What To Consider Before Hiring a Junk Removal Company

When you’re ready to declutter your garage and basement, or clear out a house packed with decades of collected stuff, you may want to hire a junk removal service to haul it all away for you.

You want a reliable and experienced company that can handle the job responsibly. At the same time, you want friendly and professional team members that are respectful of your property while removing items. After all, you are letting strangers into your home.

It is important to look into choosing the right company to tackle the job.

To make the whole process seamless for you, here are a few tips to consider when choosing the right removal company for your needs:

1. Insured and Licensed

When searching for a junk removal company, you should check if they are fully insured for junk removal services. Any company should be willing to provide you with a copy of their Certificate of Insurance. A professional company will carry insurance to protect themselves and, more importantly, you! If there are any damages to your property in the process of removing your items or a person is injured, you can rest easy. Here at Junk Smiths + we are backed by a $1 million dollar insurance policy and our locally owned company is licensed for business.

2. Experience and Reliability

The more experience a junk removal company has, the better they will be at their work. An experienced company should have several good reviews and plenty of photos of completed work. Check review sites other than the company’s website. Call a company and ask questions over the phone. A phone consultation will allow you to properly vet a company and make sure that it is someone you want to do business with. A good company should be able to answer all your questions and schedule you for a free estimate appointment quickly.

3. Professional Resources

Whether it is an old sofa or an entire property clean out, the company you hire should have adequate resources to handle all types of jobs. They should be equipped with all the necessary tools, equipment, and vehicles for the job. The team members should be professionally trained and experienced to provide quality work. Floors and walls can easily be damaged if appliances and furniture are not removed by professionals with the proper equipment.

4. Disposal Policy

Don’t just assume a junk removal service will automatically dispose of waste legally and responsibly. Ask for specifics of where your stuff will go after they haul it away. The junk removal industry is plagued by “fly-by-night” haulers who are known to give bargain deals and illegally dump items on back roads. An eco-friendly junk removal company will donate usable items, dispose of unusable items responsibly and have an environmentally friendly waste removal and recycling policy. At Junk Smiths + we are committed to keeping as much waste out of the landfill as possible. We also love helping our customers give to local charitable organizations. This part of our service takes extra time and labor, but we are happy to do it! If we donate items on your behalf, we can even send you a tax deductible receipt.