Why Doing Yard Work Yourself Can Sometimes Put You At Risk For Back Pain?

In the dog days of summer, you’re likely doing a lot of yard work at your home. It could simply be mowing the grass or it could be trimming trees. Maybe you had a storm through recently and it left behind some damage your cleaning up. Whatever the case as you’re doing some of the work, make sure you’re not putting your health at risk.

The problem with many homeowners is that they spend most of the week at a desk or for older people maybe you don’t get outside as much as you did. Now you’re not only out in the heat, but you’re exerting your body in a way that it’s not use to. The result is you’re left with back pain that can cost money to treat and just as bad, can linger long after the snow has fallen this winter.Doing yard work can be painful

When doing yard work, treat it as if you’re exercising. Stretch a little beforehand and know your limitations, such as how much you can lift. If the branch is large and you have trouble lifting it, dragging it across the lawn can still cause you to throw your back out.

If you’re looking for some advice to stay healthy, here are some things you can do.

Cut the pieces into manageable sizes – it may take longer, but theres less risk in lifting them

  • Wear protective clothing – it’s not just your back that’s at rise doing yard work, but your hands and feet.
  • Wear strong gloves and shoes or boots that provide some protection.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and rest when needed – many injuries occur when you get tired or worn down.

Here is a informative article that provides further suggestions on how to stay safe doing yard work.

A Call to A Junk Company Is Cheaper than a Doctor Bill

If you have enough yard debris to be removed or large items around the yards such as an old swing set you’re finally getting rid of, then consider getting professional help, such as a junk removal company. They might not be able to pull the weeds in your garden, or rake leaves, or even cut your grass, but for many other things they can help.

Having a junk removal company come to your home to do the heavy lifting and remove the yard waste is a lot cheaper than a couple visits to the doctor. And at the end of the day you can sleep without your back keeping you awake.

The other nice thing about hiring a junk removal company is that they can get rid of other stuff around the home. Those old appliances that are taking up room in the basement or that broken book case which takes up room and looks unattractive. Simply point out to them what you want removed and they’ll haul it away. No lifting at all on your part.

Have professionals haul away your yard debris

Junk haulers have learned to lift safely and often know immediately what they can or can’t lift on their own. Since there is often more than one, they can still get the job done. If not, they have the tools to take it apart. That old hot tub that no longer works or that neglected swing set out back will be taken care of in short order.

If you live in the Washington DC area and have yard wasted to be removed then contact Nova Junk Removal. We also serve Northern Virginia and Prince George and Montgomery Counties in Maryland. Let us do the heavy lifting so that you can enjoy your backyard and not have to struggle through the day with a sore back. Call us today at (571) 432-8162

