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How Can I Get Rid of an Old Mattress?

How Can I Get Rid of an Old Mattress

When you’re all packed and ready to go move in to your new home, it’s likely you’ll be leaving a lot of old furniture behind, including that moldy old mattress that’s been with you forever.

There’s no way you’re taking that along with you, as you have a brand new bed waiting for you in a new place, and it’s not as if you can just leave it on the sidewalk or out on the front yard for garbage services to pick it up.

So how can you get rid of an old mattress? You can either break it up yourself, donate it (if it’s still in usable condition), or call your neighborhood waste management authority or local recycling services to have it picked up and come dispose it for you.

How Can I Break Up My Old Mattress?

Many states now require you to recycle your old mattress. Nevertheless, a good number of mattresses still end up in landfills where about 12 million of them end up each year.

Breaking up that old mattress yourself would entail:

1. Cutting the cord with a seam ripper or utility knife, then pulling the cord from the sides

2. Peeling and pulling the sides of the mattress away

3. Removing the top layer of fabric off the mattress

4. Gathering the fabric and fluff from the mattress interior

5. Removing the bottom layer of fabric

6. Breaking up the springs with a bolt cutter

Where Can I Donate My Old Mattress?

As long as your mattress is still in a fairly usable state, you can get in touch with several groups from around your neighborhood to come pick up your mattress for you.

1. The Salvation Army will usually come pick that up for you for free: https://www.salvationarmy.org/ 2. Goodwill will accept mattresses that are in relatively good condition: https://www.goodwill.org/ 3. Habitat for Humanity: https://www.habitat.org/ 4. Bye Bye Mattress: https://byebyemattress.com/ 5. Posting an ad on Craigslist might also help: https://craigslist.org/

6. Your local furniture store might sometimes provide this service, especially if you’ve bought the mattress from them in the first place.

7. Your local shelters may want to take in your old mattresses as well.

Which Neighborhood Waste Management Authorities Should I Call?

Contact your local municipality, sanitation department, or garbage collector and ask them how they deal with old mattresses like yours.

Junk Removal in Sacramento by Junk King

It’s likely that, aside from your moldy old mattress, you also have other heavy pieces of furniture which you need cleared away.

So when you’re doing that major bedroom renovation project, or just moving to a new home altogether, call our team over at Junk King Sacramento for everything else you might choose to leave behind.

Junk Kung Sacramento has been providing professional, fast, and eco-friendly junk removal services, which can even cover stuff around your yard, heavy furniture and appliances, recycling, and garbage disposal.

And yes, we can take care of your old mattresses as well.

For inquiries and even more details, give our Junk King team a call at 1-888-888-JUNK.

Carpet removal and how to dispose of it

Carpet removal and how to dispose of it

Changing your flooring is a sure way to update the look of your house. You can choose to remove the existing carpet and replace it with a new one, or totally go in a different direction like getting wood panels or tiles. Nevertheless, whatever your choice is, the first step to this home improvement is removing your carpet.

Here are some things that you need to bear in mind before doing so:

1. Carpet removal is difficult.

In some instances, installed carpet can be pretty difficult to remove, especially if the installer has severely attached it to the floor. Generally, carpets are fixed to the floor via tack strips. You need people with strong arms to remove the carpet from these strips. Once that is done, the strips must then be pried from the floor. After that, carpet pads also need to be detached. The usual method of attaching pads to the floor is by the use of glue. Even if you have managed to remove the carpet, the strip and the pad, you still have to scrape the glue off the flooring.

2. Damage may occur in the subflooring.

When removing a carpet, one must take precaution not to damage the subfloor. Removal of strips and pad may cause the subfloor to be broken. If that is the case, additional work needs to be done. Sometimes, other homeowners just cover it with a new carpet. But in cases where replacement flooring is wood or porcelain tiles, the damage must first be addressed so that the subflooring is smooth and level enough to accommodate the new material.

3. Measurement must be accurate.

It is not enough that you know how big a room is. There is a process in determining how much carpet you need to cover a room. First is to determine the square footage of the room. Next is to determine what kind of carpet you want and its size specification. This will determine the number of rolls or tiles needed. Lastly, you also need to account for corners and complexities in the shape of the room so you can maximize each roll or carpet tile. You must remember as well to buy a little in case of slipups in installation.

4. Stick the carpet properly.

Installing carpet requires thoroughness and diligence. Each roll or tile must be laid down next to each other with extreme care to not leave spaces in between. Seams must be avoided at all cost since they can spell disaster. For one, they may stick out and cause accidents. Another is they may serve as a cesspit for dirt.

5. Dispose of carpet properly.

Once you have taken out your old carpet, you cannot just leave it on the curbside or your stockroom. It must be disposed of properly. You do not want this junk in your newly upgraded house. The perfect solution to this is to call a professional hauler.

We, at Junk King, are ready to take all kinds of junk in your house – be it old furniture, carpeting, or appliance! Call us today to know more about our services and rates!

Is it time to replace your fridge?

Is it time to replace your fridge

A refrigerator is one of those appliances in your house that seems to last forever. Depending on the brand, it can last decades. You can bring it from home to home because they are usually tough and they can stand the test of time. So, how do you know when it is time to let go? Below are factors that you can consider to figure out if your fridge needs replacement.

1. Your refrigerator is old and outdated.

The life of a fridge is usually 10 to 20 years. If it reaches past that age, you can say that you already got a bang for your buck. Do not wait for it to break down. Take the initiative of replacing it. Older models are more challenging to repair. The spare parts may be difficult to look for. The professionals who have the expertise to fix them may be hard to locate. Remember that it is okay to let go of things even if they are not broken if it can save you the trouble and the money in the long run.

2. Your fridge is not energy efficient.

You may think that you are saving money by holding onto your old fridge and avoiding to splurge for a new one, but think again! Many newer models have outstanding reviews when it comes to energy efficiency. Over time, you will be able to get back the money you spent on your new fridge through the savings you get from your electricity bill. Take a look at the energy efficiency ratio of your fridge right now and compare it with the new models in stores. When the difference is substantial, consider buying a new one already. Do yourself and the environment a favor!

3. It needs constant repairs.

Some people stick to their old things for the mere reason that they are still working and just need a little repair here and there. Without noticing, these people might be calling the pros every once and a while. Repair costs, although cheaper at times, can accumulate to larger expenditure – especially when you are consistently calling for help. It might be the time to replace your fridge if you find yourself reaching for the phone and dialing away to call the experts over and over. Letting go of the old fridge can save you the headache, so just do it!

If you ever decide to let go of your fridge, we at Junk King are happy to help you dispose of it. The fridge is a large piece of equipment, and frankly, difficult to get rid of. Do not let it rust in the dark corners of your garage, accumulating dust and spider webs. Have a professional haul your old fridge out of your house and keep your home free of junk! While you’re at it, we haul all kinds of things – from furniture to yard waste! You name it; we haul it! Call 1-888-888-JUNK or text us at 1-737-888-5865!