Monthly Archives: February 2013

Orange County Grill Disposal and Recycling

For most of the country, grilling season begins on Memorial Day and wraps up on Labor Day. Sure, there might be sporadic instances of grilling throughout the year but most folks really don’t think about grilling when it gets cold. Fortunately here in the OC every day is a sunny day but that doesn’t mean we haven’t experience the occasional cold snap of winter. If you’re going to fire up the grill when the temperature dips you should consider these helpful tips:

Yes, bundle up but hold off on the scarves and hats with dangling tassels. Nothing wrong with making a hip fashion statement but not around an open flame. Keep an watch on which way the wind is blowing. Even if you have a propane lighter, there could still be some flying embers of blackened food that could fly off. Just make sure your grill is at least 10 feet away from any combustible items. In fact, that’s good advice all year round. You’ll also want to pay attention to your burners. Did you know that yellow flames on a grill could be the indication of a clogged air inlet or that your burners need adjustments? Now you do!

The colder it is outside the longer it will take to pre-heat your grill. Make sure to factor that into your cooking time and keep the lid down to store the heat. If for any reason your flame blows out, turn off the propane, open the lid and let the gas escape for several minutes before you try to relight. Propane is a heavy gas and can hang into the air over the grill.

All of those tips work when your grill is working. If you’ve got a bar-b-que which has seen better days it might be time to swap it out for a new and improved model. Because this is California, you won’t have a hard time finding a bar-b-que grill store that is open for business. This is a terrific time to buy as the stores are eager to move out their old models to make way for the summer stock. Naturally, you’ll have to make room for your new grill by tossing out the old one. We know what you’re thinking: “Easier said than done.” Actually, it is extremely easy to get rid of your grill when you hire Junk King OC. In fact, a rusty grill is a perfect example of the type of junk that Junk King can expertly remove from your home. It’s too bulky for the trashcan and would need a truck to cart off. That’s right up Junk King’s alley. Whether you’re tossing out an old grill, furniture, appliances or any other oversize piece of junk, Junk King Orange County is the only way to go!

OC Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

Are you ready to swap out your old washer and dryer for a new modern model? You’re going to have plenty of decisions to make before the purchase. Will you be going with gas or electric? A gas-powered machine is actually cheaper to run and dries clothes faster. Before taking that kind of plunge you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the right hook up. The new washer designs also mean you can pick out some dandy features like loading your soap down the center of the agitator. This provides for a more even distribution of your suds. It’s also a terrific feature if you find yourself using additives like bleach or fabric softener.

When it comes to picking out capacity size keep in mind that your dryer drum needs to be bigger than your washing machine drum. That’s because wet clothes need more room to bounce around in all that hot air. You’ll also want to look towards the future. If you’re planning on starting a family then bigger capacity will certainly be an issue. If the kids have moved on, then you could downsize and even find a washer and dryer to stack on top of each other.

There is nothing wrong with looking for a few extra “bells and whistles.” For instance, some high-end dryers have sensors which will stop the process when the humidity in the drum drops. This will prevent over drying and shrinkage. Some models come equipped with a cool-down cycle which is perfect to reduce the amount of wrinkles in your clothes.

When it comes to closing the deal you’ll always get a better price when buying a washer and dryer together. Don’t be afraid to haggle. You might even consider a floor model with a reduced price. After all, it’s not like anyone came into the store to do their laundry so the machine is still brand new.

Another important thing to look out for is disposing of your old units before the new ones arrive. Most delivery services won’t remove your old washer and dryer. That’s why you should contract with a company in Orange County like Junk King for this type of disposal. Junk King OC will send out a capable crew to unhook your units and load them onto the back of their truck. They’ll also be able to take away any other oversized item you want to finally toss out all in the same trip. The last thing you want to do is shove your old washer and dryer out into the garage or onto the back porch. Get rid of them the right way with Junk King Orange County.