How Do I Get Rid of My Old Refrigerator?

Is Your Refrigerator on its Last Leg? Here’s What You Should Do

When your refrigerator stops working and is no longer efficient, it’s time to consider its removal. Trusting professionals, like Speedy Junk Removal, for this task is a wise choice due to the complexities involved. Dealing with such a bulky and heavy item requires expertise to ensure no harm comes to your property or the environment.

Signs Your Refrigerator Might Need Replacement:

  • Monitor the Temperature: A consistently high temperature, even after adjusting settings, signals your refrigerator might be malfunctioning.
  • Listen for Motor Noises: If your refrigerator’s motor is running but it’s not cooling, the compressor might be the issue.
  • Excessive Frost Buildup: If there’s a frost overload, it could mean the cooling coils are compromised.

Is Refrigerator Recycling an Option?

You can’t just dump refrigerators as regular trash. They’re filled with chemicals that need special handling. Only seasoned experts can dismantle and process these appliances for recycling. Dumping in general landfills is not only harmful to the environment but can also be illegal in many places.

When you opt for a service like Speedy Junk Removal, we evaluate the potential for recycling your old fridge. If recycling isn’t feasible, we ensure safe and responsible disposal.

Steps to Ready Your Fridge for Removal:

  • Unplug, Don’t Just Switch Off: The first step is to disconnect your fridge entirely from the power source, eliminating any electrical hazards.
  • Anticipate Melting Frost: As your freezer warms up, water will be released. Prepare by placing towels or absorbent materials around the fridge.
  • Empty the Contents: Before removal, ensure all items, perishable or not, are taken out.
  • Secure Internal Components: Detach or tape down shelves and trays to avoid accidental breakage or injury during movement.

Need a Hand with Your Fridge Removal?

Handling a fridge disposal is no small feat. It’s heavy, cumbersome, and demands proper technique. But don’t fret – Speedy Junk Removal is here to assist! Not only do we specialize in hauling away old refrigerators, but we also provide disposal solutions for a range of household appliances. Our team is trained to do the hefty work and ensure every part, if not recycled, is discarded appropriately.

Thinking of saying goodbye to your old fridge? Reach out to us now!


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