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Common Appliance Removal Safety Tips

A skyrocketing electrical bill could be an indication that your appliances are no longer keeping up with your needs.



Homeowners decide to upgrade their appliances for all sorts of reasons. The fact is that today’s appliances are more energy-efficient, and this might be encouraging enough to purchase a new refrigerator or air conditioner.

Appliances that have safety issues or only work intermittently should probably be replaced as well. That goes double if the appliance is ‘out of warranty’ and you will be fronting the cost for major repairs.

Fortunately, Junk King takes a variety of appliances and can help you to responsibly recycle, donate, and reuse wherever possible. Junk King takes huge appliances like refrigerators, water heaters, and washing machines. 


What is Appliance Removal? 


Appliance removal at Junk King is the process of safely removing old appliances and giving them a new life elsewhere. Functional appliances can be donated or reused by other families, whereas malfunctioning appliances can be recycled. 

Most homeowners will be replacing their refrigerators about every ten years and their water heaters about every eight years. Refrigerators, washers and dryers, water heaters, stoves, and freezers have parts that can be recycled. That said, some appliances contain toxic materials that need processing before recycling. 

The weight of many home appliances can also significantly complicate the process of making appliance removal a DIY process. That’s where Junk King comes in. 

Washing machines, on average, weigh about 175 pounds, and refrigerators can weigh 300 to 400 pounds. That’s simply too much for most homeowners to handle on their own. Junk King has all of the tools to get the job done right and takes the following appliances: 

  • – Air Conditioners
  • – Dishwashers
  • – Dryers
  • – Freezers
  • – Lawnmowers
  • – Refrigerators/Freezers 
  • – Stoves/Ovens
  • – Water Heaters
  • – Washing Machines
  • – Trash Compactors
  • – Microwaves
  • – And much more! 


Appliance removal frequently requires the use of specialized equipment, such as furniture straps and hand trucks. Appliance removal is a huge need in the community when you consider that 700 million home appliances are shipped annually in the US – comprising a $300-billion industry. 

That’s a lot of turnover of appliances. Junk King can help homeowners, renters, and property managers get old appliances out and make room for the new. Junk King has trucks that are now 20% larger, and you only pay for the volume that you actually use. 

As North America’s ‘greenest’ junk removal company, Junk King will ensure that old appliances are reused, donated, or recycled through local appliance/scrap metal recycling centers. 


Related: Appliance Removal FAQs


Four Top Tips for Appliance Removal 


The first step to proper appliance removal may strike some as surprising – do nothing! That is, homeowners shouldn’t attempt to disassemble their own appliances as this could mean coming into contact with harmful materials. 


  • Avoid DIY Disassembly 


Refrigerators and air conditioners, for example, can contain freon and chlorofluorocarbons that would be harmful for you (and the environment!) to come into contact with.

These chemicals are nothing to play around with because they can do significant damage to the environment and lead to a sizable fine if improperly dispersed. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has phased out freon and other harmful chemicals like HCFC-22. 


Pilot lights can contain heavy metals like mercury, as well, so it is best to leave appliance disassembly to the professionals. 


  • Use Full-service Junk Removal 


Junk King  Tacoma is a full-service junk removal company and can help homeowners with every stage of appliance removal. The first step is getting the appliance out of your home. From there, you need to know where to take functional appliances or where to recycle old appliances.


  • Check Municipal Rules 


Because of the toxins present in many appliances, some cities in and around Tacoma may not allow appliances to be left on the curb. Check local rules or contact Junk King for full-service junk removal because we comply with all rules and regulations. 


  • Schedule Around New Appliances 


Scheduling with Junk King around the delivery of new appliances will ensure that you don’t go long without the appliance in your home. Junk King offers two-hour service windows on a date of your choosing. Book an appointment online by clicking here and save $20.

A good idea would be to have all of your no-longer-needed appliances hauled away by Junk King on the same day. Ideally, you could have all new appliances delivered and installed right after your old appliances were hauled away by Junk King. 


Junk King Makes Appliance Removal Convenient 


Junk King handles everything from actually removing appliances from your home to potentially recycling, donating, or reusing functional appliances. Contact Junk King Tacoma or book an appointment online today. Consider calling 1-888-888-JUNK (5865), texting a photo of your appliances to 1-737-888-5865, or using the online pricing estimator.

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Junk King Tacoma
9316 Lakeview Ave. SW Suite A-1
Lakewood, WA 98499
Hours: M-F: 8A-6P, Sa: 8A-5P

Providing junk removal services to the Tacoma area, including:

Bonney Lake
Camp Murray
Mcchord Air Force Base
University Place
and these nearby zip codes:
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