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As the leading appliance service company in Kenilworth  you can rest assured that we have the resources to crack the most difficult appliance problems.

We are industry accredited with comprehensive indemnity insurance and all work is undertaken by qualified, certified technicians. Each item we service carries a 6 month Guarantee.

Most of our customers are repeat customers and  those referred to us by clients in Kenilworth .

Our range of services include fridge service and repairs, freezers service and repairs, stove service and repairs, oven service and repairs, washing machine service and repairs, tumble dryer service and repairs, dish washer service and repairs and microwave service and repairs.

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Leaking toilet with the broken flushing system, clogged pipes and wobbling seat shouldn’t remain in your house for too long, especially if you take into consideration the number of times you use it every single day.

It’s not only the matter of your personal comfort (even though one has to feel comfy while scrolling through the Instagram and sitting in the bathroom) but also of the house safety and water efficiency. Old faulty toilets may break down and flood your house with you know what any moment. Besides, they use twice the amount of water their newer alternatives do per a single flush. Thus, they deteriorate your water efficiency and add unnecessary dollars to your water bill.

But, when you understand that the toilet replacement is inevitable, you need to approach toilet shopping quite seriously and not to get fooled by the exclusive shop offers and high prices, which do not always stand for the top quality. These tips will walk you through the shopping process and prepare you to choose the most comfortable and qualitative pedestal within a reasonable budget.

After you do so, make sure to hire an experienced plumber to get your brand new ceramic throne installed professionally, as the high quality of the toilet installation directly influences its lifespan and minimizes the breakdowns and pipe issues.

10 tips to buy the best toilet for your bathroom

  1. It’s all about the flush. Powerful flush is one of the key points you should pay attention to when determining the quality of a toilet, as it ensures the clean finish and effective water use. As the production standards require manufacturers to reduce the amount of water the toilets release for a single flush, it’s the power of the flush that does most of the removal job. Shop for a toilet at the bathroom centers, where they have a bunch of pedestals installed, and conduct a flush test. You may also check out toilet reviews on Consumerreports.org to see how other consumers like certain types and models of modern toilets.
  2. Opt for the pressure-assisted models for better water efficiency, more waste removal power and  toilet tank drip+sweat control, but stick to the gravity-feed ones if you don’t like noisy flushes. Consider buying a dual-flush toilet to be able to control the amount of flushed water depending on your needs and improve your water efficiency even more. 
  3. Be aware of the sizes. While standard toilets are made to fit into the standard 12-inch gap between the wall and the toilet outlet, you may also find 10-14-inch options to meet different bathroom dimensions. Thus, you need to measure that distance to be able to get the toilet that fits into the space available at your bathroom.
  4. Don’t be shy to do the sit test. If you find a high-quality appliance, you’ll be stuck with it for 10 years or more. So, make sure to get the one you find really comfortable to sit on. And, it’s not only the shape of the seat that might influence your choice. Most people note, that higher pedestals (17-19-inch tall bowls instead of standard 15-inch ones) are a lot more comfortable to use. They’re not just easier to get on and get off. They’re also better for our backs and knees. However, additional height causes additional costs. And, you might want to stick to the standard height if you’re choosing a toilet for the kids’ bathroom.
  5. Get educated about the prices. You should be comfortable anywhere from $300-700. Toilets that cost less than won’t surprise you with proper quality and durability, even if the manufacturer and the seller try to prove that wrong. If you can afford the more expensive toilet, go ahead and by one, but I don’t think that you should overstep your budget for ‘special additional features’ those high-end toilets have. It’s just a toilet, right?
  6. If you need a compact appliance, stick to the round shape of its bowl. But, bear in mind that you might find it less comfortable than the elongated one.
  7. Opt for the braided and flexible stainless steel water supply lines to minimize the leaks and repairs. Don’t forget about the individual shut-off valve to be able to cut off your toilet’s water connection when you need to stop it from flooding the house without leaving the rest of your home with no water.
  8. Don’t get one-piece or wall-hung pedestals unless you plan to hire a professional plumber who’s qualified enough to conduct all necessary plumbing system remodels (for the wall-hung one) and install those types of toilets safely. Don’t attempt lifting and installing one-piece bowls on your own, as they’re too heavy for one unprofessional person to handle.
  9. Pick the color carefully. Latest bathroom design trends might persuade you to buy a boldly-colored toilet. However, you need to take into consideration the fact that some colors don’t age as well as others do. That applies both to the functional and design side of the issue. Traditional white or black thrones won’t let you down, though.
  10. If you want a cushioned seat for your pedestal, be ready to change it quite often, as it will crack and get ruined pretty fast.
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As the leading appliance service company in Kenilworth  you can rest assured that we have the resources to crack the most difficult appliance problems.

