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Columbus Home Clean Outs & Trash Outs

Columbus Home CleanoutsWe are finally crawling out of the severe foreclosure crisis that has touched every community in the country. Columbus certainly wasn’t spared. In an effort to have a clean slate, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency is supervising the demolition of nearly 5,000 vacant and abandoned homes located throughout the state. To accomplish this huge undertaking the state was granted $60 million from the Save the Dream Ohio project funds. This might seem like an extreme measure with regard to dealing with foreclosed homes but it can actually help stabilize property values by clearing out homes that are considered a blight in a neighborhood. That is good news for the current homeowners. It might also be a golden opportunity for potential buyers.

The banks and lending institutions that own those homes would much rather have them sold then flattened. To accomplish that task it would take a bit of hard renovating work but it’s certainly easy to get done especially when you can partner with a junk removal service like Junk King Columbus. These are the clean out experts who have seen it all when it comes to junk removal. A home that has been abandoned might look like it is one its last legs but a lot of that is just cosmetic. First, get rid of the trash and junk then you’ll be able to get the renovation work done.

Junk King loves to handle foreclosure cleanouts. When the order is given to “take it all away” the Junk King crew will make short work of having that home cleared out. They can also do the same with regard to taking away trash and debris from front and back lawns. It’s amazing how a simple cleanup from Junk King can transform a property.

There are other instances where Junk King has helped homeowners manage estates. If someone in your family is downsizing into a smaller place, then hiring Junk King to clean up the home and get it ready for the market is going to be a big burden off your shoulders.

It stands to reason that if you’re hiring Junk King to help with your real estate endeavors they can certainly help with your own home. Fall is a great season to clear the clutter from your home as you get yourself prepared for the upcoming holidays. Whether you’ll be throwing a Halloween party or having out of town guests for Christmas you want to make sure you home is in good shape. Junk King can help you get there.

Columbus Junk Removal Reviews

There are a lot of services provided by a city like Columbus. Among them are pickup items for oversized pieces. To get an appointment is to go through the standard level of red tape and telephone prompts. After all of that, there is no guarantee that the city workers will be able to do what you want. There is a limit to what they can take away and how much. That’s what one Junk King customer found out as he started his remodeling job:

“I want compliment your company and especially the crew, Martin and Eric, who worked for me. I am downsizing and doing some home improvements. I had accumulated a number of household items and had scheduled a bulk pickup from Columbus City Refuse Deptartment. That was scheduled for Oct. 20. Today, Oct. 18, contractors began work and I realized they would generate construction debris that would not be accepted for bulk pickup. I found Junk King Columbus, called and was scheduled for an estimate in about 2 hours. A few minutes before they arrived, I got a call saying they were on their way. Eric introduced himself, took an look at the quantity of stuff and gave me a quote, he said they could begin right then. His crew worked quickly and efficiently to load the truck. I could not be more satisfied. Both contractors working for me were impressed as well and asked for business cards. In the end, I was able to cancel the refuse pickup from the city.”

That’s just a typical day for Junk King Columbus. Customers who have never used our services discover how easy it is to finally get rid of tons of junk. Take concrete, for instance. As that reviewer discovered, there is a weight limit with regard to municipal pickups. You might think you can break up concrete and put it in your trashcan but if it’s too heavy it’s going to stay on the curb. Then what?

Junk King doesn’t charge by weight. Instead they charge by the amount of space your junk will take up on their truck and they have truck packing down to a science.  The reason why customers love Junk King Columbus is due to that efficient service.  You don’t even need to drag items down to the curb –  simply point and the experienced crew will haul the items from where they stand.

Keep in mind that Junk King also won’t turn away your items for pickup. Unless it is deemed a true hazardous waste, anything can go on the back of the JK truck. The crew is capable of dismantling, unhooking and breaking down just about anything. Even if you have a tool shed that has collapses in the last local storm, the Junk King crew can pile up all those scraps and insure they will be taken away and disposed of the right way. When cleaning your home fast is at stake, you don’t want to leave anything to chance.

Columbus Debris Removal

Do you know what’s going on behind the scenes at local Columbus restaurants? It doesn’t take a lot of snooping to find out. That’s because all inspection reports are to made open for the public. Here are some recent “issues” found around the Columbus area eateries:

Wendy’s violations: A buildup of dust was observed on the fans in the walk-in cooler. Food particles were observed on the floor in the walk-in freezer, making the floor sticky.

Kindercare Center violations: A buildup of food particles was observed in the microwave. Grease was observed around the knobs of the oven.

