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How to Fix a Leaking Refrigerator

You’re starting to get ready for the holiday and you notice a small pool of water starting to form underneath your refrigerator. This can be unnerving, but don’t worry, Speedy is here to help you out! This step-by-step breakdown will have the leak fixed in no time:

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Step 1: Unplug the refrigerator. It is dangerous to take things apart while the unit is connected to power.

Step 2: Consult your owner’s manual to find out where your self-defrosting refrigerator drains water. Typically, the pan is located underneath the refrigerator and you’ll have to remove the grate to access it.

Step 3: After removing the faceplate, take out the drain tube and feed the tube into a bucket to catch any water left inside.

Step 4: After you complete step 3, take the upper end of the drain tube where it connects and place the bucket underneath to catch any melted water.

Step 5: Take the drain tube, hold it over a bucket and use your hairdryer to thaw any frosted areas you see. You’ll know it is working if the tube becomes more rubbery and less stiff.

Step 6: Once you are satisfied with the thaw, run hot water through the tube to clear out any excess ice or debris.

Step 7: Reattach the tube to the channel once you’ve finished clearing it.  

If you’re still noticing problems, or simply don’t want to be bothered, we can help! We service NYC, Nassau County and Queens and we work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure you are never left out to dry.

To schedule emergency refrigerator service, call 866-782-9376 or click around on our website!


The Top Five Holiday Cocktails

The holiday season is here and the party planning is in full tilt. There are hams to buy, sides to prepare and people to invite– but you can’t forget about the cocktails! Every Christmas party needs a good bar menu and you can find most of these ingredients in your very own refrigerator! Check out some of Speedy’s favorite holiday cocktails:

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Winter Sangria

  • Red Wine (1-2 Bottles)
  • Sparkling Apple Cider (1-2 Bottles)
  • Clementines (2-4)
  • Apples (2-4)
  • Cranberries (1-2 Cups)
  • Mix wines, slice fruit, add fruit, enjoy!

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

  • Cream of Coconut (1oz)
  • Vanilla Vodka (1.5oz)
  • Heavy Cream (.5oz)
  • Mix together, shake well, and pour over ice!

Raspberry Russian

  • Fresh Raspberries (3)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Heavy Cream (1 oz)
  • Chambord (1 oz)
  • Vodka (1 oz)
  • Muddle raspberries, add ice, pour cream, chambord, vodka, stir and enjoy!

Pomegranate Martini

  • Pama Liqueur (1.5 oz)
  • Vodka (1 oz)
  • Cointreau (.5 oz)
  • Cranberry Juice (1.5 oz)
  • Combine all ingredients into shaker, add ice, shake it up, strain into glass, enjoy!

Jack Frost Cocktail

  • Pineapple Juice (1 Cup)
  • Vodka (.5 Cup)
  • Blue Curacao (.5 Cup)
  • Cream of Coconut (.5 Cup)
  • Ice Cubes (3 cups)
  • Sugar (2 TBSP)
  • Shredded Coconut (for garnish)
  • Add ingredients to blender, mix sugar and water, microwave sugar and water, coat rim of glasses, pour blended mixture into glass, enjoy!

At Speedy Refrigerator Service, we work 365 days a year to make sure your refrigerator is running properly. We work weekends, holidays and nights so that your repairs better fit your schedule. If you need service leading up to the holidays, we are the right team for the job!

To schedule service, call 866-782-9376 or click around on our website!  

WARNING: Be Careful With Ice

Did you know that the FDA regulates ice as a food item? This means it requires a specific set of standards and precautions to be served in a restaurant or hotel and we need to take these precautions in our own life as well. The number one word to remember when you think of ice is clean– it should be packaged clean, stored clean and served clean each and every day. Here are some tips to help you achieve this:


Handling Ice at Home
When you’re handling ice in your everyday life, it can be easy to become careless. But it is important to remember that people are going to ingest that ice in some way, shape or form so you have to treat it the same way you would any other type of food. Here are some tips to keep ice sanitary in your home:

  • Use clean utensils or tongs to remove ice from the tray.
  • Don’t be lazy and scoop ice with your glass.
  • Don’t lay any food items in your freezer’s ice tray.

Handling Ice During a Tailgate
If you’re attending your favorite team’s game this Sunday, here are some tips you can’t afford to miss out on:

  • NEVER place raw food in the same cooler that you’re storing beverages.
  • If there isn’t enough room for storage, seal raw meats in a aluminum foil and a Ziploc bag to keep them separate from the rest of the cooler’s contents.

Handling Ice at a Holiday Party
It’s officially holiday party season and the planning should already be taking place. One thing you might glance over is the sanitation of your bar area but we’re going to tell you why this is a big mistake!

  • Ice and beverages that are left open to the air are just as susceptible to foodborne illness as any other food item.
  • Before placing ice in a bucket or tray, clean it out thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Place a pair of tongs in a separate bucket and DON’T just lay them on top of the ice.

At Speedy Refrigerator Service, we provide same day service within one hour for all makes and models of refrigerators, ice makers and freezers. If your ice maker is producing less ice or no ice at all, we can have a look and assess the problem quickly so you are up and running before the holidays.

Just call 866-782-9376 or click around on our website to learn more!

