Business Junk Removal

Benefits of Using a Professional Junk Removal Company

Property cleanup in La Mesa

Most people think getting rid of junk or debris is a Do-it Yourself type of job and are reluctant to reach out to a professional junk removal company. That’s because most people underestimate all of the things you need to consider when removing junk from your home or business.

We spoke to La Mesa Junk Pros to get an idea of what type of planning and coordination needs to take place in order to haul away people’s junk and this is what they said.

First, you need to make sure you have a true understanding of how big of a truck you will need in order to haul everything away. The most common mistake people make is underestimating how much junk they have. They usually end up having to make multiple trips to dump their junk spending more on gas than they had planned and spending way more time than they had anticipated on hauling their junk. This definitely leads to a lot of frustration.

Not only this, but underestimating how much space you’ll need can lead people to overpack their truck. This can lead to a dangerous situation if the items are not secured properly. How many time have you been driving on the highway only to see a piece of furniture or other items that have fallen out of a truck?

This type of situation can be avoided by hiring a professional junk removal company, which not only have the right sized truck, but also has plenty of harnesses, rope and straps to secure all items.

The second thing do it yourselfers don’t think about is the fact that some items require special disposal. Paint, electronics, old mattresses and other items require proper disposal. Trying to throw away some of these items in your trash can will likely lead to fines from the city. A professional junk removal company knows exactly how to dispose of specialty items and what the requirements are for your specific city or county.

The last thing people underestimate is the professionalism and tools needed to get the work done safely and efficiently. Most people round up a few friends or extended family in order to get the work done. Oftentimes, this can lead to unintentional damage to the property or work area as well as injury to some of the volunteers who are working without the tools they need.

Junk removal companies have everything they need to get any job done. If a bit of light demolition work is needed, they have the team and the tools to do it safely.

If proper disposal of speciality items is needed, they have the right knowledge and resources to do the job correctly without any headaches or wasted time.

All in all, hiring a professional junk removal company helps you avoid common pitfalls with hauling away unwanted items. Plus it can save you time, money, and headaches in the long run.


Best Tools of the Trade

I get asked a lot what are the essential tools to have when working in detailing. So, I decided to create a top 5 list of tools you must absolutely have in oder to run a successful detailing business.

1. An organized vehicle.

Now, I know you probably weren’t expecting this to be on the list, but if you don’t have the right van or vehicle with the space for your equipment, you are really going to struggle. You’ll have to dig around for things, and if there is not enough room, you may even damage some of your materials while trying to access them.

On top of that, I think having them very organized and labeled is an absolute must. This helps you keep a clean work space, allows you to prolong the life of your materials, can save you and your team tons of time while on location for different jobs.

2. A set of interior detail brushes

Okay, this is an easy one, right? You will need a variety of brushes to ensure that you are able to get the fine details just right. Your customers are counting on you to get into every nook and cranny of the car.

The right set of brushes will have a variety of hard and soft brushes to ensure you can tackle anything you encounter on the cars you are detailing.

3. Upholstery Steam Cleaner

Yes, the outside appearance of a car can really wow a customer. And very few things get a customer to smile than seeing the shine and sheen of their car after it’s been detailed, but having a quality upholstery steamer can really help you make the interior of a car the star of the show! A good upholstery steamer can help you remove stains, remove orders and revive a car’s interior.

4. Bucket Tool Organizer

A bucket tool organizer is basically a bucket with specially fitted bags and pockets to hold all of the tools and supplies you need. It makes your tools portable and helps you complete a job faster.

A good bucket organizer has enough pockets and space for your spray bottles, supplies and tools. This indispensable, yet simple tool can make a big difference to your business.

5. A Rolling Creeper

Let me just say this… this tool will save your back and your knees. In my mind this is a long-term investment that cannot be undervalued. Basically, a rolling creeper is like a stool you can sit on that rolls. This means that you can get low to work on trim and the lower part of the vehicle without putting any strain on your knees and back. This can help you avoid injuries and save your energy so you are able to deliver quality work all day long.