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Great experience with NOVA Junk. They were on time, polite, and charged a reasonable amount for clearing out my old dining room table. Plus they recycle at charitable organizations. I highly recommend this company.
Anita Epstein
Anita Epstein
18:21 21 Nov 19
Great experience! In one phone call I was able to get an estimate and schedule a pickup. Their pricing structure is based on how much of a truck you filled up, so you can control the cost. Omar and his team were polite and professional and did a great job!
Heidi Rackoski
Heidi Rackoski
18:08 21 Nov 19
Omar and his crew were timely and professional. I compared other company prices and they were the least expensive. Would recommend.
Chris Porter
Chris Porter
17:40 21 Nov 19
Arrived in time and worked flawlessly. The three most pleasant gentlemen I’ve ever met. Highly recommend.
John Alex
John Alex
21:26 09 Nov 19
Did work as promised, on time, efficiently and at a fair cost (when compared with others locally). The staff was all you could ask for, polite and good, quick workers.
Bill Stine
Bill Stine
19:32 31 Oct 19
Needed to get rid of a 3br rowhouse filled with miscellaneous junk and old furniture after I rented it out as a group house for the past 6 years. Nova junk came by and were able to quickly and efficiently clear out my whole house while carefully leaving behind all the items I had asked them to leave. A great service, and my understanding is they donate and recycle everything they can. All for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.
Victor Zapanta
Victor Zapanta
22:36 23 Oct 19
Nova Junk gave me a quote ahead of time and scheduled the pick-up in about a week. They arrived within the window given and were very professional and efficient. A great experience!
PS Burger
PS Burger
13:35 27 Sep 19
Great customer service! They responded quickly to my Yelp quote request & to the additional questions I had. They showed up when they said they would, and were quick and professional. I would highly recommend!
Molly Ryan
Molly Ryan
13:44 26 Sep 19
After my couch and armchair donation was declined by the Salvation Army, I had to quickly move them out of my stairwell. Thankfully, Nova Junk was able to fit me into their pickup route the same day. Oscar and Jose were very quick and courteous in moving the bulky items away, and the whole job was completed less than two hours after I made the initial call. I was very impressed with their service.
Jason Lai
Jason Lai
01:54 10 Sep 19
Daniel and team were awesome. Fast, took everything I asked, and reasonably priced. Plan to use them again for my next junk pickup
Rob Kramer
Rob Kramer
22:23 09 Sep 19
Great customer service. They arrived when they said they would, were efficient, polite and professional. The price was fair and it was a good value. I would definitely use this company in the future
Lisa Bowman
Lisa Bowman
21:11 09 Sep 19
I needed the removal of both a queen-sized bed & a 2nd refrigerator to make room for my aging Mother's hospital bed as she comes home for hospice/end-of-life care. The three man crew was quick, friendly, and actually helped get the last portion of the bed frame dismantled. For the price...compared to about $145 MORE quoted by 1-800-SHALL-NOT-BE-NAMED ...it was a smooth job in the middle of a tumultuous day at a reasonable cost. Thank you!
Steve Ray
Steve Ray
20:16 07 Sep 19
I found Nova Junk removal by doing a quick search on Google. I only had a few pieces of furniture to dispose of so, I was looking for a company that had a fair and reasonable quote. I found that with Nova Junk. They gave me a window of time for arrival. Called me 45 mins in advance. They were professional. Quick and pleasant. I will definitely use again.
Ramona Turner
Ramona Turner
20:12 12 Aug 19
I've used Nova Junk twice over the past few months and love them! I literally found them online and took a chance. They are always prompt, nice, quick and very reasonable. I was clearing out my father's estate which was a very stressful time. They were one aspect I never had to worry about!
Margo Kent
Margo Kent
19:20 12 Aug 19
I have used this company twice and each time they have been prompt, courteous and reasonably priced. A shout-out to OMAR who recently lead a team to pick up my projection television, et. al. He even gave me free advice on totally unrelated water drainage issues that I have been having. Thanks again Omar.
Douglas Rennert
Douglas Rennert
13:23 03 Aug 19
I was very impressed with the services of Nova Junk Hauling from initial contact to completion. My inquiry was promptly responded to with a very reasonable quote on a Sunday evening, yet. The young woman I spoke with on the telephone was most pleasant and accommodating. They kindly squeezed me into a busy schedule. The two gentlemen called 30 minutes before their arrival, and arrived 100% on-time. The guys were friendly, fabulous, courteous, well spoken, professional, and very good at their job. They did everything in their power to make the move completely painless for me. They actually charged me less than I was quoted, as the load was not that large (they also accept check or credit card on the spot!) So, from initial appointment through payment, I cannot recommend Nova Junk Hauling highly enough. I have added them to my contact book, and will most happily look forward to using their services again. Thank you, Nova Junk!
Fraudulent Productions
Fraudulent Productions
17:35 25 Jul 19
EXCELLENT experience! The team was very thorough, professional and quick. When we said take everything, they didn't leave anything behind. I highly recommend Nova! I also like that they distribute and donate what isn't actual trash!
Sadona Miller
Sadona Miller
18:28 01 Jul 19
Great service! From the first phone call, to cost estimate, to pickup all in under 2.5hrs. WOW!
John Schatz
John Schatz
16:46 20 Jun 19
