Your refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in your home as it allows you to store food safely and keep it fresh. This makes it vital that you keep your refrigerator in working order, and that you have it repaired as soon as a problem arises so that it does not fail on you. Yet, unless it stops running, how will you know when your refrigerator is in need of repairs. Here are a few of the signs you can look out for indicating that your refrigerator likely needs servicing.
Your Food is Spoiling Prematurely
Have you been noticing that your food seems to be going bad before it should, and long before the labeled expiration date? This is a clear sign that your refrigerator is in need of repairs as it is likely running warmer than it should. Try purchasing a refrigerator thermometer from your local grocery or hardware store and place it in your fridge. If it shows that your fridge is running at a higher temperature than you have it set, this would explain your food spoilage problem. Consider having it repaired as soon as possible before more food goes bad.
You Refrigerator Feels Warm
When your refrigerator is running, it may feel a little warm to the touch on the outside near the back; this is particularly the case with older units. However, your refrigerator should never feel hot to the touch. This could indicate a problem with your coils or motor, and you will need to schedule repairs immediately.
Your Fridge is Running Loudly
As with most appliances, listening to your refrigerator can clue you into its health. By now you are probably familiar with the sounds your refrigerator normally makes when it is running. If your refrigerator starts making new or unusual sounds, or it begins running much louder than it used to, this likely indicates a serious problem that could get worse if left alone. Do not make the mistake of ignoring these sounds; have your refrigerator repaired as soon as possible.
Contact us to learn more about the signs you can look out for indicating that your refrigerator is in need of repairs.