Junk Removal Services
Choosing a Junk Removal Service
Just like every other service in existence, all junk removal companies are not created equal. It is important to take a quick inventory of what you need completed and what type of junk removal service can complete the task. While many of these services may seem identical, there are some specific characteristics that can help mold your decision. Here is a quick look at some important points that you should keep in mind.
1. What Does Professional Mean?
A professional junk removal service means much more than simply being physically capable of picking up your junk. For example, there have been cases where shady junk removal services would collect the junk from someone property, and instead of disposing of it properly, they simply dumped it on the side of a road. The problem with this is that since it is your stuff, you will be held just as liable as the company that did the dumping. There are many cases where the customer received fines for littering because it was their stuff on the side of the road. While this is definitely not normal, it is a great example to emphasize why professionalism is an important characteristic to consider. Some simple indicators of whether or not they run their service professionally include: do they answer the phone during business hours? If not, do they return your call quickly? Do they sound knowledgeable? Another great way to determine whether or not they are a professional service is to find out whether or not they carry insurance and the proper local licenses.
2. Do You Get an Upfront Quote?
There are some companies that will not provide you with an upfront quote, but rather simply have an hourly rate that will be charged until the project is complete. The problem with this is that there is no incentive for them to work quickly in order to finish the project. Additionally, it may be an indicator that they really don’t know how long the project will take, which could be a sign that they do not really know what they are doing. If at all possible, you should be able to get an upfront quote. Keep in mind that you need to accurately describe the service that you want and sometimes they will even need to come out and inspect the job themselves before giving you an accurate quote. While the quote is not a binding price, they should at least be able to provide you with a realistic margin of error, so that you know what the highest possible price would be.
3. Where Does the Junk Go?
This is one of those issues that some people care about and some people don’t. There are some junk removal services that will actually sort your junk as they are loading it. This will include sorting out recyclables as well as items that could be donated instead of thrown away. On the other hand, some will just haul everything to the landfill with a truck. Either solution is acceptable, however some people prefer to know that their junk is being recycled or donated whenever possible.
When choosing a junk removal service, it is important to do your research in order to make the best choice. When researching, it is important to pay special attention to the services professionalism, the ability to get an upfront quote, and note where your junk will be taken. Browse our junk removal directory listed here to begin your search.