Four Common Causes for Poor Fridge Performance

Common DIY Fridge Fixes

It’s a frustrating feeling when your refrigerator stops working like it’s supposed to. Not only is it an inconvenience, but it can also be costly if you have to buy a new one sooner than you expected. In some cases, there are things you can do to fix the problem yourself and get your fridge running smoothly again. Here are some of the most common causes for poor fridge performance and what you can do about them.

1. The freezer isn’t working

The freezer is one of the most important parts of a refrigerator. If it’s not working, your fridge will not be able to keep your food cold. There are a few things you can check by yourself when experiencing issues.

First, make sure that the freezer is actually turned on. Many times, people forget to turn it on and think that the fridge isn’t working properly. To check, look for a light on the front of the freezer or listen for a fan running inside. If there is no light or noise coming from the freezer, then it’s likely that the power is turned off or there is a problem with the outlet.

If you’ve checked to make sure that the freezer is turned on and there’s still no change, then the next thing to do is to clean the coils. The coils are responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer. If they’re dirty, they won’t be able to do their job properly and your freezer will start to warm up. To clean them, unplug the fridge and vacuum the coils with a brush attachment. You should also clean the area around the coils to make sure there isn’t any dust or dirt blocking them.

2. The fridge has a bad smell coming from it

If your fridge has a bad smell coming from it, the first thing to do is to clean the fridge. This includes cleaning the inside and outside of the fridge, as well as the shelves and drawers. You can use a mild detergent and water or a vinegar and water solution.

The next step is to check the seals on the doors of the fridge. If they’re not sealing properly, warm air will escape from the fridge and cause it to smell bad. To check the seals, close the door of the fridge and then try to slide a piece of paper in between the door and the frame. If you can slide the paper in easily, then the seals need to be replaced.

3. There are water leaks on the floor or behind the fridge

Water leaks on the floor or behind the fridge can be a common cause for poor fridge performance. If the fridge is not cooling properly, it could be because of a water leak that is preventing the cold air from circulating. If you notice any water leaks, it is important to address them as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

If the water is coming from the floor, you may need to replace the seal around your fridge. If the water is coming from behind the fridge, you may need to tighten the screws on the back panel of your fridge. You can also try using a wet vacuum to clean up any standing water.

4. You can’t get your food to stay cold enough in the refrigerator section of your fridge

If you are having trouble getting your food to stay cold enough in the fridge section of your fridge, there are a few things you can try. First, be sure to adjust the temperature setting on your fridge. If it is too high, it could be causing your food to warm up. You may also need to adjust the location of your fridge in your kitchen. If it is too close to a heat source, it will make it harder for the fridge to cool down. Finally, make sure that you are not overcrowding your fridge with too much food. If there is not enough air circulation, it will make it harder for the fridge to keep your food cold.

In Summary,

If your fridge is not working the way it should, there are a few common causes that you can troubleshoot yourself. If the freezer isn’t working, it could be because of a frozen ice maker or a blocked air vent. If the fridge has a bad smell coming from it, it could be because of food spoilage or an accumulation of dust and dirt. If there are water leaks on the floor or behind the fridge, it could be because of a faulty seal or loose screws. And finally, if you can’t get your food to stay cold enough in the refrigerator section, it may be because of too much crowding or incorrect temperature settings.

When it comes to refrigerator maintenance, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, be sure to regularly clean both the inside and outside of your fridge. This will help prevent build-up of dirt and grime that can cause poor performance. Second, be sure to check the seals around your fridge doors to ensure they are tight and not leaking. And finally, be sure to keep an eye on the temperature settings on your fridge, as well as the location of your fridge in your kitchen. By following these simple tips, you can help keep your fridge running like new for years to come!

When to Call the Professionals at AAA

If you have tried to troubleshoot the problems yourself and you are still having trouble fixing the fridge, it is time to call a professional. A refrigerator technician can help identify the source of the problem and fix it accordingly. Often times, fridge repairs can be expensive, so it is important to catch any problems as soon as they occur to avoid further damage.

If your fridge is not cooling properly, if there is a bad smell coming from it, or if you are unable to get your food to stay cold, it is time to call a professional. They will be able to diagnose the problem and provide the necessary repairs.

