So, you purchased a new refrigerator. Now you need to get rid of your old one. Time to plan for refrigerator removal!
While it may seem like a simple to task to haul out your old refrigerator, the truth is it can be a bit, well, complicated. But not to worry - we've got you covered with a handy refrigerator removal checklist.
Refrigerator Removal: One Step At a Time
Getting an old refrigerator out of your house, apartment or office is not just a matter of putting it on a dolly and rolling it out to the curb. At least not if you want to do it properly.
Between the loose inner components, the refrigerant and other chemicals, and the ice and water, there is a bit more to it than "loading and hauling."
Although an empty frig may look harmless it contains some toxic materials, especially those units that were built before 1995. Refrigerants such as Freon must be professionally removed from them before disposal. Oils and other fluids in the motors can contain PCBs, or Polychlorinated biphenyls.
PCBs have been used as coolants and lubricants in transformers, capacitors, and other electrical equipment. The manufacture of PCBs was stopped in the U.S. in 1977, however, because of evidence they can cause harmful health effects.
The water should be evacuated from the refrigerator and water lines. And all the loose pieces such as shelves, ice trays, inner doors and panels, should be removed or secured.
To make the whole process easier and simpler, we've put together this handy checklist for your refrigerator removal project.
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Why Recycling is the Best Disposal Option
If you determine that you're not able to sell your old refrigerator or even donate it, what do you do with it?
For many people the seemingly obvious answer is to simply dump it. But that's actually the worst thing you could do. And that's assuming you even can dump it somewhere.
Because so much of what makes up a refrigerator can be efficiently recycled and the material reused, taking it to a recycling facility is the better option.
And, depending on where you live, getting your refrigerator to a proper place for recycling is pretty simple. In fact, the simplest and easiest way to get rid of your old refrigerator in and environmentally acceptable way is to call a junk removal expert.
And Junk King is your best choice for that task.
Refrigerator Removal and Junk Removal Experts
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly refrigerator disposal service to make the whole process easy for you. Our experienced refrigerator removal team can quickly and easily haul off that old fridge without damaging your home in the process.
We’ll do all the heavy lifting!
Finally, we’ll make sure that the refrigerator is disposed of at a proper recycling facility so that it doesn’t do any harm to our ecosystem.
Our professional and insured refrigerator disposal team will show up at your home or office and we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. When we arrive we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your items take up in our truck.
You point and we'll haul your old fridge and other items into our junk removal trucks, and with no hidden fees.
Ready to get rid of your old refrigerator? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865)