High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

3 User-Friendly Features To Look For When You Buy A New French Door Refrigerator


Buying a new French door refrigerator can be a good experience if you know what you want ahead of time. Refrigerators have changed a lot in the past few years, and they are designed much better and last longer too. When you go shopping for a new one, here are 3 features to look for that will make your fridge more user-friendly.

Temperature Controls

While many older models of refrigerators have temperature controls labeled 1 through 10, some modern fridges are designed with digital temperature controls on the outside of the door. 

This will allow you to control the temperature of the fridge and the freeze[r], and you can actually change them by a single degree instead of just guessing which number will work best.

Another temperature control feature to look for is a control on the meat drawer. Nowadays, modern fridges have a pull out meat drawer that extends the width of the fridge. This drawer can be used for meats, drinks, and other goods that need to be put in a temperature controlled area.

To control the temp, modern fridges have three or four settings that allow you to change the temperature according to the type of food that is being stored. This takes out the guesswork for you, and just that one drawer can have a different temperature than the rest of the fridge.

Additional Ice Maker

Next, you should also look for a French door refrigerator that has an ice maker in the door and an additional maker in the bottom freezer. This is not a standard in all refrigerators, but it can make life a lot easier when you have tons of people coming over.

Your door ice maker can only hold and make so much ice, so when you know you need more, you can just turn the bottom ice maker on, and it will more than double the amount of ice you have on hand. 

One of the best things about this feature is that you do not have to keep it turned on all the time, which means that you can cut down on the amount of energy and electricity your fridge uses on a normal basis.

Forget about going to the store to buy ice if you have this feature in your fridge/freezer, because you will have plenty while your guests are in town.

Drop Back Shelves

Lastly, look for a French door fridge that has a drop down or drop back shelf. In your fridge, you will have a bottom level, and then there should be two more tiers of shelves for food storage.

Either one of the second or third tier shelves should have the ability to drop down and push back so that the shelf only protrudes a few inches. This feature makes a fridge more user-friendly, because you can store tall bottles, cakes, drinks, and trays in the fridge without any problem. 

In traditional fridges, you will not have this feature and will have to fully remove a shelf, or you will have to wait to assemble a big dessert or tall tray because they will not fit without getting hit by the shelf.

By choosing a fridge with these 3 features, you can easily save yourself some frustration, and you will have a refrigerator that is more user-friendly.Talk to a company like A-Z Appliance Heating and Cooling to learn more about your refrigerator options.


14 January 2015