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To Microwave or Not to Microwave?

If you're like me, the microwave is one of the most-used appliances in your home. According to the USDA, over 90% of American homes have one. Although, in recent years, there have been many questions regarding the safety of microwaves.   CLICK HERE for an interesting article regarding the health and safety of both microwaved [...]

By | 2013-04-22T07:05:03+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|microwaves, tips + tricks|Comments Off on To Microwave or Not to Microwave?

SOS Appliance Repair #1 Tip for Thanksgiving/Black Friday 2012

So, you've got 30 people coming over for turkey dinner tomorrow and your oven is dirty. You decide to run the self-cleaning mode on your oven and *poof* the entire oven stops working. Unfortunately, this happens all the time! The extremely high temperatures during the self-cleaning cycle can often cause components in your oven to fail. [...]

By | 2012-11-21T10:47:31+00:00 November 21st, 2012|oven + range, tips + tricks|Comments Off on SOS Appliance Repair #1 Tip for Thanksgiving/Black Friday 2012

Fabric Care 101

With all the different models and styles of washers and dryers, and the many different fabrics and materials that make up our laundry, what is the best way to clean and care for your clothes? GE's textile researcher talks fabric care basics in this article. Leave your best laundry care habits and secrets in the [...]

By | 2012-04-16T10:29:58+00:00 April 16th, 2012|dryers, tips + tricks, washing machine|Comments Off on Fabric Care 101

Household Appliance Maintenance

One of the best tips we at SOS Appliance Repair can offer to help keep your appliances in top shape, is to always perform the manufacturer's regularly scheduled maintenance. Very few people maintain their appliances properly, which can lead to more frequent breakdowns. Click HERE for some tips on how to keep your appliances running [...]

By | 2012-03-30T12:27:20+00:00 March 30th, 2012|tips + tricks|Comments Off on Household Appliance Maintenance

How to Fix a Slow-Draining Dishwasher

We recently came across this article from AnnArbor.com with some very useful information on things to check if your dishwasher is taking too long to drain or is not draining at all. Click HERE to read it. I also want to point out a very important thing to never do when attempting to fix a dishwasher drain problem. [...]

By | 2012-03-07T12:31:28+00:00 March 7th, 2012|dishwasher, tips + tricks|Comments Off on How to Fix a Slow-Draining Dishwasher

Some Great Tips on How to Reduce Washing Machine Vibration

Front-load washers are making their way into more and more of our homes each and every day.  These washers have many advantages over their old, top-loading ancestors, such as greater water and energy efficiency. One of the reasons that laundry washed in a front loader is so much more energy efficient is because of the [...]

By | 2012-03-06T16:37:58+00:00 March 6th, 2012|tips + tricks, washing machine|Comments Off on Some Great Tips on How to Reduce Washing Machine Vibration

Tips for Re-using Dryer Sheets

Ever wondered what to do with your used dryer sheets? Click HERE for 50 ideas on how to reuse them, including instructions on how to make this beautiful gown. Perfect for that Oscar party this weekend!            

By | 2012-02-22T17:06:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2012|dryers, tips + tricks|Comments Off on Tips for Re-using Dryer Sheets

Dirty dishes? It may not be your dishwasher’s fault…

Due to the government-mandated removal of phosphates from dishwasher detergent, I have seen an uptick in customers calling with dishwasher washablity problems. Products that customers have used and relied on for years may now not be providing the same results they once did. It is hard to convince some customers that the detergent they are using is [...]

By | 2012-02-13T15:52:25+00:00 February 13th, 2012|information, tips + tricks|Comments Off on Dirty dishes? It may not be your dishwasher’s fault…