A refrigerator is one of those appliances that has become so important to homeowners in Fenton, St. Louis and Jefferson County that it is hard to imagine how we ever survived without them. By keeping our food fresh and drinks cold, a refrigerator is one of those household appliances that you simply cannot live without. However, what happens when your home's fridge starts to become less reliable? When this happens, many homeowners assume that a replacement is the only option. However, the reality is that a repair is often possible provided the problem is addressed early. With that in mind, here are three telltale signs that your St. Clair or Affton, MO home's refrigerator may need repair work:
- Excessive Condensation: Maybe the most obvious sign that your refrigerator is in need of repair is when it starts producing excessive condensation. It is important to remember that excessive condensation can be caused by having too much warm food placed within it. However, in general, this is a sign of a more structural problem that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. One of the most common causes of excessive condensation is a problem with the sealing.
- It is Becoming Too Hot: Every refrigerator will be warm from time to time but if yours has started to feel excessively hot, then you know that there is something wrong. One of the main causes of an overheated fridge is dirty coils at the back of the unit. When these coils become too hot, the motor must work harder than usual which increases the wear and tear. As a result, your refrigeration unit will overheat and reduce its effectiveness.
- Frost Buildup: The final, and perhaps most serious, sign that your refrigerator has seen better days is if a frost buildup has started in the evaporator coils. Frost buildup can lead to drastic changes in the temperature of your fridge, making it very difficult to store food or drinks with any degree of certainty. If your refrigeration unit is showing this or any of the other two signs, then you need to contact us at Appliance Repair Masters right away.
At Appliance Repair Masters, we're committed to saving our customers' money by providing affordable repairs and by increasing the life of expensive appliances to delay replacement costs. Contact us for an estimate today to see how we can help!