Tis the week for all the ghoulies and ghosties to be slinking through the neighborhoods in search of tricks or treats - but what if what is bumping in the middle of the night is your appliances?
First, get up and see where it's coming from (if you can unglue yourself from under the covers). If it's not spewing water or spurting flames - go back to bed. It will hold until you have to get up. If it's spewing water, turn the machine off and unplug it and get the water cleaned up. As long as there is no more water coming out of it, you're good till morning and you can call your favorite tech.
If it is spewing flames, don't call on Saint George, call 911 and get everyone out of the house! Without endangering yourself and others, if you can put it out with an extinguisher, fine, but still call the fire department - flames may be hiding in walls and other places and they will make sure everything is safe. It is not wise to have your washer, dryer or dishwasher running while no one is home - that's when the little goblins decide to wreak havoc.
It's always a good ideal to have your appliance repair company come do regular maintainence on your appliances and with the holidays coming up it's best to get it done as soon as possible to avoid the holiday rush - yes, there is a holiday rush with appliance repair! Either those goblins choose the worst time to invade or there are alot of procrastinators out there that have to wait till the last minute to fix their appliances for the holidays.
Have a spook-tacular week!