Monthly Archives: May 2012

Charlotte Refrigerator Disposal

A big shout out should be given to the Environmental Protection Agency for their Energy Star program that has been around for several years. The goal of Energy Star is to encourage manufacturers to make products which run on less energy. Less energy means lower bills for your and natural resource savings for everyone. Buying a refrigerator or stove or any other electrical appliance with the Energy Star rating means you’re doing your part. But what happens when you unplug that device and get ready to toss it out? Should the concern about the environment stop? Absolutely not. Which is why GE has teamed up with the EPA’s second major program WasteWise.

Once again this means manufacturers need to take the lead. In this case, GE is redesigning its line of refrigerators to reduce the amount of landfill waste generated by a single ice box. By adapting a new type of insulation and form of plastic, GE hopes to reduced the weight of a fridge waste by around 85% from an average of 55 pounds to just under 8 pounds. They have also put out the call that they’ll be on the receiving end of all those product materials like circuit boards, glass, foam and plastic that go into the composition of every refrigerator. Hopefully, the other major players will follow GE’s lead and get on board this program.

All of this points out the importance of proper refrigerator disposal. If you’re planning on swapping out your old model for a new and improved version then you want to make sure you take care of junking that ice box the right way. The “wrong way” is leaving it around your home or property. If you don’t lock up that fridge or remove the door you could be facing some very serve fines. The law on the books makes it a crime not to secure any refrigerator you’re not using. To avoid that hassle, what you should do is hire a team of professional junk haulers who can not only get rid of your fridge but do it the right way.

Most people don’t think about where there junk ends up and that’s a major problem. When you hire those junk haulers, ask them where your trash will be headed. You might be happy to hear they’ll be dropping it off at the closest Charlotte recycle center. Your refrigerator might not end up at the same place as your plastic bottles but that’s not something you have to worry about when you hire the right team of junk haulers – Junk King Charlotte.

As long as you are going to have a full crew show up to take away your fridge you can also get them to remove any other bulk piece of junk you want gone. If they can carry out a refrigerator they can certainly carry out an old sofa, television, stove or even row boat! Be smart about how you get rid of junk, go with Junk King Charlotte.

Charlotte Basement Junk Removal

Unlike the Midwest or Northeast regions of the country, Charlotte is not really considered “basement” territory. Part of the reason is all that wonderful red clay that is so much a part of our state’s heritage. That same clay is extremely dense and retains water like a sponge. Those are two conditions which don’t make for decent basement building. A lot of new homes will have what they call a “walk out” basement which are often built on plots of land that have a slope to them and can support this kind of construction. In older homes, you’ll find more cellars than basements. Even though both of these spaces are under the house, a cellar is used more for storage than as a family room. There are also rooms built on top of garages which are referred to as “Charlotte basements.” If you’re fortunate enough to have a home with a basement, be it a cellar or above a garage, then you still might find the need to clear out the junk.

A basement attracts junk like a magnet to metal. It’s only natural that if you’re done using something and you can’t throw it out because it is too big that it will end up in the basement. This home storage area is also the destination for the kind of junk you think you might need but years later has you wondering why you’re keeping it. Into this category are things like baby furniture, ping pong tables and other pieces of worn out furniture. If you have stored them down into basement, they might have been overrun with dampness or worse: mold. The moment that happens those items instantly become junk and need to be taken out of the home. You can handle that job with the help of professional junk haulers like Junk King Charlotte.

When you hire professionals like Junk King you won’t have to worry about making dozens of trips up and down those basement stairs to get rid of this junk. The pros will do all the climbing up and down. And it’s not just about stairs; it’s also about what’s being hauled up the stairs. Those bulky pieces of junk will require at least two men to bring them up out of the basement. That’s not something you need to bother with when you can hire professionals for the job.

These same professionals will have a big enough truck to take away anything you ask of them. Take note that it doesn’t just have to be junk in your basement. You can turn your basement clean out into a total home clean out. When the Junk King Charlotte team shows up at their scheduled appointment just walk them through your home and show them what you want removed. They’ll take it from there. As soon as you can get your basement clear of clutter you might be able to find more practical uses for it. In other words, if you need more room in your house you could find it down below but first you’ve got a clear out the junk!