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Is it worth spending the money on hiring a fridge removal service or does it make better sense to do it yourself? Here's what you need to know about hiring a fridge removal service and what you can do to prepare.
A fridge removal service is someone you hire to get rid of your old fridge. It is the safest way to move a big and bulky fridge and saves you risking an injury if you try to do it yourself.
A fridge removal team will come to your home and pick up your old fridge and transport it in their truck to the nearest regulated disposal site. Most fridge removal companies also offer an environmentally friendly option to recycle the fridge's working parts and components. Some offer extra services like storage and moving your new fridge into your home.
You can try looking online and searching on websites like Airtasker or Oneflare to find a local fridge removal service. These sites are useful because you can read customer reviews and compare costs all in one place.
If you want the fridge removal team to help you with your new fridge, you'll want to schedule its arrival on the same day.
The cost to remove your fridge will depend on the size and how many people are needed to move it. There will also be a fee to dump it, which will likely be included in your quote. Jobs are usually individually priced and based on an hourly rate. You can expect to pay between $60 - $110 per hour for fridge removal services.
Narrow down your search to about three different fridge removal services and ask for a quote from each. Then you can compare prices and see exactly what's included in the service. You can also compare services based on years of experience, convenience and customer reviews which you can usually find online.
When booking a fridge removal service ask them how you should prepare. Generally, you might want to unplug and empty your old fridge and let it stand with the door open for about 6-8 hours before moving it. Give the inside a good wipe down and remove the bulb from the inside. Clear a path for the movers and make sure there's nothing that could get in their way.
When deciding on which fridge removal team to hire, consider these questions:
For fridge removal, it's best if you are home to let the team into our house. Also you will need to be home if you need to coordinate the arrival of your new fridge.
Disposing of a fridge safely and eco-friendly is so much easier when you call a fridge removal service to do it for you. It might cost a bit of money upfront, but it will save you a whole lot of bother if you do it yourself.
How far in advance should you book a fridge removal?
Aim to book in your removal as early as possible to get the most convenient times. Usually between one week and a month is best, although most removal services will pick up your fridge on the same day you call.
Do I need to clean my fridge before getting it removed?
You will not need to clean your fridge before removal, but it's a good idea to remove any large or obvious debris or food in the fridge.
Is there anything a fridge removal team can't help with?
A fridge removal team can also help remove many other appliances, but they are generally not set up to move furniture or items of value.
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