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Charlotte Cabinet Removal and Disposal

One of the important goals of any home improvement project should always be to increase the value of your home. A few years ago, the National Association of Realtors did a 2005 cost vs. value report. Here’s what they discovered: “The average “upscale kitchen” remodel with a cost of $81,552 and had a payback of 84.8 percent. The average midrange “major kitchen” remodel with a cost of $43,862 and had a payback of 91 percent. The average “minor kitchen” remodel with a cost $14,913 and had a payback of 98.5 percent.” Add it up and it’s clear that the investment you make in a kitchen or bathroom remodel is going to be a big asset to your home. It makes sense then that you need to spend your money wisely. Keep that in mind when your budget goes over and the job takes longer than you think it will!

You can come up with some basic ideas of a remodel by a visit to a Home Depot or search through the Internet for inspiration. Once you’ve got a sense of what you want to accomplish you’ll need to find a contractor especially if your remodel is going to involve any type of plumbing or electrical upgrades. You should get bids from several contractors. Part of your contractor “shopping” should be proof of current licenses and insurance policies that cover property damage and workers comp. A list of a contractor’s suppliers should be followed up to find out if they pay their bills on time. You don’t want to have a work crew sitting around waiting for construction material. You should also follow up with past customers. Even though they should be sending you happy customers, you can still ask a few pointed questions about their work which should give you a complete portrait of how they work.

When you get a bid from a contractor it should be an itemized list of what you can expect to pay. One of the items on that list should be “demolition and removal of preexisting cabinetry.” This is where a contractor might try to pad the budget a bit. However, you could probably handle this job on your own with a decent hammer, screwdriver and Junk King Charlotte.

Once you take down the cabinets a Junk King crew can be standing by to haul them away and make sure they are properly disposed of. As for pricing, Junk King will only charge you by the amount of space that your debris will take up in their truck. That means no labor costs or dumping fees. You’re not going to get a great deal like that with a contractor! Let Junk King Charlotte help you start your remodeling project off right.

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.

Recycling News In Charlotte

Most everyone is familiar with the word “recycle” but not everyone might understand what that process is all about. The best way to increase recycling levels is to inform the public about how that process works from start to finish. That’s the goal of ReCommunity, a Charlotte based company that is dedicated to informing the public through an interactive website that is all about recycling.

“We wanted to take a proactive approach to engaging and educating” to the 36 communities the company serves in 13 states, says Jeff Fielkow, vice president of revenue and growth at Charlotte-based ReCommunity. “We really believe virtual tours and interactive educational resources are the wave of the future. So we wanted to stay true to our community and education-focused mission, and build a turn-key recycling educational website,” he said.

Included on the website is a visual tour of a MRF, teacher lesson plans, animated videos, educator resources, and an interactive site where people can see an overview of an entire MRF and click on each element to learn more about that step of the process.

“We are thrilled to bring the Recovery Revolution to our community partners and educators everywhere,” says Fielkow. “Creating state-of-the-art educational tools is a critical initial step in the process of improving recycling and enhancing all of its associated community benefits.”

ReCommunity’s primary focus is on the kind of weekly recycling trash pickup. But there is another kind of recycling that you can engage in with the help of another company. That would be junk recycling with Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King is a Charlotte company of professional junk haulers that would like nothing better than to recycle all of your junk. Even if you don’t ask for your junk to be recycled, Junk King will probably recycle it anyway. That’s because they are dedicated to keeping Charlotte an environmentally safe place to live and work. If that means making a few extra drop offs at the recycling centers around town then so be it; it’s all part of the comprehensive service offered by Junk King Charlotte.

When you hire Junk King you’ll actually be getting a team of workers and a large truck. Those are the exact two items which might have been standing in the way of your removing all that junk in the first place. It’s not easy to get rid of a sofa or loveseat or stove or set of tires. But with Junk King Charlotte you won’t have to lift a finger. When you’re ready to recycle your oversized junk items give Junk King a call. They’ll get the job done in a snap.

