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How Houston Junk Removal Can Help You Get Your Life Back

Has junk taken over your life? If it has, you need to take back your life. You shouldn’t be inconvenienced by junk. Unfortunately, many people are. They have an old refrigerator, sagging couch, or other items that they want to get rid of but never quite get around to actually tossing them. Sometimes this is a matter of timing—city bulk trash services only come around once a month or so. If you don’t remember to put your old furniture and other large items out the day before, you’ll have to store them somewhere for another month.

 

If you plan on hauling the items to the city landfill yourself, time is an issue. You have to load the items up in a truck and drive them to the landfill, and if you’re really busy, finding time to do that can be difficult. You’ve got to arrange that trip during the landfill’s hours of operation, too, which only makes it more difficult. 

 

There’s another solution: call Junk King of North Houston. Our team will get rid of all that junk quickly, and you don’t even have to get it out of your house. If you’ve got junk you haven’t been able to get rid of for months, give us a call. It’s time to get your life back.

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Junk Takes Up Valuable Space

 

One of the biggest reasons to get rid of junk is because it takes up a lot of space. How much of your garage is dedicated to storing stuff you’ll never use again? What about your basement or attic? Maybe you’ve even shoved an old chair into your guest room or other space just to put it somewhere out of the way. Once it’s there, it’s often out of sight, out of mind. When you do remember that you need to arrange to get rid of it, you may not be in a position to actually take care of that task right away. This can go on for months or even years. If it’s something you’ve put in the corner of the basement, you may not even see it again until you move.

 

No matter where the item is, it’s taking up space that you could use for something else. If you can’t park a car in your garage because of all the stuff you have in there, take a good look at what you’re actually storing. How much of it is useful? If the answer is not much, then you have to ask yourself why you’re keeping it and what you could use that space for. 

 

By getting rid of the junk you’re storing and organizing what’s left, you may have space to park your car in the garage. You might be able to move some things out of your house, freeing up more room in a closet or guest room. Having space tied up by junk can have more of an impact on your home than you might think, especially once you stop and add up just how much room you’ve lost to things you don’t ever plan on using again.

 

Get Rid of Safety Hazards

 

Old appliances and furniture can do more than just take up space—they can also be a safety hazard. Children, pets, and other animals can get trapped inside of old refrigerators or dryers if the doors aren’t removed or taped shut. Even then, these appliances can be dangerous because they look like great places to play. 

 

Old furniture and other items may have sharp places on them that people could get cut on. Wooden furniture that has a broken section could cause someone to get a splinter under their skin, too. Depending on where and how you’ve placed the junk, it’s possible it could tip over and fall on someone. If you have to store old items before they can be hauled away, always think about safety concerns and do your best to ensure that your kids, pets, animals, and even other adults can’t easily get hurt.

 

Another hazard old furniture presents is that it makes a great home for pests and rodents. If you put an old chair in the garage, it could become home for mice or rats. Insects may also enjoy living under furniture where it’s dark and safe. 

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Junk Can Ruin Your Vision for Your Home

 

When we think about junk, we often think about furniture, appliances, and other items. However, Junk King Houston North also deals with structures that need to be removed. This type of junk, including old sheds, playhouses, decks, and patios, can affect your overall vision of your home. You may be very tired of looking out the window at what should be a serene, gorgeous backyard. Instead, all you see is the deck off your back door that’s slowly falling apart. 

 

We take DIY construction debris and even yard trash, so you can take down all those old structures and give us a call to haul them away. Like with storing old appliances and furniture, these old structures can present a safety hazard. You don’t want anyone getting hurt, and with something like an old deck, it’s very possible. They could lean on the railing and fall when it breaks or even step on a rotting board and fall through. Animals may also make their homes in old sheds and playhouses or go under the deck. These animals could hurt your own pets or kids if startled. 

 

Aesthetics also play a part here. You don’t want to see rotting and ugly wood when you look out your windows. If you’ve carefully curated your flowerbeds, trimmed your trees, and made your yard look amazing, you don’t want it ruined by an ugly building. If you have any structure that is unsafe, you need to take it down right away.

 

We Haul Off More than Just Junk

 

What do you do if you have some old furniture or an appliance that is still in good condition or works but you don’t need? Maybe you’ve replaced it with something nicer or have decided that there’s just no place for that old sleeper sofa or recliner? It’s not junk, but it has no place in your home. 

 

There are some charities and other organizations you can call that will come pick up these items. Often, though, they are limited in what they can take. They may not have any space for additional furniture or simply not need what you have. In some cases, they may not have a vehicle large enough to pick up the items you’re offering. Some may also take weeks or even months to schedule the pickup. 

 

Junk King may focus on hauling away junk, but that doesn’t mean we take it all to the landfill. We actually sort through everything we take and donate what we can. If you have items that are still in good condition, we’ll take them. You can let us know that you think they could be donated, but you don’t have to. We’ll check through everything once we get it back to our warehouse. We work with multiple organizations, too, so even if one doesn’t need anymore kitchen tables or sofas, another might.

 

In addition to donating usable items, we will also go through everything and pull out recyclable materials. We send these items off to local recycling centers. We’ll even take apart furniture and other items to recycle as many of the base materials as possible. Our donation and recycling services are included in every job we do at no extra cost to you.

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What Junk King Can Haul Away

 

Junk King can haul away just about everything. We cannot take anything that is classified as hazardous waste in order to protect our team members. While we often take furniture and appliances, we can also haul away mattresses, electronic wastes, and even old hot tubs. We remove these items from your home, so you don’t need to worry about getting them outside. Just leave all the heavy lifting to us.

 

We Provide Free, No-Obligation Quotes for Every Job

 

When you’re ready to reclaim your space and get that junk out of your home, all you have to do is reach out to Junk King for a free quote. All of our quotes are fully transparent, so you won’t be hit with any surprise charges or hidden fees at the end. The easiest way to get a quote is to call us at 1-888-888-JUNK. In most cases, we can provide you with a quote over the phone, but in some instances, we will need to schedule an in-person evaluation. You can also text us pictures of what you need hauled away to 1-737-888-5865 or use our online price estimation tool. You can book online, too.

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Stop letting old furniture, appliances, and other junk take up valuable space in your home that you could use for something else. Contact Junk King today to learn more about our junk hauling services or to schedule a pickup.

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Tips for Making the Most of Your Dumpster Rental in Houston

Renting a dumpster can be one of the best ways of dealing with a lot of junk. Dumpsters give you tons of room for trash, making them ideal for cleaning out your home or doing a DIY renovation. Many people are tempted to simply order up a dumpster and start chucking stuff in it. However, this isn’t the most effective way of using a dumpster and, in some cases, may end up costing you more money. 

 

If you’ve rented a dumpster, you want to be sure you use it as efficiently and effectively as possible. Here are a few tips for making the most of your dumpster rental in Houston. 

Have a Plan

Before you even order your dumpster rental, you need to have a plan. When do you need the dumpster? How long will you need it? Where will it go? You need to have all of these questions answered because the rental company will need to know this information. You may need to arrange days off of work or line up other people’s schedules before you can determine when you actually need the dumpster delivered. You need to have the project’s schedule in place before you arrange to have a dumpster delivered. Otherwise, you may find that you have to extend your rental period or even send the dumpster back empty. 

