Avoid Getting Scammed! From unlicensed Edmonton Appliance Repair Companys

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To avoid getting scammed or being charged excessively, ask your Appliance repair technician in Edmonton Alberta, to show you their, Alberta Certified Journeyman Card <<– Click this link to learn about trade requirements, you can then take this certificate number and check online to see if they are qualified to work in Alberta. Click this link to verify your technician: Your Tradesperson’s Credentials. An appliance technician who is properly qualified will be able to understand the issue with the appliance, offer several options for repair if repairable, and give you affordable quotes for repair. 

The number one mistake our clients make is first asking if companies can waive their service call if the repair is completed. These companies that are waiving service calls are technicians who have come from Toronto or Vancouver, which do not have to be regulated by the government and are trying their trade here in Alberta, but working without the proper qualifications as most are just considered handyman services in other provinces. Thus, because of this influx of new technicians, the competition has increased substantially, and these new companies are trying to gain business by waiving service call rates. These companies hiring process is by posting ads on Kijiji or Facebook looking for handymen and after they have found a potential candidate, they send them various YouTube videos to see understand what potential jobs he may encounter. These companies will not have any inclination to fix any appliances their main goal is to collect service call fees. But what the customer does not know is that when they are able to waive their initial service call fee, they will just uncharge the client on parts and their labor rates to make up the difference.  When looking for a certified appliance repair company, some things you have to ask the company you hire are, if the technician is working as a subcontractor or is they an employee of the company, most reputable companies have employees, for example, Advance Appliance, Champion Appliance etc, these companies use journeyman technicians and will be able to give you an invoice and payment receipt in their company letterhead. Also, ask if the technician has a company uniform and what vehicle they use to visit client homes such as a personal vehicle or the company vehicle, when certified technicians come to your home, they have a proper company van that is able to house all their tools and parts so that they are not making multiple trips to fix a clients appliance and have the necessary tools on hand to do the job safely if they technician is driving a regular car, it’s probably a red flag because they won’t have enough tools to fix or diagnose any issues correctly. These simple questions keep you informed about whom is visiting your home and keep your family safe. 

If You Like to learn more about Why Should The Job Be Performed By A Certified Technician or not by a Regular Handyman Click Here

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By following our recommendations you will help remove scammers from Ontario, Toronto or British Columbia, and instead support qualified companies and local technicians, who have journeyman tickets, and remember just because a company is on the front page of google for the service you are inquiring about, is not an indication they are a qualified reputable company, this just means they pay a lot of money to a marketing team. 


Notice: The company GoTech and John H Appliance Repair is the same company
Appliance Repair Edmonton, Alberta: Address: 14405 127 St NW, Edmonton.

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John H Appliance Repair Edmonton
Edmonton Appliance Repair Services
Fridge, Dryer, Washing Machine, Stove, Oven, Microwave of Any Brands
Journeyman Certified Technician

(587) 418-4440
For scheduling the appointment? —> click here


Why Should The Job Be Performed By A Certified Technician or Not by a Regular Handyman

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Let’s imagine for a minute, you go to the doctor and he states he will take a few moments to review your symptoms by checking Youtube, this is similar to what most handymen do, they review google and YouTube and then take a guess to repair your appliance while charging you high rates by their best-estimated guess. I bet you would run away from this doctor, our point is that the diagnosing and repair of your appliance should only be trusted by local technicians who are dedicated to —> Click for SAIT Appliance Service Technician and dedicate the time to expertly learn their trade. Some of the appliances in your home, such as a dryer, ovens, and stoves require 240 Volts, this voltage can easily kill a person. The handyman insurance doesn’t cover any misdiagnosing or incorrect repairs for this type of service and this could put you at liability for any accidents or deaths that may occur in your home. Additionally, they could cause expensive damage to your home, if they do not have the experience and tools to properly remove appliances, thus costing you thousands of dollars in damage to your home. In this trade, you have to know so many tricks of the trade, and the person who doesn’t do this job as a full-time appliance technician is not aware of the tricks of the trade. For example, if you have a broken electronic board, the new electronic board may cost between $200 to $400 and the person who doesn’t know how to fix those boards will recommend replacing the board. The journeyman technician will present to you several options, such as replacing the Relay or replacing the Resistors, which is the most common problem with those boards because of the self-clean option that people use. The person who doesn’t have a ticket will not know how to recharge the freon (R134A) or replacing of the compressor. Some of the refrigerators using instead of R134A they use R600 which is a flammable gas, which you have to specially drain in the atmosphere and use the Nitrogen to flush the system in regards to not exploding the compressor. Click for —> How do R134A professionals dispose of refrigerant?


John H Appliance Repair
Appliance Repair Man and Surrounding Areas
We Repair Fridge, Dryer, Washing Machine, Stove, Oven, and Microwave of Any Brands
Fully Licensed Appliance Repair Experts – Insured
Journeyman Certified Technician
(587) 418-4440
For scheduling the appointment? —> click here


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So, by saving on your service call fee, you are most likely getting an underqualified technician who will improperly diagnose your appliance and either overcharge you or just leave your home collecting the service call fee because they state it is not repairable. Furthermore, most customers’ end goal is to try to repair their appliance with minimal cost, but with knowledgeable and reputable journeyman technicians, which are all the necessary liability insurance. 

If you don’t mind having a technician diagnose the issue without proper credentials ?!

Some customers do not mind having a technician diagnosing the issue without proper credentials, but they should not be charging you substantial prices such as $130 to $220 for the labor per hour. If you want to negotiate pricing with them we suggest a price range between $30 to $40 an hour, and the job might take longer than necessary, and the price of parts will be doubled in price. To have a comparison with the pricing for parts you can do a quick check with local parts supplier companies such as Reliable Parts or Amre Supply to have an idea of what the average cost for your part is supposed to cost. 


John H Appliance Repair
Appliance Repair Man and Surrounding Areas
We Repair Fridge, Dryer, Washing Machine, Stove, Oven, and Microwave of Any Brands
Fully Licensed Appliance Repair Experts – Insured
Journeyman Certified Technician
(587) 418-4440
For scheduling the appointment? —> click here


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Author: Yevgen Zayets