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Enjoy Easy Home Improvement Cleanup With the Help of Junk Removal

Enjoy Easy Home Improvement Cleanup With the Help of Junk Removal Junk-King MarinHome improvement is the best way to make a house feel more like a real home for you; it is also a great way to upgrade the value of a house to sell it for a greater profit. Regardless of why you want to make some home improvements, one thing is for certain: you will end up with a lot of junk to clear out by the time you are finished. Getting rid of this junk on your own is a difficult undertaking. The best way to take care of this big problem is by hiring the help of a professional junk removal service.

Why should I hire a professional junk removal service?

While it is “technically” possible to do junk removal on your own, you never should. Here are the reasons why:

You don’t have to find a place to keep the junk out of the way

As junk accumulates throughout the course of your home improvement project, you will have to find a way to keep it out of the way. First, you will simply shuffle it around so that it doesn’t interfere with your home improvement endeavors; then, you will have to move it somewhere as a part of the cleanup process. Even after this, however, the junk will your problem to deal with; storing it is a waste of money and keeping garish junk in and around your house defeats the purpose of your home improvement project (it is also safety hazard, since the sight of random junk can attract curious thieves).

Trying to manage junk removal on your own can cause a lot of problems,

The city won’t take your junk like they take your trash

Junk removal isn’t as simple as throwing out the trash. Unlike basic waste disposal, your city’s local sanitation workers won’t come and pick it up — in fact, you may be fined after putting large pieces of junk on the curb.

You have to transport the junk yourself

If you are handling junk removal yourself, that is exactly what you are doing: handling it yourself. This means that you have to first locate someone who will even take your junk in the first place, and this is the easy part. Next, you need to procure transportation for your junk removal — even if you have a pickup truck on hand, this is a problem when you have large pieces of junk. Finally, you have to load the junk up and transport it yourself; this can be dangerous, as lifting heavy objects yourself can lead to injury. Even hiring professional movers for this task is a bad idea, because they will charge you exorbitant fees for something that shouldn’t be all that expensive. The safest, most cost-effective, most efficient junk removal option is to hire the services of a junk removal pro.

You could end up making a mistake

Hauling your junk off to the wrong place can cause big problems for you. This is because there’s no way that you can be certain about whether or not your junk will actually be accepted; if it isn’t, then you will waste a trip.

Don’t waste your time trying to figure out what to do with your post-removal junk — just hire a pro

You started your home improvement project so that you could enjoy — or profit from — an upgraded home, not so that you could figure out how to get rid of a huge pile of worthless junk. Make sure that you minimize your costs, protect your safety and ultimately get rid of your junk, hire the services of a junk removal pro.

 

How to Recycle a Computer and Other E-Waste

How to Recycle a Computer and Other E-Waste Junk-King MarinThe phrase, “please recycle,” has been taken very seriously here at Junk-King over the last decade, as we’ve been able to provide both businesses and residences with a number of ways to contribute to the collective environmental cause. Aside from hauling literally tons of unwanted household items away and putting them to good use elsewhere, many of our customers are still inquiring about how to properly dispose of or recycle their old computers and a number of other electronic devices as well.  Also known as E-waste, this category also includes printers/copiers, keyboards, fax machines, TVs, CGA and monochrome monitors, cell phones, stereos, and the list continues; in fact, most anything containing circuitry, heavy metals and hard plastics together can either be refurbished or broken down into parts and recycled.

Reasons to Recycle E-Waste

One of the main reasons why we recycle and/or refurbish any of the above items can be attributed to the toxicity factor. Many of these items contain copper, lead, mercury, and other potentially harmful components, which have proven to cause a number of health-related issues if not handled in a safe manner. We can no longer risk throwing these items in the garbage and having them hauled off and buried in landfills. Over time, these elements can contaminate the soil, which can lead to some serious problems down the road. During heavier rain periods, discarded contaminants can eventually reach the surface and turn into toxic water runoff. With our current water supply diminishing as each day passes, the last thing we need is another environmental problem to deal with. This is one of the reasons why we urge everyone to recycle their digital devices.

How to Recycle E-Waste the Easy Way

Junk-King specializes in doing the hard work for you when it comes to safely removing unwanted E-waste from your business or your home. You can do it yourself if you can possibly manage the time, or you can save yourself some time, trouble and money by allowing us to do what we do best. Junk-King has been working with a variety of charitable organizations for years, and we’re very much in tune with the process. To recycle your electronic items is a great way to keep things green, yet donating your used wares can serve those in your community and beyond with the tools they need to succeed. No matter the case, many people will benefit from either of these services we provide. It’s also important to point out that many of these items can be used as tax deductions when going through the proper channels. While saving money seems to be on most everyone’s mind, you can book an appointment online and save yourself an extra $30.00 or simply give us a call and we’ll take care of the details.

Whether you own a business, a home, or both, Junk-King also takes pride in the promise that no job is too big or too small, unless you’re only looking for a place to dispose of your old cell phone; we’ll let you recycle that one on your own.

How Often Should You Recycle?

How will you know when it’s time to recycle? Most businesses will have their E-waste items picked up every six months or so, while homeowners often do this as an annual housecleaning sort of thing. You may also want to keep in mind that Junk-King has no problem with mixed loads of disposables. From electronics to fridges to mattresses, we’ll haul it all in one fell swoop. Problem solved!

