If you’re faced with having to clean up a lot of junk, even if it’s in usable condition, you might be feeling overwhelmed. That’s not unusual and it isn’t something you have to do all on your own. There are many situations which call for professional help, like estate home clean outs, foreclosure clear outs, rental property clean ups, storage facility clear outs, and the list goes on and on.
Fortunately, there are experienced services that are in the very business of picking up and hauling away everything from bulk trash, to household items, to office furniture and equipment, and everything in between. The unfortunate reality is some of these services present themselves as experienced professionals but are not and those are the entities you should most avoid. You might find yourself spending too much or worse, in legal trouble for something a careless crew member did that you’re ultimately responsible for legally.
Knowing when to Hire a Junk Haul Away Service
The question is really when is it time to hire a junk haul away service and when is it not necessary? The answer depends on a few factors. First and foremost is you having the tools, equipment, and manpower to handle the job. The second factor is the time you have to dedicate to the job.
Most caregivers face the ‘junk wars’ with still-living relatives. It can happen when you combine households because of the recession. Or help a parent downsize into assisted living. Or just try to make a crowded old house safer for an older adult in which to age-in-place. Sorting through the accumulated years can be exasperating. Even a nightmare, if the person is a pack-rat, under stress, or hopelessly sentimental. —Caring.com
The third factor is the expense. While you might think it cheaper to go the DIY route, if you take a moment to work out the costs of renting the equipment, the disposal costs, the permits to dump certain materials, and the fuel, you’ll likely find the DIY route is an expensive one.
What to Look for when You Hire a Riverview Junk Removal Company
Now, you’ve got to find the right junk removal company. Here’s what you ought to look for, and, if the service doesn’t have these things, don’t give them the job:
- Insurance. Of course, you should hire a company that’s insured. It not only protects you, but it also demonstrates the company is serious about serving its customers.
- Licensing. In some states, junk removal and hauling services must be licensed to operate. The reason is simple: said services might be responsible for picking-up and hauling hazardous materials.
- Experience. You’ll also be wise to have an experienced service take on the job. If you don’t, you might be left with having to do a bunch of legal cleanup or just the ordeal of making repairs.
- Equipment. The company ought to have more than just a truck. It should be well-equipped to handle everything from the odd job to complete dismantling and hauling away of big items.