How to Safely Get Rid of Your Old Refrigerator

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No matter how much you loved your old refrigerator, there comes a time when you will have to say goodbye. Safe handling and storage of older large appliances are essential to the health and well-being of people, pets, and property until removal happens.

Find Out If Any Repair Centers Want the Parts

You might find a repair center or individual that is interested in parts that can be used on other refrigerators. If it is made and model in high demand, you can expect they will make the trip and take the fridge off your hands. It is one of the less stressful ways to rid yourself of a broken down used appliance.

Contact the Local Recycling Center

You might be able to cart the refrigerator to the local recycling center. Give them a call and find out what you need to do to make it recycle-ready. You may have to get the freon discharged from the system first if it is an older one that uses freon coolant.

Find Someone That Salvages Recyclable Materials

Professional scrappers are everywhere, and they are always on the hunt for items to recycle. See if they are interested in taking the refrigerator off your hands. It is another way to benefit the environment and solve your problem at the same time.

Place the Appliance On an Even Surface

Countless times refrigerators end up as back-yard ornaments. Make sure that the area picked to store it is even ground. Placing it on an unstable surface provides the potential for disaster. Refrigerators have been known to fall over into porch supports, siding, plants, patio furniture, fences, garage walls, pets, and children. Think of the damage this large appliance can do. It can crush a small child.

Think of Safety First

Put safety first when storing older non-working refrigerators. Place it in a spot that is either inaccessible to small children, or has no other objects next to the appliance. Kids love to play and are high-energy. Having items close to the refrigerator that can be used to climb on up to the top is an accident waiting to happen. Secure the doors shut with chain and locks or remove them. Avert the tragedy of having an innocent game of hide-and-seek go wrong.

You can always call on experts like Sub Zero Repair Centers and get the right Sub Zero refrigerator repair to get the appliance up and running again!

Taking Care of Your Home Appliances

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Most of us want our appliances to last a long time. However, many of us don’t do too much to maintain or care for our appliances. Believe it or not, proper care and maintenance can actually extend the life and condition of your appliance. The maintenance for most of these appliances would take very little time. Most require a thorough cleaning periodically and a possible service visit from time to time.

Daily Maintenance
You should make a habit of wiping down your appliances, especially after you’ve cooked or used them in some way. This will prevent the build-up of grease and dirt and also keep the appliance working as it should. Many people don’t realize the impact that keeping your appliance clean can have on its ability to function well. For example, a gas stove that’s never cleaned can become clogged and may be difficult to light. This would require service from a company like wolf stove repair Florida. It’s possible that this service wouldn’t be needed if the stove was clean and free of built-up food and grease.

Checking the Owners Manual
Take some time and read the owners manual. The owners manual is filled with information that will help you care for your appliance and let you know what the warranty covers. If something goes wrong that’s already covered it will save you money. Familiarize yourself with the service schedule, proper care and maintenance, and the warranty.

Having Your Appliance Serviced
Some appliances require servicing during different periods of time. Try to follow the service schedule, if there is one. It will help you to maintain your appliance and avoid problems that could be offset by following the routine service calls. A service technician may be able to recognize problems before they become too big, which could also save you money.

The proper care and maintenance of your appliance will extend the life and health of your appliance. Take the time to clean it regularly. Consult the owners manual for warranty information and care instructions and recommendations. Try to maintain the cleanliness of your appliance everytime you use it, if not every day. If you take care of your appliance it will take care of you by serving you a long time.

Food for the Soul : Lay Aside Every Weight

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This is a Food for the Soul post on Hebrews 12, verses 1 and 2. This is going to be a series of posts but I will begin on the the first point on Laying Aside Every Weight.

Hebrews 12:1-2 

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

According to Bible Commentaries, the book of Hebrews was written to a group of Christians who were tempted to ditch their faith in Jesus due to persecution. Thus, Hebrews 12 was written as a reminder for them not to give up on their faith.

Lay Aside Every Weight

“Let us lay aside every weight (Hebrews 12:1b).

Our Christian walk can be likened into a race. No serious runner wants to load himself up with the things which will get in the way when he runs. Right? A runner always has minimum apparel because they don’t want anything to weigh them down when they run.

What are the things that weigh you down particularly in your walk with God?

Sinful Habit

And the sin that easily ensnares us.. (Hebrews 12:1c)

It might be a sinful habit that is draining your spiritual strength. It might be personal issues like bitterness, unforgiveness, insecurities and the like. All of these are heavy weights. You can’t successfully run the Christian race carrying all these at your back.


Our friends might also be dragging us down spiritually. If so, avoid these people. Put an end to these ties so that you can run the race unhindered.


Love for the things of this world might also drag us down in our walk with God. Sometimes our hobbies are taking much of our attention away from the race that God wants us to run. One example of this is spending too much time into social media, TV, sports and less time with God.

Lay Aside! Can you identify now what is slowing you down in your spiritual walk? Lay aside anything that you know is slowing you down spiritually. Begin today by opening everything to God!

Have a Blessed Sunday!

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