Nova Junk is the best of the best! Norman and his crew are trustworthy, professional, understanding, polite and respectful. I was extremely pleased with how they immediately introduced themselves upon arrival, called before arriving, were on time, and verified which items were to be removed. The crew worked closely together as a team and were the most polite group of guys in their inter-actions with me. After the job was done, Norman called to ensure I was satisfied and that there were no issues. A scale of 1 -10, does not go high enough for this extremely professional company!
Karen Preuss
Karen Preuss
14:42 31 May 19
Nova Junk arrived on-time and prepared. They were able to remove my items quicker than expected, including a few items I discovered I needed removed after submitting for my initial quote. Great experience and I would absolutely recommend Nova Junk.
Nicholas Carter
Nicholas Carter
21:13 14 May 19
I am really pleased with my experience with NOVA Junk. I was able to get a quote through Yelp, and their quote was much better than their competitors. Scheduling was a breeze. Three men showed up, and all I had to do was point to the items I wanted removed and they did all the hard work. They worked quickly and took care to not damage the walls or floors while they worked. I was given a final quote once everything was in the truck and it turned out to be less than I was initially quoted, so that was the cherry on the top of a great experience! I will definitely use NOVA Junk again in the future if we ever need furniture removed.
Alessia Eiseman
Alessia Eiseman
15:51 17 Apr 19
NOVA Junk Removal came to the rescue after College Hunks failed me. They were able to come out to me in Laurel, MD just a few hours after my request. They were very fast and professional. I highly recommend this service.
Nikki S
Nikki S
19:30 30 Mar 19
The crew came to my house within 48 hours of my phone call to remove junks and old storage shed. The price is very reasonable and their service is great. The staff is courteous and very professional. Great job!
Irene Larinke
Irene Larinke
21:46 29 Mar 19
Nova Junk provide excellent service, hauling away a condo full of furniture that I needed to get rid of. I really like the way they do business -- recycling whatever they can, paying workers comp, etc. I thought their price was quite competitive and fair. Omar is a true professional, and he and his team (Rolland, Basharty, etc.) were on time, worked quickly but carefully, and just did a great job. I am happy to tell others about them.
John Mercer
John Mercer
18:43 20 Mar 19
I found NOVA Junk on Yelp and spoke with the owner, Norman, to set up some time for his team to come get some old furniture and misc junk I wanted removed. Miguel & Omar showed up on the earlier part of the window which was given to me and were in and out in less than 30 minutes. They were very respectful of my home and checked in with me before and after to make sure everything was done how I needed it. I would definitely recommend them!
Diti Bhasin
Diti Bhasin
14:01 04 Mar 19
Service was good overall. Nova Junk removal service was on time, quick, and professional. The reason it is not 5 out of 5 stars is that the website states that they “professionally dispose of all types of waste.” However, I needed to have some old unused paint hauled away and was told by the crew when they arrived that they couldn’t accept it.
Theodious McKinnon
Theodious McKinnon
17:12 25 Feb 19
Nova Junk is amazing! Scheduling was so easy with Norman and they made my moving day seamless with Steven and Pablo picking up my furniture. They were efficient, polite, and courteous. I would highly recommend using them!
Maria Jose Araya
Maria Jose Araya
15:18 25 Feb 19
The company responded to our request promptly and scheduled a pickup in a very short time. The pickup crew came and the three young people are all very friendly and finished the job in a short time and cleaned up the spot we piled up the junky items we had even though we told them we could do it by ourselves. These are very professional people and trust worth. We will definitely use this company again in the future.
Freda Chao
Freda Chao
14:21 04 Feb 19
Excellent service, showed up early and called in advance. Not only cleared out junk efficiently, 2 men moved furniture from my basement to my first floor without doing any damage to my home or furniture. They worked as a team and WAs reliable. I will definitely hire Nova Junk Removal in the future.
Dezi Kolani
Dezi Kolani
17:11 28 Jan 19
I asked for several estimates to get rid of some furniture in my home. Nova junk was almost the lowest price, but with the highest recommendations from reviewers. I must add my vote to this high score. The crew came on time, called before coming to alert me of their arrival time, were polite and careful in everything that they did. I will definitely use them in the future!
Jim Blackie
Jim Blackie
19:19 18 Jan 19
We required an old 1950's era shed and junked-interior cleared from our property. Norm was quick to respond to our inquiry and offered a fair quote. Him and his crew showed up right on time and cleared everything in under 2 hours. They left the work area clear of debris and called after to confirm the work was completed and back gate closed. I would recommend Nova Junk and certainly use their services again.
Cody Clarke
Cody Clarke
17:03 18 Dec 18
The guys were so friendly and patient when I was running a little late. Also very efficient with removing my items. I’d highly recommend them!
Amy Olson
Amy Olson
13:20 14 Dec 18
I work for EFH Contracting, we do home remodeling, renovations, etc. and we use Nova Junk on every job. They are well priced and the workers are great. They are always on time, very friendly, get the job done right, and leave the site clean. We will continue to use them
Janell Herring
Janell Herring
19:29 05 Nov 18