 

Scheduling the Dumpster

Many people schedule the dumpster to arrive on the first day of their project. Sometimes that’s perfect, but other times, it may not be. How much will you use the dumpster on the first day? If you’re doing a DIY kitchen renovation, you may use it a lot since the first day is likely going to be demolition. However, if you’re sorting through a basement, attic, or even an entire house, you may find that you don’t add much to the dumpster on day one. Instead, it might be better to have some items ready to go when the dumpster arrives. Having delivery scheduled on the second day, then, might make more sense. 

 

Knowing when you want the dumpster delivered will also help you plan out how long you’ll need it. While you can typically add on extra days if you need to, it’s always best to avoid that when possible so you can stick to your planned budget. 

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Determining its Location

Where will you have the dumpster placed? Many people put it in their driveway simply because putting it on the street can cause some issues with the city. You also don’t want to put it on the yard because it will leave indentions and can kill the grass. However, you do want to be sure it’s positioned on the driveway in such a way that you can still access your garage and park your car alongside the dumpster. 

 

This is one of the reasons why Junk King offers the MINI, a small dumpster that holds up to twelve cubic yards. That’s a lot of space, but the dumpster is also compact enough to fit in a driveway without taking up too much space. If your drive is wide enough, we may be able to put the dumpster off to the side and still leave you plenty of space to get your car into the garage.

 

Preparing for the Dumpster’s Arrival

 

Before the dumpster arrives, you’ll want to make certain the area where it’s to be placed is clear. You also need to be sure the truck has enough space to offload the dumpster. If you live on a fairly narrow street and your neighbors across from you typically park cars on the street or have cars at the end of their drive, you might need to talk to them. They may need to move their cars so the truck can pull into their drive before backing up to yours. On narrow streets, if there are cars on either side, it can be a very tight fit for large trucks. 

 

If you’re going to have the dumpster delivered on the second day of your project, you’ll need a space to set junk aside for the dumpster. This may be in your garage or even on your back porch. Remember if you put anything on your driveway, it may need to be moved so the dumpster can be delivered. Also keep in mind that your neighbors may not like seeing a lot of junk out on your yard. They could report you to the city, so be sure you know what the laws are. In most places, as long as items aren’t visible from the street, you can’t be fined. 

 

If you plan on parking your car in the garage, make sure the dumpster is placed so that you can drive in without hitting anything you have stored in the garage. If you have shelving, a workbench, or items stored on one side of the garage, you may want the dumpster placed on that side. Otherwise, you may have to move things in the garage to get your car in.

 

Break the Project Down into Small Pieces

 

What are you planning to do that you need a dumpster? You likely have a general idea, but if you break everything down into small steps, you’ll be able to get to work and continue working efficiently without too many breaks to figure out what to do next. If you’re remodeling your kitchen, for example, you should plan out what you’ll do on day one, day two, etc. Day one may be demolition, while day two is to put in new drywall and flooring. 

 

If you’re cleaning out some or all of a house, know what room you’re starting with. Have an idea of what you want to move out first. For example, if you have a few large pieces of furniture that you know you won’t keep, plan on getting those out first if you can. By putting them in the dumpster, you’ll clear up space inside to work. You’ll also load the dumpster the right way—large, heavy items should always go on the bottom. 

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Know How to Load a Dumpster

 

Speaking of putting large items on the bottom, it helps to learn how to load a dumpster before you start. You always want to put heavy items on the bottom in layers. The goal is to balance the weight so the dumpster won’t shift unexpectedly when it’s being lifted onto the truck. If you don’t have enough heavy items to make a layer, put them all in the center of the dumpster. Don’t overfill the dumpster, either. Nothing should stick up over the sides. 

 

Another tip is to leave as few empty pockets as possible. Try to fill every space with bags of trash or some small items. Empty spaces allow things to shift during pickup, which again can knock the dumpster off-balance. With Junk King dumpsters, filling every space can also actually save you money. That’s because your final cost depends on how much of the dumpster you’ve used. If you can keep it down to about half, you’ll save money.

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Understand What You Can Put in a Dumpster

 

Do you know what you can put in the dumpster and what you can’t? Some dumpster rental companies have very strict rules about what you can put in their dumpsters, and they will charge you if you put any of these forbidden items in. Here at Junk King, our only rule is that we cannot take anything that is hazardous. We do take appliances, furniture, electronics, yard waste, construction DIY, and other trash. If you have any questions about what may or may not be considered hazardous, all you have to do is call and ask. If it can’t go in our dumpster, we may know where you can take it. Anything you can put in a Junk King dumpster can also be hauled off by our junk hauling crews.

 

Why Rent a Dumpster from Junk King?

 

There are many dumpster rental companies out there, so what makes Junk King North Houston the right option for you? Besides the fact that we take just about everything, there’s also our unique pricing structure. As mentioned earlier, we charge by how much of the dumpster you use. If you end up not needing it for much, you’ll pay the base rental price. If you fill it halfway up, you’ll pay a little more, but you’ll only pay the maximum if you fill the entire dumpster. All of our dumpster quotes include all applicable fees and other charges. We are fully committed to transparent, upfront pricing on all of our services.

 

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Once you have a plan in place, it’s time to schedule your dumpster rental. Doing so is easy—all you have to do is give Junk King Houston North a call at 1-888-888-JUNK. We will schedule your delivery and pickup date. Remember, if you decide you may need the dumpster for an extra day, we can add on to your rental for a small per-day fee. We can also pick up the dumpster early if you wrap up your project sooner than expected. 

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How to Make the Most of Your Houston Dumpster Rental

When you have a small about of junk, hiring a junk removal service is the right move. However, if you have a lot of stuff or are doing a project that will create more trash as you go, having a dumpster may be a better option. When you do look into dumpster rental, however, you want to make certain you’re getting the best value. While the base price is one of the factors to consider, you also want to look at how you can make the most of your dumpster so you don’t have to keep it longer than necessary. Here are a few tips to help you efficiently utilize your dumpster so you get everything cleared out but don’t pay more than you have to.

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Know if You Really Need a Dumpster

When you search for “junk removal near me,” you’ll likely see many results for junk hauling services as well as dumpster rental. Which one is right for you? It really depends on your project. If you rent a dumpster and then realize you don’t need it, you may have wasted money. The main thing to think about is whether or not you need a place to put junk during your project. If you’re sorting through a garage, basement, attic, or entire house, you’ll likely be putting things into piles to keep or trash. Having a dumpster you can take all the trash items to immediately helps free up space, making it easier to sort through the rest of the items.

For a project such as remodeling your kitchen, renovating a bathroom, or removing an old shed or deck, you’ll need some place to put the old items you’re removing. A dumpster is a great place for this. If you pile up the old wood, cabinets, or flooring, it can present a safety issue. Someone could trip over the debris. It’s also possible someone could get hurt on the nails, screws, and other fasteners sticking out of the trash. Keeping this garbage contained in a dumpster is safer.

If you have a few pieces of furniture or know that you’ll be able to get everything together in one pile, calling a service that handles junk removal in North Houston could be your better option. The only downside is that you may have to wait a day or two before the items can be picked up. If you’ve got a large pile of debris, it can be a risk to others, especially pets and children.

