When we buy food there is a section of the supermarket or corner shop that is chilled and contains food items that must be kept chilled for them to remain fresh and appetising, if you have ever seen one of these refrigeration units get broken then pools of water can form and staff will be running around desperately trying to save the stock from perishing.
The same could happen in your own home and so it is important you make sure to handle any broken fridge or freezer immediately. Sometimes this can happen whilst you are out or away, in which case it may be too late but in many cases the air inside will stay cool as long as it isn’t opened so food in a fridge may survive if transferred quickly, food in a freezer though can be a different story.
Frozen food can’t be re-frozen when it has defrosted once and so unless you plan to host a big banquet any time soon you may have to prioritise what you will save and what you will chuck in the bin. Try to keep or make use of expensive food items such as frozen meats and specialty foods but you may have to resign to the fact that items like ice cream will be useless.
One of the first things you’ll likely notice when opening your fridge is the light being off, that or the low hum of the machine is no more, this will mean your fridge has died and unless there has been some sort of power trip such as a blown fuse then you’ll need to act fast. Likewise a broken freezer will have similar symptoms as well as the rather obvious pools of water on the kitchen floor!
These appliances can often be repaired and back to their sub-zero selves if you are quick enough to call on an appliance repairs engineer. These companies are able to come out, inspect and often fix your appliance there and then on your own kitchen floor. Many appliances will fail or break down purely because one seemingly small and insignificant part that has either burnt out or started behaving strangely.
With many brands and models known to the average appliance repairs engineer you could get your fridge or freezer fixed as soon as possible.