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Rapid Response Repairs!

So what is the worst that could happen?  You work in the laundry section of a hotel and the washing machine breaks down just as the beds need changing.  You run the kitchens of a college and the ovens stop working an hour before you are due to serve lunch.  You own a care home and the washing machine and the oven both break down at the same time!

Who you gonna call?

The good people at Power Point in Gloucester are used to dealing with crises such as these and are experts in maintaining and repairing a wide variety of white goods.  They have recently introduced a system of rapid response appliance repairs to assist you as they know the distress and upheaval such emergencies can cause.  

Under this service they will:

• Accept your instructions by email

• Assign an engineer to the job as a priority

• Guarantee all workmanship

• Invoice on 30 day terms

In addition, if the appliance is beyond repair and you instruct Power Point to replace it they will waive the call out fee for the job.  They will also arrange to deliver and install the new appliance and dispose of the old one for you too.

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


Posted on in Appliance Repairs
Let Us Take the Strain Out of Lets

It is not unusual for some white goods to be included as fixtures and fittings in a domestic letting.  Should anything go wrong, the tenant will, quite rightly, be anxious for the matter to be fixed as soon as possible. However, it may be difficult for a busy landlord or letting agent to prioritise repairs as quickly as the tenant might like.

Power Point, Gloucestershire’s domestic appliance specialists, is here to help and make your life easier by liaising quickly and confidently with your tenants.  We have three specific services in place:

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. 

You can rest assured that we will do our upmost to ensure that your tenant receives a swift and efficient service, at a price you will find competitive.

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


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How Clean is Your Washing Machine?

Your washing machine may look sparkling clean on the outside but the inside could be a different story.  Here are five tips to keep your washing machine clean.

1. Clean the detergent drawer.  Believe it or not, this can be a haven for germs and mould, lurking amongst the dried and crusted washing powder remains.  Take out the entire drawer section if you can and scour with an old toothbrush and domestic cleaning liquid.

2. Unblock the filter.  This is a warm and humid place, ideal for germs to breed.  Remove the filter and empty out any fluff and grime.

3. Clean the drum.  It may be that you have a tub clean function on your washing machine.  If so, 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 simply 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.  Put nothing in the washing machine drum itself.  This then kills any bacteria lurking in the pipes and will freshen up the drum too. 

4. Avoid bad odours.  Leave the door of the machine open after a wash to enable the air to circulate and eliminate any germs, as well as odours.

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

For repairs, sales 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 their website


Domestic Appliances – 20th Century timeline!

At the dawn of the 20th Century, Queen Victoria still sat on the throne, Britain still had an empire and none of Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal had won the First Division Championship.  

A great deal happened in that last century, not least in how domestic appliances in the home changed the way we live, freeing up hours of time otherwise spent cooking, washing and cleaning.

Here are a few of the highlights from the progress of domestic appliances in the 20th Century.  

1901 – Engine powered vacuum cleaner.  This device was powered by an engine mounted on a horse-drawn cart and workers reeled hoses into the buildings to be cleaned.

1903 – Lightweight electric iron.  Following complaints that it heated up too much in the middle, the designer modified the iron so that it had more heat in the point, making it more useful when ironing around buttonholes and the like.  People liked the ‘iron with the hot point’ and a famous trademark followed.   

1907 – Domestic vacuum cleaner.  Janitor James Spangler’s original invention utilised an electric fan, a pillowcase for a filter and a broomstick for a handle.  He sold the rights to a relative, William Hoover, who made some important adjustments and revolutionised domestic cleaning.

1913 – Home based refrigerator.  The original primitive machine was soon superseded by versions which used toxic gasses as refrigerants.  Poisonings and explosions were not uncommon until a new system was introduced in 1929.

1913 – First electric dishwasher.

Mid-1930s – First washing machine capable of washing, rinsing and extracting water.

1963 – First self-cleaning oven.  

We can’t promise to repair all of the appliances described above but we can certainly cope with more modern ones!  For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874.


Is Your Garage Too Cold For Your Fridge Freezer?

At first glance, that might seem to be a ridiculous statement.  Most garages in the UK are naturally very cold during the winter months, but surely that’s a good thing isn’t it?  Regrettably not as far as your fridge freezer is concerned.  Let us explain:

Combined fridge freezers usually only have one thermostat which is generally located within the fridge section.  When the ambient temperature of the room the unit is located in falls to freezing, the thermostat in the fridge may well turn off.  If the temperature remains around freezing for a few hours then the thermostat will remain off and not come back on as the fridge compartment is cold enough to do its job.  

The problem comes when the thermostat is of for a long period of time.  The unit’s compressor will stop working when the thermostat is off which means that the freezer is not working and will gradually heat up to the ambient temperature of the room.  Although still very cold, this may well not be cold enough to keep food frozen.  The freezer may start to defrost.

Chest freezers should have their own thermostat control so will not be susceptible to the problem.  

Any fridge freezers kept in cold environments such as garages, outbuildings or unheated conservatories are liable to this problem in periods of very low temperatures.  If your unit does not have separate thermostats for the fridge and freezer then do be wary.  As an alternative, you might consider purchasing a separate fridge and freezer, each of which should have their own thermostats.

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your domestic appliances/white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874.




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