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Tips to Eliminate Slip and Fall Injuries when Removing Appliances this Fall

The fall brings with it a number of hazards. These hazards can result in injuries if you’re not careful. When trying to move heavy objects like appliances, the risk of injury greatly increases. If you were to slip on a damp sidewalk, you may break your fall and walk away with just a few bruises. If you slip while also trying to maneuver an old refrigerator out of your home, the appliance could fall on you. This can lead to cuts, fractures, broken bones, and other, more severe injuries.

If you know you’ll be dealing with old appliances this fall; you need to be aware of the risks you face and how to stop them. Here at Junk King St. Paul, our crews are very familiar with working in unfavorable weather conditions and in recognizing safety hazards. Here are some of the tips we use regularly to avoid slip and fall injuries.


Why Are Slip and Fall Injuries Dangerous?

Slip and fall accidents are one of those situations that can range from fairly minor to very severe. You may have slipped and fallen in the past, only to get up with a few bumps and bruises. Sometimes that’s the case, but other times, it’s not. Some people slip, fall, and fracture or break bones. Severe slips and falls can put you in the hospital and result in long recovery times. 

Another reason why this type of injury is dangerous is that it’s both unexpected and can occur anywhere. You can slip and fall getting out of the shower, walking down the sidewalk, or going upstairs, and really in any other situation where you’re walking somewhere. Your risk of slipping and falling increases when you’re walking on ice, a damp surface, or even a very slick floor. Certain footwear may also make it easier to slip. 

Fortunately, by being aware of your surroundings, you can reduce the risk of slipping and falling. While it can still happen, you can avoid a lot of situations where you could slip and fall simply by watching where you walk and paying attention to potential hazards. 


What Can You Do to Reduce the Risk of Accidents While Moving Appliances?

What can you do if you want to avoid injuries while removing appliances? While there will always be a small chance that an accident will occur, there are some things you can address. Here are some of the top causes of slip and fall accidents during the fall and what you can do to address them.


Clean Your Porch, Sidewalk, and Drive Before Moving Heavy ItemsClean Your Porch, Sidewalk, and Drive Before Moving Heavy Items

Before you load up the appliance on a dolly or call a friend over to help you lift it, you need to do some cleaning. Wet leaves can create a slipping hazard, so be sure you sweep them all off the sidewalk. In fact, if it’s damp at all, you will want to take it slow and be incredibly cautious, so you don’t get hurt. If possible, avoid moving anything heavy while the sidewalk is wet because you can slip more easily. This is especially true if you must go down a few stairs to get off your porch. You could easily slip, fall, and end up with the appliance on top of you.

Even if it hasn’t been raining, be sure to take a look at the route you’re going to be using to move the appliance out. Move any pots, planters, kid’s toys, bikes, etc., that are near the path out of the way. While you may plan to perfectly follow your sidewalk or other paths, always leave space on either side just in case you end up veering to one side or the other while removing appliances.

If you end up with several large bags of leaves, don’t worry about throwing them in the trash. Junk King St. Paul can pick them up when we come to help with removing appliances, furniture, and other junk. Set them aside and let us know that you’ve got a few trash bags to go with your other items.


Small Branches, Twigs, and Rocks Can Also be a Hazard

Two-wheeled dollies can be incredibly helpful when moving bulky appliances such as refrigerators. Once the appliance is on the dolly, you must tip it slightly and roll it away. You do have to make certain the dolly doesn’t slip out of your hands or get unbalanced. If it does, the appliance could fall off or, worse, fall back onto you. 

Another concern with dollies that you may not think about involves the wheels. If a small branch happens to get stuck in the wheel, it can cause you to lose control. Rocks and even small pebbles can also be an issue. You need to be careful when you’re rolling a dolly over the grass, rocky area, or uneven pavement. Look over the route you plan on taking first and remove anything that could cause the wheels to get stuck. 

Even if you’re not using a dolly, you should check for any tripping hazards before moving stuff. This includes inside the house. You don’t want to stop on a toy or other item and fall before you even make it to the front door. 


Have Your Children and Pets Stay Out of the Way

Whether inside or outside, you need to ensure your pets and your children don’t get in the way. You may need to shut your pets in another room while you’re moving the appliance and have someone watch any young children. This is true outdoors as well. While you may trust that your kids or pets won’t interfere, you never know for certain what could happen. Your dog might see another animal and take off running, bumping into you and causing you to drop whatever you’re moving. Always take precautions. 

If possible, it can be helpful to have someone who isn’t involved with removing appliances from your home serve as an observer. They can help ensure you’re lined up with the door and ready to step up or down when you reach the stairs. They can also stop any kids or animals from getting too close to you. 


Leave the Heavy Lifting to the ProfessionalsLeave the Heavy Lifting to the Professionals

The easiest way to deal with getting rid of large appliances during the fall, or any time of the year, is to call on Junk King St. Paul. Our team knows how to safely remove junk during all types of weather. We will aid with removing appliances, including refrigerators, ovens, cooktops, washing machines, dryers, and more. We’re a one-stop junk hauling service, which means we take much more. Furniture, electronics, hot tubs, mattresses, yard waste…the list goes on and on. The only thing we cannot deal with is hazardous waste. For our safety, we have to leave that to those who are trained in hazardous waste disposal. 


