Chances are you’ve come across the term “planned obsolescence” if you’ve ever had a discussion of sustainability. You know, the idea that manufacturers deliberately create a loophole in their products or systems so that people replace them with newer options. On the one hand, this practice helps to maintain a sustainable business model that can better provide jobs and a healthy economy. On the other hand, it can lead to exceptional waste and high turnover of necessary items like household appliances.
Due to the impact of Covid-19 on household income and the general shift away from overconsumption in recent years towards the more ecological and economical model of refusing, reducing, reusing, reusing, recycling, rotting and rethinking, of more and more West Aucklanders have started looking to repair rather than replace their defective devices. The problem, however, is that a bad repair can mean both economic waste and inevitable replacement, so it’s necessary to make sure that you hire a repair company that knows what they’re doing.
To weed out charlatans from the experts and make sure you hire a reputable company for your home appliance repair in West Auckland, here are some questions you should ask yourself:
- Do they guarantee their manufacture? If so, for how long?
- Are they upfront about all (possible) costs involved?
- Are their technicians certified?
- What is their lead time?
Any company that can give you at least a year of warranty on their work, is honest about the cost of the repair and whether the expense will be worth it, can confirm the commercial certification and will not keep your devices for more than a week would be. a good option to consider for your repair needs. Beware of any business that cannot meet these four requirements.
So, before simply replacing your broken devices, consider countering the obsolescence expected by the manufacturers by extending your items through repair.
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