Appliance Removal Don’tsOkay, for whatever reason you have one or more old appliances on your hands. And, you need to get rid of them. But, the place where you bought the replacements just doesn’t take away used appliances. It seems you’re stuck. So, you think to yourself putting them out on the curb is an option. After all, someone will pick them up. But, it won’t be the local trash collection agency. And, leave them out long enough and you might get hit with a code violation.
All donations that Goodwill can sell in its stores are greatly appreciated. However, when Goodwill receives items that cannot be used, staff must dispose of them, raising expenses and reducing the revenue available for employment and educational services. Where possible, items that are placed on the sales floor but do not sell are recycled and sold for salvage. When Goodwill receives items that it cannot sell, such as broken, torn or damaged items or products that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, we are forced to dispose of those items for the safety of our customers. —Goodwill of South FloridaSo, get the replacement and then remove the old one. Be sure to secure power (turn off the breaker) and then unplug the appliance itself. Have a clear path to more easily “walk” it out its location to the door. Pay close attention to how the old one is installed so it is easier to hook up the new one.
Englewood DIY Appliance Removal Do’sNow, when it comes to DIY appliance removal, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. You can’t just throw an old appliance out like you can the kitchen trash. So, here are some ways to smartly go about DIY appliance removal for any property:
- Do sell them. If those old appliances still have some life and you’re just upgrading to new units, then you might consider selling the old ones. And, if those old appliances are in pretty good condition, you might find luck at a local consignment or repair shop.
- Do donate them. Another option is to donate them. (That is, if they are in relatively good, usable and working condition.) A local shelter, church, or even school, or some charitable organization might welcome the gift. Plus, you can take a small tax write off, in return.
- Do leave the appliances in-place. If the appliances are in working condition and still look good, then you might consider leaving them in the house and sell them with the property.