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Xmas Dinner – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

A few years back a friend of mine suffered the ultimate nightmare at Xmas; their cooker broke down halfway through cooking the turkey for lunch.

Fortunately their neighbours stepped in and offered to cook the bird in their oven.  They had their own bird to cook first, however, so my friends didn’t sit down to ‘lunch’ until gone 6:00pm, by which time several of the adults were pretty pickled.

All of which helps to explain why Powerpoint have a priority oven repair service in the run up to the Big Day.  If your oven breaks down or needs servicing during December we will treat it as an emergency and get someone out to you as soon as possible.

We will still be carrying out other repairs and servicing as usual of course but will try and give special attention to faulty ovens.  After all, with the weather as cold as predicted you can always put the contents of your fridge outside to keep it cold!

One thing I would add, though, is that our engineers need to spend time with their families over the holidays too, so do be aware of our Xmas opening times.

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods and appliances contact our friendly and professional team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website http://www.powerpointglos.co.uk

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Concerns Over White Goods Fire Risks

I have noticed in the media recently that there are growing concerns over the fire risks associated with white goods

Tumble dryers have come in for particular scrutiny especially since one was identified as the cause of a ferocious blaze in an eighteen storey block of flats in Shepherds Bush, West London, which required 120 firefighters to bring it under control.  In fact London’s Fire Brigade has attended over 2,000 fires involving white goods since 2011.
There are some simple steps that you can take to avoid problems with your tumble dryer.

•    Do not leave the house unattended when your dryer is operating or leave or to run overnight.
•    Regularly clean the heat exchanger on condenser dryers.
•    Ensure the filters are completely free of fluff.

If you have any doubts, we will be happy to send an engineer to service and clean your machine.

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods and appliances contact our friendly and professional team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website http://www.powerpointglos.co.uk

Psst!  Powerpoint Really are Good.  Pass it on!

I’ve always been told that the best form of marketing is a personal recommendation and I am pleased to say that we constantly get excellent feedback for the work that we do.

Here is just a sample of some recent comments from customers: 

 ‘Quick response and reassuring attention to the problem.  Many thanks.’

Irene J, June 2016

 ‘I’ve used Power Point a few times and we have always received excellent service.  I would recommend them to anyone with an appliance problem.’

Frank D, July 2016

‘Prompt attendance, efficient repair, reasonable charge.  Will certainly be using Power Point again!’

Elaine S, August 2016

‘I was recommended Power Point by a letting company.  I am a private landlady who does not live in Gloucestershire.  I aim to provide a first class service to my tenants.  The team at Power Point were professional and efficient from my initial call to the team, to Paul, the engineer calling round and then a replacement machine being sourced, ordered and installed – all in a few days.  I have one happy tenant which makes me very happy too!’ 

Karen, September 2016

Many thanks to our customers for these kind words.

If you have a problem with your white goods or appliances and are in Gloucestershire, then why not contact our friendly and professional team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website http://www.powerpointglos.co.uk

 

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How to Clean your Washing Machine!

I am often asked if there is an easy way to keep washing machines clean.  I’m pleased to say that there is!

Front loading washing machines are by far the most popular type of washing machine in the UK.  They do have a tendency to harbour unpleasant odours, however, and can accumulate mould.  A monthly clean will avoid these problems and have your clothes cleaner into the bargain! 

You may already have the ingredients I am suggesting.  If not, they won’t cost you much.  Some people recommend bleach but my way is a more eco-friendly way of achieving the same thing.

What you need:

• 2 cups of vinegar

• ¼ cup of bicarbonate of soda

• ¼ cup of water

• A sponge scourer

How it works:

1. Mix the bicarbonate of soda together with the water in a small bowl.  This is the effective detergent for cleaning your machine.  Pour the vinegar into a separate measuring jug.

2. Pour the bicarbonate of soda mix into the detergent drawer of your machine.  The vinegar should be poured into the drum.  Set the machine for a normal wash at the highest temperature.  Close the door, press ‘start’ and let it do its work.  The combined mixtures break up any mould and deposits while cleaning the machine.

3. Use a clean scourer to wipe off any stubborn deposits, especially around the door opening.  Finally, wipe round again with clean water. 

Repeat once a month and I’ll bet you will see many years of fresh and clean clothes!

For repairs, sales, service and spares, not just for your washing machine but for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website www.powerpointglos.co.uk

 

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Keep Your Machine Clean!

Washing machines are very often the most hard-working of your kitchen appliances.  They need some simple maintenance to keep them working to their optimum.
Follow these five tips to keep your washing machine clean and in tip top working order.

•    Keep the detergent drawer clean.  Detergent drawers can be a haven for all sorts of germs and mould which tend to lurk around the old dried and crusted remains of your washing powder.  Remove the entire drawer section if possible and scrub and scour with an old toothbrush and some domestic cleaning liquid.

•    Keep the filter clear.  All too often it gets blocked and this warm and humid place is an ideal home to breed germs.  Take out the filter and clear out all the fluff and grime.

•    Keep the drum clean.  You may well have a tub clean function on your washing machine.  If you do, you should run the tub clean cycle every three to four months.  If you don’t have that function then every three to four months do a wash on 90 or 95 degrees with a plastic cup full of soda crystals in the drawer where you would normally put the washing powder, but with nothing in the drum.  This will kill any bacteria lurking in the pipes and also freshen up the drum during the process.

•    Avoid bad odours.  Remember to leave the door of the machine open after a wash so that the air can circulate and eliminate any germs.

•    Use the right detergent.  It is thought that extra suds and liquid softeners may contribute to bad smells and mould.

For repairs, sales, service and spares, not just for your washing machine but for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website http://www.powerpointglos.co.uk