One of the biggest hassles any homeowner can face is the removal and replacement of an old appliance. First, you have to move the appliance out from the wall and make enough room to squeeze behind. Next, you have to make sure every cord and pipe is disconnected, and then figure out how to get it out of your house. That might include risking life and limb to somehow get that big heavy appliance down a few flights of stairs and into the back of a truck.
At this point, most people are so fed up with the process that they don’t care where the appliance ends up, as long as it is out of sight. This is likely the driving factor behind a lot of the illegally ditched appliances we all tend to see along the city streets. You might be thinking, “Well, dumping an appliance is bad, but not as bad as dumping chemicals or other more harmful things”. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth.
Refrigerator Removal Hazards
Let’s take refrigerators, for example. You will find a plethora of harmful and toxic substances in an old refrigerator, including mercury, Freon and other refrigerants, contaminated oil, and synthetic foam insulation. When dumped at the landfill, these chemicals leak and contaminate both the ground and the air. This is why proper appliance recycling is critical to the overall health of the environment.
Here at Fast Haul we want to make sure that every old appliance we pickup are disposed of as responsibly as possible. We take care of everything: we will come to your home, remove your old appliance, and drop it off at a reputable recycler who will dismantle the appliance in an environmentally friendly manner.
If you would like to inquire about getting an old appliance removed and responsibly hauled away and disposed of, call or schedule an appointment online today for a free estimate.