Appliances wear out over time and will need to be replaced by more energy-efficient alternatives. The problem is, what should you do with your old appliances?
Old appliances can’t usually be put out with regular trash because they contain toxic chemicals. That makes old appliances bad candidates for the landfill as well.
As a full-service junk removal company, Junk King accepts home appliances, including bulky appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and water heaters. Virtually the only item that Junk King doesn’t accept is hazardous waste!
Junk King works with local metal recyclers and charities to find new uses for your old appliances. Junk removal professionals can handle every aspect of appliance removal – from removal to environmentally responsible disposal.
Expert Tips for Appliance Removal
The number one tip for appliance removal would be planning ahead. Most appliances will need to be replaced every ten years or so. Therefore, if you purchased all of your appliances about a decade ago, it could actually be a blessing in disguise.
Having all of your old appliances removed on the same day with Junk King is an easy, convenient way to make space for new appliances. Junk King actually takes a variety of home appliances:
- – Air Conditioners
- – Dishwashers
- – Dryers
- – Garbage Disposals
- – Space Heaters
- – Lawnmowers
- – Microwaves
- – Mini-Fridges
- – Ovens/Wall Ovens
- – Refrigerators/Freezers
- – Stoves/Ranges/Cooktops
- – Trash Compactors
- – Vacuums
- – Water Heaters
- – Washing Machines/Dryers
Taking an inventory of all of your appliances and checking for any operational issues, especially on older appliances, can be a good way to determine what might need to be hauled away by junk removal professionals.
Getting an estimate in advance is another way to take the stress out of appliance removal. Junk King offers a number of different ways to receive an accurate estimate, including texting a photo to 1-737-888-5865 or using the online pricing estimator.
Scheduling an appointment online with Junk King will let you pick a date and a two-hour service window. You will also save $20 on orders of more than $99 when you book online.
What is Appliance Removal?
Appliance removal at Junk King means finding a new home for your old appliances. Sometimes appliances can’t be reused because they’ve stopped functioning; in that case, Junk King will work with recyclers to eventually reuse parts of your old appliances.
But when should you actually go with appliance removal? There’s one rule of thumb that experts say to go with when it comes to appliance removal – the 50/50 rule. If an appliance is halfway or more past its lifespan – e.g., a ten-year lifespan – and the given appliance will cost more than half the price to repair, then seriously consider replacing it.
Junk King has the special equipment to quickly get old appliances out of your home. In addition to having trucks that are now 20% larger and special equipment like furniture straps and dollies ready to go, Junk King’s employees are fully insured to protect your home.
Clues You are Ready for Appliance Removal
Home appliances like washers, dryers, garbage disposals and refrigerators have on average a ten-year lifespan. While this is only an average and the exact number is impossible to pinpoint, there are a number of clues that your appliances could be ready for replacement.
Dishwashers in particular can be prone to error. If there are odd noises during a dishwashing cycle or you notice the water temperature isn’t hot enough, then it might be time to upgrade. New Energy Star-certified dishwashers use as little as three gallons of water per load. That certainly might be a reason to consider appliance removal.
The fact is that Energy Star appliances can save up to 50% of the required energy versus a comparison model. If an Energy Star appliance is replacing an old appliance, then the savings could be significantly larger than that.
Another reason, though, that you might want to consider appliance removal is safety. A clothes dryer that leaves your clothes damp after a load or creates excessive amounts of noise during a cycle could mean that you ultimately need appliance removal. An old dryer could produce a burning odor or actually be a fire risk, so that’s not something to put off!
While not every failing appliance is a hazard, they are almost always energy-inefficient and, honestly, frequently annoying. For instance, a malfunctioning washer can lead to water leaking on the floor, a lack of water in the drum, and excessive knocking during a cycle.
Remember that Junk King takes all of these appliances and more. Although there are no hard-and-fast absolutes for when to replace old appliances, the 50/50 rule, the ten-year lifespan on most home appliances, and the clues above are a good guide.
Professional Appliance Removal Made Easy With Junk King North Chicago
Ready for professional appliance removal? Call 1-888-5865 (JUNK), text a photo of your old appliances to 1-737-888-5865, or book online at Junk King Chicago to save $20 on orders of more than $99.