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Have a Plan for Your Houston Dumpster Rental

Before you even look into Houston dumpster rental, you want to have an idea of your project and the trash it’s likely to create. If you’re cleaning out your basement, how much do you anticipate will be trash? If you’re doing a home remodel, when will you have debris to take out? It can be hard to have a set schedule, but you should have a good idea of when you’ll need the dumpster and when you’ll be finished with it.

With a plan, you’ll know when you’re ready to rent the dumpster. You’ll know when it should be delivered and when it should be picked up. This way, you’re not spending money on a dumpster that’s just sitting in your driveway empty.

Another reason having a plan will help is that you can arrange the rest of your schedule. You can put in for the right days off, arrange for your pets to be boarded or for childcare, and schedule other things that may take you away from the project. By making your remodel, cleanout, or other task the focus for a few days, you’ll get everything wrapped up quickly.

 

Arrange for Help with the Project

The amount of help, if any, will depend on what type of project you’re doing. If you’re doing a DIY remodel, having a few people on hand to help you with demo will make it go very quickly. You’ll have everything torn up and out to the dumpster within a day or two. If you’re cleaning out the basement or a loved one’s home, you may also want to have some help. You may need someone to assist you with moving heavy items out to the dumpster as you sort through them. If you’re dealing with the home of a loved one who has recently passed, having someone there for emotional support can also be very helpful.

If you’re having a contractor handle some or all of your remodel, they may arrange your residential dumpster rental for you. If they don’t, be sure you know when they will begin your project and when they will want the dumpster to be ready for use. If there’s any change in their schedule, you’ll want to know as soon as possible so you can reschedule the dumpster drop-off.

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Pack Your Dumpster Correctly

When some people fill a dumpster, they simply start throwing stuff in it. However, this often leads to empty spaces, which means the dumpster fills up more quickly. You may call to have it picked up and emptied when, if it had been packed differently, you could have put a lot more in it.

The key to getting the most out of your dumpster rental in Houston is to put the largest stuff on the bottom. Put your furniture, large rolls of carpet, big sections of removed tile, and other items in first. Try your best to spread the weight out, and be sure to fill in small spaces with whatever little trash you have. It can be difficult to do if you’re pulling stuff out and sorting through it as you go. Furniture may have a lot of stuff on it you need to sort through first, but if possible, set that trash to one side until you can get to any furniture you plan on putting in the dumpster.

As you go, continue to try to fill in any gaps or other spaces. You may be able to squeeze some bags of trash between items, so do that whenever possible. Don’t worry about filling up every single inch of space, but do try to arrange things so that you’re not wasting a lot of the dumpster.

For Junk King, doing this can save you money. We charge by how much of the dumpster you fill up. If you have less than half of it full, you’ll pay less than if it was full to the top. Being careful with how you pack the dumpster, then, isn’t just about wasting space—it’s about saving money.

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Why Junk King?

When you’re looking for Houston dumpster rental, why should you choose Junk King? In addition to our unique pricing structure, there are several reasons why we’re one of the top names in junk removal. Here are some of the things that set us apart from the competition:

 

We Take Just About Everything

Some companies that handle junk removal in Houston North have a very limited number of things they will take. Some won’t dispose of old mattresses, while others may not take electronic waste or want any type of yard debris. Junk King, however, takes almost anything. The only thing we cannot dispose of is hazardous waste, and that’s due to the risk it presents to our employees. We will take old furniture, appliances, televisions, electronics, yard waste, trash, mattresses, construction debris, and even old hot tubs. Our junk removal dumpster policy is the same as our junk hauling policy: anything not hazardous is fine!

 

We Donate and Recycle

When you look into Houston dumpster rental options, you won’t find many that will donate or recycle items. However, Junk King is dedicated to sending as little to the landfill as possible. We will sort through everything that’s in your dumpster and take out items that are still useful, including furniture and appliances. We send these to local charity organizations that will pass them on to those who need them.

Once that’s done, we sort out any items that can be recycled. If you have something that has components that can be recycled, such as the metal in appliances, we will remove it for recycling. Few companies will go this far, but we truly believe that our environment must be protected.

 

We Offer Commercial Dumpster Rental, Too

If you need trash dumpster rental in Houston for your business, we can provide that, too. We charge the same as we do for residential dumpsters, so if you don’t fill up the entire thing, you won’t pay as much.

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Contact Junk King Today to Schedule Your Dumpster Rental

Whenever you’re ready to start your project, don’t search for “dumpster rental near me.” There will be a lot of results, and some of them will overcharge you or not take everything you have. Junk King’s junk removal dumpster rental is one of the most affordable options out there. Give us a call today at 1-888-888-JUNK for a free, no-obligation estimate. You can also text us information about your project to 1-737-888-5865 or book online.

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Resources to Know Before Moving to Houston

Are you thinking about moving to Houston? There are a lot of reasons why you may want to call this city your new home. Before you make the move, though, there are some things you’ll want to learn about. By having these resources on hand, your move will be much easier. Read on to learn about how to make your move to Houston as stress-free as possible!

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Learn About the Community Before Moving to Houston

The first thing you should do is learn a little bit about the city. Houston has a varied and long history that makes it a very interesting place to live. For example, it’s home to both NASA and Beyonce. While those pieces of trivia may not impact your daily life, there are other facts that will. For example, the temperature in Houston is typically humid and warm. Even the winter months don’t get too cold. During the summer, you’ll want to be prepared with sunscreen and mosquito repellant.

Another fact about Houston is that it’s large. The city is sprawling, and public transportation hasn’t caught up yet. This means you’ll need a car to get around, especially if you’re living towards the edge of the city. You can also expect your commutes to be pretty long if you’re in the suburbs and work downtown.

 

Housing Prices Are Reasonable

While housing costs across the country have risen, Houston has remained affordable when compared to New York, LA, Chicago, Denver, and other comparable metro areas. The housing market here has continued to grow, which means there are a good number of new homes available. One of the first steps when moving to Houston is to secure housing, and you should be able to do that without too much trouble. In addition to purchasing a house, there are also a good number of houses for rent in Houston, Texas.

 

Line Up a Short-Term Rental if You Need to

If you’re moving to Houston from several states away, buying a house can be challenging. Fortunately, you will find a number of apartments in Houston TX that you can rent for short periods of time. While doing an online search may be the best place to start, if you’re moving for a job, be sure to ask your new employer if they have any connections. Many large corporations may even provide temporary housing for a few months until you can get settled. Others may provide a small moving stipend or other benefits. It never hurts to ask. Even if the company doesn’t provide any benefits on its own, it may be able to refer you to apartment complexes or other housing resources.

 

Get Your Utilities Lined Up

Whether you’re buying or renting, you’re likely going to have to have at least a few Houston County utilities turned on and put in your name. This includes electric, gas, water, garbage, internet, and any other utility you may need at your new home. For your water and garbage, you’ll want to contact the City of Houston. For electricity, your provider will likely be TXU Energy, a company that serves around seven million residents and businesses in the Houston area. If you will have natural gas at your home, you will likely need to contact CenterPoint Energy. There are a number of home phone, internet, and cable television providers in the city, so you’ll have your choice of most of the major names in those industries.

