Washer: Which Is Better?

It’s a great question to be able to ask yourself: which washing machine is right for me? Both types of washers have key differences that make them better-suited for some people, but not others. To assess which is the better fit for your home, here is a comparison of the two; this guide will help you determine whether you should buy a front-load or a top-load washer:   Front-load advantages: They use less water. On average, a front-load washer uses 13 fewer gallons of water per load. Another advantage is that they use less electricity. These machines are optimized for maximum efficiency. It will save you money on utility bills for years to come. They can also be stacked. For rooms with limited space, a front-load washer is an ideal choice; you

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6 Most Common Appliance & Plumbing Problems In The House

Most homeowners will call a plumber at least twice every year! There are many different types of plumbing problems but here is a list of the six most common ones:

  1.   Dripping Faucet
A dripping faucet can keep you awake at night, lead to water stains, and cause floods in the bathroom or kitchen. Damaged parts are probably the biggest reason for a leaking faucet. The solution is to replace the washer inside the tap itself. A worn-out carriage can also cause a dripping faucet. Again, the solution is to replace it. Sometimes, the leaking faucet can be as a result of high water pressure.
  1.   Leaky Pipes
For most pipes, leaking begins near the joints. Hard water is one of the major reasons that pipes leak. The lime scale, which is made up of calcium and magnesium, builds up in the plumbing

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Winnipeg Appliance Repair Service Taking Extra Precautions To Ensure Clients Can Still Benefit From Their Services During The Pandemic

Winnipeg Canada - MQ Appliance Services, a locally owned and operated company based in Winnipeg, Canada, is delighted to announce that they are experiencing a boom in both inquiries and orders. When restrictions were first implemented in a bid to fight COVID 19, the owner of MQ Appliance Services knew that his customers would need their home appliances working more than ever.   In order to ensure that the business could continue to operate, and as a consequence, keep his customers happy, all staff members embarked on enhanced training, to ensure that they were fully up to date with the social distancing rules, and how to repair appliances safely in the home.   As a result of this training, the company is now working at full capacity, ensuring that Washing Machines, Dryers, Fridges and Freezers are all repaired quickly and efficiently at this worrying time.   “The simple fact of the matter is that when our

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How To Refresh Your Appliances For Spring

  Spring cleaning is a great way to come out of winter hibernation and bring some freshness into your home. As you scrub floors, wash linens, and wipe down the window blinds, you should also hit the refresh button on your home appliances. After all, appliances that are clean and fresh tend to run more efficiently. Here are some spring refreshment tips for your most commonly-used home appliances: Garbage Disposal Luckily, giving your garbage disposal some spring TLC is not a difficult task. You simply need to disconnect it from power, then using a flashlight, inspect the blades. If you notice anything stuck around the blades, use tongs to remove. When you’re done, plug the garbage disposal back in again. Pour about ½ a cup of rock salt down the drain, turn on the water, and turn on the garbage disposal, letting it run for about a minute. Turn

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