[This blog has been recently updated. It was originally published in 2015.]
If you’re a homeowner, or you rent a house with a large backyard area, you like to think that your home is a safe place. In fact, if you have children, you have probably taken the time to ensure that there is little in the way of hazards lurking in your yard or around the house. It may be time to get that old shed removed.
But how dangerous is your backyard?
When Time and Weather Takes Its Toll
Aside from the occasional visit from a garden snake or other vermin you could have something out there that is slowly falling apart. And with each passing day it can become more dangerous. So, what could we be talking about?
Your backyard shed.
Once, a long time ago, it was a brand-new structure that served a useful and practical purpose. You could keep your lawnmower in there along with gardening tools and other equipment to use in the backyard. In fact, when it was new it probably dressed up the backyard a bit.
Now? Well, now, it’s likely become weather-worn, sagging, and perhaps even a bit dilapidated, thanks to years of constant exposure to elements. But the damage is far more than merely cosmetic.
If your shed was made of wood, as many are, there are likely to be rusty nails that are exposed. The floor might have collapsed or have weak spots in it. And the walls could be peeling or crumbling. In fact, there are a lot of safety concerns with an exposed structure that is in poor condition and disrepair.
Hidden Hazards on the Homefront
We’d like to think that no one keeps old refrigerators or freezers stored in their detached garage, shed, barn or other outbuildings. But it still happens. And these old appliances can represent a very real hazard to small children, especially if they were built before the 1960s.
Through the late 1940s and into the 1950s, scores of children became trapped in refrigerators and freezers – especially abandoned units left outside – and many died.
That is, until the passage of the Refrigerator Safety Act in 1956 which required a change in the way refrigerator doors stay shut. According to Wikipedia, the act applied to all refrigerators manufactured in the United States after 31 October 1958, and is largely responsible for the adoption of the magnetic mechanism that is used today instead of a latch. And, while these incidents are far rarer today than 50 years ago, those old appliances are still dangerous.
Another potential hazard, and one that is far more common, is old construction debris. This could be left over from a remodel that you did on the kitchen or bathroom years ago, or just a pile of old boards and other debris from repair projects. However, it can also have rusty nails, exposed rebar or glass shards, or jagged wire and other metal pieces.
Certainly not a great place for the kids to be playing around.
Who Wants to Haul the Hazards Away?
To be fair, having to haul anything that doesn’t fit in your trunk or the back of your SUV is a real problem. Without a proper vehicle, it’s next to impossible to get old appliances or piles of boards and lumber out of your backyard.
Not to mention that old, broken-down shed.
In fact, especially not the shed. Just because you have the shed doesn’t necessarily mean that you built it. And, if you didn’t build it, why should you be expected to know how to dismantle it safely and properly? Because that’s what needs to be done in order to remove and haul away a shed.
For most anyone living in or near the Dayton area, like in Bradford, Covington, or Springfield, deconstruction, and dismantling of structures is not a likely skillset. And that is why the best route for shed breakdown and removal is not the DIY route.
Not to worry, however! A simple call to Junk King Dayton can mean your old shed (and other junk) problem will be quickly and effortlessly resolved. Effortless for you, that is!
Junk King Dayton – Your Local Junk Removal Experts
Junk King is the professional junk hauling service that has helped many Dayton homeowners clean out the clutter from their properties. Regardless of whether you live in downtown Dayton or in the neighboring communities like Englewood, College Corner, Alpha, or Cedarville, Junk King Dayton is ready to help you get rid of junk.
While our typical junk removal session involves removing objects like old furniture, appliances, clothes, and other household goods, that’s just the “easy” ones.
We understand that not every piece of junk is easy to lift and load. And, when it comes to something like shed breakdown and removal, our Junk King Dayton crew is fully capable of dismantling that old structure carefully, safely, and quickly, and making sure all the pieces are then loaded onto our truck. In addition, we’ll also go through the area where your old shed once stood for a final sweep up.
And, because we are good at what we do, nobody gets hurt!
And While We’re At It…Learn More About Our Junk Hauling Services
You might have many other items that need to be taken apart before they can be hauled away. Things like swing sets, above ground pools, hot tubs, planters, and grills would all fall into that category.
None of that will be a problem for the team from Junk King Dayton.
While dismantling large objects can take a bit longer, you won’t be stuck with any additional labor costs. That’s because the flat fee we charge you covers everything – and that fee is based strictly on volume.
Put another way, it all comes down to how much space your junk takes up in our oversized Junk King truck. You’ll know what that fee is before the work begins and it’s not going to change once the job is complete.
Junk King prides itself on working hard to recycle as much of what we collect from your property. Anytime you can keep something out of a landfill, the environment will benefit.
Whether you need shed removal or simple junk hauling, Junk King is the company for you!
Your Shed Breakdown and Removal Experts for the Dayton Area
Junk King provides an efficient, safe, and eco-friendly shed removal service that makes the whole process easy for you. Our experienced shed removal team can quickly and easily break down and haul off that old shed without damaging your property in the process.
We’ll do all the heavy lifting!
And, best of all, we’ll make sure that old shed materials are disposed of at a proper recycling facility so we can help protect our ecosystem.
Our professional and insured junk disposal team will come to your home and we call 15 minutes before we arrive. Once we arrive, we can give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk will take up in our truck.
Got other junk items to get rid of, as well? You simply point and we’ll haul your old junk and other items into our junk removal trucks, and with no hidden fees.
Ready to get rid of your old shed? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).