 

Look into Other Services You May Need

You may need other services in Houston, especially during your move. For example, if you plan to do any remodeling to a house before moving in, you may need to look into junk removal services so you aren’t stuck with the debris. You may also want to find a handyman or a contractor to assist you in any small renovations or updates you want to do. Knowing where the closest hardware store in Houston is will be very helpful, too. You may need to find a flooring store, an electrician, or any number of contractors. The internet can be your friend, but you can also talk to your new coworkers or neighbors for recommendations.

There are a couple of things many people do right away when they move into a new home. First, they hire one of the many different cleaning services in Houston to deep clean the house. Even if it all looks very clean, it never hurts to have a professional do a deep clean and disinfect everything. This way, you know you’re starting off in a clean home. Second, if you’ve bought the house, you will likely want to change the locks. You never know who the previous owner may have given keys to, so it’s always best to switch them out. You can hire someone to do it, or you can also buy a set of new locks and install them yourself.

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Find New Healthcare Providers

Another thing you’ll need to do if you’re moving from out of state to Houston is to provide new healthcare providers, including a primary care physician and a dentist. Again, you can ask around for recommendations or look online. If you’re transferring to the Houston office of your current company, changing doctors will be easier since you’ll already have your insurance established. You’ll be able to see who is in-network in Houston and find someone taking new patients.

If you’re joining a new company, you may have to wait until all of the paperwork is done and your insurance has kicked in. This may leave you with several months of no coverage or doctor. Talk to your current doctor about renewing your prescriptions early or getting a three-month supply so you don’t have to worry about running out.

 

Go to the Local Post Office

Of course, you’ll want to be sure your mail gets delivered to you. In order to fully change your address, you may need to pay a visit to the local post office in Houston. You may need to contact your previous post office, too, to make certain your mail is forwarded. Depending on where you live, you may need to rent a post office box, too. Once you have your new address, you’ll need to begin changing it with any magazines, bills, and other services as well as sharing it with your friends and family.

Read Up on the Weather and Know What to Do

Another resource you want to have on hand, especially if you’ve always lived in the northern part of the country, is how to handle the tropical storms and hurricanes that occasionally hit Houston. Do you know where local shelters are or how to protect your home when one of these strong storms is predicted? You should also invest in a disaster preparedness kit. This isn’t to say that you need to be alarmed at every storm, but if you’ve never lived in an area that has hurricanes, it’s always best to understand what happens during one and what you should do to remain safe.

 

Clean Out Your Current Home

Whether you live out of state or near Houston and are moving to another part of the city, you may have a lot of junk to get rid of before you move. You’ll want to look into junk removal in Houston North if you live in the area. Even if you don’t, you may decide that some of the things you moved aren’t going to work in your new home. You may also have boxes and other packing materials that you need to get rid of. Junk removal services can help with that.

Instead of searching for “junk removal near me,” call Junk King of North Houston. We will come haul away furniture, old appliances, trash, yard debris, electronics, mattresses, and much more. If your new home came with a broken hot tub, we’ll even haul it away for you. As long as it doesn’t contain hazardous waste, we’ll get rid of it.

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We Donate and Recycle

Even though you may have moved furniture that you now realize doesn’t have a place in your new Houston home, it may not be garbage. Junk King is one of the few junk haulers that doesn’t simply take everything to the dump. Instead, we’ll carefully go through anything you have us pick up to separate out what can still be used and what can be recycled. If it’s in good shape, we’ll pass it on to a local charitable organization. They will see that it gets to someone who can use it.

If your furniture or other items aren’t in good condition, we will break them down and recycle whatever components can be reused. Our goal is to send as little to the landfill as possible. There are some items that simply cannot be reused or recycled, of course, but we do try to limit what we dump to just those items.

Whether you need junk removal in North Houston to get rid of things before you move or after you’ve completed some renovation projects on your new home, Junk King is here for you. Contact us today at 1-888-888-JUNK or text us at 1-737-888-5865.

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Start Your Backyard Transformation with Junk King North Houston!

Looking to create your dream backyard oasis this summer? Junk King North Houston is here to help! Call us in to remove your old shed, those old pieces of lumber, yard waste, rusted patio furniture, or even your swing set! Once we have that junk out of the way, you will be free to create the backyard your family has always dreamed of! Book now and you could even save $20! If you want more ideas, read on to find out what suggestions we have!

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Is your backyard ready for the spring and summer? You may have it set up like you usually do, but have you always wanted to get more out of the space? If you haven’t transformed your backyard into your dream oasis, there’s no better time to start than now. There are so many different options for a backyard, and most of them don’t even take that much time or money. Here are a few ideas for transforming your backyard into a dream paradise and how Junk King of North Houston can help.

 

What Is Your Dream Backyard?

Before you can begin transforming the space, you need to know exactly what you want. Sometimes this isn’t easy, especially if you have a fairly small yard. One thing that some people get stuck on is that they see things such as patios, decks, and sheds as permanent parts of their yard. They aren’t. You can take down a deck or look into shed removal. While this may not always be something you want to do, you may want to consider it. For example, if you want to add a pool but don’t have space because of a large shed, removing the shed may be the right option for you. On the other hand, if you use that shed to store a lot of yard equipment and other things, taking it down may not be on the table. Still, it’s important to be open to your options.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can do backyard renovations in stages. This isn’t necessarily something you can do with a kitchen or bathroom, but it is possible outside. You can change up your landscaping and take down a tree this spring, then build a deck in the fall or next year. If you’re on a limited budget, splitting your project into multiple stages may be the best option. The only downside here is that you may need to bring in a junk removal service several times.

Also, remember that you don’t need a professional to do everything. You can take out bushes, move flowerbeds, and even demolish your old deck by yourself. While you may need an expert to build a new deck or take down a tree, there are some things you can do by yourself if you have the equipment. When it comes to debris removal, though, you may need to call Junk King. You may not want to make multiple trips to the landfill or have the necessary vehicle to haul away all of the debris left behind from a large shed.

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Start with Removing What You Don’t Need

The first step to building your dream backyard is to remove the landscaping and structures that are in your way. Start with things that are falling apart. You may have a really old shed, a kid’s playhouse, or a treehouse that is no longer used and is showing its age. Often, these old structures are on the verge of falling down on their own, so you may just need to bring in an expert at junk removal in Houston North.

With a quick call to Junk King, you can have those old structures gone. While you may do a search for “shed removal near me,” you want to be certain the company you work with is vetted and will do the job without any hidden fees. With Junk King, you know exactly what you’ll get—excellent service at an affordable price.

Taking out flowerbeds and bushes is also fairly simple. However, when it comes to large trees, you may want to have a professional handle it. This is especially true if the tree hangs over into a neighbor’s yard or has large branches out over your roof. The last thing you want is for the tree to come down unexpectedly and damage someone’s property. Junk King can also take away any limbs and other yard waste, so we’ll deal with those bushes, branches, and other debris for you.

While wooden decks can be disassembled and paver paths and patios removed, concrete is another story. Again, it may be best to bring in someone with the right demo equipment and experience. If you’d rather do it yourself, you may be able to rent a jackhammer from a local home improvement store.

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What Do You Add to Your Backyard?

