Junk Removal: Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Refrigerator

Refrigerators are a necessity for modern-day living. They work throughout the day to keep our food cool, and like most machines, after years of doing this the parts inside will start to wear down. The average lifespan of a refrigerator is between 10-15 years depending on the manufacturer and if the unit sustained any hardware damage. If your refrigerator is acting strange or stops working altogether, it’s time to consider repairing or replacing the refrigerator.

A damaged refrigerator will usually give off noticeable signals that something is wrong. Signs to look out for include:

  • Hissing

  • Sweating

  • Leaking

  • Cycling on and off

When you notice any of these signs, it’s time to consider replacing or repairing your refrigerator.

Refrigerators are expensive to replace and they’re a huge pain to move in and out of a house; therefore, it’s important to determine which refrigerator option is best for you before you do any heavy lifting. The first thing you should do is check the warranty on your old refrigerator. If the warranty will cover the costs of repairing, then there is obviously no need to replace it. However, if the costs to repair the refrigerator are equal to or greater than about half the cost of buying a new one, regardless of the warranty, then it would be in your best interest to look into the idea of replacing the refrigerator. Considering the average lifespan of a refrigerator, if your unit is close to, or exceeds, 10-15 years it would be easier to get a new one altogether.

When you need help disposing of your old refrigerator, call the professionals at Junk Angel. We take the hassle and stress out of removing a variety of household appliances. Call us today to get a free quote for your appliance removal in Orlando.

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