The Value of Restoring an Appliance Verses Replacing It


When a home or business is impacted by a disaster, it’s common for appliances to be damaged. In these cases, the decision to restore or replace appliances is not as straightforward as it sounds. While replacing appliances may seem like the easiest solution, restoring them can often provide greater value to the insured.

Restoring appliances can offer several benefits compared to replacing them:

  • Cost savings: Restoring an appliance can often cost much less than buying a new one. This is particularly true for high-end or specialty appliances that may be difficult to replace.  Click here to learn more about the average cost of kitchen appliances.  
  • Sustainability: Restoring an existing appliance conserves resources and reduces waste compared to replacing it. By choosing to restore an appliance, you are making a more environmentally conscious decision.
  • Familiarity: Keeping an existing appliance eliminates the need to adjust to new features or settings. This can be especially important for appliances that are frequently used, such as a refrigerator or washing machine.
  • Timing & Availability: Consider the task and time of ordering new appliances when they can be restored and returned to the structure when it is ready.

Appliance restoration requires a learned skillset, professional cleaning products, and techniques to do the job right. Smoke, soot, and water can be corrosive to surfaces and can continue to cause damage even after a catastrophe is over. Hiring the right restoration professionals will ensure items are restored properly reducing safety risks and potential long-term health risks.  It’s also important to consider a warranty or work guarantee when restoring appliances which will provide you and the insured peace of mind on the restored items. 

Prism Specialties proudly provides a robust range of specialty content restoration services to help those affected by a disaster. Click here to learn more about Prism Specialties.

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