Now that you’ve cleared out the things you don’t need, it’s time to start adding in those items that will make your backyard perfect. There’s a lot you can do here, but you don’t want to get too carried away. You may want to leave some grassy areas, especially if you have children or dogs. They’ll need a place to play. Here are a few things you might add to your backyard:

 

A Patio

If you want to have an outdoor entertaining space and don’t have a patio, now’s the time to add one in. You may also want to expand the small patio you do have. Adding or expanding a concrete patio often requires hiring those who understand how to pour concrete. However, there is another option: pavers. You can purchase pavers at many home improvement stores. You’ll need to level the space, of course, but once you’ve done that, it’s really just a matter of laying the pavers out. You can pick different colors or sizes to make a fun pattern that reflects your unique style.

 

A Deck

A deck can be similar to a patio, of course, especially if you have a single-story home. However, if you have a two-story home, you have more options. You can add a deck off your upstairs bedroom to create a truly luxurious primary suite. Even if you don’t do that, you can still install a raised deck that’s attached to the side of your home and accessed via an outdoor stairway. This is a great way of adding more entertainment space to a very small yard. If you have a deck already, you can extend it. In some cases, you may need to look into deck removal and replacement, especially if the deck is on the older side.

 

Lighted Walkways

Adding a paver stone walkway or two helps connect your backyard visually, plus it creates a dry path for you to use after it rains. Pavers are very easy to use to create a path, plus you can coordinate them with your paver patio. After you decide where the pavers are going, you can place some outdoor solar lights near them to light up the path. While the lights may not always look right—you may not want to use them if your path goes through the middle of your backyard, for example—they are a great way of ensuring people don’t trip.

 

An Outdoor Kitchen

Now you’re moving into backyard transformations that cost more money! That said, an outdoor kitchen doesn’t have to be elaborate. If you already have a great grill, you may just need a few cabinets and an outdoor sink. If you really want to go all out, though, of course you can add a refrigerator, built-in cooktop, and more. It all depends on your budget and your dreams. An outdoor kitchen is the perfect addition for true indoor-outdoor living, though, especially if you plan on eating outdoors often.

 

A Pool

If you really want to spend some money and transform your backyard, put in a pool. This is going to be a major project, and you’ll have to hire contractors to do it. However, the end result can be an amazing space that you use all the time during the warmer months. If you’re putting in a pool, you’re likely going to need to work with junk removal to get rid of some of the things in your yard. You may need to remove a shed, take down a tree, or have a patio or deck taken out.

 

Junk King North Houston Will Help with All Your Junk Removal Needs

All of these projects are going to leave you with debris and other items that you need to get rid of. That’s where Junk King comes in. We provide junk removal in North Houston and the surrounding areas, and we’re dedicated to helping all of our customers quickly and professionally. Our prices are fully transparent, and you’ll never find any hidden fees or undisclosed costs.

When you’re in need of “junk removal near me,” you’re typically looking to get rid of something specific. While we can certainly help you deal with yard waste removal, old shed boards, and other outdoor debris, we can also help you with old furniture and appliances. We take everything except hazardous materials, so we’ll haul away your old electronics, mattresses, hot tubs, refrigerators, and anything else you want to get rid of.

The next time you need to deal with junk removal, we’re here for you. Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865. You can also book online. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for every job.

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Make Cleaning Up Easier After Loved Ones Pass

Cleaning up after a loved one passes away is never easy. However, it can be made a little easier if you have the right resources. Knowing what items will be recycled, donated, or simply thrown out can help you during this process. Calling us here at Junk King North Houston allows us to pick up those recyclable, donation, and junk items so you can deal with the treasures that remain. if you nee help with cleaning up a home, or even an assisted living apartment, please reach out.

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When a loved one passes, there’s a lot to go through. In the short term, you have to start telling family and friends the sad news, which can be very emotionally taxing. Then you typically plan a funeral or other type of memorial. Once all of these tasks are done, you’re still not finished. While you may have completed much of the personal part of the loss of a loved one, there are still the legal tasks to deal with—filing for any life insurance policies, closing accounts, and managing their estate.

The last of these tasks can be especially taxing because you may have to face selling their property, including their home. What do you do with all of their possessions? While you and other family members may want to take some keepsakes, there are likely things that no one will want. In some cases, they may have items that are simply no longer usable. If you’re in need of help with junk removal in North Houston, Junk King can help. Here are some thoughts on handling a loved one’s property and how to go about dispersing it.

 

Wait Until You Are Ready

Even with a will in hand, there’s an unfortunate truth about the probate process: it’s going to take months, if not a year or more. This means multiple court dates, paperwork to file, and other things that you will want to consult a lawyer about. The one good thing about this lengthy process is that it does mean you don’t have to immediately start sorting through your loved one’s possessions. You don’t want to put it off for too long, but you do have time to process your grief. It can be very hard to walk into a loved one’s home in the days or weeks after their passing and start sorting through their property without breaking down. Even if you want a few months, you’re still going to be hit with their loss. That’s okay. Don’t start cleaning up until you’re ready if that’s an option.

Sadly, sometimes it’s not. If your loved one was in an assisted living center or other care facility, they may not be able to give you that time. In that case, it helps to bring in another family member or close friend to lean on. Together, you may be able to handle this task more easily than if you were on your own. The workers at the care facility are also a resource you can lean on. They may be able to help box up your loved one’s personal items.

If you need to get rid of furniture or other large items, there are assisted living cleanout services available. Junk King doesn’t just clean out homes—we also assist in removing junk and other items from apartments, assisted living homes, and more. You don’t have to handle all of the work yourself.

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Have Help

Dealing with the loss of a loved one isn’t easy on the best of days, and cleaning out their home is certainly not going to be one of those. If at all possible, have someone with you. Having a friend or family member with you will give you emotional support as well as make it easier to sort through items. They may be able to view items with a more objective eye and help you see what are priceless heirlooms and what you can let go.

 

Have a Plan

With time to help you address your grief and a trusted friend by your side, it’s time to create a plan for dealing with your loved one’s physical property. First, take stock of what you’re dealing with. Are there a lot of items in the home that you know are garbage? If your loved one had hoarder tendencies or has a basement or attic full of old, broken things, you may have a lot of garbage.

You may need to look into junk removal services, but you may also want to consider renting a dumpster. Junk King offers affordable dumpster rental that’s perfect for a home cleanout. Our dumpsters are designed to be small enough to fit in a driveway without damaging it but provide enough space for a large amount of garbage.

Why use a dumpster? It’s a good option if you have to sort through everything and separate out the good from the junk. During an estate cleanout, you’re likely going to come across things you need to keep but also things you don’t. Having a dumpster nearby means you can immediately take out the junk so it’s not in your way. You can declutter the property as you sort through items, which can be very helpful if you know you’re going to put the property up for sale once you’ve finished the estate cleanout.

If you decide not to rent a dumpster, be ready to give Junk King a call once you’re done with the cleanout. It’s very likely that you’ll have a good amount of stuff you want to get rid of, and we’ll be glad to come haul it away for you.

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Get Firm Commitments from People who Want Items

One of the worst parts about dealing with someone’s estate is when a family member says they want something but doesn’t come get it. You may be stuck holding a bedroom set, large sofas, or other items for weeks or months while a relative says they’ll be over to get them “soon.” If you don’t have room for them in your home, you may end up holding on to your loved one’s house or paying for a storage unit while you wait.

Make certain anyone you offer items to understands that they need to pick them up quickly. You can’t hold on to them forever. While letting others take some of your loved one’s possessions is great, you’re the one who is stuck storing them, and that can cost you money.