We are industry accredited with comprehensive indemnity insurance and all work is undertaken by qualified, certified technicians. Each item we service carries a 6 month Guarantee.

Most of our customers are repeat customers and  those referred to us by clients in Kenilworth .

Our range of services include fridge service and repairs, freezers service and repairs, stove service and repairs, oven service and repairs, washing machine service and repairs, tumble dryer service and repairs, dish washer service and repairs and microwave service and repairs.

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Fridges are probably the most important household appliances modern homes can’t be imagined without. They’re also quite expensive and not as easy to maintain as most people think. The improper use, the lack of the regular cleanings, the excessive workload, the outside conditions the fridge has to operate in and common minor functioning failures that aren’t treated on time may lead to significant breakdowns and, consequently, repairing or replacing costs.  

As it’s not only a clogged kitchen sink or a broken dishwasher that may flood your kitchen, but also the fridge’s faulty operation that makes it leak, it’s quite important to be proactive and prevent refrigerator water leaks by cleaning your appliances regularly and defrosting even the frost free or frost control fridges to avoid faulty water lines and sudden leaks.

But, if those actually happen, you need to take immediate actions to determine the culprit of the leak and figure out the way to stop it. To do that, you need to learn what may make your refrigerator leak, which parts of the appliance you need to examine to figure out where the water comes from, and how to fix the issue.

So, here’re top 3 reasons why your refrigerator may leak and which steps have to be taken to bring your fridge back to order in each of those cases.

1. The defrost drain is blocked

What happens

When you notice a leak in your fridge, the defrost drain is the first place you need to check. When tiny food crumbs and other small particles accumulate in that drain, they may clog its hose, cause the buildup of the ice that prevents the water condensate and other excessive moisture from draining and your refrigerator from being able to control the frost or defrost on its own depending on the model of your appliance.

Eventually, it will leak. The more time you take to fix the issue, the more water your fridge will leak and the more probable the major breakdown will get.

How to fix

The solution is quite obvious and doesn’t require any advanced skills or knowledge to apply. You just need to unplug your refrigerator, find the defrost drain’s opening at the back wall of the fridge (not the freezer), use a small kitchen funnel or a kettle to run hot water through the drain and relieve it from the ice blockage.

After that, you’ll have to clean out the debris that was the main cause of the problem. Thus, grab a thin drain cleaning snake to get rid of the clog. If you don’t have one, you may easily use a long wire or a straightened metal hanger instead. Clean both from the inside and the back of the fridge.

But, if you don’t have the pipe snake or if you just can’t locate the blockage, don’t leave the drain issue not handled and ask a plumber or an appliance repair pro to finish the task. Otherwise, you’ll have to deal with frequent leaks and fridge malfunctions.

2. Misaligned water filter

What happens

When the water filter wasn’t installed properly and it’s misaligned in its housing, it might leak water. In addition to that, the water might leak from the water filter compartment of the fridge if the filter’s housing is broken or cracked. Broken filters cause leaks as well.

How to fix

Unplug the fridge, undo the filter and reinstall it, making sure that the filter and its housing are properly aligned. If that doesn’t do the job, get your fridge inspected and its filter/filter’s housing replaced.

3. Water leaking from under the fridge – frozen or broken water supply line

What happens

This often happens to the models with the built-in cold water and ice makers. The reason for this problem is quite similar to the previous one – the debris clog or the ice buildup that interrupts the water line’s normal flow makes the water leak and influences the ice and cold water production.

How to fix

The first thing to do is to unplug the appliance, find the shut-off valve that is related to the refrigerator’s water line (it may be located behind the fridge, under the kitchen sink or in the basement right underneath the fridge).

Then, you’ll have to inspect plastic pipes to determine if there’re any frozen water clogs in them. If you notice any, you’ll just need to leave your refrigerator to defrost for a few hours and test the fridge. If the ice clog was the ultimate culprit of the leak, the fridge should be alright after it’s all melted and gone. Finally, check the drain pan for any damages just in case.

However, if it’s not the ice that clogged the water line or if there’re any cracks in the actual pipes, you’ll have to consult with an expert or even get them cleaned/replaced by an appliance repair pro not to damage the system.

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