Monthly Archives: September 2012

Signs That it’s Time to Call A Houston Junk Removal Specialist

When it comes to obsessive hoarding it can become a serious health hazard. The crew of TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” show paid a visit to a Houston resident to document their out of control hoarding. What they uncovered in all the mounds of junk was the deadly rodent-borne Hantavirus. The result is that this home was placed on immediate quarantine and the occupant and crew were all treated for the virus.

Beyond this single instance there have been 35 cases of Hantavirus reported across Texas this year alone. In the case of the hoarding episode, the neighbors had actually organized a group of 30 people to get involved with the cleanup effort. They were helping out one of their own in need but had no idea it had gotten this out of hand. The home can be salvaged but everything has got to go including the furniture, carpets and drapes.

This certainly puts your own junk piles in perspective, doesn’t it? Hopefully, you haven’t reached the critical mass stage of a full-blown hoarder but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a tendency to hold onto useless objects. We all do. It’s human nature. It’s when those objects begin overrunning out homes that it becomes time to call a junk removal specialist like Junk King Houston.

Junk King has been helping folks in Houston for quite some time now. When you’re ready to let go of junk, they’ll be ready to roll up with their truck with a hard working crew to help you get the job done.

Take a gander around your home. What can you get rid of? Maybe you’ve got some appliances shoved out to the back porch because that was as far as you could take them. Maybe you’ve been hold onto a ratty old sofa because it’s too big for your pickup to haul away. Maybe there is some rusty patio furniture that has seen better days that you can’t toss out with the garbage. Sensing a pattern here? All those oversized items are what the Junk King can help you get rid of.

While they’re at it, they can also properly dispose of all your e-waste. Things like computers, TVs, monitors, keyboards, copiers… none of that can be tossed out either. It all has to go to the right recycling center to get broken down. You won’t have to worry about where to take your stuff. Junk King has your back. They know all the recycling facilities in Houston. So whether you’ve got just a few items or a mountain of debris, Junk King Houston is your best bet for getting rid of it all at once.

Houston Air Conditioner Disposal

Let’s get real about air conditioning. As a “flash” on a hot day, it’s nice to walk into an air conditioned mall or store and there’s nothing wrong with staying frosty in a movie theatre on a hot summer’s day. But if you live in a home or apartment you might have become addicted to your AC. Is it really making a difference?

First of all, if you’ve got your little window AC unit cranking 24/7 then you’ve probably noticed a huge bump up in the cost of your electric bills. Even under the best conditions, the local power company has a developed peak and off peak hours. You might just be getting charged two rates. If you go out for work and leave the AC on to keep your place cool then you’re really throwing money away.

Believe it or not, when the temperature goes up it’s often cooler outside then inside. Why? One word: circulation. Even the best of AC units will only be able to blast cold air in a single direction. That air isn’t moving. This is different than a ceiling fan which can keep the cool air moving. Most ceiling fans have two settings. The first is for directly blowing cool air down from the ceiling. The other is more of an updraft which takes the warm air from below and “chops” it up into cool air. A ceiling fan also operates on a very small amount of power.

When an air conditioner is blasting cool air it’s also displacing the moisture in the air. This creates a dryer atmosphere which can cause some issues with colds and allergies. Then there is the aesthetics to think about. An AC unit jammed into a window looks clunky and throws off the vibe in the whole room. You have to virtually seal yourself in. Doesn’t having a natural breeze blow through sound more appealing? Try installing a ceiling fan in the room you have an AC working and see if you don’t experience a better cool down and cheaper power bill.

Once you become convinced you’ll want to get rid of that old AC once and for all. You might think that is easier said than done. Truth be told its easier said AND done when you hire Junk King Houston. This is the top local Houston hauling business that specializes in all kinds of junk removal. When you want to get rid of the AC or any other type of junk or old appliance item, reach out to Junk King Houston and let them handle the job. You won’t have to lug the AC out of your home and to the curb. The Junk King crew will take care of that. Not object is too big for them to manage. Once it’s on the back of their truck say good-bye to that junk forever. What will you do with all the money you’ll be saving?