Disposal Options for Construction Waste and Concrete

Disposal Options for Construction Waste and Concrete Junk-King MarinConstruction waste includes a variety of the different materials left over from remodeling or renovating homes, businesses, or public recreational areas. Often times these materials can be considered hazardous or toxic, whether coming from your home, yard, or various construction sites in the immediate area.

And believe it or not, even concrete can pose a threat to human health when broken down into smaller pieces, as the miniscule particles can create airborne sicknesses and other health-related complications. Here at Junk-King, our primary concern is keeping you and your family from being exposed to these various types of construction waste and properly dispose of these elements before anything bad happens and do our best to avoid Murphy’s law altogether.

What Qualifies as Construction Waste?

Construction waste can range anywhere from asbestos to window frames; everything else in between may include rebar and other metals, electrical wiring, nails, insulation, plywood, drywall, roofing materials, and different types of concrete. Disposing of these materials quickly is our primary objective, as we’ll sort through each type of construction waste, categorize it, and haul it off to its proper destination. While some of these items are recyclable, others require special handling, and our team is prepared to deal with each item of refuse accordingly. The potentially harmful materials, are often packaged and sealed before transport, and in some cases, deposited into 55 gallon drums prior to being hauled off to a disposal facility. These types of materials will be removed from your site first, mainly because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Recyclable Construction Waste

Many post-demolition construction waste items can be recycled, which includes different types of concrete. Clean concrete, also known as concrete free of any other debris, is put through a crushing machine and then recycled. The same principle applies to bricks and other types of masonry, which is much better than the old-school way of carting it off to the nearest landfill. Other materials such as lumber, metals, rigid plastics, and attic insulation can be recycled as well. It may take us a little extra time sorting through the rubble, but after all is said and done; a majority of said construction waste will be on its way to a number of recycling destinations.

Junk-King; the Construction Waste Alternative

While many construction sites are accompanied by huge bin receptacles, the refuse is often dumped into these bins and off to the landfills they go! No sorting through potentially reusable items; in fact, no sorting at all! It’s not illegal, but it is upsetting to see how some could care less about protecting the environment when it’s constantly in peril. We take construction waste, or any other refuse for that matter, very seriously, and we’re doing all we can to get the word out about how recycling is really making a significant difference in the community. Instead of making unwanted materials a problem, we’re making them a part of a much-needed solution.

If you’re in need of having any of the above-mentioned construction waste-related services performed, you can give us a call at our toll-free number or book an appointment online and save up to $30.00 as a bonus. If you haven’t used our services yet, Junk-King also specializes in properly disposing of and/or refurbishing all types of household appliances, furniture, and many other bulk items as well. As it stands, we’ll either match or beat any other written estimate, guaranteed! Still not convinced? Read our customer reviews and maybe you’ll see why Junk-King stands proud at the top of the heap!

Moving House – Furniture Removal, Packing Materials and Packing

Moving House - Furniture Removal, Packing Materials and Packing Junk King MarinWhether you’re making the trek across the country or simply having a large portion of your home remodeled, furniture removal will probably be an issue for you.

Oftentimes the remodeling company’s junk removal services simply won’t be adequate enough to allow you to move on with your life.

When you want to save time, money and energy and give yourself more peace of mind during the stressful moving season, consider hiring a junk removal company for furniture removal and other kinds of heavy lifting.

Benefits of a Furniture Removal Company 

Moving from one area to another usually requires the help of a junk removal company, especially when it comes to furniture removal.

Some items – furniture, large appliances, and other hefty pieces of trash – can’t be put into your normal trash. In fact, large pieces of furniture might require a permit or long drive to a landfill just to get it off your hands.

There’s also this practical reality – when you’re getting ready to move and finally have all of your belongings packed up and ready to go, the last thing that you want to hold you back is junk removal.

Hiring a junk removal company for a one-off pickup of all of your refuse can save you the time, money and the energy of having to make all of the arrangements yourself. A junk removal company can remove old furniture, battered appliances, mattresses and various kinds of yard waste.

Although a junk removal company can take away any refuse that you need off of your property, making sure to bundle your fragile materials and use quilted furniture pads where electronics are concerned can also significantly reduce your moving hassle.

Furniture Removal Enables a Smooth Transition 

Since you probably don’t have a vehicle that can quickly transport a used mattress, broken air conditioner and cumbersome pieces of furniture, getting help for a respected junk removal company that has your (and the environment’s) best interest at heart is the way to go.

A professional junk removal company has a fleet of vehicles designed specifically for hauling away large articles of refuse. Having a fleet of insured vehicles also gives you far greater peace of mind than would be the case if you had to, for instance, tie a mattress down onto your roof and get onto the highway.

Just make sure that when you do move you leave the heavy lifting to the junk removal company. Here’s another tip: Try putting lighter, more durable items (e.g., pillows) into large boxes and heavier, perhaps more fragile items (e.g., books) in smaller boxes. This can save you a ton of hassle before, during and after your move.

Going with a Professional 

Professional junk removal should be a serious consideration since immediate junk removal works on your schedule and on-site quotes are absolutely free.

Whether you need professional help for furniture removal or the removal of old appliances, mattresses, or other kinds of non-hazardous waste, a professional trash removal company is there to make your transition that much smoother.

A quote without obligations and instant on-site pickup is simply a win-win. Prompt and affordable five-star service can ensure that you have the perfect move.