 

Donating Usable Items

If you have furniture, appliances, and other items that are in good condition but that no one wants, you should consider donating them. This is a great way of passing on usable items, helping those in need, and protecting the environment. However, one roadblock many people face with donations is that they have to deliver the items to the donation center. Some organizations may have trucks capable of picking up large items, but many don’t.

However, this is where Junk King can once again help you. While we are a junk removal company, we do more than simply haul items straight to the landfill. We are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment, and that means we donate or recycle as much as we can. When we pick up items, we will sort through them and set aside anything that is still in usable condition. We then take these items to one of our local charities and other partner organizations. They either use the items themselves or pass them on to those in need.

If something is damaged beyond usability, we look at whether or not it can be recycled. If it can be, we send it to a local recycling center. Even if the entire item can’t be recycled, we will remove any recyclable components. At the end of the day, only a fraction of what we pick up when doing junk clean up actually ends up in the landfill. We don’t charge our customers anything for donating or recycling their items. This service is included in everything we do, including our dumpster rentals.

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Why Junk King?

Why should Junk King be your estate cleanout specialists? Simple—we offer affordable, transparent pricing along with full-service junk removal in Houston North. We take anything as long as it isn’t hazardous. This includes garbage, of course, but we also take old appliances, furniture, yard waste, construction debris, hot tubs, mattresses, electronic waste, and much more. If it doesn’t contain hazardous materials, we’ll likely haul it away for you. If it does, we can usually point you towards a disposal service that handles those types of materials.

When you search for “junk removal near me” you may find that many seem like they’re affordable, but once you get into the cost, you find a number of hidden fees and other charges. With Junk King, there’s never a question of how much does an estate cleanout cost. You’ll know upfront.

With a project as large as cleaning out a home, we will typically need to come in person to put together an estimate. If you only have a few things, we may be able to give an accurate quote over the phone or via text. However, if you have a good amount of items for us to haul away, we’ll need to see what you’ve got. When we do an in-person estimate, we bring our full crew and truck whenever possible. This means we can get to work as soon as you approve the quote. Often, we’ll have everything taken care of within a few hours or an afternoon.

 

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We understand how emotionally draining it can be to clean out a home after the loss of a loved one, and we try to make the process as easy as possible. To learn more, call Junk King of Houston North at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text at 1-737-888-5865.

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Safe Ways to Dispose of Paint in Houston

Are you looking for ways to dispose of paint in Houston? If your paint is already hardened, then we can help here at Junk King North Houston! For those who still have liquid paint, then read below for ways of using or treating your paint so we can safely dispose of your paint for you!

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With many household waste products, disposal is simple: just throw it in the trash. The city’s weekly trash pickup will take almost all common trash and waste. However, there are some things that the city won’t take, including anything hazardous. Paint falls into this category. What can you do with any old paint you have? Some people leave it in the garage for years, letting it take up room. Others do a search for “paint disposal near me,” but even then, they may not find a lot of options. If you’re in need of paint disposal services in North Houston, Junk King is here for you.

The question of how to dispose of paint is a little more complicated than throwing it out. Before you call us to get rid of old paint, though, you will want to make certain that you’ve prepared it for disposal. You should never try to dispose of liquid paint. Instead, there are a few methods you can use to make it safe to handle and dispose of.

 

How to Store Paint Before Disposing of It

Most people don’t look into paint disposal as soon as they’re doing painting a room or other home improvement project. Instead, they store the paint for a short period of time to make certain they don’t need to do any small touchups. If you’re going to do this, you need to make certain you’ve sealed up the paint can. First, wipe off the top of the can if any paint has gotten on it. Next, place the lid firmly onto the can and tap it down with a rubber mallet. Tap all around the lid so it’s locked into place on all sides.

If you don’t have a rubber mallet, you may be tempted to use a standard hammer. However, this can dent and damage the lid. It may no longer fit correctly if you do that. Instead, put something over the lid such as a piece of wood and then hit it with the hammer. The force will transfer through the wood into the lid, tapping it down without damaging it.

Next, be sure you store the paint correctly. Many people put it in their garage or in a shed, but these areas can get too hot during the summer. This can dry out latex paint and, if the temperature is high enough, actually cause oil-based paints to combust. Instead, you always want to keep paint in a cool location. If you have a basement, that’s the ideal place for paint because it’s both cool and dark. Always put paint cans on a shelf instead of on the floor to help keep moisture away from them. If your cans regularly come into contact with water, they can rust and the paint can leak out.

 

How Long Does Paint Last?

If you are going to save paint for use later, it’s important you know how long it will last so you can dispose of it when it’s no longer useable. If it’s subjected to hot or cold temperatures, it’s going to go bad very quickly. If stored correctly, though, paint can last for up to ten years if it’s water-based or latex. Oil paints can last a little longer, with most going bad around the 15 year mark.

How can you tell if your paint is still good or if it’s time to get rid of it? If it’s water-based or latex paint, smell it. If it’s rancid, it’s time to look at your options for paint disposal in Houston. Also, look to see if it’s separated or if there’s any hard paint on the sides or bottom of the can. If you’re able to mix it up and create a smooth paint that’s the correct color, it’s still good. You may want to test it on something first, though, to make sure it spreads evenly and smoothly without lumps.

If you’ve stored your oil-based paint correctly, it’s likely to be usable. Just stir it up and test it on some newspaper or other piece of scrap first to make certain it’s still good.

 

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Finding Use for Left Over Paint

Before you begin looking into paint disposal options, make sure you don’t need the paint any longer. Make any touchups you need to make, and be sure you know the specific paint color name or color code so you can purchase more if you need it later. If you only have a little bit of paint left, you may not care to keep it. However, if you have half a can or more, you might want to look at other projects so you don’t waste money.

If you painted the exterior of your home, you may find other outdoor things to paint to match. For example, you could paint your doghouse or child’s playhouse. You could paint your mailbox or planters.

Inside, you can use leftover paint for just about anything. If you just painted your kitchen, you could paint a set of living room end tables to match and draw the color throughout the house. You could paint bookshelves or a bench. While you don’t want to paint everything the same color as the walls, you may find ways of using the same color here and there to make your home’s color scheme feel more cohesive.

Another option is to give the paint to someone who has a use for it. If you have friends or family who are painters, do woodworking, or do a lot of DIY projects, they may have use for it. Schools or local community centers may also take it for projects.

 

How to Dispose of Paint in Houston

If you have no need for the paint and can’t find anyone who will take it, it’s time to start looking for “paint disposal near me.” However, as mentioned earlier, you do have to make certain you’ve properly prepared the paint first so you don’t cause any harm to the environment by throwing it out.

Latex paint can be dealt with in a few ways. First, many people use the kitty litter paint disposal method. This is simple and very easy to do. Just add an equal amount of kitty litter to the can of paint. The litter will absorb the liquid, solidifying it into a single clump in the can. You can then get rid of the can. Do not put the lid back on the can.

If you have a lot of paint left and can’t mix in an equal amount of litter, find a trash can or a box and line it with a trash bag. Pour the paint into the bag, then add in the litter. Once it’s solidified, tie up the bag and throw it away. Typically, it takes about an hour for the mixture to solidify.

