As you all know that pace of our life has increased and we want everything to be done quickly. In olden days may be time did not play an important role as much as I does today. Everybody is in a hurry to reach somewhere, to see something… to do something. Thanks to our nature of curiosity, we’ve been and are always finding ways to make things easier for us. This is also making our life better in some ways.
You don’t need to go anywhere to see how technology has influenced us. If you enter your kitchen you’ll see a number of electronic items around… and which I’m sure some of the husbands may not even know what they are used for or may be how to operate them. So you see, at least one member of the family knows the purpose and knows how to use them. You may not be aware, but this person is dependent on it everyday to make life easy.
Let’s take a simple example of a bread toaster. Your wife uses it every day and will be using it for a number of years till one day it stops working. Likewise, there are many more examples like your washing machine, water heater, iron, television set, refrigerator, oven, even your coffee-making machine, etc.
Lisa recently shifted to a new location. She’s a single mother busy with her life and career. She’s got with her all the possible electronic items that she could think of because they make her life more comfortable and manageable. Everything’s new for her so she’ll take time to adjust to the new place. She has to find out if there’s a bakery nearby, a restaurant, medical shop, hospital, and yes of course she also has to know if there are electricians around… what if on day the heater stops working!
The last one will be difficult to find… you should either be very good at fixing things or should be a technician yourself. But don’t be upset about that because we can still work on it. Well, repairing electrical appliances will of course pinch your pocket even if the fault is a small one. If we take care to choose the right product from a right source it will to a certain extent save us from unnecessary repairs.
To explain it further, if you buy a branded product it will cost you more at the beginning but it will be of worth. First of all, the product will be of good quality which will minimize the risk of not working. Also, you’ll get free service for certain period which can be a year or two. Even after the period is over they might only charge you a minimum fee for any repair work undertaken. This way you save money and you also know where to contact if the problem persists.
Maintenance is also very important. Always wipe clean the appliance as per the instructions after usage, especially items such as oven, toaster, blender etc. When you keep them in good condition you increase their life and the damage done is less.
You can also follow some simple steps like to unplug the appliance after use, wipe it properly with dry cloth, make sure that the wire doesn’t touch water and any electrical appliance is not kept near water. Check if the cords are well connected and use a proper socket for the cord. You can also refer to the appliance brochure when you’re going wrong.