Pink Cricket Restaurant violations: A buildup of dust and dirt was observed on the ceiling and walls by the fryers and pizza oven. Dirt and mold were observed on the floor around the toilet in the downstairs restroom.

Have you noticed the common theme? It would be dirt and debris. What would happen if those same inspectors would make a tour of your home? Could you stand up to the white glove test? You might be on top of cleaning your carpets and keeping the dust away but that doesn’t mean you aren’t hiding secret stashes of junk in your closets, garage, basement or attic. Isn’t it time to toss that stuff out even if you can’t see it every day? These clutter items are magnets for dust and potentially mold.  All you need is a little help from Junk King Columbus to be free of clutter.

Junk King Columbus is composed of experienced and certified professional junk haulers working throughout the Columbus area.  Junk King has been on the scene for several years. In that time they’ve opened up franchises in major cities all across the country. The Columbus Junk King operates under those same high standards when it comes to hiring employees and training them.  The same can be said for their primary task: making sure your junk is disposed of properly, so that you can get on with your life.

Junk Removal comes naturally to Junk King Columbus. They know where all the recycling centers and charity drop off places are around the Columbus area. That means they’ll be going out of their way to make sure your junk is given a new lease on live whenever possible. It’s an eco-friendly policy that is very good for Columbus and for helping you reduce your own carbon footprint. When you have junk that needs to be hauled away, Junk King is the only call you should make at 1-888-888-5865.

Have a safe and happy Red, White and Boom

In a few days the solstice will come, marking the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. Before long the 4th of July will roll around and with it Red, White and BOOM! While trying to overcome the writer’s block of sitting down and writing this message I decided to look around and found a few neat articles that I wanted to share with you all.

This first one is an article of tips for taking good photographs of fireworks with a mobile phone, I’d assume they’d apply to digital cameras and other night photography as well. As a matter of fact, I bet those techniques would be applicable to other nighttime summer activities like the Perseid meteor shower (that’s a link to the NASA tool that estimates the number of shooting stars per hour based on your location) every year in August but usually peaking around the 12th).

Here is a link for those of you planning a visit to Red White and BOOM! (the event’s homepage).

If you haven’t had a chance, make sure to visit the Scioto Mile, at the south end of the park is a nice new restaurant and fountains (complete with lifeguards!) where you can go splash in the water to cool off.

Columbus Ohio Air Conditioner Disposal

Summer is nearly upon us and if last year is any indication it’s going to be another scorcher. Will your old air conditioner be up to the challenge of keeping you cool? If it’s time for a new model then you know just the type of AC unit to swap out. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t rethink you’re cooling scheme.

One of the most popular types of air conditioners is a portable unit that can easily be rolled from room to room. This is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to cool down an entire home where only one or two rooms are being used. A portable AC is great to park by the kitchen when your oven is going full tilt.

As you go shopping for that new air conditioner you want to pay attention to the label when it comes to the refrigerants. What you want to look for is the eco-friendly R410A refrigerant. The other types aren’t illegal but they are being phased out. Don’t get stuck with a polluter!

When it comes to capacity the following is a good guideline to follow:

  • Small room: 5,000 – 6,000 BTU for 100-300 sq. ft.
  • Medium room: 7,000 – 8,200 BTU for 250-550 sq. ft.
  • Large room: 9,800 to 12,500 BTU’s for 350-950 sq. ft. area.

Now that you have all that info, what will you do with that old AC? This is not something you can put out on the curb and hope someone will take it away. In fact, you might not even be able to lift it without help. Junk King Columbus is standing by to provide that help. These are the junk removal specialists who will have no trouble removing your old AC whether that is built into your wall, sitting on your window or is an external unit.

The Junk King Columbus crew will load up your old unit on the back of their truck and make sure it is taken to a certified recycling center. Air conditioners are like fridges and e-waste. They have to be taken apart and drained of harmful chemicals. Don’t worry about that getting done right. With Junk King on the job, they’ll get it done right every time.

As long as Junk King is taking away your AC, why not put them to work removing the rest of your unwanted junk. If it’s easy for the Junk King Columbus crew to take out that AC then removing old furniture, large appliances, boxes of trash and any other bulky item won’t be a problem. Call Junk King today and cool down in a home free of junk.

Columbus Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

Learning how to do laundry is one of those important life lessons that most moms are happy to share with their children, especially when it means that they can add that to their list of chores.  Here’s something a child might not like to hear: just because their mom had a certain way of doing things doesn’t mean there isn’t a better, more efficient way or doing the laundry.

