June 4, 2017.
When your fridge goes out, it always seems to be at the worst possible moment. Whether it’s in the middle of a snowstorm or right before you host a big party for your relatives, your refrigerator is almost guaranteed to go out when it’s the least convenient time.
In addition to making sure you get all of the salvageable food into a cooler as soon as possible and eating the rest of what’s not spoiled, you’ll need to figure out what to do with the old, broken refrigerator.
Here’s what to do with an old refrigerator when it goes out and who to call on for fridge pick up services.
Always Try to Recycle Old Appliances
Though it may be easy to toss an unwanted refrigerator out onto the street or into a dumpster, this is not a great idea.
For one, many neighborhood associations or city laws prohibit setting appliances out on the curb, so you definitely don’t want to get fined or cited (especially right after your bad luck with a refrigerator going out!).
Also, when you have an old appliance that you’re trying to get rid of, recycling it is the best possible option. Refrigerators (especially old models) have toxic chemicals inside of them, like Freon, that can be extremely harmful when exposed to a local water source or the air.
Additionally, refrigerators have many valuable parts that can be re-used and made into other appliances or materials. Recycling an old appliance’s parts into new products means that less energy is used to make those new things, which can dramatically reduce our carbon footprint.
Avoid the Back Pain and Schedule a Pick Up
When you need a refrigerator out of your house, you could try and remove it yourself and take it to a recycling center—but remember that refrigerators are extremely heavy. You could struggle with the backbreaking work yourself (or try to convince a bunch of friends to help you), or you could hire a professional who can manage the heavy lifting for you.
Here at Jiffy Junk, we offer professional appliance pick-up services to make your life easier. We’ll handle all of the lifting, carrying, and disposing of your old refrigerator. We always try to make sure that every refrigerator and appliance we pick up is recycled responsibly and doesn’t contribute to filling up landfills.
In addition to old refrigerators, we take dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, computers, televisions, and any other appliance you may have in the house. Removing large appliances can be cumbersome, but our experts can get the job done quickly and efficiently. Best of all, you don’t even have to break a sweat.
When you need your old refrigerator out of your house to make room for a new model, or if you need other appliances or junk removed, be sure to give us a call. We currently serve all of Long Island as well as all areas of NYC. Get a quote by calling (844) 543-3966 or click on the “Get Pricing” button below.