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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!  

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Go Green: 7 Ways To Make Your Kitchen More Energy Efficient

Ten years ago, this word was simply a color. Now, it is a lifestyle.
Individuals and businesses alike are constantly changing in order to
consume less energy and reduce their carbon footprint. These changes
range from paying their bills online in order to reduce paper waste
all the way to installing solar panels on their roof.

If you
are thinking about joining the green movement, here are seven ways
you can save both energy and money in your kitchen.
Buy Energy-Efficient
This is the most
obvious step if you are in the market for new appliances.
EngeryStar.gov is a great place to start your search. The Energy Star
label is given to energy efficient products by the EPA. You can find
a list of their most efficient products here.
Use the Right Sized
Burner on Your Stove.
This may
sound minuscule, but putting a 6” pan on an 8” burner can waste
almost half of the heat generated by your stove top. Also, covering
your pots and pans with tight-fitting lids helps retain heat and
allows for faster cook times.
Use the Microwave and
Toaster Oven for Small Meals.
Star estimates that you can reduce energy by up to 50% when cooking
small meals in a microwave or toaster oven instead of a conventional
Location, Location,
Where in the kitchen
you place your appliances can make a difference when it comes to
energy efficiency. Refrigerators, for example, should be kept six to
eight inches away from the wall, out of direct sunlight and away from
heat-generating appliances such as your stove.
Be Mindful When Washing
If you don’t have many
dishes to wash, fill a large container with soapy water and another
one with rinse water in order to avoid constantly running your
faucet. If you have too many dishes for that, your dishwasher will
actually be more efficient, as long as it is a full load. Also,
pre-washing your dishes is not necessary. Most modern dishwashers are
powerful enough to blast dirty food off your plates without the extra
Unplug When Idle. Even
though you only use your toaster during the morning, it will use
electricity all day if you leave it plugged in. Same thing goes for
your coffee maker, electric can opener and waffle iron. Even when
these devices are turned off, they are still using electricity if
they are plugged in to an outlet. Unplugging your small appliances
when not in use can result in noticeable savings on your utility
Keep it Closed. Every
time you open the refrigerator door, cold air escapes and the fridge
must now work to restore its internal temperature. Constantly opening
the oven door to check on your food while it’s cooking does the same
thing. Instead of opening the oven door to see if your food is ready,
simply turn on the oven light and peek through the glass. When going
to the fridge, you should already know what you want so the door
stays open for as short of a time as possible.
broken or defective refrigerator can also significantly hinder your
energy efficiency. If you face this problem, the solution is simpler
than you think. Instead of breaking the bank and buying a brand new
model, give 24/7 Refrigerator Service a call at 866-782-9376. Our professional
technicians have been repairing broken and busted fridges for over 50
years! With same day service to New York City, Long Island, New
Jersey, and Connecticut at a great price, nobody beats 24/7
Refrigerator Service.
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How Refrigerators Work

are the most used appliances in our kitchens; sometimes being opened
and closed dozens of times a day. Whether we reach our hand in for a
can of our favorite soda or last night’s leftovers, we always find
it cold and refreshing. The science of refrigeration truly is a
modern luxury, one that didn’t exist a couple of centuries ago. Most
of us don’t think twice about it, but the refrigerator is something
that is taken for granted in our every day lives. For those of you
who are interested in the process of refrigeration or perhaps would
like to learn a little more about an appliance that makes your life
better, 24/7 Refrigerator Repair has put together a simple
explanation of how your refrigerator operates.