Now, this is not a complete list of tools, but I do feel like these are essential tools to help get you started on the right path.
Are there any tools you would recommend be on the list?


Starting a Mobile Detailing Business

Detailing businesses have existed for as long as there have been modes of personal transportation. People understand that the regular care and maintenance of their car really matters. Not only this, people, more than ever, are able to keep cars for longer periods of time, prompting them to look at ways to keep their cars not only running well, but looking good as well.

Plus, when you add to this the fact that people increasingly have less time due to extended job hours, juggling multiple jobs or going to school as well, and mobile detailing just makes sense. People want an option that saves them time and mobile detailing is a perfect way to cross something off the to-do list without having to take extra time from their already busy schedules.

So, there is obviously a need for this type of service. And, done correctly, auto detailing can be a lucrative business for you.

There are a few things to consider when you’re looking into starting this type of business. Tom from Orlando Mobile Detailing Pros shared a few things you should think about before starting your business.

For starters, get a real understanding of what the market in your city looks like. Compare what type of packages and prices different mobile detailers are offering to their customers. This will give you an understanding of the potential profit you can make form your business.

Also, keep in mind what region of the country you are setting up shop. For example, his business is in Orlando, Florida, which basically has sunny weather all year around. Which means, his business stays busy year-round and is not slowed down by harsh winters.

Another thing to consider is the population and demand for detailing and car care services. Doing research on the area and search volume for this type of service can help you understand the income potential.

Now, Tom did highlight the fact that a completely mobile car detailing business has low start up costs since you will not have to invest in an actual physical location as a start up cost.

Keep in mind that the largest upfront cost for starting your business would be the vehicle. This required that you purchase a vehicle that is large enough to carry all tools and materials needed for handling a variety of car detailing and other vehicle detailing services.

In addition to that, keep in mind that you will need to find a vehicle that accommodate space for you to complete the back end activities of your business as well. Things such as record-keeping, payment processing and client communication will likely take place in your vehicle so make sure it is large enough and organized as well.

prolonging detail service

Tips for Prolonging Your Car Detail Service

It seems that most people who invest in mobile car detailing, understand the long term positive effects of protecting the exterior of their car with regular maintenance and special sealants.

But, how can we encourage people to take a more active role in maintaining the work done on their cars?

For starters, we encourage car owner too carry a micro-fiber cloth in their car at all times. Obviously, this allows the owner of the car to easily pull out the cloth to wipe off any dust that has accumulated on the interior of the car.

But, we also recommend these micro-fiber cloths to be used after it has rained. When you find that your car has some droplets leftover you can use the cloth to wipe them off so that you can protect the detailing work that has been done in between appointments.

Aside from using a simple micro-fiber cloth, car owners can also invest in products to prolong the effectiveness of products used during their mobile detailing service.

For instance, cars with leather interiors can easily be maintained with touch ups using products recommended by their car detail technician during their service.

For outdoor components such as trim and tires, there are products on the market that can help you keep the shine and protection between your car care services.

Beyond products you can apply to your car, we also recommend the use of a tarp or car cover to help protect your car from the elements. This really prolongs the life of your paint job and in sunny climates, helps to minimize the damage that can occur due to long hours of being exposed to the sun.


Trends in Auto Detailing

We have found that a big percentage of people who pay for mobile detailing are people between the ages of 22-38 years of age.  

When trying to determine why this is, we realized that people in this age range tend to lead more active lifestyles that would require them to upkeep their car. Not only this, but they also tend to have more disposable income to spend on non-essential services such as car detailing.  

Car detailers from around the state of Florida have indicated that there are trends in which services get requested the most.  The crew that prides itself on being the best mobile detailing Orlando has to offer stated that the most common services they provide or the services they get the most requests for are the detail packages that include both a full interior and exterior wash and a paint sealant application.  

So, how can mobile detailing business owners use this information to grow their business?

Well, it may be helpful to understand how to market to this particular demographic in order to continue to grow your business. 

It will be important to build out your social media presence and understand where your customers spend their time online. Not only that but you will have to create and sustain a way to stay in contact with your customers in order rot keep them coming back for their auto mobile detail needs.