Monthly Archives: February 2013

Charlotte Carpet Disposal and Recycling

Like most other businesses, the carpet industry is extremely competitive and carpet salespersons are eager (desperate?) to get your¬†business.¬†This is why you need to take charge when you go out shopping for carpet. Just like with buying a car, the greatest power you have as a customer is the ability to walk away. It amazing how much of a better deal you’ll get when the carpet salesperson knows that. Your best approach for buying new carpet would be to visit at least five different retail showrooms. This will give you a strong sense of what is “out there.” Before going, you’ll want to measure the space you’ll be carpeting because that’s the first question you’ll be asked: “What’s the square footage of the room?” When you’ve narrowed down the two or three choices of carpet ask to take a small sample home and live with it for a day. If the carpet store won’t part with a sample they are not someone you should be doing business with.

After you’ve zeroed in on the sample you like, make sure to write down all the info that will be on the back of the sample. You want the exact color, style, manufacturer, density and price to match when you go back to the store. Be wary of trying to be sold something you don’t want. You’ll also want to hold onto that sample for delivery day. It should be a match to whatever arrives in the truck. Check it out before they take the roll off their truck. This is especially important when comparing density of your yarn. Don’t fall for the old switcheroo!

Sometimes a carpet salesperson will come out to your home with samples and to take measurements. It might be hard to get rid of them! That’s why it’s better to do your own measuring and go to the store. If you do have a salesperson come out, let them do the measuring but compare the numbers they come up with against your own. If that match you know you’re dealing with an honest company.

As with any type of major purchase you’ll want to get everything in writing on your order form. This would be all that information you took down from the back of the sample plus the padding and installation costs. One way you’ll save money is to have your old carpet removed in advance. It’s really not that difficult to pull up a carpet. To get rid of it all you need to do is call Junk King Charlotte. They’ll send over a crew of expert movers and truck big enough to hold all your old carpet. While they’re at it, that same Junk King crew can cart off any other bulky item you want to get rid of. The best approach for bringing in new carpet is to make sure you’ve got a clutter free home. Junk King Charlotte can get you there!

Charlotte Bulk Trash Pickup

If you’ve noticed something missing around the area it might be the garbage. That’s because all around North Carolina and here in Charlotte residents and businesses are creating less garbage than they have in over 20 years. According to recent surveys each person has generated 0.98 tons of trash last year. That is down from the peak of 1.36 tons that hit in 2006. What’s the cause of this major reduction? Those in the know at the Division of Solid Waste point to more people recycling as the leading cause. Across the state there are 40 landfills that have been given the seal of approval to accept trash. Of that trash, around 60% is household garbage while 24% is industrial waste and the rest is construction demolition. What about your junk? Do you know where it ends up? You would if you hired Junk King Charlotte to get rid of it all.

Junk King is the professional junk removal service based here in Charlotte that makes a point of recycling or repurposing the majority of what they collect from homes and businesses. Ever since the city of Charlotte got into the recycling biz, it has fallen on residents to make sure they are sorting their recyclables but that doesn’t have to stop with magazines and soda cans. When you hire Junk King to cart off bulky items you’ll find that those can be recycled as well. Things like sofas, loveseats, shelves, bedroom sets and all kinds of appliances can all be broken apart and grinded into recyclable material. If it looks like something you’re tossing out could be fixed up then Junk King will drop that item off at one of those charities which handle that sort of thing. All you have to do is tell the Junk King crew what you want tossed out and they’ll handle the rest.

Hiring Junk King works best when you’ve got those bulky items which won’t fit into the garbage can. That’s because with every Junk King assignment comes a large truck that can accommodate whatever you want tossed out. There’s no longer any good reason to hold onto things you have no use of. Wouldn’t you like to reclaim that space in your home or yard for more practical purposes? In some cases, people have clear out a basement and put in a home theater. They’ve made room in their garage for a arts and craft workshop. They’ve even converted an attic into another bedroom which increased the value of the home. What can you do with your storage space? You won’t be able to find out until you toss out the junk and that can happen with a single call to Junk King Charlotte.