Many appliance owners make the mistake of throwing out their old appliances and buying new ones when something quits working the way that it once did. Having been married to an appliance repair technician for the past twenty years, I know very well how many times these thrown out appliances can be repaired for much less money than it cost the owner to replace them. I have put together several examples of repair work that needed to be done, how much it would have cost the owner to repair them, and how much they paid for new appliances. Hopefully, you will learn whether it is worth holding on to your old appliance and have it repaired.
The decor is superb, the landscaping lovely, and the Energy Star appliances in each unit are not only beautiful, but green, sustainable and cost-efficient. As the manager of a top class apartment complex, you have a clear understanding of residents' expectations. You've made sure the atmosphere is cordial, the lobby is luxurious and the special amenities are in peak condition. Yet, stuff happens. And when the ice maker in a resident's refrigerator quits making ice, or the operation of any other appliance goes awry, your management office can expect to hear about it from the frustrated tenant. [Read More]