Sub-Zero Repair Service Blog

Welcome to the official Sub-Zero Repair Service Blog. Here you will find helpful and entertaining posts covering a variety of topics related to Sub-Zero repair and maintenance. Not only do we provide emergency and same-day repair services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – we are also a source of information for various topics within our industry.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about Sub-Zero wine cooler repair and maintenance, or tips and tricks for keeping your Sub-Zero equipment running efficiently, or even helpful hints on keeping a well-organized refrigerator and freezer, this blog is for you.

When you need repair or maintenance services on your Sub-Zero equipment in South Florida you can trust the factory-trained and courteous Sub-Zero specialists at Sub-Zero Repair Centers. We provide fast, reliable service for Sub-Zero refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and wine coolers in both residential and commercial settings. Read through our blog posts to learn more and contact us for repair or maintenance services, today.

3 Warning Signs that You Need Sub-Zero Wine Cooler Repair

sub zero wine cooler repairYou Sub-Zero wine cooler is an investment, just like the wine collection you keep inside it. Whether you are aging your wine, or simply keeping it chilled to enjoy whenever you would like, you need your wine cooler to work at peak condition at all times. If your wine cooler were to fail, you could lose hundreds of dollars because of ruined wine. If you notice the following issues with your wine cooler, it’s time to call a specialist for emergency Sub-Zero wine cooler repair:

 

Temperature is Inconsistent – An inconsistent temperature can damage your wines and prevent them from aging/chilling properly. Keep a close eye on the thermostat if you think you may have temperature fluctuation problems with your wine cooler.

 

Wine Cooler Won’t Stay On – This can be a huge problem if you don’t notice it at first. If your wine cooler is randomly turning off, contact Sub-Zero Service Centers for same-day repair service.

 

Puddles on the Interior or Exterior – If you are finding puddles around or in your wine cooler, your refrigerant may be leaking, among other things.

 

Odd Noises/Loud – If your wine cooler is making noises, or running louder than usual, it could be a sign of a serious issue. Always contact your Sub-Zero repair specialists when you notice unusual sounds.

 

Condensation – If you wine cooler is ‘sweating’ there may be an issue with the cooling element.

 

Protect your investment with emergency wine cooler repair from Sub-Zero Service Centers. Contact us today for fast, efficient service.

How to Keep Unwanted Odors Out of Your Refrigerator

Your refrigerator does a great job of keeping your food cold and fresh, but because of all the food that passes through its doors over time, unwanted odors can accumulate in there. Odors in your refrigerator are unpleasant in general, but they also have a way of working into the food and altering the taste. Here are a few ways that you can naturally deodorize your refrigerator.

Coffee

You may have seen cups of coffee beans around the perfume section of your local cosmetics store – that’s because coffee beans absorb smells! While sniffing coffee beans is a great way to cleanse your palate between testing different fragrances, it is also a great way to deodorize your fridge after you deep clean it. Place freshly ground coffee in a cup or bowl in your fridge to keep odors at bay.

Baking Soda

If you don’t like the smell of coffee, or you don’t keep it around the house, baking soda is great at absorbing odors. Create a paste with baking soda and use it to scrub down your refrigerator. Then, place an open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator. The baking soda will absorb odors from your refrigerator continuously to keep it fresh between cleanings.

White Vinegar

We know that vinegar stinks, but bear with us. Vinegar is actually a great addition to household cleaning routines because of its amazing ability to neutralize odors. Wipe down your refrigerator with equal parts water and white vinegar to get rid of nasty food odors.

Vanilla or Lemon

After deep cleaning your refrigerator and removing any spoiled food that could cause unpleasant odors, rub your shelves down with vanilla or lemon – based on personal scent preference. A few drops of vanilla extract on a cotton ball are enough to add a pleasant smell to your fridge. Or, simply wipe lemon slices on your refrigerator shelves.

When your refrigerator needs a bit more help, call us for Sub-Zero Refrigerator Repair in Indian Creek or anywhere in South Florida.

