My 2020 Resolution

I hope you made your New Year resolution already and have made a bit of progress in making it come true. Tonight I want to chat about my goal this year and what it means to me.

My New Year’s resolution may not be that interesting to you, but it goes as follows: I want to get more skilled and knowledgeable at fixing commercial appliances. When it comes to domestic appliances I’m as pro as it gets, but when it comes to the commercial side of things I still have a lot of learning to do and that’s what I want to improve on this year.

I already made some progress by fixing an industrial dish washing machine for a Chinese restaurant the other day and I’m quite proud of that. That’s me. What about you?

What’s your resolution? Do you want to get in shape? Become more creative? Reach financial freedom? Whatever it is you want to do this year in 2020 I hope it’s a success. Just remember that when things get hard there’s nothing wrong with stepping back and assessing the situation. You can do it!

Why Home Appliance Repair is Important in the United States of America…

Hello, and welcome to this new series on my blog about the importance of things. I plan to talk about why fly fishing is important in the USA, along with many other things like refrigerators, blogs, dogs, etc, but today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite topics aside from fishing–home appliance repair services!

In a previous blog post I already talked about why I love appliance repairs, but I didn’t really get into why I think they’re so important for our wonderful country. I want to touch on 4 major points that I think will convince anyone how important this industry really is for Americans. And this goes for the entire planet, too, not just the United States of America. But since I’m an American I’m just going to focus on my domestic homeland.

Before we get started, I want to define “home appliance repair” and differentiate it from other similar services. Unlike some commercial appliance repair companies and all appliance shops, home appliance repair does services right at your home. This means that a technician arrives at your residential location and fixes your broken stove, dishwasher, etc, on your property without you having to truck it to a shop. That’s the major difference between this service and other related ones, so keep that in mind moving forward.

4 Reasons Why Home Service Appliance Repairs are Important for Americans Today!

  1. A family couldn’t cook Christmas turkey if their gas or electric oven wasn’t working.
  2. If no one repaired appliances then all the broken appliances in USA would clog our landfills and go to waste rather than be repaired and be of use again for family homes.
  3. If home appliance services didn’t exist, we would all have to haul our broken appliances to a shop and that is no fun and less convenient than staying at home.
  4. Because we have home appliance repair companies around the country, we can get our fridges, stoves, washing machines, etc, repaired any day of the week in an emergency without waiting days and days for help.

Touching on Point One: Christmas Turkey!

The same point goes for Thanksgiving turkey or any holiday meal. Many of us Americans know how it feels to have an appliance break down at the eleventh-hour of New Year’s Eve or Christmas Eve and that’s no fun. That’s one major reason why home appliance repairs are so important, so that families can rely on their local companies for help when they need it most, in order to get that turkey on the dinner table in time for guests!

Touching on Point Two: Filling Our Landfills!

Like the photo on the top of this post illustrates, broken appliances after being stacked in a pile take up a lot of room, and unless our country found a way to recycle them efficiently at a low cost then we might see our landfills filling up more quickly than wanted if we could not get our appliances fixed.

Without appliance service companies, it would be extremely wasteful and expensive to have to throw them out and replace them with brand new ones every time our microwave, dehumidifier, etc, broke down. Thanks to appliance service businesses, we can recycle our broken freezers, dryers, etc, in the most environmentally-friendly way possible!

Touching on Point Three: Satisfied Customers!

succesfull appliance repair service well done

Because local companies are willing to make the trek to our homes to fix our busted washers, dryers, etc, we don’t have to take them out of the home ourselves and this results in a more comfortable life and many satisfied customers. Like the happy lady in the image above, that’s how I felt when I was blessed with a great service while visiting a friend in the City of Gresham, Oregon, USA. After my friend’s freezer broke down and started leaking water all over the basement floor, we searched for the most reliable home appliance repair Gresham OR had available and the results were great. I certainly smiled in satisfaction after seeing the technician fix the freezer in practically no time at all for a price my friend could easily afford.

Touching on Point Four: Any Day of the Week!

One sector of the home service appliance repair industry is what we call “emergency appliance services.” This would not be possible without companies willing to come to our location. And because of this we can get our fridge repaired in the middle of the night on a Tuesday or our dishwasher repaired at 6am in the morning on a Sunday. Not all companies do this, but it’s only possible because of the aforementioned reasons.

I certainly am grateful for this sector in the industry, and I know many others who are, too. This perhaps is one of the most important reasons of all, and that’s why I saved it for last.


Now, to conclude, let’s have a little activity. I want you to close your eyes and think of 4 additional reasons why home appliance repair services are important for the USA. Think of things we haven’t discussed but are worth mentioning. This activity will cement for you in your mind just how important this industry is, and then maybe you’ll see even more why I love it so much!

Thank you for reading and I hope your Christmas holidays are going wonderfully!

What Presents Are You Fishing For This Christmas in 2019?

If you celebrate Christmas I’d like for you to take the time to think about what presents you’re fishing for. And please accept this as a metaphorical question, because I’m fishing for something no one else can give me. I’m fishing for maturity and sanity in a time of chaos and bad news. Only I can give myself maturity, and that’s my 2020 resolution. Coming into 2020 with 20/20 vision is my goal, picturing all the steps I can make to have the rest of my life a better experience.

So what are you fishing for this season? It might not be metaphorical after all. You could be fishing with a magnet under your kitchen appliances for coins, or you could be fishing for a new golf club or a baseball glove. In that case, if you don’t get what you want, I recommend cruising for what you’re fishing for.

Take the time to think about this and have fun with it, because you can have anything you want if you set your mind to it, and that’s a classic cliche for a good reason!

Fishing For Coins With a Magnet Behind the Home Washer and Dryer

As a fly fisher, I like to fish whenever I can. Sometimes when I go to repair an appliance at a house and there’s a kid there, I give them my plastic fishing rod with a magnet on the line. They use this to look for coins behind the washer and dryer or behind other appliances in the kitchen like the stove or fridge. More than half the time they usually find something metal and it’s not always a coin. Sometimes it’s a key and the parents are always happy about that! Other times the kid finds a coin and it feels good to see them smile and want to spend it.

Doing small fun stuff like this is what makes being an appliance technician and a fisher come together into the same craft!

For more neat stuff related to these subjects, stay in touch with my blog and together we can see my blog grow!

Why a Fly Fisher Loves Appliance Repair

Growing up with my dad in the lakes of Texas I did decades of fly fishing before I ever got into appliance repair as a hobby. This is my story…

Hello, my name is Clara Ruiz. I was born in Odessa, TX, but spent most of my teen years in Fort Worth. My adult life, however, was mostly spent in Idaho, and this is where my story really begins. I lived hours away from the nearest lake and stream so I couldn’t fly fish whenever I wanted to. That’s when I needed a second hobby. Also, I needed to make money, so I thought of how I could combine something I love doing with a service people would give me money for.

Just around the time I started thinking about this my refrigerator broke down. I didn’t think much of it, except that I needed it fixed and couldn’t afford to pay for a professional appliance repair company at the time. So, as you might be expecting I researched how to fix it myself and it was surprisingly fun!

That’s essentially how this fly fisher became an appliance technician. There’s a lot more to my story, and I can’t wait to share this on a different posts in the future. Until then, feel free to read My History page to learn more about my childhood in Texas.

Thanks for visiting and have a good day.