If you’ve recently bought a new refrigerator or washer for your home, you must be wondering what to do with the old one. Many homeowners doubt that they will have to pay to have their machine removed and hence prefer to leave it by the side of the road.
Proper disposal of a refrigerator is important because it contains harmful metals and chemicals which when left indisposed can be damaging to the environment. Also, an appliance left carelessly by the side of the road can cause injury to passersby.
On the contrary, some homeowners are in such a hurry to get rid of home utility items that they are ready to pay the demanded charge to have it removed from their homes. Why pay for appliance pickup when you can get it for $35? It sounds too good to be true, but there are companies that handle the task for you $35.
Why would someone offer a $35 appliance pickup?
This is the first question that comes to the mind of homeowners. Old and used appliances are tested before they are removed. In the lot of machines, a few are functional; they are only old and damaged. Such machines are cleaned, repaired and sold at a highly-discounted rate to families that cannot afford a brand new set. Some are donated to charitable organizations.
The appliances that cannot be repaired are labeled as junk. They are sent to scrap dealers, the trash or recycle facility. Here the company does not earn anything or earns very little. However, by disposing it off properly it helps preserve the environment.
How to go about the process?
You will find several appliance removal companies online. The local phone directory is another place to look. Start by short listing companies operating in your locality or state. At the company website, you will be asked to fill up a simple form including your name, address, telephone number and type of appliance. As soon as you fill up the form, a company representative will get in touch with you. They will schedule a date and time for your washer or washing machine pickup. In addition to picking up your vehicle, they will also help disconnect appliances.
The Conditions Apply in certain situations
Customers are always worried about hidden charges. What if a service advertised “$35” charges an exorbitant bill after they have been hired? Most appliance disposal companies offer their services at no cost. However, there are two situations under which the $35 washer pickup becomes a paid washer pickup. You might be asked to pay a meager amount (not more than $25) if the equipment has to be moved through inconvenient areas such as the basement or the staircase. The second situation is when your house is beyond the company’s coverage area. You will have to pay the firm fuel fee. There is a solution to the second problem. You can have your machine transported $35 of cost by choosing a service provider operating in your state or region.