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Is Your Vacuum Cleaner Ready for the Spring Clean?

It’s that time of year again - Spring Cleaning!

But how is your vacuum cleaner doing?  With the constant demands put on them by modern day living, it is easy for them to pick up a fault or blockage.  That’s when the dust will really start to pile up.

Now you may follow the advice of Quentin Crisp who famously announced that “there is no need to do any housework at all.  After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.”

However, if you have a problem and you feel you’d like your vacuum cleaner working to the best of its capability then Power Point have two ways in which we can help.

• If you are happy to have a go at repairing your machine yourself, we can supply all the parts and consumables, such as filters.  We would warn you that, despite what the manual might tell you, modern devices can be pretty difficult to deal with.

• Alternatively we can repair it for you.  Our professional engineers know these machines inside out and are experienced in dealing with any problem.  Our charge for repair is just £20 plus parts.  To save you taking time off work, for just £5 we will collect and return the repaired device to you, if you live in the Gloucester area. 

For repairs, sales, service and spares 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

 

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Make Your Microwave Lemon Fresh!

If you are starting to do your Spring Clean, don’t forget your microwave!

Here is an easy way of cleaning it and restoring it to life with a bit of lemon zest.

1. Pour half a cup of water into a microwavable bowl.

2. Slice a lemon in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into the water.  Drop the halves into the bowl as well.

3. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat on high power for three minutes.  Let the liquid come to the boil.

4. Do not open the door of the microwave but let it stand for five minutes.  The steam trapped in the microwave will loosen any long term food deposits.

5. Open the door and carefully remove the bowl of water and lemons.  Remove the turntable and wipe it clean.  Starting with the ceiling and sides, wipe the microwave clean.  Sweep any crumbs out and don’t forget to wipe the inside of the door. 

6. If you find there are stubborn areas that do not easily wipe clean, dip your cloth in the lemon mixture and scrub clean.

The resulting microwave should be not only clean but also smelling of lemons!

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

 

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Let Us Help With Your Lets!


With the investment opportunities offered by the Buy to Let schemes, there are more small domestic landlords now than ever before.  They and their letting agents will appreciate that the key to a successful letting is a happy tenant.

It is quite common for appliances such as cookers and washing machines to be included as fixtures and fittings in domestic lets these days.  If there is a problem or breakdown, then a reliable replacement or repair service is invaluable.

Otherwise, unhappy tenants = problems ahead!

Fortunately, we can help.  Power Point are Gloucestershire’s domestic appliance specialists.  We have vast experience in dealing with situations like this and have three bespoke services readily available:

•    Key Collection Service.  We will arrange to collect the keys of the property from the tenant, landlord or letting agent, at a convenient time, and also arrange to drop them back again when the inspection or work is completed
•    Courtesy Call Service.  We will undertake to contact the tenants in advance to arrange a suitable time for us to visit and inspect or carry out required maintenance works.
•    Tenant Liaison.  We will liaise with the tenant and report back to the landlord or letting agent explaining the options and giving our advice on how to proceed with any maintenance, repair or replacement.

Whether you are a landlord or a letting agent, we can make your life easier by using our experience to liaise quickly and confidently with your tenants.  Rest assured that we will do our upmost to ensure that your tenant receives a swift and efficient service, at a very competitive price.

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

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Will Your Appliance Catch Fire?

A recent survey by Which? has found that thousands of domestic appliances catch fire.

 

Which? submitted a request to the government under the Freedom of Information Act and found that no less than 12,000 fires were caused by faulty domestic products between 2011 and March 2014.  


The most likely appliances to catch fire are washing machines and tumble dryers, considerably more so than perhaps more likely suspects such as televisions or irons.

 

The full figures showing the proportion of fires caused by faulty appliances based on the government figures are as follows:

 

  • 14% washing machines (1,723)
  • 12% tumble dryers (1,456)
  • 11% dishwashers (1,324)
  • 9% cookers (1,080)
  • 7% freezers/fridge /fridge-freezers (861)
  • 5% central heating (606)
  • 4% microwave (427)
  • 4% toaster/grill (425)
  • 3% television (372)
  • 2% electric blanket (236)
  • 2% washer dryers (225)
  • 1% irons (92)

 

The dangers inherent with products mixing water with electricity are clearly apparent.

 

If you suspect you may have a problem with any domestic appliance, phone Power Point on 01452 730874 and we will be happy to offer advice and help where we can.

 

For repairs, sales and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit their website powerpointglos.co.uk

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Diagnosing Cooker Hood Problems!

There are several different types of cooker hood; integral, island, chimney and the basic style.  Effectively, they each comprise of just four main elements:

• Motor, which draws the cooker air and smells into the hood to expel them to the exterior of the building.

• Lamp holders which house the …

• Light bulbs.

• Control switch, which controls the motor and the lights. 

That is basically it, but that still leaves four things that could potentially go wrong.

The most common fault is the hood lights failing.  Most cooker hood bulbs are designed for light use so they should not be left on all the time.  If your bulbs are popping regularly this is the probable cause.  The simple answer is to turn the light off when not in use.

Alternatively, there may be a poor connection between the lamp holder and the bulb.

If the lights are left on for long periods, this can also affect the lamp holders.  These are usually made of plastic and can be susceptible to melting. 

Another common fault is the control module or switch.  Contacts and relays are liable to blow or tracks may lift.

The motor is the least likely item to fail.  It does happen but only rarely.  The fault will usually be the main control board or switches.  

If you have any problems with your cooker hood phone Power Point on 01452 730874 and we will be happy to help.   

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit their website www.powerpointglos.co.uk