Totem Appliance Service Blog - Vancouver, Calgary, Fraser Valley

By Laura on 3/30/2015 8:00 AM

There are very few people that we've met that actually enjoy cleaning so anything we find that can make things easier, we try to pass on to the rest of the world. When things start to warm up in the spring everyone loves to get a fresh start and clean everything up for the warmer months. Here is a Real Simple list of ways to expedite spring cleanups so you can get back to enjoying the warmer weather and other festivities:

http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/cleaning/spring-cleaning-shortcuts

By Laura on 3/23/2015 8:03 AM

Appliances are pretty much all run by computers at this point so it's no surprise that they are starting to take on connectivity characteristics of full blown computers. Now that bluetooth and wifi are commonplace it is very easy to sync an appliances up with a home network and have it accessible through our smartphones. It is always exciting seeing the latest inventions that manufacturers come up with and the last couple years it has been all about the smartest appliance functions.

It takes some pretty smart engineers to design functions that even the most feature hungry consumers will be impressed with and they haven't failed to impress. Everything from grocery inventory in your refrigerator to cooking monitoring in your oven capable of making recommendations based on live recipe searches, the latest appliances have it all.

By Laura on 3/16/2015 4:09 PM
The general use of appliances is pretty straightforward so unless there's a random object in an appliance that you're wondering about, odds are you didn't go through your owner's manual when you got any new appliances. The best piece of advice we can give you is... keep your owners manual! Put it in a safe place that you'll remember because when a light goes off that makes no sense to you, it will save you a lot of time if you still have that manual to pull out.

in fact if you purchase and install an appliance yourself, there may be several things in that box that could be important. Sometimes there’s warranty information in there that could potentially save you a headache down the line.

There may come a time that something isn’t working right or, if you’re truly unfortunate, completely fails. The first step after trying everything you can think of should be to consult your owner’s manual. They generally have several troubleshooting steps that could save you a phone call or trip. With inexpensive...
By Laura on 3/2/2015 8:55 AM
 Some people think they are highly capable, some actually are. Our technicians are highly trained before they go out into the field for a reason. It is necessary to have a lot of knowledge and safety experience to work on appliances. Then there are the people that try to do everything themselves. Some appliance work is certainly easy enough for someone untrained to take on. For example, if your light comes on in your refrigerator to replace the water filter, most anyone can get this taken care of on their own. First off, find your owner’s manual. Success? Secondly, locate the water filter. If you can do both of these steps, give us a call with the part number (located in that manual you didn’t lose). There are a few other tasks as easy as this that we suggest to the “DIY” crowd. But if your refrigerator has stopped keeping your food cold or sprung a leak, we would advise that you NOT try to redo the plumbing on your refrigerator or try to fix the refrigeration! Either of these is far better left up to a highly...
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