Every good thing comes to an end.
And this is as true for that faithful old dishwasher as it is for your favorite TV series. The difference being that you can always catch reruns of the program, but the appliance must be replaced.
Not only does it need to be replaced but, more than likely, you’re going to need help with the old appliance removal. And that’s because most household appliances are large, bulky, and heavy, and they can’t just be dragged out to the curb for the garbage truck.
Which is why Junk King North San Diego specializes in appliance removal.
Household Appliances: How Long Before You’ll Need Old Appliance Removal?
We understand that many retailers and manufacturers will offer to remove your old appliance when you purchase a new unit from them and have it delivered.
But not always.
In addition, there are times when the appliance you purchase is a used model or one that’s been refurbished. And a free removal of your old appliance isn’t part of the deal. We also understand that you may not be purchasing a replacement appliance, but simply have an old appliance or two that you no longer need or want.
That happens oftentimes when a household or workplace has more than one refrigerator, for example. One of them dies or it’s decided that one unit is sufficient. Now you have an old refrigerator you need to get rid of.
And appliances, while they may last more than a decade, certainly don’t last forever, no matter how good of care you take with them.
According to an article at The Spruce,
“With the rising costs of major appliances and greater attention to the environment, it makes sense to maintain and preserve your major appliances for as long as possible. Appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers are better built than ever before, so you can expect them to last for their full life expectancy and even beyond.
Understanding how long appliances should last helps you maintain them for their proper lifespan—without unnecessary repairs for machines that legitimately should be replaced.”
The same article provided an estimate of the expected lifespans of common household appliances:
Life Expectancy of Major Appliances
- Gas ranges 15
- Electric ranges 13
- Range and oven hoods 14
- Dryers (electric and gas) 13
- Refrigerators 13
- Garbage disposals 8 – 12
- Freezers 11
- Washing machines 10
- Microwaves 9
- Dishwashers 9 – 10
And many of these smaller, but still bulky and heavy, appliances do not have the advantage of being hauled off for free by a retailer. Which means you have to figure out how to remove and dispose of them.
Appliance Removal Options for the Common Man
Of course, the first option that might occur to most people looking to get rid of an old and unwanted appliance, is to take it to the dump. Or, more properly, a waste transfer station.
The good news is that San Diego has become known for the incredibly large number of pickups being driven around the city and county. And you’ll need one if you want to remove and dispose of any large appliance yourself.
That’s because, aside from microwave ovens and old garbage disposals, nothing else will fit in your Prius or Fiat. And probably not in your luxury Audi or Lexus SUV, either!
In fact, as of 2020, the top three selling vehicles in San Diego were the:
- Audi Q5
- Lexus RX350
- Toyota Tacoma
San Diegans have fallen in love with pickup trucks and SUVs over the last five years or so. And, while that might bode well for some DIY appliance removal tasks, it doesn’t make moving, loading, hauling, and unloading large, heavy appliances any easier.
But not to despair! There are other options.
When Appliance Removal Becomes a Project
Donating an old, but working, appliance is never a bad move. That washer, dryer, or refrigerator that you no longer want or need, for example, can be a huge benefit to someone else on a tight budget. And many non-profit organizations offer free pick up for these types of donations.
Of course, if your old appliance is in great shape, you could try selling it online using Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or any number of online buying and selling sites.
And there is always the option of simply “gifting” that old but working appliance to a friend, a neighbor, or even a family member. It’s highly likely that you can always find someone who can use your gently-used dishwasher or microwave.
But what if your old unit no longer works? What if it’s just a junk item now? No worries!
One of the best things about almost every appliance is that they are built out of large quantities of metal, primarily steel, and this is 100 percent recyclable material. And, while some appliances need a bit of expert attention before they can be properly disposed of and processed for recycling, There is almost nothing in these machines that can’t be recycled or reused.
The only challenge for you is to find a facility to take it to or a scrap dealer that will take your old, non-working appliance.
Better yet, you could simply call Junk King North San Diego and let us take care of it all for you.
Junk King North San Diego and Appliance Removal
Anyone that owns a home, whether you’re a homeowner or a landlord, understands the need to have working appliances. And these same folks also understand that old appliance removal can be challenging for anyone, no matter where they live in the North San Diego area.
Homeowners in Cardiff, Valley Center, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, Oceanside, and Fallbrook all face the same issues when it comes to finding a proper place to dispose of old household appliances that no longer work.
Essentially, where can you take them and how do you get them there?
And that’s why the most efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly option is to call Junk King. We can be at your home, workplace, or property often the same day, and our highly trained and courteous appliance removal team will take your old appliance off your hands quickly and safely.
In addition, our pricing is simple and transparent – you can even get a free estimate from us before we show up so you can know what your cost will be ahead of time. And you can rest assured that our disposal process is genuinely “green” and we work hard to recycle as much of everything that we pick up each day.
Appliance removal becomes a simple chore when you call Junk King North San Diego.
For the Best Appliance Removal Service in the Region: Junk King North San Diego
No matter where you live in the North San Diego area, you can always rely on Junk King North San Diego for green, affordable, and reliable appliance removal services.
And that includes appliances like old refrigerators.
In fact, the size or amount of junk you need to get rid of doesn’t matter. And it doesn’t matter what type of junk it is, as long as it’s not hazardous material. If it fits in our truck, we can take it off your hands. That means, even if you have a large number of broken-down appliances, old furniture, yard waste, or just excess garbage or bulk trash, we can get rid of it for you.
If you want reliable, affordable appliance removal, then make a call to Junk King North San Diego.
We’re reliable because we always deliver efficient, safe, and eco-friendly appliance removal service. That means you don’t have to worry about the pickup and disposal of your unwanted items or piles of junk.
And if they’re still inside your home or place of business, you can be confident that our safe and experienced team will carefully remove and haul away all types of junk items without damaging walls or doorways!
Once you make an appointment, our professional and insured junk removal team will come to your home or workplace, and we’ll call about 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
All you need to do is simply point and we load it all into our junk removal trucks and haul it away – all without any hidden fees.
So, are you ready to get rid of your old junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Just make an appointment with us by booking online or calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).