We all know that household appliances don’t last forever, no matter how much we spend there is no way of guaranteeing how many years life you will get. Depending on size, broken household appliances can get pushed to the back of cupboards or used as additional storage for random items. Besides being used as a place to storage bits and pieces, is there any other reason why you should clean out broken appliances?
1. They Take Up Space
This point seems straight forward but we guarantee that most homes around Australia will have at least one broken appliance lying around their house. Appliances that can no longer be used take up valuable storage room, cluttering your kitchen, laundry or garage/shed. Of these items, many can be recycled, with parts and materials able to be reused in new products. Not sure where to recycle old appliances? Cheapest Load of Rubbish can help you remove broken appliances and recycle them appropriately.
2. They Can Be a Hazard
Large items such as fridges, freezer, washing machines and dryers can be a danger to children, who may see them as something to play with. Any unused items should be securely tape so that doors cannot be opened, better yet remove them completely. Unused appliances that are in good working order can be rehoused, repurposed or donated. But if your large appliance has packed it in for good and you’re replacing them with a new one, see if you can have the old one removed by the company delivering the new appliance. Alternatively, Cheapest Load of Rubbish can help.
3. Appliances Can Leak Dangerous Chemicals
Many people don’t think about the oil, gas and refrigerants inside appliances. If left without being properly recycled, these harmful chemicals can leak, spreading harmful liquids and gases into your home, local bushland and waterways.
Fridges, freezers, air conditioning units and dehumidifiers can leak these dangerous liquids and gases and should ideally be disposed of as soon as possible. This is also a good reason to make sure you do not illegally dump unwanted items as they can cause irreparable damage to the environment and area that you live.
Don’t leave unwanted appliances lying around your home. Our team pride ourselves on removing appliances from your home quickly and safely. Contact us today to learn more about how Cheapest Load of Rubbish can help you.