Another option is to purchase a commercial paint hardener. These products are designed to quickly harden the paint so it can be disposed of. You can purchase a paint hardener at most hardware or home improvement stores that sell paint.

Paint disposal for oil-based paints isn’t quite as easy. There is no paint hardener or trick with kitty litter here. Instead, oil-based paint is classified as a hazardous substance, so you can’t just throw it away. Instead, you have to take it to a specific drop-off location or disposal facility. The city of Houston has several Environmental Service Centers that will accept old oil-based paints, including any paint that contains alkyd or is listed as combustible or flammable.

 

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Junk King Can Haul Off Hardened Paint

If you have multiple cans of paint that need to be disposed of, there’s no need to wonder about throwing it away. Can you throw away paint? Yes, but if you’re having Junk King come to pick up other stuff, go ahead and put your old paint with it. We do ask that you add cat litter or a hardener to it to protect our team. If you’ve done that, we’ll take as much paint as you need us to. For oil-based paints, you’ll need to take them to the appropriate center. We cannot take any liquid paint.

 

Other Items We Handle

In addition to handling the proper disposal of paint that has been prepared, we also haul off much more. We take furniture, appliances, electronic waste, hot tubs, mattresses, and even things like yard debris and DIY project waste. As long as it isn’t hazardous, our team can haul it away for you. If you do have hazardous materials, we may be able to recommend the proper way to dispose of them or refer you to experts who specialize in disposal of such materials.

 

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Call Junk King to Help You Dispose of Paint in Houston Today

Now that you know more about the proper disposal of paint, it’s time to give Junk King a call and get rid of those old cans taking up space in your garage or basement. Scheduling an appointment with us is simple. Just give us a call, text us, or make an appointment online. We’ll give you a free, no-obligation quote in many cases. If we can’t do a quote over the phone, we will come in person with our truck. If you approve the quote, we’ll start work right away.

To get the process started, call Junk King of North Houston at 1-888-888-JUNK or send a text to 1-737-888-5865.

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10 Types of Houston Businesses That Should Partner with Junk King

Are you a Houston business looking to partner with a junk removal company in North Houston? Then call us here at Junk King North Houston. We will gladly work out an arrangement where we can come out and pick up your junk on a consistent basis. Let us know how we can help! Want to learn more about the types of companies we love working with? Then read our full blog below!

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Many businesses are in need of junk hauling services. Junk King works with companies in many different industries and neighborhoods in North Houston. Some businesses need to call upon us once or twice a year, while others may need us monthly or even every couple of weeks. Here are ten types of businesses we often work with, why they need us, and how we help them cut down on costs and continue to grow. If you’re a business owner and aren’t sure if a partnership with Junk King is right for you, learning how other businesses benefit from our services may help you see what we could do for you.

 

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Property Management Companies

We work with many property management companies to clean out apartments and other rental homes after tenants leave. While most tenants do take everything with them or hire us to get rid of things they don’t want, that’s not always the case. Tenants who are evicted may leave behind a lot of trash. Those who have to move quickly may also decide to abandon some of their property instead of putting it in storage or hiring a moving company. Even those who have a planned move may decide to leave garbage behind.

Most property management companies simply don’t have the time to deal with getting rid of all of this junk. They may not have the personnel to handle large furniture removal or the right vehicle to get it all to the city dump or other location. In the case of an estate cleanout, Junk King will bring our large truck and empty out the entire apartment or house. We work quickly, so property management companies can get the property back on the market as soon as possible.

 

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Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities are very similar to apartment complexes in many ways. They do tend to generate a large amount of waste, especially larger facilities with a hundred or more units. When someone moves into assisted living, they may actually need our residential services because they may be downsizing. If they later have to move into a full care facility, they may have even smaller spaces or may have to share a space. In that case, if no one is available to take their furniture, the assisted living facility may call on us to take it away.

This is one instance where we know the furniture and other items we’re removing are likely to be in good shape. These items are typically set aside to be donated to local North Houston charities and other organizations that help those in need. Those living in assisted living may also call us when they get new furniture or a new mattress. With our full-service junk hauling, there’s no need for residents to move anything. We will take furniture, appliances, and anything else regardless of where it is in the home. For those who aren’t able to move furniture on their own, there’s no need. We’ll take care of it.

 

North Houston Real Estate Agents

Likewise, real estate agents may have to deal with properties that are full of junk. A landlord may decide to sell a home that their last tenant abandoned, but they don’t want to deal with cleaning it out first. They just want to sell it as-is and make a little money.

Some real estate agents also recommend us to clients who have stuff to get rid of. They know that Junk King is dedicated to providing high-quality furniture removal to everyone we work with. They also know that we will donate anything in good condition, which many of our residential customers want.

Real estate agents also often call upon us to haul away yard waste and other junk left outdoors. We assist with foreclosure and estate cleanout, too, and again donate as much as we possibly can from these jobs. For our commercial clients, we can help with office cleanouts and will haul away older furniture and other items you no longer need.

 

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HVAC & Plumbing Companies

HVAC and plumbing companies have a lot of waste to get rid of. They typically remove old furnaces, plumbing, and other items from their client’s homes when they have to do repairs, but then the company has to do something with this garbage. They often turn to Junk King because they know we partner with recycling companies. HVAC units contain a good amount of metal, while many pipes are made out of recyclable plastics. While used piping is typically not recyclable, anything clean can be.

We make sure as much of these materials as possible get recycled. Our HVAC and plumbing clients don’t have to worry about handling that themselves, nor do they have to worry about transporting large amounts of recyclables or dealing with getting trash to the landfill.

 

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Manufacturing

Manufacturers also often generate a large amount of waste and are in need of junk removal in Houston. Creating products typically leaves leftover material that has to be disposed of. Raw resource packaging is also an issue for many manufacturers. Junk King helps these clients by removing all of this junk, recycling what we can. We often pick up waste from these clients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis due to how much they produce.

 

Repair Shops

Vehicle repair shops, likewise, do often have packaging, leftover materials, and old items that need to be hauled away and recycled. Things like broken windshields need to be safely disposed of. Our team will carefully handle anything dangerous like broken glass, metal with sharp edges, and other items. While we cannot deal with anything hazardous, we can deal with most vehicle salvage and damaged parts.

 

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Woodworking Shops

Woodworking shops typically have a lot of small bits of wood and bags full of sawdust that needs to be disposed of. They may have old nails, screws, and boards if they do repairs on antiques that need to be safely handled, too. We’re able to take much of this waste to a recycler. Like manufacturers, our woodworking clients may need us to pick up waste regularly to help them keep their shops clean.

While we can take sawdust, there are actually many different ways woodworkers can make use of sawdust. They can use in gardens as a type of mulch to kill weeks. It can also be mixed into plant supplements, help provide traction in the snow, and even be used to clean up spills.

 

Welders in Houston

Welders, like woodworking shops, generate a large amount of waste that can be recycled. In this case, it’s mostly metal. We’re able to send a large amount of this metal waste to a local recycling facility. Welding also creates wastewater, which is not something we typically handle. However, we are able to take slag and other solid waste produced by welding.

 

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Medical Facilities for Non-Bio Waste

We also work with medical facilities in North Houston. However, if these facilities handle bio waste, we’re unable to dispose of it. Any hazardous materials can be dangerous to our crews and need to be disposed of in accordance with specific regulations. That said, we do work with medical facilities for all of their non-hazardous wastes. We handle office cleanouts, bulk waste, and furniture removal for these clients.