Popular Kitchen Trends for 2017

beautiful kitchen with sub-zero appliancesYour kitchen is the focal point of your home. Your most important tasks are done here, and it is also where you create memorable moments with your family. That’s why kitchen design is such an integral part of interior design. A beautiful kitchen will elevate the style of your entire home.

Sleek Cabinet Designs

Minimalist cabinet designs are becoming more popular this year, with many homeowners opting for cabinets that increase the functionality of their kitchen while adding a beautiful modern edge to the décor.

The mixture of modernity and nature is also extremely popular right now. Many people are opting for natural wooden cabinets in their space. Soft lighting underneath your cabinets is also a great way to add a warm, welcoming glow to the kitchen.

Muted Colors

The aesthetic of the modern age calls for soft, muted color schemes that make your kitchen bright and open. Pale blue, off-white, gray, pale green, and yellow are some of the most popular colors in kitchen design at the moment.

High End Sub-Zero Appliances

No kitchen is complete without beautiful stainless steel appliances from Sub-Zero. Not only are they sleek, modern, and beautiful, but they also feature state-of-the-art technology – making them some of the best appliances available today.

When you need repairs on your Sub-Zero appliances, contact Sub-Zero Repair Centers. We are available around the clock for emergency Sub-Zero repair service in Key Biscayne and all of South Florida.

 

 

Optimize Your Refrigerator Organization

woman standing by an open fridgeYou’ve just come home from grocery shopping, and now it’s time to put away all of your food. But where do you put it? Keeping your fridge organized in a way that makes sense feels like a chore, but the only consequence of not planning out your fridge is that it’s harder to find things, right? Actually, where you place each type of food in your refrigerator can have an effect on its shelf life. This handy guide will help you optimize the inside of your refrigerator so that you can get the most out of your food.

Top Shelf/Door

The top shelf is the one of the warmer parts of the fridge, so avoid putting your milk or meat products here. Things like butter and soft cheeses don’t need to be kept very cold, so these are fine for the top shelf. Condiments, which usually contain natural preservatives like salt and vinegar, are also good to go on the top shelf. Any of the items that you can store on the top shelf can also go on the door. Pasteurized juices or less perishable beverages like soft drinks are also best kept in the door.

Middle Shelf

The middle shelf is where the temperature is the most consistent. Store eggs and leftovers here for optimal storage temperature.

Bottom Shelf

The bottom shelf is the coldest area of the refrigerator, especially near the back. You should store your milk, dairy products like yogurt, sour cream, or cottage cheese, and packaged meat on this shelf. Raw meat is best stored on the bottom shelf because if it leaks it will not damage all of your other food.

Drawers

The drawers are ideal for deli meats and cheeses, and produce. Vegetables should be kept in the drawer labeled high humidity or vegetables. Fruit should be kept in low humidity. This drawer is often labeled as the “crisper”.  Deli meats and cheeses should be stored in the shallow drawer, but if your refrigerator doesn’t have one, they should be placed on the bottom shelf.

These tips can help you keep your refrigerator organized and maximize the shelf-life of your food. If you are experience problems with your Sub-Zero refrigerator, contact Sub-Zero Service Centers for same-day Sub-Zero Refrigerator Repair in Key Largo.

3 Warning Signs That It’s Time to Call a Sub-Zero Repair Service

refrigerator stocked with colorful fruit and veggiesYour refrigerator plays such a constant role in your life that you almost forget it’s even there – but when your fridge fails to perform its primary function you could lose hundreds of dollars and a large supply of your family’s food. That’s why it’s important to locate a dependable repair service like Sub-Zero Service Centers when you experience any of the following issues with you Sub-Zero refrigerator:

Leaks

A leaking refrigerator is a warning sign that there might be something seriously wrong with your unit. If you start to notice puddles around the base of your refrigerator, or excess moisture around the seal, contact us for professional Sub-Zero repair in Ft. Lauderdale and the surrounding areas.

Unusual Noises

If your fridge is making unusual noises, it could be signaling a variety of issues. For example – a loud thumping is indicative of compressor issues and often indicates that it will need to be replaced. Squealing sounds could mean that your fans are not working properly.

