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The Dangers of Improperly Lifting Appliances

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The Dangers of Improperly Lifting Appliances

Your household appliances aren’t always meant to last forever. Eventually, you will need to replace these with more upgraded models, which means having to dispose of the old ones. You may be tempted to try to remove these appliances on your own, but we STRONGLY caution you against doing so! The risks of lifting heavy appliances well outweigh the potential reward. We’ve highlighted the biggest dangers of improperly lifting appliances below!

Muscle Strains

When you lift a heavy household appliance, you need to maintain specific positions and move in specific ways. You also need to have a little bit of muscle! However, the focus that you’ll need will most likely be overwhelmed when you first pick up the appliance. Deviations from the proper technique can lead to severe muscle strains. Muscle cramping and decreased ability to walk are common signs of muscle strains, so make sure you get them checked out if you notice the symptoms.

Slipped Disks

Perhaps the most serious of injuries that can occur when you lift appliances improperly are back injuries. Slipped disks are a common problem that can result from improper lifting of appliances. If you aren’t familiar with how disks work, they sit between the bones that make up your spine and absorb any movement or compression that might occur. Once those disks slip, it can be very painful to set them back in line! The best way to avoid a slipped disk is to not attempt lifting in the first place.


In rarer cases, improper lifting could lead to you developing hernias in your abdomen. If your abdominal wall is weak, there’s a far higher chance that this type of injury occurs. Not only is it incredibly painful, but it can also lead to things like fever and chills. If you have strong abdominal muscles, this shouldn’t be a cause for concern, but if not you should think twice before lifting a heavy appliance. Use appliance removal services instead!

Appliance Removal At Trash Your Junk

As you might have guessed by now, there are some serious risks that can come with lifting heavy appliances. However, that doesn’t mean that these risks can’t be avoided! The best way to ensure your safety is to use the appliance removal services at Trash Your Junk. We’re expertly trained in lifting heavy appliances, so there’s no risk to you or your home when we remove them. We can transform the quality of your space and help you relieve your stress! There’s only one way to see the results for yourself: contact us today!

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