The most important laundry lesson is to embrace sorting. Usually this meant taking the heaping pile of clothes from the hamper and spending time picking through them before loading up the machine. Now you can find a hamper with separate buckets: One for whites and the other for colors. You can even get a hamper with three buckets to use for keeping your dry cleaning in a different pile. This sorting will make laundry day a lot less of a hassle.

If you’re doing all of your laundry one cycle after another then you want to do the whites last especially if you’re using bleach. It should all be gone in one cycle but it’s best to play it safe. When using bleach, even on whites, try to pour it into the water and not onto the clothes and always use hot water. Colors should be washed in cold water. It’s better to get your water running, pour in the detergent, let it mix up and then add the clothes. That way your soap gets to dissolve and do its thing.

To avoid the never-ending battle of the loss sock you can buy sock clips. Yes, that’s a thing. Clip the socks together and wash/dry them that way. A small mesh bag is good for underwear and other delicates that don’t need to mix it up with the bigger articles of clothing.

Above everything else, the most efficient way to do a good laundry cycle is to make sure your washing machine and dryer are working properly.  You cannot underestimate the value of having a high-tech washer / dryer – especially if the one you have has already had years of use.  Your old machine is bound to accumulate quite a bit of wear and tear, which makes its effectiveness for cleaning your laundry that much less efficient.  Newer models have a variety of features and functions that will make your life easier and your clothes cleaner!

If it is about time to swap out the old machine for a new model then you’ll want to give Junk King of Columbus a call.  Getting rid of your own washing machine or dryer can be quite a task – not to mention figuring the right place to responsibly dispose of large appliances like these.  Junk King is the Columbus, Ohio based pro when it comes to removing over-sized items from your home. All you need to do is set up a removal appointment and Junk King will handle the rest. They’ll set you up with an experienced, insured and professional hauling crew and truck to take care of the job. Chances are you didn’t bring your washer and dryer into your home and you shouldn’t worry about taking them out. Let Junk King Columbus do the heavy lifting!

Spring Cleaning Tips In Columbus Ohio

The official first day of spring has come and gone. It was March 30th. Did you get your spring-cleaning done yet? If you’ve been putting off the job, you’re not alone. What’s interesting is that many of the folks who hate cleaning (that means everyone!) miss out on the simple tips which make that chore easier to manage. In other words, if it doesn’t become such a hassle you’ll keep your home sparkling.

To organize your major spring-cleaning effort, you’ll want to get all the cleaning supplies you’ll need. Yes, make a list! The last thing you want to do is run back and forth to the store to get stuff in the middle of the cleaning. A good item to add to that list is a bucket or tray they lets you carry your supplies from room to room. You see all the professional maids use these handy item. Having your cleaning supplies with you as you go will make the job go faster!

First off, strip the beds and get those sheets and blankets in the washer. While those cycles are running, hit the dusting circuit. You want to take everything off of shelves and give it a good wipe down. There are dusters with extension polls that are perfect for clearing out cobwebs, ceiling fans or dusting baseboards. When the dusting is done, it’s time for vacuuming, sweeping and moping. Here is when you want to make sure the pets are at day care and the kids are at the movies. This way you have the room to move around and get the work done without moving obstacles.

As you make your way through your home you’re probably going to discover a lot of stuff that can be tossed out. It won’t take long to overflow your garbage cans. What happens if you still have stuff to get rid of?   Also, how about those large junk items that you can’t simply toss in the garbage can, like appliances, furniture items, e-waste, yard debris and more.  You don’t want to improperly dispose of hazardous electronics, and you also don’t want to hurt yourself trying to haul huge items to the curb.   That would bring your entire spring cleaning operation to a screeching halt.

It’s times like this when you should call in Junk King Columbus. These are the Columbus, Ohio based junk removal specialists who have taken junk removal to a whole new level. The Junk King crew will be doing all the heavy lifting and loading for you while you can keep on handling your spring cleaning operation.

This means if you want to get rid of a sofa or fridge they can handle the job. They’ll be putting all that oversize junk on the back of their truck. As soon as your stuff is all loaded up, the Junk King crew will head out to the nearest recycling center to make sure it’s all properly disposed of.

You can’t really call your home totally clean for the spring if it still has junk sitting all over the place. Let Junk King Columbus take care of that for you!

Columbus Ohio Grill Disposal and Recycling

Welcome to the blustery, chilly and downright freezing Ohio winter. The good news is that spring is right around the corner. The bad news is that it’s going to be a lot colder before it gets warm. That doesn’t mean you have to forgo all your warm weather activities. This is especially true with grilling outdoors. Although it might be more of a challenge, nothing could better than a fresh grilled steak or piece of fish. If you want to brave the cold and snow to make an amazing dinner than you’ll want to consider a few helpful winter grilling facts.

