Why do we keep old appliances? This is an age-old question that we don’t really have a good answer to. Basements, crawl spaces and cold rooms alike are all destined to become the storage space of no return for these forgotten items.

That faulty coffee machine that you’ve replaced with a Keurig has no reason to sit around collecting dust in the basement. There is even less of a reason for you to still use that fridge that doesn’t even keep your food cold anymore. There’s a reason why appliances have a 10 to 13-year life expectancy.

Needless to say, it’s imperative to get your unneeded appliances removed. At Capital Junk, we offer professional appliance removal services to take those pesky outdated appliances off your hands. No one needs that old mini fridge wasting space in your already packed garage. If you call us, we will make sure your appliances are disposed of properly.

Capital Junk is a full-service junk removal company with over 10 years of experience in the business. We proudly offer appliance removal in Ottawa, and cities across the GTA such as Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford and Mississauga. If there is an appliance that you need taken off your hands, just give us a call so we can recycle it properly or donate it to one of the many charities we work with.

If you’re not sure if it’s time to get rid of your old appliance, here are some guidelines that will help you decide what exactly you should be getting rid of:

You Just Don’t Want It

 You may find that you have an appliance that works fine, but it’s not suitable for your lifestyle or your needs. You need to get it out of the way to make room for a replacement that better suits you, and that’s totally okay!

Don’t feel guilty for utilizing our appliance removal services, because we donate lots of picked up items.  You can rest easy knowing that your perfectly functional fridge will go to a family that it’s better suited to.

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It’s Not Working Anymore

If your dishwasher turns off mid-cycle, your washer is leaking water, or your fridge isn’t keeping your food cold anymore, the solution is obvious: replace the appliance with a new one. When your appliance stops working, it can be almost harmful to keep it around.

Why keep a fridge that doesn’t properly refrigerate food and lets it go bad? You don’t want to eat improperly kept food. It comes to a point where keeping these items are harmful to you, and it’s in your best interest to get rid of them.

It’s Making Strange Noises

Loud clanging when you use one of your appliances – whether you be doing a load of laundry or running your dishwasher – is never a good sign.

Chances are, your machine isn’t working. If your machine is brand new, it’s definitely worth getting in touch with your supplier to learn about your options. If it’s an appliance you’ve had for years, noises are a sign that it’s not working anymore and it’s time to say goodbye.

If you need a reminder as to why it makes no sense to keep appliances that don’t function properly, refer to the above point.

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It Takes Too Long to Get the Job Done

If you need 10 minutes to reheat your left-over Chinese food in the microwave, that’s a sign that something isn’t right. When your appliance is taking too long to do its job, it means that it’s not working the way it’s supposed to. If your appliance doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, get one that will.

Keeping around an appliance that just “kind-of” does its job is pointless – invest in appliances that work well and say goodbye to the ones that aren’t up to your standards.

You’ve Repaired It One to Many Times

It’s common to put money into repairing things like stoves and washers, but if you keep paying for repairs, it comes to the point where it’s more financially responsible to buy a new appliance that works properly. If you are regularly paying to have an appliance fixed, consider retiring it before it costs you hundreds and hundreds of dollars on a monthly basis.

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You’ve Replaced It

Your appliance stopped working, so you replaced it – good for you. You’ve completed the first step. Now, why is it still in your basement? If you have a new perfectly working appliance, there is no reason to hold on to its predecessor.

If you’re not using the appliance or giving it to a friend, it’s time to get it off of your hands. You will have peace of mind when you let us collect it because we will make sure we donate it or recycle it.

Did you know that one refrigerator contains 140 pounds of metal, 20 pounds of plastic, and 3 pounds of glass? Now you do – and that’s more of a reason to let us recycle your fridge for you. It’s hard to dispose of a fridge by yourself for example because if you don’t discard it correctly it can be harmful to the environment.

To ensure responsible removal, schedule a complimentary consultation with us today – there’s no need to keep your old appliances at home!

You Haven’t Used it in Years

If you can’t remember the last time you used one of your appliances, we’d bet that you don’t need it anymore. We can’t think of one reason why to keep an appliance that you don’t use.

If you’re not using an appliance because it’s broken, it’s time to get rid of it. If it does work and you just don’t get use out of it, let us pick it up so that we can donate it to one of the charities we work with. The less clutter in your house, the better.

You HAVE Been Using it for Years

Sometimes nothing actually goes wrong with an appliance, it just ages. It works a bit slower and has some wonky bugs that you just come to terms with – i.e. your coffee machine that only brews if you press two buttons at the same time.

Sound familiar? The fact is, most appliances have an expiration date. Dishwashers, for one, are meant to last eight to 10 years – which means if you’ve had one for 15 years, the time has come to part with it.

Instead of re-washing those dishes by hand because your dishwasher isn’t getting the job done, just get it removed and replace it with a new model. Plus, the functions of these items decline after years of use.

A lot of the time people keep an old appliance because they insist on still using it, or they simply don’t know how to get rid of it. After all, e-waste is a problem – which is why we’re here to make sure your e-waste gets treated properly.

It’s time to part with your old appliance whether it be faulty or just outdated. Holding on to an appliance can be potentially hazardous if it’s releasing toxins or can be a fire hazard if you’re using one that doesn’t work right.

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It’s Rusted

That being said, if you have noticed that the inside of your appliance is rusting, whether it be a machine or a toaster oven, it’s time to get rid of it. It may have rusted with age or gotten damaged through use, but regardless why the rust has appeared the solution is the same: get rid of it.

You Need More Out of It

Sometimes you just outgrow your appliance. Maybe that small fridge you used before your significant other moved in isn’t cutting it anymore, or your family sized fridge is a waste of space now that your kids have moved out. Whatever the case may be, if your appliance isn’t serving your needs, it’s time to let us take it off of your hands so you can find one that does.

Get in Touch for Appliance Removal in Ottawa:

We here at Capital Junk have been in the business for 10 years and are proud to be local experts in appliance removal.

If you’re looking to get rid of an appliance – or any other unwanted items – we’re here to help.

We are a full-service junk removal company that offers environmentally friendly appliance removal in Ottawa, and cities across the GTA not limited to Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford and Mississauga.

If you’re looking to get rid of your dishwasher or any other appliance, you can’t just stick it outside. The City of Ottawa’s municipal waste collection will not accept old household appliances that are put out on the curb. These include refrigerators, freezers, stoves, air conditions, dishwashers, hot water tanks, furnaces, dryers and more.

We are committed to responsible and environmentally conscious appliance removal, as most of these items have materials that are hazardous to the environment when not disposed of properly. If you are ready to get rid of that old washer and dryer set, or anything else at home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!