November 5, 2017.
You load the dishwasher, just like normal, and suddenly there’s no reaction when you press the “start” button. Worse, water comes pouring from the unit. When the smoke clears and the mess is cleaned up, there’s no denying the truth: you need a new dishwasher.
When you plan a kitchen remodel, you’re able to take advantage of the contractor’s expertise when it comes to appliance removal. When the upgrade isn’t exactly planned, however, just figuring out how to get rid of the discarded unit can be almost as stressful as replacing it.
Exploring Dishwasher Removal Options
There are a few options available to you as a homeowner when your dishwasher suddenly stops working. You can take advantage of pickup programs offered through many appliance retailers, who will haul away the old appliance after installing the new one. This is assuming you work with a retailer who offers these services and don’t plan to handle pick-up and installation on your own.
Your next option is handling the dishwasher removal yourself, taking it to the nearest recycling facility in order to comply with all local, state and federal laws regarding appliance disposal. This leaves you solely responsible for loading, hauling and dropping off the unit. You’ll also incur any handling fees charged by the recycling center.
There’s always a chance you could sell or donate a malfunctioning unit, typically to repair shops that will either use it for parts or attempt to refurbish it. You’ll have to do all the legwork of tracking down a willing recipient, which is often a tall order. Then you’ll have to negotiate pick-up or delivery, working out the logistics yourself.
On the other end of the spectrum is your remaining option, which is to hire experienced pros to handle the headache of recycling laws and hauling. If you’re not able to take advantage of retailer recycling programs, or don’t feel comfortable doing so, this is the least labor-intensive and stressful option.
Getting Rid of Appliances the Easy Way
When you send your discarded appliance with a retailer, you must accept on faith they’re disposing of it in an ethical manner. You may also be charged a fee, which can make this an even less favorable option when purchasing a new dishwasher is a surprise hit to your budget.
You have enough to worry about when an appliance unexpectedly stops working. You don’t need the added stress of trying to make the most ethical and earth-friendly choice. At the end of the day, working with qualified and knowledgeable professionals can be worth the cost.
Our Jiffy Junk technicians are trained to uninstall your appliances, hauling them to a certified recycling center in the area. White glove services leave the space cleaner than we found it and ready for your unexpected new upgrade. We provide top quality service to home and business owners throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with a focus on environmentally sound practices.
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