When we emphasize the importance of appliance repair the focus is often on convenience. Why wait on washer dryer repair when it can be so quick and you can get back to your regular laundry routine?
Of course there are larger concerns when it comes to some repairs. A recent study conducted in the UK found that clothes dryers were responsible for 12,000 fires in that country between January of 2011 and March of 2014. The appliances accounted for 14% of the fires caused by appliances over the period. Other appliances that caused their fair share of fires were dishwashers(11%), cookers(9%), and refrigerators(7%).
Many of the fires caused by all of these appliances could have been avoided with more proactive repairs and maintenance. In the United States each year there are 9,600 fires caused by or involving household appliances according to the U.S. Fire Administration. It seems that as appliances have become more advanced they have also become more prone to circuitry issues and other malfunctions. This is why any sign that an appliance is running less than optimally is a call for an appliance repair service.