The past few years have seen a tremendous increase in the number of junk removal and hauling services in the Columbus area. As such, some of the businesses offering hauling and trash related services lack professional expertise and experience, this can cause headaches for the home and business owners who unknowingly choose them (usually in hopes of avoiding the headaches and stress of disposing of junk themselves). Thankfully, there are several factors that can help identify a good junk hauling team.
Things to look for in a hauling service:
Flexibility: Not all junk removal services deal with all kinds of junk. Some of the common categories include appliances; construction materials; concrete pavers; furniture; electronic items; lawn and garden refuse; along with all sorts of miscellaneous trash. Make sure that any service you hire covers all the categories of items you want to be hauled away. A good, all-round junk removal service will cover almost anything non-hazardous and recycle as much as possible. Flexibility also includes the ability and willingness to work at a time of your choice.
Customer Service: Check user reviews and ratings to ensure that the company you choose believes in good customer service. This includes prompt answering of the phone during the specified business hours; politely explaining the various terms and conditions as well as the pricing details; giving a clear ETA for the removing team and ensuring that the latter arrives at the promised time; no hidden costs; and a good customer service department for handling problems and complaints.
Pricing: One of the easiest ways to ensure a cost-effective pricing for junk removal is to search for the companies that charge according to the volume of junk to be hauled away rather than the time it takes to load it. Many junk removal firms actually charge by the amount of time that it takes to load and remove the debris. This can artificially inflate the price, especially when dealing with slow workers or multiple items. The better option is to choose companies that charge according to the amount of space taken up by the junk. This means that you get a steady, reasonable rate regardless of how much time it takes to actually move the items.
Insurance: Last but not the least, always make sure that any company you hire has adequate insurance coverage and is licensed or bonded as appropriate. With the necessary insurance, you know you are protected, no matter what.
Junk hauling services differ greatly in pricing, competence, and efficiency. Take your time researching and we are confident you will choose Junk King every time.
For more information, or to book an appointment or a free estimate, call 1-800-995-JUNK (that’s 1-800-995-5865).
Or you can visit the Junk King Columbus website.