Why Use Junk King St. Paul?

In addition to hauling off multiple types of junk, there are a few reasons you should turn to us for bulk waste disposal needs. First, we do it all. All you have to do is show us what junk you want us to haul away. We will maneuver it out of your home, down the sidewalk, and into our truck. You don’t need to get it out to the curb or even move it to the front door. 

You also don’t have to have a truck, dolly, or any other equipment. You’re not going to the landfill, meaning there’s no need to figure out where your local landfill is or pay the dumping fees. Everything is as easy as it can be when you work with Junk King.

We provide a free, no-obligation estimate for every job. It’s very easy to get one of these quotes, too. You can call us, text us information, use our online pricing tool, or require an in-person estimate. With so many different options, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs and schedule. Our quotes include all costs and fees, too, so you’ll never get hit with a huge bill with tons of hidden charges at the end. 

Finally, another great reason to partner with Junk King is that we donate and recycle as much as we can. If it’s still useful, we’ll get it to an organization that will pass it on to those in need. If it’s recyclable, it goes to one of our local recycling partners. In the end, as much as 60 to 70 percent of every truckload is redirected away from the landfill. 


Call Junk King Today For Help!

Don’t risk removing appliances and large, heavy junk from your home alone. Let Junk King’s team of experts do all the hard work instead. Call us today at 1-888-888-JUNK or text us at 1-737-888-5865. 

Appliance Removal Made Easy With Junk King!

Do You Need Appliance Removal?

There are numerous possibilities for why someone would want to remove an appliance. For example, their appliance might have broken down to such an extent that repair is either impossible or not worthwhile. Alternatively, they might have bought a new appliance, meaning that they need to get rid of its predecessor. Whatever the case, appliance removal can be much more complicated than what a lot of people expect.
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What Is Involved in Appliance Removal?

Generally speaking, there are two parts to an appliance removal. First, there is loading up the appliance. Second, there is transporting the appliance to its intended destination. Unfortunately, both steps can pose a serious problem.

For starters, appliances are often big and cumbersome. As a result, it is difficult for people to load up appliances, particularly if they lack either the expertise, the experience, or the equipment that can make such things easier. Even worse, people can’t break up appliances to make the resulting chunks more manageable. In part, this is because appliances aren’t so easy to break up. However, it should also be noted that they can contain hazardous chemicals, meaning that breaking them up in a careless manner can create health issues.

Moving on, there is still the matter of finding a place that will take the appliance. Charities are sometimes willing to take appliances. However, this is an issue for people with appliances that are no longer functional for obvious reasons. In fact, it should be mentioned that charities will avoid appliances that are in bad condition because chances are very good that they will have to pay someone else to get rid of it in the end. Meanwhile, it can be difficult for people to find a place that will take a useless appliance. Something that can be particularly true if they want to make sure that it will be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner. All in all, it is not highly recommended to DIY appliance removal. And if you’re looking for bulk waste pickup, there is no better source than your Junk Removal specialists at Junk King St. Paul. 


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What Are Some Ways to Make Appliance Removal Easy By Hiring Junk King Experts?

Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem. If you need appliance removal, you should call in Junk King experts. By doing so, you can count on us to make the whole process as easy as it can be:

Fast Results

We specialize in junk removal. As a result, people can count on us to provide them with fast results when it comes to appliance removal as well as other forms of junk removal. Thanks to this, calling in Junk King experts is a great way for people to get back to their normal routines as soon as possible. Better still, we have the right expertise, experience, and equipment needed to move even heavy loads, meaning that we can be relied upon to get everything done with minimal chance of error. Something that can be quite important when every error can mean more loss of time, effort, and even money for our clients.

Comprehensive Solution

As mentioned earlier, a lot of places are very picky about what they will and will not accept when it comes to appliances. We understand this, which is why we strive to be a comprehensive solution when it comes to junk removal by taking in everything from ovens and refrigerators to lawn mowers and water heaters. Due to this, whatever appliances our potential clients might have on hand, we are capable of extending a helping hand. For that matter, if they have other kinds of junk that they need to get rid of, they can also count on Junk Kings to remove those for them.

Environmentally-Friendly Disposal

The environment is important. After all, we live in it, meaning that negative consequences for it can mean negative consequences for us. Due to this, people have become more and more conscientious when it comes to getting rid of useless possessions. If those things aren’t biodegradable, they can sit in St. Paul landfills for centuries and centuries to come. Moreover, they can contain hazardous substances that can seep out into their surroundings, thus causing problems for the future. People who are concerned about this should know that appliances can be recycled and otherwise reclaimed so long as they have been sent to the proper facilities. Junk King knows all about the recycling facilities that operate where we operate, which is why we can guarantee that the appliances entrusted to us will be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about Junk King’s residential and commercial junk removal services? Please contact us for further inquiries. We understand that calling in someone for appliance removal as well as other forms of junk removal can be a major step. As a result, our representatives are always ready to help potential customers understand exactly what they can expect when they call in Junk King experts.
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Junk King St. Paul
1430 County Rd C West Suite 200
Roseville, MN 55113
Hours: M-F: 7A-4P, Sa: 7A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the St. Paul area, including:

Circle Pines
Cottage Grove
Forest Lake
Lake Elmo
Marine On Saint Croix
Saint Paul
St Paul
St Paul Park
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