When you are looking to have your yard or house cleaned out, you will need a professional to come and take it away for you. If you have never used a junk removal company before, what do you look for? Should they do certain things? Where do you even find a site that rates junk removal companies? Luckily for you, there are three tips to look for when you are choosing and hiring a junk removal company.
1) Honest Quotes
When a junk removal representative gives you a quote, they might need to see exactly what they are removing first. Don’t be surprised at the request to tour what needs to be removed, but welcome it. This way, you are given an honest quote up front and given a reliable indicator of what your end cost will be. On the flip side, a national company that just offers a bulk rate might charge you more at the end of the project if you have gone over a certain weight limit. Be wary of bulk rates since there are usually limits and exclusions with them.
2) Great Recommendations
In order to consider a specific junk removal company, you should ask for some references from former customers. If the representative gives you a funny look and says they don’t have any, ask why not. Every great company likes to boast about their past performances and show off their customer list. When a company isn’t forthcoming about a referral list, it can only mean bad things. They might be brand new to the business and now have referrals, but then they should disclose that. If they have been in business for several years, but do not have a list, it’s probably because they don’t have a great reputation. When a company does a great job in service, no matter what the industry is, clients will love to share those positive experiences.
3) Reliable Service Goodbey Junk
Sure, this company is removing junk from your house or building, but you don’t want it to look like a mess once they are gone. A professional company will make sure all of the debris makes it in the container once they pull away from the initial spot. There won’t be a mess left behind under or around where the trash container sat. The junk removal company might even walk around the perimeter of the building and make sure any residual trash is thrown away before they leave.
No matter who you choose for your junk removal project, make sure they are professional, give you a written quote and a time frame on when they will deliver the garbage bin and when they will remove it. If you have agreed on a flexible time for pick up, make sure they say how many days or hours they will arrive to pick it up once you call. If they take two weeks to pick up a dumpster once your project is done, you could be in trouble with local ordinances for having it sit in the yard too long.