Improper Cooling

If your food is not being cooled properly, there could be a number of factors coming into play. There could be a problem with your seal, or the thermostat could be malfunctions. Your Sub-Zero service technician will be able to diagnose and fix the problem efficiently.

A functional refrigerator is an absolute necessity in the modern household, so it’s important to find a reliable repair service when things go wrong. Sub-Zero Service Centers provides emergency repairs 24/7 on all Sub-Zero equipment across Southern Florida. Contact us today to receive same-day repair service on your Sub-Zero refrigerator.

3 Common Mistakes People Make with Their Refrigerators

The refrigerator is probably your most important household appliance, and it’s important that you keep it running in peak condition so that you and your family can enjoy healthy meals. Even when you purchase a high quality refrigerator brand like Sub-Zero, you will eventually need some maintenance. Fortunately, many common refrigerator problems can be avoided by avoiding these mistakes:

Not Leaving Room for Air Circulation

The freezer works best when it is tightly packed, but your refrigerator is a different story. Overloading your refrigerator can prevent cold air from distributing evenly. Space items out in your refrigerator so that air has room to move. Save space by regularly clearing out leftovers that no one is eating and throwing away food that is starting to spoil.

Not Fully closing the Door

When going pulling things out or putting things into your refrigerator, always make sure that the door is firmly closed. If the door is not secure, your refrigerator will have to work harder to cool your food, resulting in higher energy bills, warm food, and added wear and tear to your unit.

Not Sticking to a Cleaning Schedule

Keeping your refrigerator clean will help prevent odors. Every few months, remove everything from your fridge and give it a thorough wipe down. Unplug it beforehand so you aren’t wasting energy during the cleaning. Keeping a box of baking soda in your refrigerator can also help prevent odors.

You use your refrigerator every day, so it is essential to keep it running at peak condition. If you ever encounter a problem, contact our Sub-Zero Repair Service near Key Largo. We offer emergency Sub-Zero equipment repair throughout South Florida.

 

 

3 Ways to Keep your Yacht’s Wine Cooler in Peak Condition

SubZero Wine Cooler Close UpNo connoisseur of fine wine should be without a dependable wine cooler – even when they’re not on dry land. A Sub-Zero wine cooler will keep your wine at the optimum drinking temperature so that you can enjoy your favorite vintage as you gaze out over the water from the deck of your boat. Like any other type of refrigeration unit, wine coolers require semi-regular maintenance to remain in optimum condition. Fortunately, tending to your wine cooler requires minimal time and effort on your part. Don’t risk losing your collection – perform the following upkeep tasks on a regular basis.

Avoid Overloading

When stocking the wine cooler on your boat, be careful not to overload the shelves. If you have a large collection, it may be easier to store most of it in your basement or home wine cooler, and only bring a small selection of choice wines on your boating trip. Overloading can put a lot of stress on the shelves, and can also cause uneven temperature –which can damage your wine collection and your cooler. Be sure to refer to your owner’s manual for the storage capacity of your unit. If your wine collection exceeds the capacity of your wine cooler, you may want to invest in a larger model, or split it between two units.

Stick to a Cleaning Schedule

Keeping your wine cooler clean will prevent odors from seeping into your wine through the corks. Every six months, or when you notice that the cooler is dirty, unplug your unit, remove the wine and shelving, and wipe everything down with a dampened cloth and mild soap. Thoroughly remove any remaining soap with a damp towel and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Call Sub-Zero Service Centers

If you notice anything amiss with your wine cooler, don’t risk losing your expensive collection. Call Sub-Zero Service Centers for emergency Sub-Zero wine cooler repair on your yacht. We provide repair service on all Sub-Zero equipment, whether it is on a boat, or in your home. Contact us today to learn more about our marine repair services.

 

 

3 Essential Refrigerator Maintenance Tips

Your refrigerator is arguably the most important appliance in your home. Keeping it properly maintained means keeping your food fresh and your family fed. Keeping up with regular maintenance tasks can help you avoid more costly repairs in the future and keep your refrigerator running longer.

