Monthly Archives: February 2013

Minneapolis Debris Removal

Good news for baseball fans. Plans are under way for the Minneapolis based Ryan Companies to begin work on a $54 million ballpark to be located in St. Paul’s Lowertown district. The first phase of this project was to agree on what the 7,000-seat ballpark will actually look like. This was accomplished by pooling together talented designers and feedback from the community. Now that everyone is happy with the plans, the cleanup and demolition of the Diamond Products building can begin later this summer. This is typical of any type of construction project: first you’ve got to “clear the ground” before laying the new foundation. That will usually mean a fleet of dump trucks working around the clock. When it comes to your own debris removal project you don’t need a fleet of trucks when one will do just fine. And that one truck should be coming from Junk King, the junk removal experts of Minneapolis.

What debris do you need removed? Debris just doesn’t have to be something dumped in your yard by that latest storm. It can really mean anything that has outlived its usefulness in your home. Yes, we’re talking about junk here and that’s something we all have in common. Even the most cleanliness of homeowners will probably have a garage or closet where all the broken and unwanted items of their lives are collected. Most of us tend to lean more towards the “hoarder” side of things when it comes to holding onto useless items. Things like old computers, televisions or furniture end up down in basements or up in attics because they simply can’t be tossed out with the weekly garbage. What happens then? Those things clutter up the space and could eventually become a health or fire hazard. Why hold onto that? You don’t have to when you hire Junk King Minneapolis.

When you’ve set up a removal appointment with Junk King they’ll be dispatching a two-man crew and huge truck to your location. Once they arrive (and they won’t keep you waiting like the phone company!) you take charge directing them to those places where your junk is living. You don’t have to pull anything out to the driveway or down the stairs. The Junk King Minneapolis crew will do all the heavy lifting. Once they load up you items, off they go to a proper disposal. And yes, Junk King will also remove that storm debris mentioned above. The next time a storm brews, get the Junk King number handy. One call will have you on the way to a debris free home! What could be simpler than that?

Minneapolis Basement Junk Removal

Remodeling a basement doesn’t have to become a major project that disrupts your entire family. If planned out right, this should only take a week or so. It’s the planning that is key. If you’re approaching this type of remodeling project as the result of storm damage then you want to make sure you basement is dry. That might mean pulling out the floor and drywall to expose the struts. If you’re basement has a drain this is the time to make sure they are cleaned out.

Sometimes it makes practical sense to turn a remodeling job into a DIY project. You’ll save money and have the satisfaction of completing the job. But just because you’re not hiring a contractor doesn’t mean you can skirt the rules. After checking for moisture or mold, you might need a permit to do the remodeling. This doesn’t apply if you’re just putting in new tile but it there will be any electrical or plumbing or structure work then you’ll most certainly need to get permits. Making sure what you’re doing will up to code will be extremely important when it’s time for you to sell your home down the line.

The success of a good DIY project can come down to picking the right tools. Don’t think you have to spend a fortune on buying all new equipment like nail guns or paint sprayers. All of those items can be rented from your local hardware store. Use them and bring them back. If you’re redoing your walls, you’ll definitely want to consider putting some space between the foundation and the new wall. Adding 1/2 inch furring strips can be a big benefit when it comes to cutting back on moisture buildup. For a new basement ceiling think about a drop ceiling. These type of ceiling will give you easy access to any wiring or plumbing that might be running through this area. Finishing touches like baseboards are perfect for a basement and can add a lot of warmth to the space.

Before you begin any remodeling job you’ll have to clear out the junk first. That’s where a company like Junk King of Minneapolis will be a big help. With Junk King on your side you won’t have to carry anything up and down the basement stairs to toss it out. The crew will be doing all the work for you. You also won’t have to worry about driving to a landfill to dump any of your stuff. The Junk King crew will have their own truck capable of carting off whatever you’re throwing away. The sooner you hire Junk King Minneapolis the sooner you can get your new basement under way.