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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!

New Year’s Resolution for Charlotte Junk Removal

It’s never too late to fire up a New Year’s resolution. Even as we head into the winter we can still make many improvements in our lives by setting a goal and sticking to it. Most of the typical New Year’s resolutions involve self-improvement projects like joining a gym, taking up yoga or spending more time pampering yourself. One area that could benefit from a decent New Year’s resolution is your home. What improvements can you make around your home that will improve the quality of life?

One proactive resolution is to take stock of your appliances. Are you also using your appliances the right way? There might be some timesaving features you haven’t even put into action on a dishwasher or washing machine. Take a moment to review your owner’s manual. You might be surprised what you discover. After Christmas you might have been the lucky recipient of a new vacuum, microwave oven or even complete kitchen remodel. That doesn’t mean you have to hang onto your old stuff. Get it out of the way. The same could be said for any of those appliances which you simply don’t use any more or might have been broken down.

After taking stock of your appliances, go through your home and take stock of everything else. Be on the lookout for things you don’t use any more such as furniture being kept in the garage, basement or attic. There could also be rolled up rugs, bedding and boxes of papers long since out of need. All of that junk is taking up valuable space in your home. Would you like to reclaim your basement from junk? Would you like to get your car back into your garage? You can if you clean out all that clutter. To do that you should make a resolution to call Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King is part of a national franchise of professional junk removers who have some very high standards when it comes to customer service and the proper disposal of junk. Most of what Junk King Charlotte collects isn’t even taken to a landfill. It’s either recycled or donated to a charity. But you don’t have to fret over any of that because it’s all part of the Junk King service. All you need to focus on is deciding what you want to get rid of. You don’t even have to move anything out of your home. The Junk King crew will pick up the item wherever it is living. Hiring Junk King is one resolution for your home that will be easy to keep.

Post Thanksgiving Holiday Junk Removal in Charlotte

What’s a sure sign that the holidays are upon us? For many families, the official kick-off for the season is a visit to the Singing Christmas Tree. This is the 58th year that the tree has been entertaining folks from all over the area. This year, the Grey Seal Puppets and Carolina Voices’ Main Stage Choir will be the featured performers. A terrific treat for the whole family.

Once you’ve seen the Singing Christmas tree it will be time to make room for your own Christmas tree. Everybody has their own traditions when it comes to decorating. There are some who prefer a single color scheme while others go in for the rainbow of twinkle lights. Either way you’re going to have to make room for that tree. Will you be moving furniture around? Do you even have room to move furniture around? If you have found yourself crowded out in your own home by all your stuff, it might be time for a clearing. And the best partner for this project would be Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King is Charlotte’s junk removal specialists. Although they’re be doing most of the work, you’ve got to get the process started by going through your home and figuring out what you finally want to get rid of. This doesn’t mean you’ve got to move any of those items. In fact, you can leave them right where they are; the Junk King crew will pick them up from there. All you have to do is point and say, “Take it out!” This would be the perfect opportunity to get rid of all that old furniture that has become an eyesore. Maybe you’ve been looking for a new sofa/loveseat combination. Well, if your old one suddenly “disappears” clearly you’ll have to buy that new one!

You can also go through your closets, garage, attic, basement or spare room to find even more clutter. Keep in mind that Junk King will be pulling up to your house in a big empty truck. That truck is all yours to fill up with whatever you want to get rid of. And don’t stop with the inside of your house. The Junk King crew will also make a tour of your yards to pick up anything like broken up pieces of a patio, lawn furniture, grills, hot tubs or even an above ground swimming pool. All of that junk can become a fleeting memory with Junk King Charlotte on the job.

As soon as you’re completely clutter free you can bust out the holiday decorations and go to town! When you’re creating that cozy atmosphere it’s always best to do it in a clean home! Call Junk King today to get started!

Charlotte Bulk Item Pickup

According to the city of Charlotte, a bulk item (as it applies to trash) is described as “household furnishings, appliances, mattresses, box springs, lawn equipment and similar items too large to be placed in the garbage rollout cart and not eligible for recycling or yard waste collection are considered bulky items.” That’s easy enough to determine. The big question is what do you do with those kinds of items when you want to get rid of them? You could try to get through the municipal services and arrange for a pickup but there are some rules to follow. The biggest of which is you’ve got to get that item out to the curb. Here’s what else you have to do:

“Place bulky items at the curb by 6:30 am on your scheduled collection day. Place bulky items within 2 feet of the curb and at least 3 feet away from other collection items and obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles, vehicles, etc. Do not block the sidewalk. Please do not put items curbside until the day before the scheduled collection. Items at the curb more than 24 hours before the scheduled collection could result in a fine of at least $50. All items must be free of food, clothing, trash, and flammable materials such as gasoline. Please remove doors from refrigerators and rims from tires.”