AAA is here to help you with all of your refrigerator repair needs. We have a team of experienced technicians who are familiar with all types of fridge problems. We will work quickly and efficiently to get your fridge up and running again in no time. Contact us today to schedule a service call!

Beat the Summer Heat with an AC Check

The summer heat is quickly approaching in St Louis, and if your AC system isn’t in peak condition, you may be in for a sweaty summer. The best way to prepare your home to beat the heat is with an Air Conditioning Maintenance Tune-up from AAA.

Our highly trained technicians will clean and check your system to make sure its running at 100% efficiency. This guarantees that you’re getting the perfect temperature in your home, and that you aren’t overpaying for it.

As the weather gets hotter, an air conditioner that isn’t properly maintained can start to break down. Neglected air conditioners that aren’t running at full efficiency end up using way more energy, hiking up your monthly bills. It’s almost always cheaper and more convenient to perform routine maintenance on your AC system than it is to wait until a problem occurs. Keeping your AC system in good condition helps extend its lifespan too.

An annual tune-up is the best way to keep your unit running smoothly and efficiently all summer long. Book your AC check today to ensure your comfort all summer long! And while you’re at it, ask about our discounted rates on HVAC services for our Service Club Members!

How to Change Your Home Air Filters

Changing the air filters in your home is a simple way to improve your indoor air quality. Not only will you breathe easier, but you may also notice that your allergies or asthma symptoms improve. Here are four easy steps to changing your air filters:

Change Your Air Filter In 4 Easy Steps

dirty air furnace filter replacement1. Find the air filter. In most homes, the air filter is located in the return air duct or near the furnace.

2. Remove the old air filter. Carefully remove the old air filter and dispose of it properly.

3. Choose the right replacement filter. There are many different types of air filters available. It’s important to use the correct size air filter – measurements are often listed on the side of the filter itself.

4. Install the new air filter. Simply insert the new air filter into the housing and make sure it is properly secured.

That’s it! By following these four easy steps, you can ensure that your home’s air quality is improved and your family is breathing easier.

Professional Air Duct Cleaning

When it comes to improving your home’s air quality, one of the best things you can do is have your air ducts professionally cleaned. This service removes all the dust, dirt, and other contaminants that have built up over time, leaving you with clean, fresh air to breathe. Health issues are often caused by breathing in dirty air, so by having your air ducts cleaned, you can help improve your overall health.

The team of licensed HVAC professionals at AAA know exactly how to take care of your air ducts and can have them cleaned in no time. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Save Your Skin with Soft Water

Do you have problems with scale and limestone buildup on your pots, pans, tea kettle, and other kitchenware? Does your laundry fade or does your skin and hair seem to dry out more often than it should? If so, you may have hard water.

$50 Off Water Softeners in St. Louis CouponHard water is caused by a high concentration of minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals can cause all sorts of issues for your home- from stained dishes to a shorter lifespan for your water heater! Luckily, AAA has a variety of water softener solutions that can solve those issues.

Our line of home water softeners can remove calcium, magnesium and other minerals from your home water supply, so you no longer have to deal with unwanted stains or dry skin. Water softeners can also help improve the efficiency of your home appliances – like your dishwasher, washing machine, and water heater – by preventing mineral buildup.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to hard water problems, contact AAA today! We’ll help you choose the perfect water softener for your home, and provide expert installation services.

Clogged Drains Get Fixed Quick with AAA

clogged sinkSlow water drainage, drain backup, overflow, and funky odor are sure signs that your drain is clogged and that it’s time for a professional inspection and cleaning. The plumbing experts at AAA offer fast, full drain cleaning services, same or next day.

Routine cleaning and maintenance of your drains is strongly recommended to keep your pipes in peak performance, especially in high traffic bathrooms and kitchens.

Our plumbers use professional drain cleaning service methods to properly clean the inside of your pipes. We specialize in professional drain cleaning, and we won’t damage your pipes.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our plumbing professionals. You’ll appreciate how quickly and efficiently we can get your pipes & drains flowing smoothly again. You can trust the plumbers at AAA to provide prompt, professional service. It’s our number one goal to make sure you’re completely satisfied with our work!

