Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bucks County Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

Next to our refrigerators, the washing machine and dryers are the biggest energy users in our homes. They also tend to be the most problematic in terms of trying to stay eco-friendly. However, there are a few simple changes you can make to your laundry routine to ensure you save money and reduce your carbon footprint. First of all, every laundry load should be a full load. It might be tempting to throw a few things in to get them clean for the next day but if you can wait for a full load then do so. Some old models of washers can use up to 55 gallons per load whether that load is full or not.

If your clothes aren’t super dirty then you might want to wash in cold or warm water as opposed to hot water. Try pre-soaking your clothes in cold water for 60 minutes. Be sure to add a few tablespoons of baking soda to break up that dirt and grime before the real washing can begin. It’s also helpful to sort your laundry. This has more to do with the drying phase than the washing phase. Heavyweight articles like towels dry better when they are kept together. Speaking of towels, you really don’t have to wash them after every shower. You can go a few days before loading them up.

Dryers that are older also use up more energy. You can help by not running the dryer for longer periods of times. If possible, line dry items. Otherwise, keep checking the clothes and the minute they are dry take them out. On the new models of dryers, there are moisture detectors which automatically shut off the drying cycle the moment the clothes are dry.

Speaking of new models, it might be time to swap out your old washer and dryer for a pair of energy efficient models. You’ll definitely see an improvement in your electric bills! Before you can bring in those new models you need to clear the space in your laundry room. A washing machine and dryer is not something you can toss out on the curb with the rest of the trash. To get those machines disposed of the right way, you’ll need to call upon Junk King Bucks County. These are the junk removal experts in Bucks County, PA.

The Junk King crew who will show up at your home will bring the right equipment to remove the old washer and dryer. More importantly, they’ll also have the right size truck to haul it off. They can also take away all the rest of your bulky items in the same trip. Yes, it’s true: throwing away junk can save you money. Call Junk King Bucks and let them show you the way!

Bucks County Debris Removal

When you think of hurricanes you think of Florida and other coastal areas. However, as a recent study found out, Pennsylvania was hit hard by Super Storm Sandy and yes that was a hurricane that morphed into a much bigger storm system.

“Millions of Pennsylvanians have endured extreme weather causing extremely big problems for Pennsylvania’s health, safety, environment and economy,” said Adam Garber, Field Director with PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. “Given that global warming will likely fuel even more extreme weather, we need to cut dangerous carbon pollution now.”

This was all part of a new report that used information compiled by FEMA to find out how many PA counties were hit by storms between 2007 and 2012. The short answer is “a lot.” Here are some of the facts published in this report:

“Since 2007, federally declared weather-related disasters affected 52 counties in Pennsylvania housing 11,361,524 people—or nearly 9 out of 10 Pennsylvanians. Since 2007, Bucks County has experienced eight federally declared weather-related disasters. Recent weather-related disasters in Bucks County included Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. In 2012 alone, federally declared weather-related disasters affected Pennsylvania counties that impacted the housing of 11,361,524 people.”

That is a lot of storm damage. Fortunately, there was a company like Junk King Bucks County standing by to help with all the cleanup effort but you don’t have to wait for the aftermath of the next storm to put Junk King to work for you. They’ll cleanup any of your debris all year long.

Many folks in Bucks County have already used Junk King to clean out the clutter in their homes. The benefits have meant that those homeowners have been able to reuse space that was previously off limits because of all the junk. Within a matter of moments of the Junk King crew showing up those homeowners have found what an empty garage can look like. They can imagine what a new family room might look like in the basement. They’re also picking out some new items to put in the empty closets. Could you find stuff for Junk King to take out of your home? Sure you can. How fast can it get gone? Well, how quick can you dial a phone?

Junk King Bucks will provide you with a crew and truck capable of loading and hauling off whatever you’re tossing away. This means you don’t have to give up your valuable time off from work to rent a truck, find workers and drive around looking for a dump. Junk King handles it all. Start your summer with a clean home and backyard all thanks to Junk King.