That’s a lot of rules to follow. You also have to consider that something you might consider as a bulky item won’t make the cut as far as the city is concerned with picking it up. Included on their long list of things that won’t be collected are:

“Any materials resulting from work performed by a commercial contractor. Automobile parts including motors, tires on rims, doors, fenders, car seats, batteries, bumpers. Bricks. Cardboard boxes. Please cut down to 3 feet by 3 feet (or smaller) pieces and place in the recycling cart for collection. Central air conditioning or heating units. Ceramic tile. Chain link fencing. Cinderblocks. Concrete. Dirt. Duct or sheet metal materials. Fence posts with concrete attached. Fire-damaged items. Grocery carts. Floor coverings (except carpet/padding installed or removed by homeowner). Marble or simulated marble countertops. Nails or boards with protruding nails. Pallets. Plaster. Railroad ties. Rocks. Roofing materials, shingles. Sand. Sheetrock. Yard waste.”

So what happens if you’ve got piles of that specific stuff? Are you stuck with it? Not when you call Junk King Charlotte. They are the professional junk haulers who don’t mind picking up any bulky item. In fact, that list of items that won’t be collected by the city is exactly the kind of stuff that Junk King picks up every day. You can put them to work for you with a single call to the Junk King office. They’ll schedule an appointment for a supervisor to come out to your property to make a free estimate of how much it will cost to haul off your junk based on how much space it will take up in their truck. You schedule an appointment and say good-bye to your junk once and for all.

Charlotte Grill Disposal

It’s really creepy how an illegal dumpsite can grow. One dumped mattress is followed by a couple of tires. Before you know it people think this is the place to throw any of their garbage. These are the most dangerous types of dump sites because there is no control or anyone checking to make sure hazardous materials stay out of the area.

A prime example is the illegal dump site in Northwest Mecklenburg County. Years ago a Meineke Car Care center opened up off Mount Holly Road. Beyond the center is a dead end cul-de-sac. That’s where the dumping started. At first you couldn’t notice it because of the big rigs parked in front but now the garbage has overflowed so much that it’s become visible by anyone passing by. Luckily, some local residents alerted a TV news station. They brought out the cameras and did a report which got the attention of the city. City officials in turn scheduled municipal crews to come out to the site for a cleanup. The really sad thing is now these crews are facing potentially hazardous material and are being taken away from their other duties just to clean up this mess left behind by such inconsiderate folks.

The need to get rid of garbage is understandable; especially bulky items that can’t be tossed out in the weekly garbage. However, that is no excuse to load up your car and go to an illegal dump site. The safer and smarter approach would be to hire Junk King Charlotte. These are the junk removal specialists who have been helping responsible homeowners and business owners with all their junk removal needs. A perfect example would be when you’re ready to toss out your old grill. You can’t throw that out. Call Junk King.

Grills are like cars: we hold onto them for years and use them until they start falling apart. And just like buying a new car it’s hard to resist a showroom full of shiny new grills. If you haven’t bought a grill in awhile you’re in for a real treat. You’ll discover even the most basic of models have improvements in their design which allows for quicker starts to the fire and even cooking all around. That brings us back to the issue of your old grill and Junk King. They’ll be able to load that grill up on their truck and make sure it is properly disposed of. This will either mean dropping it off at a recycling center or a certified landfill. They can do the same for any other garbage you want gotten rid of at this time. The Junk King Charlotte crew will always show up with an empty truck. Why not fill it up with all your junk?

Charlotte Air Conditioner Disposal

According to the folks who watch the weather, this past summer was one of the hottest on record. When was the previous record set? That would be last summer! Fall has arrived and the air conditioners are being switched off all around Charlotte but you might want to think about keeping those ACs off permanently. While it is true that you get a kind of instant rush from the heat outdoors by stepping into an AC cooled room, long time exposure to the kind of closed environments created by an AC controlled room could be bad for your health.

There have been studies conducted which found that people living in buildings with central AC are more susceptible to airborne diseases than those living with natural ventilation. That’s because once a germ particle gets into a room with an AC it has nowhere to go but to swirl around that room beginning breathed in and out. Why do you think so many people get sick on a five hour airplane flight? They’re stuck with the germs.

“But what about the heat?” you might ask. To prepare yourselves for next summer, you could install a couple of ceiling fans. These are terrific alternatives to air conditioners and offer quiet, cool air that is circulated throughout the room. Best of all you can keep your windows open for a fresh breeze. A ceiling fan will greatly reduce your electric bill. You’re sure to appreciate those savings a lot more than a temporary cool down from an AC.

Staying cool really isn’t all that complicated. The best thing you can do is to keep drinking water. Add a slice of orange or lemon to for a splash of flavor. Having a cool towel wrapped around your neck is also a terrific way to beat the heat indoors. All of these options can present a better alternative to AC use. If you’re ready to kick the habit then you’ll need to get rid of that old AC. To do that you only need to make a single call to Junk King Charlotte.

