Don’t Remove Household Appliances Yourself! Here’s Why

Two movers in all blue uniforms use orange belts to remove an old washing machine from a white room.

Household appliances are some of the most beneficial aspects of a home. They can cut down on the time it takes to do work, help you preserve and cook food, and even get you connected to the Internet! However, these appliances aren’t built to last forever. There will come a time where you’ll need to upgrade them, which means having to remove the old ones! You might be tempted to try and remove the old appliances yourself, but we strongly recommend that you don’t try to. Here are all the reasons why you shouldn’t remove household appliances yourself!

A Huge Risk For Back Injuries

Moving and lifting heavy objects can create a considerable amount of risk for back injuries. When you lift heavy objects, there’s a pretty specific technique that you need to use. You’ll also need to maintain your posture throughout, as one small mistake can spell doom for the entire operation. Regardless of what technique you use to lift, trying to move a heavy object like that puts an incredible amount of stress on your back. Chances are, that stress will be too much for your back to handle, which can lead to many types of back injuries. The best way to prevent that risk is not to attempt lifting your appliances!

Potential For Broken Bones

Lifting heavy appliances also comes with the risk that you’ll drop them. Oftentimes, the weight of your appliances will be more than you expect, which can cause your body to react by dropping it. However, when you go through the motion of dropping it, you’re not going to be thinking about everything below! This can lead to broken bones in areas like your feet, toes, and ankles. Healing these comes with a lot of medical costs, so you can save both money and pain by leaving appliance removal to the professionals!

Developing Muscle Strains

Lifting heavy objects also has the potential to lead to muscle strains and sprains. As we previously mentioned, you need to maintain a specific posture throughout the lifting process to reduce the risk of injury. One of the negative impacts of diverting from this technique is the potential of muscle strains. Lifting also puts a lot of stress on the muscles that get used to lift it, which can lead to sprains and tears that are painful and take time to heal. In more serious cases, you could even slip a disk or hernia!

Appliance Removal With Trash Bandits Junk Removal

If you need old appliances removed, let Trash Bandits Junk Removal take the load off of your hands! Our team is expertly trained and experienced in lifting heavy objects, so we’ll be able to take the danger out of appliance removal. For all of your junk removal needs, contact us today to schedule an appointment!