Like any home services professional you hire, hiring a new junk removal service comes with a few considerations. The customer will need a reason for hiring a junk removal service of course and they will most likely turn online to find the right service provider. Although we encourage you to hire Sacramento Junk Removal, we’re happy to provide advice you can keep in mind should you ever hire a junk hauling business.
Look for Online Reviews
Online reviews are powerful. Take a look at the reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook to get a good idea of the kind of service a company provides. Seeing real reviews from customers can help you make the decision to hire a service provider like a junk removal service. Be sure to check all local review websites to get the best idea of the company’s reputation.
Expect An Hourly Rate
While some junk haulers will provide a project-based cost, you’ll likely end up hiring someone with an hourly rate. This is true of almost any home services professional, be it a plumber, electrician or home inspector. It may be hard to scope out about how long your junk removal project will take, but try to plan for a full day.
Talk With a Past Client
What better way to know who you are hiring than to talk with an old customer? A customer of the business will know exactly how they worked and will advise you on anything you need to be concerned about. One of the most important things to ask is if it took multiple trips to do the cleanup. A typical residential cleanup should only take one trip, almost full day’s work.
Paying for A Dumpster
Any service professional you hire should include a dumpster in the cost. It’s one thing for them to provide their services, but they also need to provide a way to get rid of the junk. Additionally, you should be leery of any provider who requires a fuel fee – this is when you are charged separately for the gas it takes to arrive to the cleanup and for what it takes to go to the dump.
Can You Perform the Cleanup Yourself?
Once you understand the scope of your job, you may be left thinking, “I can do this myself.”
While we support this type of thinking, the truth is that you will likely have a lot of junk that has to be taken away. There’s no way you can clean up an entire home yourself, trash it into a dumpster and haul it to the nearest waste center. You’ll end up spending more time on the project than you want and it may cost you just the same as if you were to hire a professional.
It’s an unfortunate situation to have to hire a junk removal specialist. But if you are put in that position, you will want to consider the provider’s reviews with past customers, be aware of the cost and whether you’ll need to pay extra fees for fuel, dumpsters or anything else.
If you find yourself in this spot, we would be happy to provide a free quote (up to 1200 sq. ft.) for you.