Four Crucial Questions to Ask When Selecting a Junk Removal Company - Home - Home Repair


Four Crucial Questions to Ask When Selecting a Junk Removal Company   by Donald Dubay

in Home / Home Repair    (submitted 2011-03-29)

Our discussion starts at the point where you have just discovered that you have some junk that you need to get rid of, in the spirit of de-cluttering. You realize that it is quite a huge amount junk that you have, and your chances of successful disposal will be greatly enhanced if you enlist the help of a junk removal company for the task. As you go looking for such a junk removal company, you come to realize that there are quite a good number of them in the market - meaning that you have to make a choice. The following four questions can help you in making a good choice of a junk removal company (when applied to each and every company that comes under your consideration).

1. Does the removal of junk company handle the type of stuff you are trying to get rid of? You come to realize that a good number of these removal of junk companies are selective, in terms of what they can handle and what they can't handle. If, for instance, what you have is electronic junk, it may turn out that the company you are considering doesn't help with such stuff. You should therefore begin by narrowing your search to the removal of junk companies that can handle the sort of stuff you have on your hands.

2. What does the removal of junk company in question do with the stuff it collects? This is a particularly pertinent question if you are an environmentally responsible person. Ideally, you don't want the junk taken from your place to end up in a landfill, messing up with the environment. To the extent that you can get in touch with one of the removal of junk companies that end up recycling most of the stuff they obtain, you would be so much better off. On the other hand, if it is sensitive stuff you have, you will want to be sure that it doesn't end up in the wrong hands. If, for instance, you have a beaten down car you are trying to get rid of, you will want to be sure that it doesn't end up in the hands of the sorts of guys who would consider repairing it and put it up for sale to someone else! By the way, those sorts of things have been known to occur.

3. How do the charges (if any) of the junk removal company in question compare with those of its peers? There are some junk removal companies that don't even charge you anything for their service. They recycle the stuff they collect from you, and use the money they receive from the sale of the recycled materials to pay themselves. But if you have to pay for the junk removal service, it is essential for you to ensure that you don't get fleeced, and that you get good value for your money.

4. How exactly does the junk removal company in question operate? You will want to know, for instance, how long you will have to wait for them to come for your stuff, after having called them. You will also want to know whether they do the junk-loading themselves, or if they expect you to help. You may also want to know if they clear after the junk removal, or if they leave the place where the junk was for you to clean after the junk removal. These things can matter a great deal, depending on the circumstances.