Even if you want to swap out the AC for a more energy efficient model that has stronger air filters you’ll still want to call Junk King Charlotte for the disposal duties. An air conditioner is not something you can simply toss out with the kitchen garbage. Thankfully the Junk King crew will be able to pull your old unit out of the wall and carry it off to their truck without much of a hassle. As an added bonus, that same Junk King crew can cart off any other junk item you want to get rid of and yes, they’ll carry those out as well!

Charlotte Junk Removal Prices

There’s something pretty darn amazing coming out of Charlotte and it just might make your home a whole lot smarter. Lowe’s has its headquarters right here in town and its where all their great ideas spring from. One of those ideas is their Iris system and that’s getting ready for a big rollout to 500 stores. What’s Iris? It could just be the thing to transfer your home into a home of the future. When the Iris system is installed it’s going to help homeowners cut back on their electric bills, beef up their security and keep an eye on everything from freezer doors left open to helping seniors in need and it’s all though the power of your mobile phone.

Iris is a kind of remote control system that can monitor things like thermostats, door locks and power consumption. With carefully placed cameras and motion sensors you’ll be able to keep an eye on your home anywhere you go right through your smart phone. Is your home ready to be smarter? Maybe before plugging in a system like Iris you’ll need to give your place a top to bottom review for the removal of clutter. After all, do you really want to be monitoring junk? You don’t have to especially when you hire a team from Junk King Charlotte to help with the removal.

Junk King is a local company who is part of a national franchise of junk removal professionals. When it comes to helping you clean up your home, Junk King are the real experts. Not only will they be providing you with a dedicated team of hard workers but they’ll also give you a pricing policy that is the fairest in town. You won’t be paying high hourly rates or transportation fees. Instead, Junk King charges you for the amount of space your stuff will be taking up in their truck. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

When you make your first call to Junk King you’ll be setting up an appointment for the professional team to visit your home. That’s when you’ll show  all the stuff you want removed. He’ll size up the situation and provide you an exact estimate. If it turns out that your junk takes up a bit more space on the truck, you’ll still be paying your estimate. There won’t be any extra service charges or hidden fees. The only surprise you’ll have is with how easy this whole process becomes.

On the pickup day, the Junk King crew will arrive at the scheduled time to get the job done. Even though they’re not on an hourly rate, they’re not going to rush through. They will take their time especially when it comes to removing those heavy objects from inside your home. Once the truck is loaded up, you can wave good-bye to your junk. With that junk gone your home will be ready for a “Jetsons make-over!”

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 Christmas Tree Disposal

All the fun of Christmas is quickly becoming a memory as folks around Charlotte are already looking towards what’s ahead for 2012. One of the major events on the calendar will be the upcoming Democratic convention. While that’s still months away, it was recently announced that President Obama will accept the nomination at the larger Bank of America Stadium as opposed to the Time Warner Arena where the rest of the convention will be held. No matter which side of the political aisle you’re on, having a high profile even like this in Charlotte is going to be a big boost to the local economy. It’s also a wonderful showcase to spotlight why Charlotte is such a great place to live. One of the big reasons for this is the pride that Charlotte residents take in their own homes. Which spins us right back to Christmas, as in what happened to your Christmas tree this year?
If you are reading this article and still have your Christmas tree sitting on your curb, then clearly there has been a breakdown in the line between your living room and the city dump. This is understandable because most municipal garbage crews won’t pick-up Christmas trees. If that did that they wouldn’t have any room for the garbage. Plus, the automatic trucks aren’t designed for this kind of removal. That’s why you should contract with a local Charlotte junk hauling business like Junk King Charlotte. You can schedule a pick-up appointment with that kind of company and make sure your dried up Christmas tree is taken away but you don’t have to stop there. What other junk did you discover over the holidays?
Every year, folks go digging through attics, basements and garages for their Christmas decorations. And every year most of these same folks end up stumbling over junk collected from years past. This would be all that stuff that was jammed into your storage spaces because you didn’t have room for it anywhere else in your home. Once an item goes to live in the attic, basement or garage it might be there for a long while. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Why not mark those items for removal by your Christmas tree removal crew? It’s not a stretch to ask those junk haulers to throw some more items on the back of your truck along with your Christmas tree.
Imagine all the space you could create once you remove that junk. The only thing stopping you from turning your basement into a family screening room or your garage into a productive workspace is all that junk. Why not make a new New Year’s resolution to get rid of that junk once and for all? All it takes is one phone call to the professional junk haulers and they’ll handle the rest. Once you’ve hired Junk King Charlotte, you could schedule an appointment for next year’s Christmas tree pickup. Nothing wrong with planning ahead!