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.