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Charlotte Basement Junk Removal

Unlike the Midwest or Northeast regions of the country, Charlotte is not really considered “basement” territory. Part of the reason is all that wonderful red clay that is so much a part of our state’s heritage. That same clay is extremely dense and retains water like a sponge. Those are two conditions which don’t make for decent basement building. A lot of new homes will have what they call a “walk out” basement which are often built on plots of land that have a slope to them and can support this kind of construction. In older homes, you’ll find more cellars than basements. Even though both of these spaces are under the house, a cellar is used more for storage than as a family room. There are also rooms built on top of garages which are referred to as “Charlotte basements.” If you’re fortunate enough to have a home with a basement, be it a cellar or above a garage, then you still might find the need to clear out the junk.

A basement attracts junk like a magnet to metal. It’s only natural that if you’re done using something and you can’t throw it out because it is too big that it will end up in the basement. This home storage area is also the destination for the kind of junk you think you might need but years later has you wondering why you’re keeping it. Into this category are things like baby furniture, ping pong tables and other pieces of worn out furniture. If you have stored them down into basement, they might have been overrun with dampness or worse: mold. The moment that happens those items instantly become junk and need to be taken out of the home. You can handle that job with the help of professional junk haulers like Junk King Charlotte.

When you hire professionals like Junk King you won’t have to worry about making dozens of trips up and down those basement stairs to get rid of this junk. The pros will do all the climbing up and down. And it’s not just about stairs; it’s also about what’s being hauled up the stairs. Those bulky pieces of junk will require at least two men to bring them up out of the basement. That’s not something you need to bother with when you can hire professionals for the job.

These same professionals will have a big enough truck to take away anything you ask of them. Take note that it doesn’t just have to be junk in your basement. You can turn your basement clean out into a total home clean out. When the Junk King Charlotte team shows up at their scheduled appointment just walk them through your home and show them what you want removed. They’ll take it from there. As soon as you can get your basement clear of clutter you might be able to find more practical uses for it. In other words, if you need more room in your house you could find it down below but first you’ve got a clear out the junk!

Charlotte Garage Junk Clean Out

Recently the Charlotte Fire Department responded to an early-morning fire that began in a garage and spread quickly to the rest of the home. This occurred on Lockley Drive in Eastover. Fortunately, the couple who lived in the house was alerted to the fire by smoke alarms. It was suspected that lightning might have been the cause of starting his fire as rolling thunderstorms crept through the neighborhood just before the fire started up. In order for lightning to start a fire there needs to be some “kindling” to strike. While there is no mention in this particular case that this garage was overflowing with junk, it stands to reason that it certainly wasn’t sparse. This is a primary reason for clearing out junk in your own garage or home: removing a potential fire hazard.

The average garage often becomes a veritable dumping ground for all the things we don’t want in our houses. A lot of these items are things we want in storage like old golf clubs, a kayak, a ping-pong table, Christmas decorations or tools. The garage is also the place for any kind of hazardous material like solvents, cleaning products, paint thinner or motor oil. So imagine, if you will, all of those things gather together in a tiny “box.” It’s a wonder more fires don’t start that way!

There are better ways to use your garage; not the least of which is to park your car there. Many folks appreciate the fact that a home has a garage and this becomes a great selling feature for real estate brokers. Ironically, that garage is quickly filled up with junk that the car never stands a chance of being parked in there. For all practical purposes, a garage is simply another room in your home. You could adapt your garage into a viable workspace or guest room. Like the rest of your home it is still structurally sound; it just has a really big door! That door can actually be removed and replaced with a wall with very little effort. The concrete floor can be covered in tile or wood laminate. Add in some insulation and you’ve created a very cozy space. With very little effort you this new room could become a home office or a spare room for visiting family members. But the first thing you need to do is get rid of all that junk!

That task is actually easily accomplished when you call upon the services of a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Charlotte. If you are not discriminating with sorting through your junk you could literally throw open the doors of your garage and have these professional junk haulers back the truck up. Then the simple command of “get rid of it all!” Before you know it your garage is cleared out. If you need to sort through your junk then just drag the items you want taken away out to the driveway and let the pros handle the rest! You’ll be reducing the risk of fire and reclaiming of valuable space in your home.