Clean the Interior

Every two months or so, it’s important to thoroughly scrub the interior of your fridge with mild dish soap. Odors in your fridge can affect the quality of your food, no matter how fresh it is. You can use an opened box of baking soda, stored in the back of the fridge, to keep odors at bay longer. Make sure that items placed in your refrigerator are contained and not leaking.

Monitor the Temperature

The temperature of your refrigerator will tell you a lot about how well your refrigerator is functioning. The temperature should remain at 37-40 degrees Fahrenheit, with no drastic changes. If you notice fluctuations, it can be a sign that you need repairs. To prevent temperature fluctuations, allow hot food to cool before placing it in the fridge.

Find a Dependable Repair Service

Even the most dependable refrigerators need repairs from time to time, so it’s important to locate a dependable repair service for when things go wrong. When you need Sub-Zero Refrigerator Maintenance in Miami, you can trust Sub-Zero Service Centers to be there for you around the clock. Contact us today for same day repair services on all Sub-Zero equipment in South Florida.

Refrigerator Cleaning Tips

Cleaning out the refrigerator is a dreaded, but necessary task. Keeping your fridge properly maintained will help ensure the freshness of your food and prevent odors. Every few months, it’s a good idea to completely clean out your refrigerator, spot-cleaning in between.

Prep

In preparation for the big cleaning, you’ll need to remove all the food from your fridge, as well as any drawers, shelves or detachable compartments. If there are any items that expire quickly, it might be a good idea to place them in a cooler until the fridge is once again available. To ensure that energy isn’t wasted, unplug your refrigerator before beginning the cleaning process.

Scrub

Once all the prep work is done, thoroughly scrub the interior of your fridge with a mixture of water and mild dishwashing liquid. Use a sponge, scrub brush, or cloth, to rid the inside of the fridge of all stains and sticky spots.

If odors are an issue, use baking soda instead of dish soap. Sprinkle it on all surfaces and wipe down with a wet sponge.

Take care to repeat this process on all the drawers and shelving you removed. Once everything has been sufficiently scrubbed, wipe it all down with a water-dampened cloth to remove any residual soap.

Prevent Odors

In the interest of protecting your fridge from future smell retention, open a fresh box of baking soda and place it inside. This will absorb many of the odors that would have otherwise lingered. For best results, replace the baking soda every three months.  Certain brands of baking soda sell special boxes with a screen over the opening that are specifically intended for keeping your refrigerator fresh.

Regular Maintenance and Repair

A clean fridge is no use if it is not functioning at full capacity. When you need Sub-Zero maintenance in Hallendale Beach, contact Sub-Zero Service Centers.

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Ice Maker

ice scoop – sub zero ice maker repairWith your Sub-Zero ice maker, you never have to worry about running out of ice, which is a major convenience in the hot climate of Southern Florida. In order to ensure refreshing ice summer after summer, there are a few maintenance tasks that you should perform on a regular basis.

Change Air Filters

Ice makers come in two forms: water-cooled and air-cooled. Regardless of which category your ice maker falls into, you’ll need to swap out the air filters on a regular basis. The general timeframe for replacing a filter is around 6 months. If you’re not comfortable swapping out the filters by yourself, place a call to a Sub-Zero ice maker repair service.

Change Water Filters

Changing your ice maker’s water filters on a consistent basis is every bit as important as swapping out its air filters. This will ensure that the machine consistently produces fresh-tasting ice and that said ice is made with soft water. Since hard water is known for producing unpleasant-tasting ice and adding various impurities to ice cubes, it’s in your best interest to be vigilant about water filter replacements.

Clean Water Intake

You’ll also need to pay special attention to your ice maker’s water intake. To curb the spread of bacteria and other contaminants in the water intake, periodically clean it with the aid of an intake sanitizing kit or have a reliable maintenance company perform this task in your stead.

The technicians at Sub-Zero Service Centers are specially trained to repair and maintain Sub-Zero equipment. Contact us today begin receiving regular maintenance on all of your Sub-Zero equipment.