You’ve finally begun that home remodeling project and it won’t be long before you’re enjoying the new room. In the meantime, though, as the work is being done, it can create a mess not just in the room being worked in, but in other areas of the home, as well. It’s could also have potentially turned your home into a hazard area, particularly if you have children.
Most people think the time to get rid of the junk and debris is when the work is
completed. The problem is that in the meantime you’re not just creating a mess, but also potential hazards.
Some of the Materials Actually May Be Hazardous
If you’re remodeling an older home, you may find that some of the materials used in the room may be classified as hazardous now. Asbestos and lead paint are two of the most common issues faced with older homes. With these you want to make sure you’re disposing of them properly, which often means having professionals handle them. Make sure that you contact licensed and insured companies and that they can remove the debris in a timely manner.
Mold is another problem you might find. If you discover mold in the walls as your work, you again should consider contacting a professional. Not just to dispose of the moldy material, but to test the home for additional mold. There could have been a hazard in your home long before you began remodeling and it’s imperative to get rid of it as quickly as possible.
Dust is in the Air
Depending on the work being done, there could be a lot of dust in the air. This means sealing off the room if possible and getting any furniture in the room removed. The could create a crowded room. One thing to consider is getting rid of any outdated appliances or other junk that is taking up space in the home. Since you’re disposing of your debris you might want to add to the pile to be removed. This will give you space to put some of the furniture you’ve had to take from the room being worked on.
The Discarded Material is Piling Up, But Where
Provided there isn’t anything hazardous in the material you’ve removed, you still need a place to put it. You don’t want to pile it up somewhere in the home, particularly if you have small children in the home. They might find it tempting to play in, but if there are nails in some of the board that would be an obvious risk. Yet, if it’s just drywall, they might be carrying this about the house making a mess of themselves and the rooms they track through.
Getting Rid of the Junk Yourself
The simplest solution might be to get rid of the junk yourself. To load up a vehicle and haul it to the nearest landfill, provided there is one in your area. Yet, even if you can haul the junk yourself, you could be adding significantly to the time needed for the project. And hauling the debris in your vehicle may result in it being damaged.
A Dumpster Rental Might Be A Solution
There are many advantages to using a dumpster rental, but also some issues. With a dumpster you have the advantage of taking junk immediately out and disposing of it as you go. The problem is that you might not have space on your property for the dumpster. And depending on the length of the project you might find you need the dumpster a lot longer than you intended, adding to your costs.
Having a Junk Removal Company Assist You in the Project
A third solution and the one that might offer the most advantages is to hire a junk removal company. They can come into your home and do all the work necessary to clean up the mess. You could also schedule a couple trips so that you get rid of some of the junk to make space, even as you continue the work.
Another advantage to hiring a company is that it provides you an opportunity to clear out some other junk in the home. Look around and find the stuff you no longer use or that is no longer operational. It can be tossed in with the remodeling debris.
Once the remodeling project is done you’ll likely have a room that you can be proud of. What you don’t want to end up with is a messy home or an injured family member who tripped over all the junk from it.
If you live in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, or Prince George or Montgomery County in Maryland and need a reputable junk removal company, then consider Nova Junk. We’ll show up at the time you schedule and haul everything away. Call us at (877) 211-6682 to schedule a pickup when it’s convenient for you and your family. It will make your remodeling project that much easier.