Monthly Archives: February 2013

Houston Bulk Trash Pickup

When was the last time you gave a thought to your garbage man? Sure, their truck might have woken you up the last time you tried to sleep in but have you thought about their daily work routine? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics those garbage collectors top the list of the country’s most dangerous jobs. That puts them right up there with first responders. The Houston County Safety Director is well aware of this problem pointing out at least nine injuries caused to sanitation workers because of the “improper disposal of items, such as broken glass and hazardous materials being placed in garbage bags.”

Here in Houston the Safety Council has put out some recommendations for residents to help support the municipal garbage collects. First of all, it’s important that folks stick to the 40-pound weight limit per garbage can. This doesn’t mean you have to weigh your garbage every week but you can certainly tell when you’ve hit forty pounds or more. You should also take note of those cans filling up with rainwater which make them even heavier. The other big hazard is broken glass. Whether it’s a dish or light bulb, those fragments can easily rip through any garbage bag. The recommendation is to put broken glass items into a cardboard box before throwing them into the garbage.

There is also a list provided by the Houston County Sanitation Department of items that should never be thrown out for the weekly pickup. These would include things like household furnishings, carpet, remodeling debris, appliances and tires. So, what happens when you’ve got to toss out those things? All you need to do is call Junk King Houston and schedule a pickup appointment.

Junk King is a company which takes the hassle out of removing oversized or bulky items from your property. It might not seem like you need an “expert” for junk removal but why take the chance of hiring someone who isn’t certified to do business or is insured? With Junk King you’ll be getting very capable workers to supervise for your junk removal project. They’ll also be providing the truck to cart away whatever you want to get rid of. This means no lifting for you, no driving for hours to find the proper dumpsite and no truck rental fees. In fact, all you’ll be paying for is the amount of space your junk will take up on the JK truck. Give your garbage men a break and let Junk King Houston handle the heavy stuff. Call today to find out how Junk King can help clean up your place.

Houston Carpet Disposal and Recycling

Is it time for new carpet? With spring just around the corner, it’s going to be time for that floor to ceiling cleaning project. If you have carpeting that is several years old no amount of steam cleaning might be able to get at those deep stains. Perhaps you’re just tired of looking at the same floor for all these years. There has never been a better time to buy carpet because many dealers are slashing prices to move inventory.

As you get ready to head out to the carpet store the first thing you’ll want to do is take some measurements. Don’t rely on walking across the floor and guessing at the square feet; bust out the tape measure. What you want to be on the lookout for is the potential for seams. The widths of the average carpet roll are either 12 feet or 15 feet. If you’re room doesn’t fit in that measurement you’re going to find yourself with seams. That might not be a big deal depending on where you’re going to place furniture.

Knowing how long you’ve had your carpet will give you a good indication as to how long you’ll be walking on the new carpet. Bottom line: this is no time to cut costs by getting a “cheaply” constructed blend. You’re going to be looking for a great pile density and tighter twist construction. Those are the words your carpet salesman will be using! The higher the quality the more the cost but it’s an investment that will pay off over time.

Then there is the issue of color and stains. Keep in mind that the carpet which will be installed in your home will actually look a bit lighter than the sample you were viewing at the store. It’s just one of those quirks of the business. Two good rules of thumb to follow: a lighter carpet makes a room look bigger and a darker colors makes it look more intimate. As for stains, the only way to truly avoid them is to never walk on the carpet. That’s impractical. Fortunately, modern technology has improved the design of carpet over the years allowing for many durable stain resistant blends.

All of those tips will help you make the best choice for picking a new carpet. As for the old carpet, the only choice you need to make is when to call Junk King Houston. They are the junk removal specialists based here in Houston who will have no problem getting rid of your old carpet. Once it is removed, the Junk King crew will swoop in and toss it onto the back of their truck along with any other bulk items you want to get rid of. Get started with you carpeting makeover with a call to Junk King.