Long-time AAA Technician Stewart Wrozier is Retiring

Stewart WrozierStewart Wrozier is retiring from AAA Home Services after 40 years of dedicated service to AAA and the Community. Owner Jeff Probst and Stewart have been best of friends since the 7th grade and both graduated from North County Tech School in 1975. In 1982, Stewart started delivering appliances for AAA. In addition to appliance delivery, he began installing gas and electrical appliances for the company. Stewart also was a licensed HVAC and water heater technician. Stewart became a leader within AAA Home Services and formed many strong relationships throughout the community. AAA employees and the thousands of satisfied customers in our community wish Stewart all the best with his retirement! May God Bless Stewart and his family!

Kind, Punctual, Professional, and Knowledgeable

"I had a tremendous experience with this company.... He was kind, punctual, professional, knowledgeable, and even showed up when it was snowing/sleeting outside.... I highly recommend this company, and we will use them for all future needs!"At AAA, we’re committed to providing the best home service possible. That means prompt appointment scheduling, same or next day service, and showing up on time. Our experience keeps appointments quick and efficient. We’ll always make sure you understand the issue as well as the solution, leaving you confident in the repairs.

“I had a tremendous experience with this company. They were able to schedule a technician to view our malfunctioning dryer within 2 days. Mitch was my technician. He was kind, punctual, professional, knowledgeable, and even showed up when it was snowing/sleeting outside! I showed him a video of my dryer, and he knew what the problem was immediately, and went to work. Watching him take apart the dryer was very impressive. He knew exactly what to do, was careful with the parts, and worked quickly to correct the problem. He also managed to do so while my 1 year-old watched him very curiously – Mitch didn’t seem to mind at all. I highly recommend this company, and we will use them for all future needs!” – Danielle H.

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Are You Suffering From Weak Water Pressure?

weak water pressure kitchen sinkWeak water pressure can make it challenging to complete several chores in your home. Poor water pressure is often a symptom of bigger plumbing problems, including: drain or sewer clogs, cracks or debris in your water pipes, hidden leaks, mineral deposits, pipe corrosion, or water supply issues.

Whether you’re washing laundry or washing your pup, proper water pressure impacts your ability to get the job done. Don’t waste your time with frustration short-term DIY fixes. Instead, let our team of professional plumbers figure out the cause of your water pressure issues and get your home’s water pressure back to safe levels.

If you notice your dishwasher taking longer to run, your tub taking longer to fill, or your shower giving noticeably less pressure, it’s time to call the experts at AAA.

AAA Plumbing experts can get your home water back to the perfect pressure quickly, efficiently, and affordably. Book your service appointment online today!

Get Your Peace and Quiet Back

"Fixed the ‘beeping’ sound - that we couldn’t find and was driving us crazy!" - Nancy MYou know your modern appliances are in perfect working order they’re not making any noise. Unless it’s signaling the end of a cycle or function, a beeping sound indicates that something is wrong with your appliance. The beeping could indicate a minor problem that you can resolve by reading the manual. However, it could also be a signal for something far more serious that needs professional attention. Don’t ignore a beeping appliance for too long or it could make the problem a lot worse.

“Fixed the ‘beeping’ sound – that we couldn’t find and was driving us crazy!” – Nancy M.

No matter how small the problem may seem, we’re here to help. Don’t let yourself suffer from frustration – instead let one of our amazing home services techs find the solution, same or next day!

Our technicians are known for prompt, thorough, and professional service. We’ll always fix the beeping for you! Give us a call now at 314-514-4084 or 636-707-2309 to set up your service appointment.

If Your Home Is Old, You May Need A Panel Update

electrical panel upgradeIf your home is suddenly experiencing blown fuses, tripped breakers, or unexplained power outages – it’s time to call a professional. You may be in need of an electrical panel repair or upgrade, and AAA can help with both.

Many older St Louis homes have fuse boxes or panels that weren’t designed to handle the larger load of electricity we use today. Even a kitchen full of energy efficient appliances can be too much for an older panel. Most homes built in the 1950s were only designed to support a few lamps and basic appliances. Adding in small convenience appliances can push your panel over its limit, causing potentially dangerous situations.

Upgrading your electrical panel can prevent fires, keep your family safe, and ensure you get the proper electricity needed for your modern appliances. Contact us today to schedule an electrical inspection upgrading or repairing your circuit panel or fuse box in your St Louis or St Charles home.