Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Junk Removal Services: Things to expect

When it’s time for a yard cleanup, it can be a daunting task to think about where all the garbage will go. It is only natural to plan hiring a professional! However, it is important that you make sure you know what is included in the junk removal project before signing someone up.

There are different businesses that provide different junk hauling services. Here is a rundown on what you can expect and what you should not, when hiring a professional junk hauler to assist you in your cleanup of any kind.

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Range of items for junk removal

Most junk haulers have the expertise in disposing of or removing several kinds of items, small and large. Some may be equipped to handle only rubbish and debris such as, household waste or leaves.
From items such as mattresses, couches, and dryers to broken toys, old newspapers and tools, junk removal services have the ability to take away almost all the items that you do not need. Some junk and trash removal services may even deal with renovation and construction debris such as concrete.

Handling hazardous materials

Junk removal professionals rarely handle hazardous materials. Some such materials include medical waste and asbestos, and they may include the following too:

  1. Oil
  2. Paint
  3. Appliances containing coolant
  4. Paint thinner
  5. Fuel
  6. And a few other similar items
Make a note of the materials you desire to dispose of. Does the list include hazardous waste? In such a case, speak to the company beforehand to be sure about their services; you do not want to end up handling the dangerous items on your own, if they do not have the capacity to handle them.

Call different junk removal services in your area to be certain of the availability of this service. Also, check whether they charge any extra fee for disposing of such materials so that there would be no surprises when the final bill arrives.

Recycling junk

Not all junk haulers make material recycling their priority; however, many of them are committed to transforming one man's garbage to another man’s treasure. You may not need old clothing, furniture and other similar things; they can serve to refurbish the shelters of the needy.

Materials such as glass and metal can be sent for reprocessing, to be transformed into brand new items. Several junk removers work with charities to find the right places for recycling junk materials.

Junk haulers, not cleaners

Many junk hauling services ensure that they clean up the junk, leaving the property in an orderly manner. That does not mean they are a professional cleaning service. As a small professional gesture, they clean up the little bits of dirt left behind after the removal of large items such as furniture and boxes.

If you want your property properly cleaned – scrubbed, vacuumed, and dusted – you need to hire professional cleaners.

As you do with any maintenance or home improvement contractor, make sure you discuss properly all specifics of the junk removal project, before you make any hiring decisions.