A review of the local Albany crime blotter will find there are many incidents of scrap metal thievery. A few weeks back a couple was caught in the act of stealing scrap metal from a home. The whooping amount of value attached to the metal? $48. Is that really worth going to jail for? Apparently so for those two crooks. Another theft was reported from the Superior Iron company. That makes more sense but it’s still a lot of work and risk for very little return. All of this crime blotter news should have you thinking about your own scrap metal you’ve got laying around your yard. Are you creating a tempting treat for a would-be criminal?
Keep in mind that scrap metal is any kind of metal that can be melted down. If you sell scrap metal you’re looking to create as much volume as you can. That’s why thieves will steal anything metallic that isn’t nailed down. This includes bikes, appliances or auto parts. An abandoned home like those that have been foreclosed upon is like a shopping mall for scrap metal thieves. They’ve got free reign to break in and ripe out the pipes. If you’ve got any foreclosed homes in your neighborhood it could be just the thing that will bring undesirable elements within striking distance of your property. Remover the temptation by removing the scrap metal from your property with the help of professional junk haulers like Junk King Capital District.
If you really think you’ve going to be able to retire from selling your scrap metal, think again. To get any serious kind of cash back you’d have to fill up a dump truck full of metal. Which means if you have that much metal you’d also have to rent a dump truck! Why go through that kind of hassle when you can simply hire the professional junk haulers at Junk King to take care of your scrap metal piles. They’ll be able to load it all on the back of their truck and take it away for good. While they are at it, they’ll also be able to remove any other junk of a different variety such as old furniture, mattresses or yard waste from fallen trees. Hiring professional junk haulers means you can ask them to remove just about anything from your home and you won’t have to worry that the job is too much to handle. Because they are professional they’ll also be licensed and insured. Those are the only type of workers you should be letting into your home.
Removing scrap metal and junk from your property is not only a smart crime prevention idea it’s also a smart safety idea. Anything you’re keeping in your backyard could be ripe to spark a child’s imagination. You don’t want the kids playing around rusty metal. Get it gone!
There is something amazing happening around many of the vacant lots in Albany: Gardens are popping up all over. These beautification projects fall under the umbrella of the Department of General Services and are described like this: “The Community Gardens in the City of Albany are cooperative food gardens situated on once vacant lots planted and cared for by people in the city who want to garden but lack suitable space or conditions where they live.”
In other words, if you live in an apartment or have a total concrete backyard you can still get your green thumb on at a community garden. What’s great about these environments is the collective experience of growing flowers or produce with like minded individuals. Chances are you’ll be able to pick up plenty of terrific tips to help make your garden grow.
For those Albany residents who have the backyard space for a garden the issue then becomes what’s holding you back? If it’s a matter of turning that backyard around you can find an able partner with a team of professional junk haulers. Junk in a garden? Absolutely! Actually, there are plenty of yards chock full of yard waste that can be removed to make way for a garden. Do you have one of those?
Yard waste comes in many forms. It can be a bunch of weathered patio furniture that nobody sits on any more. It could be fallen branches left over from the last storm. Yards also have a tendency to attract all kinds of waste such as scraps of lumber or other construction trash. It might be that an old shed has become the dumping ground of this kind of junk. All of that can be cleared out with a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Capital District.
As soon as your yard is clear, you can get down and get dirty by toiling your soil and planting your garden. Many folks are opting for a practical versus a decorative garden. These would be a small patch where you can grow all kinds of fresh herbs and vegetables. Think of it as being able to pick you own fresh salad every night.
Now is actually the perfect time to plant all kinds of veggies and have them ready for harvest towards the end of the summer. You just have to make sure the plants get plenty of sunlight, water and avoid the rabbits!
Another thing to take note is that on the same day those professional junk haulers are cleaning up your backyard, they can also tackle the other areas of your home where junk might be lurking. This would be a golden opportunity to clear out your garage, basement, attic and closets. Getting rid of junk doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re making room for a garden or extra room in your home you can get it all done with one call to Junk King.