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Refrigerator Broke Down: Repair it or Replace it?

every appliance, there comes a point in time where you will run into
a bump in the road; usually in the form of a breakdown. When your
appliance – whether it is your refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher –
malfunctions, you are left with two choices: repair it or replace it.
decision can be difficult, so use this guide to make it easier to
decide if you should fix your broken refrigerator or buy a new one
Repair if…
If you
have a broken refrigerator taking up space in your kitchen, it may be
more cost-effective to repair it than to buy a new one. We recommend
trying to salvage your existing refrigerator if the following
conditions are true:
  • Your
    refrigerator is less than eight years old.
  • The
    cost of the repair is less than half the cost of a new refrigerator.
  • You
    have a built-in or French door refrigerator.
Replace if…
the choice is obvious. If your refrigerator is totaled, you have no
option but to open your checkbook and hit the nearest appliance
store. Sometimes trying to save money with a repair is just an
expensive way of prolonging the inevitable. Here is when you should
replace your refrigerator:
  • Your
    refrigerator is more than 15 years old.
  • The
    cost of the repair is more than 50% of the cost of a new
  • You
    have a top-freezer refrigerator.
If you
decide that repairing is in your best interest, or you just need a
professional’s opinion, call 24/7 Refrigerator Repair at
866-782-9376. We have served New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
for more than 75 years and offer 24/7 emergency support. For more
information, click here to visit our website or connect with us on Facebook.
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How to Properly Clean & Maintain Your Refrigerator

any appliance in your home, your refrigerator is an investment. Most
refrigerators are designed to last for about two decades, but not all
of them do. The brand and model of your fridge play a large role in
determining its lifespan, but how well you maintain it over the years
can be even more important. If you buy your refrigerator, plug it in,
then neglect it, you risk severely shortening its serviceable life.
experts at 24/7 Refrigerator Service have provided some basic
information on proper refrigerator maintenance and cleaning
techniques so that you can get the most out of your kitchen’s
most-used appliance. 
Clean condenser coils
every six months.
Over time,
dust, hair, and other pollutants can coat the condenser coils on your
refrigerator. When this happens, it forces the refrigerator to work
harder than necessary, increasing your unit’s energy consumption and
putting unneeded wear-and-tear on it. To clean the coils, shut off
your refrigerator’s water supply lines (if you have any) and unplug
it from the outlet. Slide the fridge away from the wall and locate
the coils, usually positioned either underneath the unit or on its
rear. Thoroughly vacuum the coils with your cleaner’s hose attachment
until all noticeable buildup is gone. Plug the refrigerator back into
the wall, slide it back to its proper position, and reconnect any
water supply lines.
Clean & replace door
seal as needed.
The rubber seal
around the door, known as the gasket, is a very important mechanism.
If this piece is loose, cracked, or damaged in any way, it allows
external warm air to enter the refrigerator. In turn, the fridge must
work harder to maintain its internal temperature. When you notice the
gasket getting dirty, wipe it down with a rag covered in water and a
mild cleaning detergent. While cleaning it, quickly inspect it for
cracks, tears, or loose edges. If there are any damages, gaskets are
quick, easy, and cheap to replace. Replacing a gasket when you notice
it is flawed will save you from months of higher electricity bills
and potentially long term wear-and-tear to your refrigerator.
Defrost your freezer as
When the frost on the
walls of your freezer becomes ½ an inch thick, it is time for a
defrost. To do this, remove all of the food in your refrigerator and
freezer and unplug the unit. Once the frost has completely melted,
wipe the inside dry and plug it back in. Once it has reached its
normal operating temperature, you can restock it with your fresh and
frozen foods.
Clean the drip pan every
Many newer refrigerator
models are “auto-defrosting”. These models heat up the interior
walls every eight hours or so in order to melt any ice that had
accumulated on them. The water then drains into a pan at the bottom
of the refrigerator. Most of this water evaporates, but it is still
recommended to clean this pan with soap and warm water once a month
to prevent the growth of bacteria. On most models, the drip pan can
be accessed by detaching the kickplate from the bottom of the front
of the unit. 
Check for spoiled food
and spills daily.
In order to
prevent bacteria growth and unpleasant odors in your refrigerator,
you should check it every day in order to make sure that there is no
spoiled food sitting there. Also, do a quick eye test for anything
that may have recently spilled or leaked. Cleaning up messes as soon
as you notice them is much quicker than after allowing the food to
sit and harden. It will also prevent the food from developing a
stench and attracting bacteria.
Clean the interior every
three months.
While you should
clean any obvious spills, leaks, or messes in your refrigerator right
away, you should also give the entire interior a thorough cleaning
seasonally. To do this, take all of the food out of your refrigerator
followed by any removable shelves and drawers. Clean all pieces in
the sink with warm water and dish soap and allow them to air dry.
Wipe the walls and other interior surfaces of the refrigerator with
the cleaning agent of your choice. Make sure everything is dry before
replacing the shelves and drawers in your refrigerator. Go through
your food and throw away anything that has spoiled or expired, and
place the remaining food back in the fridge.
Replace filters every six
If your refrigerator
has an automatic ice maker or water dispenser, it will have filters
that should be replaced twice per year. Every refrigerator is
different, instructions for your particular model should be included
in the instruction manual.
these steps will ensure that you maximize the lifespan of your
refrigerator. However, no matter how well you maintain your
appliances, they will eventually need repair. When that time comes,
you can always call 24/7 Refrigerator Service. Open 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, we can be at your door within an hour if you live in the
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