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A Letter from Your Fridge

Dear Joe,

It’s Frank, your fridge, here. I hope you’re doing well — same goes for the wife and kids. I noticed little Tommy drew you another picture at school, and you hung it up on me. That’s cool…

I’m sorry, but I can’t beat around the bush any longer. I have to address a few things with you.

  1. Can you please fix my door gasket? That tear is making it really hard to keep the food cool, and I’m working my coils to the bone trying to do so. If you want your food to spoil and me to break down, by all means leave the gasket as is. But I would really appreciate if you fixed it, and we could avoid all of that.
  2. Also, would it kill you to vacuum my condenser coils once in a while? They’re so dirty, and I’m not getting even half the cool air I’m supposed to. Like that gasket, it’s making me work way harder than I should. I’m all about getting the job done, but not at the expense of my well-being.

I’ve seen you go over the utility bills and wonder why your energy portion is so high. Here’s a hint: it’s because you aren’t maintaining me that well.

Listen, this can all be solved very quickly. I know this company called Speedy Subzero Repairs that can fix the gasket and perform maintenance on me for pretty low prices. They even have coupons on their website to get $25 off the service.

Do us both a favor, and make that call.

Sincerely,

Frank the Fridge.

For all of your refrigerator repair and maintenance needs on Long Island and in Queens, call Speedy Subzero Repairs at 888-572-6057.

 

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Common Fridge Problems

Think about how often you use your fridge, and we’re not talking about how often you open it to get food. When you really think about, you use your fridge 24/7/365 — you never turn it off. So if it suddenly stops working, you may not know why or what to do. That’s why knowing the common fridge problems can help you diagnose and fix your fridge sooner.

Common Fridge Problems:

Puddles of water under your refrigerator.

Often, this happens because the line connected to your ice maker has sprung a leak. The easiest way to fix this temporary is to shut off the valve on the line. Once that’s done, you’ll want to get the line replaced to permanently fix the problem.

Pooling water inside your refrigerator.

Your drain tube is most likely the issue, either because it’s blocked by debris or because it’s frozen. If it’s frozen, you can defrost it using a turkey baster and warm water. If it’s clogged, it’s best to call the professionals to fix it.

Your fridge is using more energy than normal.

Your condenser coils are probably too dirty. You’ll need to clean them using a vacuum to get rid of dust and pet hair. Aim to get your coils cleaned regularly to keep your energy costs down.

Your freezer looks like an igloo.

This is a very common fridge problem. Too much ice could be caused by a faulty gasket that’s allowing air to leak out and causing your freezer to work overtime. If you notice any tears or worn down areas on your freezer door gasket, you’ll need to have it replaced to fix the problem.

At Speedy Subzero Repairs, we offer comprehensive refrigerator repairs and maintenance to solve all your common fridge problems. We’ve been serving Long Island and Queens since 1946 and are committed to providing you with quality, affordable service. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.

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What Refrigerant Poisoning, and How Is It Caused?

When it comes to home health hazards, we’re sure you’ve heard of lead poisoning, mold poisoning, and carbon monoxide poisoning. But have you ever heard of refrigerant poisoning? This lesser-known hazard can cause some major damage to your health if you don’t know the causes and warning signs, so it’s best to educate and protect yourself sooner rather than later.

What is refrigerant poisoning?

In short, refrigerant poisoning occurs when a person is exposed to the chemicals used to cool appliances such as your refrigerator. One of the harmful chemicals in refrigerant is Freon, a tasteless, odorless gas that can cut off oxygen to your cells and lungs.

What are the symptoms of refrigerant poisoning?

In mild to moderate cases of exposure, you may experience:

  • Eyes, ears, and throat irritation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Frostbite — if exposed to liquid Freon
  • Chemical burns to skin

If you’ve been severely exposed to refrigerant and the chemicals in it, you may experience:

  • Fluid buildup or bleeding in your lungs
  • Vomiting blood
  • Decreased mental state
  • Burning sensations in your esophagus
  • Seizures

If you experience any of the listed symptoms, immediately call the National Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

How to Avoid Refrigerant Poisoning?

If you’re going to be working on appliances that contain refrigerant, always make sure to cover your skin and wear long clothing. However, unless you’re a trained technician, you shouldn’t be handling those areas of your appliances. For your safety, leave any fridge and freezer repairs to the professionals.

At Speedy Subzero Repairs, we are fully trained and licensed to understand the safety precautions necessary to deal with refrigerant-using appliances. If you’re in need of refrigerator or freezer repairs on Long Island or in Queens or NYC, don’t risk your health by making it a DIY-job. Give us a call instead at 866-782-9376.

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Why is My Freezer So Noisy?

When you have guests over, where is one of the first places they usually go? Your kitchen, of course! Food is one of the easiest ways to anyone’s heart. But doesn’t it kill the mood when you’re trying to enjoy an afternoon with friends and your conversation is overshadowed by a loud freezer? If your freezer is so noisy that it’s disturbing your kitchen and home, these may be some reasons why.

Why is my freezer so noisy?

Overworked Compressor

Normally, your freezer’s compressor runs around 80-90% of the time when it’s cooling, producing a low humming noise. However, if you pack your freezer to near-capacity, your compressor will work harder to cool the entire space, therefore creating a louder buzz. The buzz could also be a lot louder if you’re constantly opening and closing your freezing since this lets cold air out and causes your compressor to work harder to keep food cold.

Dirty Condenser Coils

As your condenser runs, dust and grime from around your fridge can build up on the coils, causing a restriction in airflow. This causes your condenser work harder to get cool air to your freezer, making it noisier than usual. Usually cleaning the coils will help improve the problem — and that’s great since Speedy has a $39.95 summer cleaning special!

If you’re dealing with a noisy freezer, contact the experts at Speedy Subzero Repair. We’ve been offering fridge and freezer repairs since 1946, so you know you can trust our service! For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.

 

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What to Expect With Speedy

Whether it’s a new gym class or a home renovation, you always feel more comfortable when you know what to expect. When you’re in need of fridge repairs, it helps knowing how your repair company operates. So we’ve taken the guessing out of it all. This is what you can expect with Speedy Subzero Repairs.

What to Expect with Speedy

Courtesy

When you call Speedy, you’ll be greeted by one of our awesome customer service representatives who will take the time to get the details of your fridge or freezer problem. From there, we’ll deploy one of our highly-trained technicians to come help you.

Timeliness

We offer same-day service, so we’ll get to your home when you need us. And if you live on Long Island or in Queens, you can even get service within the hour! That’s even less waiting for great service from Speedy.

Professionalism

All our technicians work to quickly and efficiently diagnose the problem with your fridge or freezer, all while providing you with the highest quality workmanship possible. Plus, any and all work we do is guaranteed, and we stand behind every repair we make.

Convenience

We stock 99% of parts in our “warehouse on wheels,” so it usually only takes a trip to the truck to fix your fridge or freezer.

If you’re in need of fridge or freezer repairs on Long Island, or in Queens or NYC, contact Speedy Subzero Repairs! We even offer printable coupons to save you money on repairs. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 888-572-6057.