Many homeowners have experienced the frustration of a house clogged with unwanted stuff or a yard colonized by debris. When recovering a clean, usable space requires too much time or effort, a junk removal company can efficiently purge the home and yard of unwanted items, all without the homeowner having to lift a finger.
Why Not Just Call Your Local Trash Collectors?
Unlike most trash collection services, junk removal companies perform many tasks beyond simply taking away unwanted items.
Moving items and loading the truck. One of the biggest benefits of hiring a junk remover is that the team will gather everything, do all the heavy lifting, and get it all onto the truck. In contrast, with a trash collection service, the homeowner is responsible for moving everything to the curb for pickup.For many people, this task could be not only difficult but potentially dangerous as well, particularly if it involves heavy or cumbersome items or debris.
Sorting, recycling, selling, and donating. When homeowners have a large amount of stuff to clean out, they may not relish the prospect of sorting and organizing all the items or debris by material type and ensuring nothing exceeds specific size or weight limits. However, this up-front work is required for most bulk pickups by a trash collector. Professional junk removal contractors simply take the unorganized mass of items and debris from a home – with few limits on the size, type, or weight of acceptable materials – and do all the sorting, renewing, and recycling activities elsewhere.
Can’t It Just Be Hauled?
Professional junk removers haul a comprehensive range of things, and the best companies renew or recycle
a vast majority of the items. However, most companies cannot haul hazardous materials, such as oil-based paint, car batteries, or pesticides. Homeowners can safely dispose of any hazardous household waste at facilities run by their county’s solid waste department.
Most junk removal companies prefer to give estimates on-site, due to the fact that their charges are often based solely on the volume of material to haul: by seeing in person all the items or debris to be removed, contractors can give a more accurate estimate. It is not necessary to gather all the unwanted items in one spot for either the estimate or the removal. Everything to be hauled can be left in place, and the removal team will do the work of retrieving it.
Many contractors will come ready to do the removal the day they give the estimate. a different day is preferred, a household member will likely need to be present at that time as well, or at least when the removal team first arrives, to confirm what is to be cleaned out and provide access to any areas. Professional junk removers take over all the duties of moving everything into the truck.For safety reasons, homeowners and other household members should not take part in the moving process.
Almost all junk removal contractors will sweep up the cleared area as part of their services; this is particularly valuable if the junk removal is one step in a larger process, like preparing a home for sale or doing a renovation.