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Tips To Help Make Your Appliances Last Longer


Household appliances aren't cheap and unexpected breakdowns resulting in the need to replace them can be a big financial strain. Therefore it is important that we do what we can to help make our appliances last as long as possible. Here we have some simple tips that can prolong the life of your household appliances, keep them running efficiently and help you save a heap of money in the long run.

Refrigerator 

When a refrigerators compressor coils are clogged up with dust, bits of food and other kitchen waste, it has to work much harder to release heat, this speeds up the wearing process of your fridge. This problem can easily be solved by simply locating the condenser coils, these can usually be found below the refrigerator (behind the kick plate) or on the back of the refrigerator, and cleaning them using a vacuum cleaner and brush. This process should be repeated once annually and will add years to the life of your fridge. 
You can also prolong the life of your fridge by ensuring you do not overload it, this can restrict the airflow and overwork it. Also ensuring the door seal is fitted and working properly will increase it's life. This can be done by placing a £5 note, or any other note for that matter (or piece of paper if you're really skint) between the seal and the refrigerator and shutting the door. There should be some resistance whilst trying to pull it out, if it slides out with ease it might be time to replace/refit the seal.

Washing Machine

By simply not overfilling your washing machine you can add years onto its life. When you overfill your washing machine you cause unnecessary strain on important components such as the transmission and motor. By not overloading your machine, not only will it last longer but your clothes will come out cleaner. Allowing air to circulate properly can also help increase your washing machines life, you can do this by making sure there is plenty of space between the machine and a wall. This will improve air circulation, and help to avoid a build up of mould around the back fittings of your machine.

Dishwasher

A great deal of energy used by your dishwasher goes towards heating the water. To save your dishwasher work and make it last longer simply run the tap at the sink until it gets hot before starting the cleaning cycle. Your dishwasher will also last longer if you regularly clean the seal with hot soapy water and remove food debris from the filter.


Tumble Dryer

Clean the lint filter before you use your dryer and do not overload it, this will significantly extend its life as it will avoid overworking the appliance and encourage a healthy air flow. Also using the auto-dry setting will help save energy and wear and tear on your clothes. Clearing the vent on a regular basis will also ensure the dryer runs as efficiently as possible and reduce the risk of fire.

Vacuum Cleaner

As for your vacuum cleaner, changing the bag frequently and keeping the filters clean will help keep your vacuum cleaner working for longer. Also try checking the brush rolls before you use your vacuum cleaner, removing pet hair or long fibres. Finally, don't let the retractable cord reel in too fast to avoid any damage to the plug. 






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APPRENTICES WANTED!!!



APPRENTICESHIP :  WHITE GOODS / DOMESTIC APPLIANCE ENGINEER 

We are looking for Apprentices (aged 18 to 24) to join our exciting White Goods / Domestic Appliance Engineer 3 Year Apprenticeship, where you will gain a recognised qualification, a time served traineeship and once qualified attract OTE of £25,000 to £30,000 per year.
All our apprenticeships will lead to full time permanent employment on conclusion of the 3 year apprenticeship.

What will be covered in the Apprenticeship?

Training will be carried out in the following areas :-
  •         Health & Safety
  •         Design of Systems
  •         Installation of Refrigeration Systems and Components
  •         The 0800 Way
  •         Maintenance of Systems and Components
  •         Safe Working Environments
  •         Maintaining Effective Working Relationships
  •         NVQ Level 2 : Customer Service covering the high level of customer care skills we require
  •         NVQ Level 2 and 3 : Diplomas in Consumer Electrical and Electronic Product Servicing

Other areas you will receive training in include functional skills for Maths, English and ICT.

Why join us ?

Our purpose built training facility (in the North East) provides preparation training and assessments for all skills associated to become a fully trained White Goods / Domestic Appliance Engineer.

At each stage of your traineeship / apprenticeship you will receive a wage increase, (dependent on you passing the relevant stage of your training at that point) as follows :-

Salary Scale   (all based on a 40 hour working week)

First 6 Months                :           £ 5,678.40 per annum -   pro rata
Months 7 to 12               :           £ 10,000 per annum -  pro rata
Months 13 to 24             :           £ 14,144  per annum
At 25 Months                  :           £ 16,500 per annum
At 36 Months                  :           £ 23,000 per annum

For the first 13 weeks of your training you will be based in Washington (in the North East, NE38) at our Training Centre covering the Monday to Friday

In your second 13 weeks of your training you will “buddy” one of our experienced, qualified engineers who are busy delivering excellent Customer Service and Technical repairs to our growing Customer base.  You will ride along with the Engineer again Mon – Fri,  being trained, observed & assessed as you get the chance to put your new skills to the test in a real Customer environment.

You will need to hold a full, clean UK driving licence.  We will provide company funded Overnight Accommodation & Evening Meal (Monday to Thursday) which will be based in the North East, close to our Training Centre for the duration of the first 13 weeks Training. 

What we are looking for

You will be working in our customer home and will meet a variety of people from all walks of life so excellent interpersonal skills are a must.  You will need to be:

·          Super organised
·          Friendly and helpful
·          Smart and presentable
·          Trustworthy and reliable
·          Self-motivated
·          Flexible to working hours
·          Articulate and a good communicator
·          Good with English (verbally and written)
·          Proficient in using a computer (especially Word, Outlook and MS Office)

Experience and Skills

·          No experience is needed and full training will be given.  However, 5 GCSE grade C or above with English and Maths are essential as are basic IT skills.



TO APPLY SIMPLY EMAIL YOUR CV TO academy@0800repair.com


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