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 Treadmill and Exercise Machine Disposal

One of the newest trends in gym is the so-called “anytime”  gym. Much like 7-11, these gyms are open around the clock. It might seem odd to get in a workout at 3:00 a.m. but surprisingly enough there are plenty of folks who are working odd shifts and their three in the morning is like high noon for the rest of us. The 24 hour gym concept developed out of a need to provide flexibility for members.

On many levels, that’s why you made the investment in your own treadmill or other gym equipment. You wanted the option of working out whenever you wanted to. If you could squeeze in some time before work or late at night so be it. All you had to do is head to the garage or basement or spare room and off you go. But then something happened along the road of you losing that extra weight, didn’t it? Admit it; you got bored. Now that treadmill has become the perfect spot to hang your shirts but the idea of climbing up for another monotonous run is too much to consider. Maybe it’s time to head back to the gym.

Becoming a gym member is all about variety. You won’t be stuck running on that treadmill when you can take a spin on a stationary bike or power walk on an elliptical glider. Then there are all the classes to pick from. A decent gym should have a full schedule of aerobic work outs. These come in many forms from spin classes to dancing and free weight workouts. That’s what you should be looking for as you consider a new gym membership: variety.

The other benefit with joining the gym is that you’ll be surrounded by professional trainers. This doesn’t mean you have to sign up for a training package but most gyms offer a free initial training orientation. This will allow you to get professional guidance for a work-out routine. Making sure you do the exercises correctly is half the battle. The rest is all up to you!

Finally, becoming a gym member is also the perfect excuse to get out of the house. Even with the best intentions of a home gym can’t guarantee you’ll be left alone to focus on your workout. How many distractions do you have in your home? Kids? Pets? Significant others? Let the gym be your true workout oasis.

Once you make that commitment to join the gym, you’ll certainly want to get rid of that old gym equipment. You can accomplish this task by hiring Junk King Charlotte. Don’t fret over the idea that it will take a team to move that treadmill because that’s just what you’ll be getting when you hire Junk King: a team of professional junk haulers. As soon as that old equipment is removed you can reclaim that space and dive full force into your new workout.

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 Landscaping Cleanup

Recently a local Charlotte business has found a novel way to deal with their landscaping clean-up: hire a goat. The Charlotte Cemetery Commission is now using sheep and goats to keep the lawns trim. Actually, this is not a new concept. Out in California, a trendy Malibu community rents goats to clear fields about their homes of brush. This actually helps prevent dangerous fires from creeping down to their properties. Renting goats and sheep is a truly eco-friendly way of mowing the lawn.

Of course, it’s not the most practical of landscaping cleanup solutions especially for a homeowner. Sure if you don’t care much about your backyard gardens you could let a goat or two loose back there but they might not stop at chomping on the grass. Say good-bye to any flowers in your garden! You also have to keep in mind that for every item that a goat takes in it will “expel” another item. Yes, this would be a great source of fertilizer in an open field but for your backyard not so much. There’s also the issue of the non-vegetation cleanup you might need. A goat can’t get rid of rusty patio furniture or a fallen tree limb left over from the last storm. That’s when you’ll need to bring in a professional “two-legged” crew, the kind of crew you can hire with Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King Charlotte is a local business part of a nationwide franchise of professional junk haulers. All across the country, folks are taking advantage of the Junk King crews to help them get rid of all kinds of clutter. Now Charlotte residents can tap into those same kinds of professional crews to help with their landscaping cleanup.

This is a perfect time of the year to do a landscaping cleanup. The summer is winding down and it’s time to get ready to batten down the hatches for winter. Instead of covering up patio furniture you might not even use next year, why not get rid of it? If you’ve got debris left over from the last storm, why not get rid of that too? You can in one appointment with Junk King.

One of the many benefits of hiring Junk King Charlotte is that they’ll arrive with a big enough truck to take away whatever you want tossed out. If you’ve been the unfortunate recipient of a fallen tree limb you might be asking how to get rid of that. Just call Junk King. They’ll have the manpower and the tools to bust up that limb and take it away. That holds true for piece of your patio or deck that might have broken off as well as any other kinds of scraps that should be tossed out. If you really want to see a goat in action, visit your local petting zoo but let the Junk King take care of your cleanup.