Your grilling prep work should be the same as when it’s warm. You’ll want to make your rubs or sauces in large enough batches so you won’t have to run in and out of the house. For great tasting meat and poultry try marinating overnight. You might also want to think about grilling for the week in on single outing. For instance on Sunday you could grill up steaks for fajitas on Monday, chicken for salad on Tuesday etc. That way with a little reheating you can enjoy the scrumptious taste of grilled meat all week long.

Winter grilling should be about keeping it simple. You want to cook recipes that won’t require a lot of fuss or attention when it comes to basting or turning meat. The goal is to get in and get out. You should always have a clear path to your grill. This is especially important if you’ll be grilling after (or during!) a snowstorm. Try not to run back and forth from the grill to your house. Embrace the cold and get the job done without falling! In winter temperatures, that heat is going to be sucked up by the cold so avoid opening and closing the lid every 30 seconds. Let the heat of the grill do its thing. Most importantly, avoid wearing any winter items like scarves which could dangle close to the fire.

If after all this prep work you discover that your grill has seen better days then swap it out. You’ll probably find amazing deals on a new grill at this time of the year. Instead of holding onto the old grill, give Junk King Columbus a call and have them take it away for you. You can’t toss that old grill out on the curb and you don’t want it taking up precious space in your backyard.  In addition, many older grills can be exteremely heavy, rusty, and sharp – you don’t want to risk hurting yourself or damaging your property by trying to haul it off on your own.

One call to Junk King Columbus will have that old grill and all of your other bulky junk items taken away for good.  Replacing your patio furniture?  Remodeling the whole deck?   Junk King will work in any weather to haul off all of your debris and clutter!

Junk King Columbus Receives Super Service Award

For the 3rd year in a row, Junk King Columbus was awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award. This means that in 2012, we are in the top 5% of businesses on Angie’s list in Columbus for customer satisfaction. We hope to do it all over again in 2013…only more of it :)

Like any small business, as we grow we always strive to do the best we can and to provide service in a way that is good for our customers and our business. We’d like to thank the Columbus residents whose recognition and patronage help us.

Happy New Year to all our central Ohio family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Thanks for choosing us to be your fastest and greenest junk removal company.

-Junk King Columbus

Fall yard and garden clean up checklist Columbus Ohio

Hurricane Sandy Brings Torrential Rain and Snow to Ohio…in October?!?

Map of NOAA long-term forecast for the U.S. for fall and winter 2012

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It suddenly feels like winter in Columbus, and a harsh one at that. Snow before Halloween? I can’t remember the last time that happened—if ever!

The NOAA forecast for a wet winter for Ohio and the Great Lakes region is looking like a safe bet right about now.

Freak storms aside, I prepared a fall yard and garden clean up checklist but it suddenly seems like I should be out shopping for rock salt and snow tires. This list is adapted from one I found on the Iowa Gardener.

And while I am thinking about it, we offer storm debris clean up, too. Whether a it’s flooding from a late year, slow-moving hurricane,  hail or lightning damage from a summer thunderstorm or an ice storm’s deep freeze, we will help you clean up and dispose of everything in a safe, environmentally sound way. And we don’t even charge for labor!

Without further ado, here is the ‘official’ Junk King Columbus autumn checklist for Central Ohio:

❏ Pull up all annuals (plants that you have to buy every year).
❏ Cut back perennials (plants that return every year).
❏ Start a compost pile for organic matter, including small amounts of leaves and branches.
❏ Call Junk King Columbus for assistance gathering and hauling away anything you won’t be composting ;-)
❏ After the first frost, dig up and store indoors all tender bulbs.
❏ Empty all pots and store in the garage so they don’t crack in the cold.
❏ Have Junk King rake the leaves from your lawn but it is OK to leave them if they are few and in flower and garden beds—Free Mulch!
❏ Mow the lawn one final time before winter arrives. We suggest you use a mulching mower but we can dispose of grass clippings too.
❏ Run the mower until the gas tank is empty. Check the owner’s manual to see if any filters need to be changed and what, if anything,
to do with the oil.
❏ Sharpen the blade, this is something that should be done every fall.

As a reminder, we do not charge for labor so if you don’t feel like raking leaves or picking up the yard you can call us and we will do it for you at the same price as if we were just picking it up and hauling it away to be composted.

To book an appointment or schedule a free on-site estimate call us at 1-800-995-JUNK (1-800-995-5865).

Remember to buy candy and drive carefully in residential neighborhoods on Beggar’s Night.