Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. We offer free pick up of your old washer, dryer, stove, range, oven, hotwater tank, and working fridge or freezer.
We also pick up non-working refrigerators, freezers, and a/c units for a fee of $29.95 + tax.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. People call us everyday to ask us if we take refrigerators for free. And we do if they're working. But when a fridge quits getting cold we have to be the bearers of bad news.If a refrigerator doesn't get cold anymore, it's not worth fixing, and it must be discharged.
The EPA enforces a thing called the Clean Air Act. And the clean air act states that the gas inside of a refrigerator must be properly evacuated before the fridge can be recycled.
To evacuate the gas in a refrigerator you must be EPA Certified, and you must possess nearly $2,000 in equipment. Then you have to sit outside in the cold and monitor the process. It takes time, and it costs money. This is why no business can do this for free.
When you take into consideration the gas, and the time to pick it up, and the time spent evacuating the freon plus the need for certification and special equipment then the $30 pick up fee seems a bit more reasonable.