There are few pleasures in life that compare to spending a late afternoon or early evening relaxing on your deck, sipping a cool drink, and enjoying the soothing warmth that settles in after a hot day.
Unless your deck is creaking, cracked, rotted and the railing is coming off. That’s when it’s time for a replacement.
One of the sad truths about being a homeowner is that nothing lasts forever. Your mortgage payment may seem that way, but structures like your deck need to be replaced from time to time.
But what do you do with all the debris after the deck removal? Junk King Fairfax has some options.
Deck Removal in Fairfax: What You Need to Know
If you plan to replace your deck or wooden porch this spring, or sooner, one of the unavoidable tasks will be disposing of the old lumber, hardware, and other debris from the old structure. And the question to be asked is, “How do you dispose of old wood debris properly?”
Not all deck building materials are the same, and even various wood products are different. So, knowing what you’re working with and how it can – or cannot – be disposed of is important, especially if you’re planning to take it all to a landfill.
When it comes to wood, for example, the most common deck materials are redwood, cedar, and pine. There are also composite materials that have been used for the last few decades.
These newer materials are made by combining blends of plastic and waste wood fibers. While these boards won’t splinter and don’t need to be stained or painted, they don’t last forever either. Probably the most well-known version is Trex, headquartered right here in Virginia. Since the late 1990s, it has been used increasingly by homeowners and others for decking projects.
However, while it can last over 20 years with the proper care and maintenance, that still means that many of the early decks made with composite materials are due for replacement.
Another “specialty” wood product commonly used in deck construction is pressure-treated wood. Whether it is strictly used for the support beams and framing, or for an entire deck structure, pressure-treated wood is long-lasting and highly resistant to decay and insects.
The folks at This Old House describe it this way,
“Lasting about 15 years, this is the least expensive type of decking. Most pressure-treated wood is made from Southern yellow pine, which is quick to splinter if not maintained. When working with this wood, always use gloves, wear a mask, and never burn it because the toxic chemicals in the wood that prevent rot and termites can also be harmful to your health. These chemicals are also highly corrosive so for best results, use only stainless steel fasteners.”
There is a big problem with pressure-treated wood, however. Disposal.
These materials (along with railroad ties) cannot be put into the residential waste bins nor dumped along with other household trash and waste materials.
According to Fairfax County,
In fact, if you are able to dispose of your own deck debris and waste materials, odds are that a great deal of it will need to be cut down to fit into your truck bed. Not to mention that you will be moving that material at least three times: from the old deck site to your truck, up into (or onto) your truck or trailer, then off to one of the limited number waste disposal facilities nearby, and then off your vehicle.
The good news is you have options! And Junk King Fairfax is ready to help you with that.
Affordable Deck Remodel Service for the Greater Fairfax Region
As a homeowner, you already know that when you work on your own deck replacement project it’s going to mean having to move, load, and dispose of piles of lumber, boards, metal fasteners, possibly concrete rubble, and assorted other waste and trash that results from your efforts.
But you may not want to take the time, nor have the inclination or even the means to load it, haul it, and get rid of it all yourself.
And it’s probably not likely that you’re going to get a friend or relative to do all that for you…
Enter Junk King!
No matter whether you live in Falls Church, Vienna, Lorton, or most anywhere in and near Fairfax, the junk removal professionals at Junk King Fairfax can take of your deck removal cleanup and disposal easily, quickly, and efficiently.
And not only do we make it easy, fast, and efficient for you – we make it affordable!
That’s because our prices are the lowest in our service area and we guarantee to beat any other written estimate from a comparable operator – which means a junk removal company that is also licensed, insured, and operates a recycling-based business to help keep our local landfills free of excess debris – just like we do.
At Junk King, we pride ourselves on our fair and transparent pricing because we understand that our customers come first in everything.
And our customer-focused pricing policies also means that we offer free estimates – and four different ways to get one:
- ONLINE: For an online pricing estimate, simply click “Pricing Estimator” in the navigation above, then click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button. Easy peasy!
- CALL: You can also call or live chat with our customer service representatives.
- TEXT: Take a photo of your items, text it to 737-888-5865, and we’ll text back an estimate.
- ON-SITE: The best and most accurate way for us to offer you the lowest price is with a free, no-obligation on-site estimate.
And best of all, when our junk removal team shows up at your home, they’ll give you a firm price on-site.
Deck Removal with a Junk King Dumpster Rental
If you live in the Fairfax area, another great option for your deck removal project is to make use of a dumpster rental from Junk King Fairfax.
With one of our conveniently sized MINI Dumpsters, you can take your time loading your deck debris and after three days, our expert dumpster rental team will come back and remove it for you. That means no hauling, no dumping, no multiple trips to the dump!
So, how does it work?
With Junk King Fairfax, you pay only for the space you use, whether you have us come and pick it all up or you make use of our dumpster rental options. And, unlike the industry standard practice of charging a single price for a dumpster, we provide flexible pricing options to give our customers better value.
So, what does that look like? We offer three pricing tiers: Minimum, Half, and Full.
Our minimum price is the lowest fee charged for us to drop off and pick up the MINI Dumpster. This means, if your deck debris pile is small, you may qualify for the minimum charge. If you fill the MINI dumpster at or about halfway, you’ll receive a 30 percent discount (depending on location) off the full price. And, if your MINI is more than half full, we simply charge the full price for our MINI Dumpster service.
And, keep in mind, that even though our rental dumpster is conveniently sized at about 8 feet wide by 11 feet long, it’s easy to get debris into and holds up to 12-cubic feet. That’s roughly the equivalent of 16 average dryers – and with room to spare!
Three days isn’t long enough? We have 3, 5, and 7-day pricing available for our MINI Dumpster rentals. And all with no hidden charges!
Whatever it is and wherever you have it, if you’ve got junk to get rid of – and that includes deck removal debris, your best choice is to call Junk King Fairfax.
That’s because Junk King Fairfax offers efficient, safe, and eco-friendly deck removal debris service that makes the disposal of your deck and yard debris convenient and simple. Our experienced junk removal team will carefully remove and haul off any other types of junk you have, as well, and our trucks are specifically designed to handle all your large junk items.
So, ready to get rid of your deck debris? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home, and we’ll call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once we’re on-site, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
If you like our estimate, you simply point, and we’ll load those old junk items into our junk removal trucks and haul them away with no hidden fees.