process of refrigeration is a continuous cycle, but before we explain
that cycle, it is important to have some background information:
  1. The
    temperature of a gas lowers when the gas expands.
  2. When
    two surfaces of a different temperature make contact, the cooler
    surface becomes warmer and the warmer surface cools down. This is
    the second law of thermodynamics, according to academic textbook
    publisher Pearson.
  3. If
    you have ever looked behind your refrigerator, you may have noticed
    a long pipe that winds back and forth. This pipe is hooked up to a
    motorized pump and contains a chemical coolant in it.
with these three points understood, we can illustrate the process of
refrigeration with help from Buzzle.
  1. The
    refrigerant starts in a gaseous state and is passed through the
    compressor, which raises its temperature.
  2. As
    the gas continues to move through the pipes, it loses its heat
    through fins in the back of the refrigerator, causing it to cool
  3. The
    refrigerant, still in gas form, then moves to the condenser
    (different than the compressor)
    where its temperature is reduced and it is converted into its liquid
  4. The
    liquid refrigerant flows through a part of the refrigerator known as
    the expansion valve, where it is exposed to lower pressure.
  5. The
    lower pressure causes some of the refrigerant to evaporate and
    expand, thus lowering the temperature of the refrigerant.
  6. Due
    to the second law of thermodynamics, the cold refrigerant cools the
    inside of the refrigerator and absorbs the heat of the food inside
    as it passes through. This causes the liquid to transform back into
    a gas.
  7. This
    gas is sucked back into the compressor, and the cycle repeats
24/7 Refrigerator Repair, our technicians not only know how
refrigerators work, we also know how each part independently
operates, why these parts break, and how to fix them. We have been
repairing refrigerators in the tri-state area for over 60 years,
providing outstanding service and workmanship to every customer. If
your refrigerator is broken, call us toll-free at 1-866-782-9376 and
we will be at your door in an hour; no matter if it’s daytime, night
time, or the weekend. 
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10 FAQs About Your Refrigerator

can be tricky sometimes. There are a lot of different parts which
must all be functioning properly and seamlessly working together in
order to keep your food at an ideal temperature. To add to the
confusion, there are not a vast amount of resources available with
helpful information, such as there are with other complex machines
(like automobiles). Luckily for you, 24/7 Refrigerator Service is
here to help. In this article we will answer ten of the most commonly
asked questions regarding refrigerators.

What temperature should I
keep my refrigerator at?
refrigerator’s temperature should be between 35 and 39 degrees
What temperature should I
keep my freezer at?
freezer should be kept at a temperature between 0 and 5 degrees
Why is my ice maker not
making any ice?
ice maker may be malfunctioning for any number of reasons, including
restricted water supply. In order to correctly diagnose the problem,
call 24/7 Refrigerator Service today to schedule and appointment.
How long does it take a
refrigerator to cool down after being plugged in for the first time?
starting from room temperature, allow 24 hours for a refrigerator to
cool down to a consistent, stable operating temperature.
How do I properly dispose
of my old refrigerator?
refrigerators cannot be legally disposed without removing the
chemical coolants first. Contact your town to see if they offer this
service – most of them do for a small fee. If not, contact a local
appliance repair shop and inquire about their disposal services.
How long can I expect my
new refrigerator to last?
average life span of a new refrigerator is roughly 15 years.
This number could be much higher or lower depending on the brand and
model of the refrigerator and how well you maintain it.
What is that weird noise
coming from my refrigerator?
If your
refrigerator is making loud or unusual noises while operating, it
could be due to a number of different reasons. Rather than playing
the guessing game, contact 24/7 Refrigerator Service and we will be
at your house to look at it by the end of the day.
What are the four styles
of refrigerators?
This is the most common model. The freezer is located above the fresh
foods section of the refrigerator.
In this style, the fresh food section of the refrigerator is on top
for more convenient accessibility. The freezer is located below it,
and is usually accessed as a pull-out drawer.

The freezer and fresh food
sections both take up the full height of the unit and are divided
vertically almost down the middle, allowing for more freezer space
than other styles.

This style combines
elements of the side-by-side and bottom-freezer models. The fresh
food section, which takes up the top two-thirds of the unit, has two
doors that swing open to either side. This allows for maximum storage
capacity and twice the door space of most other refrigerators. Like
the bottom-freezer style, the freezer is usually accessed via a
pull-out drawer.
What is the best way to
clean my refrigerator and how often should I clean it?
For a
thorough clean, you should set your refrigerator’s temperature
control to OFF and unplug it from the wall. Take all of the contents
out, including the shelves. Using soapy water and a rag, wipe all
internal surfaces clean and dry them. Clean the shelves with the same
rag, or wash them in the sink. Replace everything, plug your
refrigerator back in, and set the temperature control back to where
it was before. You should do this once per year to keep your
refrigerator clean.
What do the terms “auto
defrost” and “frost free” mean?

defrost refers to the fresh food section of the refrigerator.
Normally, condensation on the back wall can freeze and affect how
well the unit preserves your food. The auto defrost function heats
the wall for a short period of time, which melts any ice that may
have formed, and drains the water through a duct in the back. Frost
free refers to a fan in the freezer which circulates dry air,
preventing the build up of frost around the walls and items in the