You have some junk to be hauled away and you know you don’t have the time to do it yourself. You do some looking online and find several junk removal businesses in your area. Now you have to decide which one to call.
Pricing is important, but it shouldn’t necessarily be the deciding factor. After all, you could find help on Craigslist from some guy with a truck. Yet, you don’t know anything about this person and if something happens while they’re taking away your stuff whose responsible.
You want to make sure they have the equipment to take care of your project. You don’t want a company making multiple trips because they only have a small truck. Likewise, you should make sure they have enough manpower if it’s going to be a big project. Again you don’t want the project drawn out because a single person is hauling everything out to the truck
If you have a pile of trash off to the side or expecting them to haul away an old hot tub or shed, you don’t want them to leave a mess behind. A responsible hauler will sweep up everything so that all you have left is an empty space.
The whole idea behind hiring a junk removal company is to save you time. If you end up waiting around hours after the scheduled appointment, it’s not only an inconvenience. It could also cause you to be late for work or for picking the kids up from school. The cable company gives you a 4-hour window in which they’ll arrive, but a reputable junk removal company should be more specific than that.
If they are running late for some reason they should let you know immediately so you can reschedule if necessary.
Are They Eco-Friendly
This might not be a major consideration to your choice, but it should be. Every year its estimated that 254 million tons of waste is taken to landfills in the U.S. Anything that can be done to cut down on that number will help the environment. In areas with a larger population, the amount of space in the
landfill could become an issue, as well.
An eco-friendly junk removal company will only take what is absolutely necessary to the landfill. They’ll look for items that can be donated or recycled. When you speak with a hauler, ask them if they do anything to lessen the amount they take to the landfill. If they don’t and enough people ask about it, it could result in them changing their approach.
Are They Bonded and Insured?
As mentioned before, hiring someone off the street could be a bad idea if something goes wrong. With a company that is bonded and fully insured, you don’t have to worry about a problem becoming an expensive bill. Granted chances are nothing will go wrong, but why take a chance with an uninsured company.
What Type of Reviews Do They Have
This might be one of the main deciding factors. Today you can find reviews at several places about a junk removal company. Their Google local listing is the first place. You can see the reviews left not just on Google, but also on other third-party sites. Take a few minutes to read some of them. Do they talk about the company being on time or providing an accurate quote? Were they courteous and professional?
Other sites to check for reviews are AngiesList, Home Advisor, Yelp, and Facebook.
Will They Be Able to Take All Your Junk
One thing when you speak to a junk hauler is to let them know what you have to be hauled. You don’t want them to show up and find they can’t take some of your items because they’re prohibited from doing so. There are things almost any junk removal company can’t haul, such as commercial waste or asbestos. For things like those, you might have to look for other options. Most likely the junk removal company can recommend a business.
Is Their Pricing Affordable
When you call, they should supply you with an estimate. Compare it to a couple other companies if necessary. Yet, as we pointed out, that shouldn’t be the only deciding factor. If they have low prices, but a lot of negative reviews, it might be better to go with the next most affordable company.
Not Disrupting Your Business
If you’re a business, you don’t want your customers or your employees to be bothered. Depending on your businesses hours you might not be able to schedule something after hours. So make sure they’re aware of this and they should be able to courteously and efficiently clear out your junk with little to no disruption.
If your home or your business has junk to be called and reside in Washington DC, northern Virginia and parts of Maryland, then call Nova Junk. If you look through our site, you’ll see we meet all the criteria for a good junk removal company.
When you call us at 571-432-8162, we’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have and then schedule a pickup that is convenient for you.