 

North Houston Storage Facilities

Storage facilities look to junk removal in Houston when someone abandons their storage unit. Some people simply stop paying the monthly rental and tell the facility to keep whatever they had stored there. Others may simply disappear, leaving the unit and its contents fully abandoned. While storage facilities will take all of the proper steps to reach the individual and find out what they want done with their property, sometimes that’s not possible. In that case, we come in and empty out the unit.

Again, our goal here is to donate or recycle as much as possible. Some items left in storage facilities may be in great condition. Others may not be as useful and may ultimately need to be recycled or dumped. Either way, we will take our time going through these units and separating out what can be used or recycled.

 

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Why Junk King North Houston?

Why do people turn to us for junk removal in Houston? Junk King is known as one of the most reliable and trustworthy junk hauling services in the country. We always offer free, no-obligation quotes that are fully transparent. There are never any hidden fees or other costs. You can get a quote over the phone or via text by sending us images of what you need hauled away. We also do in-person quotes, and we bring the truck when we do. If you accept our bid, we’ll haul everything away right then and there.

Our commercial clients have a wide range of junk hauling needs. Whether it’s something basic such as office cleanouts or more specialized such as getting rid of manufacturing wastes, our team is here for you. We haul off furniture, appliances, yard waste, and much more. As long as it’s not hazardous, we can take it. If you’re looking for a junk hauling partner, reach out to Junk King of North Houston today at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865.

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Appliance Disposal for Old Appliances in North Houston

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While no one wants to replace their refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove, or other major appliance, unfortunately, you will likely have to do so from time to time. There may be times you willingly buy a new appliance in order to upgrade, but most people do tend to wait to do that until an appliance breaks down. When this occurs, you will need to purchase a new item and figure out how to deal with appliance disposal. It’s not always easy to get rid of an old appliance. Some of them have chemicals in them that have to be dealt with, while others are bulky and heavy to move.

When you’re ready to dump an old appliance, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips for dealing with these appliances and how you can get rid of them.

 

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Is the Appliance Beyond Repair?

First, do you really need to replace the old appliance? Some repairs are fairly minor and can get you many more years of use out of the appliance. With dryers, for example, sometimes the issue is a small fuse that can be replaced in about five minutes and only costs a few dollars. Other times, however, the entire motor seizes up. When that occurs, it’s time to look for a replacement.

The main thing to consider when deciding if you should repair or replace an old appliance is cost. Some repairs are simply so costly that it makes more financial sense to replace the appliance. This is especially true if the appliance is fairly old. Even if it’s a little more to buy a replacement, you’re getting a newer model that may be more energy efficient. This could result in a net gain in the long run by lowering your energy bills.

 

Does Delivery Include Appliance Disposal?

Some companies are willing to deliver a new appliance and remove the old one. This old appliance removal often includes an additional charge, however. This extra cost may be more than you’re willing to pay. You also don’t know what will happen with the old appliance. Will it be sent to the landfill, or will the company send it to a recycling center? Few of these big box stores work with recycling partners, so you may be sending your old appliance straight to the dump.

If you’re having your HVAC unit replaced, it’s likely that the professionals doing so will handle the old furnace removal. You can only have these units worked on by those who are certified to do so. Unlike with other appliances, you know you’ll have experts delivering and installing your new furnace or air conditioning unit, so you can reasonably expect them to haul off the old junk. The same is usually true for hot water heater removal and other major household systems. However, there are some that may charge you a fee for this. If you handle the removal and disposal yourself, you may be able to save some money.

 

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Where Do You Store the Old Appliance?

If the store delivering your new appliance doesn’t offer to haul away the old one or you don’t want them to, what do you do with it? You’ll need to find some place to store the old appliance. Most people would put it in the garage. However, if your garage is on the small side or is fairly full, you may not have space to put it there and still park your car.

In that case, you may decide to put the old appliance outside on your back porch or even at the curb. After all, what does it matter if your old refrigerator or stove gets rained on? If you do this, make certain you tape the doors shut. You don’t want anyone or anything to get trapped inside. In fact, you may even want to take the doors off if that’s an option. There’s always the risk that kids will play in old appliances or that an animal will get trapped inside.

 

Using Bulk Trash Pickup

Some people put their appliances out for the city to pick up on bulk trash day. While this sounds like a very easy solution to appliance disposal, there are a few downsides. First, you have to get the old appliance out of your home and down to the curb. This can be very difficult if you live by yourself. You don’t want to hurt yourself or cause others to get hurt, which can easily happen if you’re dealing with old refrigerators or washing machines. If the appliance is on the second floor or in your basement, it can be even more difficult, and the risk of injury greatly increases.

Then there’s the fact that Houston only offers bulk waste pickup every other month. If you miss the scheduled pickup day, you’ll have to wait until the next one rolls around. This means you may have that old appliance sitting around for almost two months. It will take up space and can present a risk if you have kids or small animals. If you leave it outside, there’s always the risk you could be fined if it can be seen from the street. Those who live in neighborhoods with an HOA will want to be especially careful with putting old appliances out.

 

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Will the City of Houston Recycling Program Take Appliances?

The City of Houston provides its residents with a green recycling bin they can use to recycle plastics, paper, glass, and other basic items. While some metals such as tin and aluminum are accepted by the Houston recycling program, they don’t accept any appliances, cords, hoses, scrap metal, or other things related to appliances. If you want to recycle appliances, you’ll have to handle it yourself.

 

Going to a Recycling Center

One option is to take these appliances to a recycling center. However, again, there’s the issue of you doing all the work. You have to deal with things such as water softener removal. These systems aren’t as bulky as a refrigerator, but they’re still on the heavy side. If you’re not having the system replaced, you’ll have to figure out how to disconnect everything from your home, too. If you’re not comfortable doing that, you’ll have to pay someone.

Another concern is getting your old appliances to the recycling center. If you don’t have a truck or a large SUV, you may not be able to fit them in your vehicle. Dealing with small appliances isn’t that difficult—you could easily deal with microwave recycling. However, there may be no way for you to get a refrigerator, large chest freezer, or hot water heater to the recycling location. Also, there’s once again the issue of getting the old appliance out and into your vehicle. Lifting refrigerators into the bed of a truck is going to take several strong people.

 

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Avoid All the Trouble—Call Junk King of North Houston!

Why bother with all of the work and effort that goes into appliance disposal? Instead of trying to do it all yourself, call Junk King of North Houston. Our team is experienced in everything from dealing with large chest freezers to handling water softener removal. We will cart the items out of your home quickly and safely, ensuring that your home isn’t damaged and that no one gets hurt. Our services are available year-round, and there are no restrictions like there are on Houston recycling or bulk waste pickup.

 

We Do More than Dispose of Old Appliances

Junk King deals with more than just old appliances. We will also haul off old furniture, busted electronics, yardwork and construction debris, and much more. If it’s not hazardous, we can deal with it. We’re a one-stop junk hauling service. You won’t need to worry about finding multiple companies to haul off different items. We do it all from air conditioner removal to sectional sofa disposal.

 

We Recycle Old Appliance Components

We know you don’t want to add anything to the local landfill, and we don’t either. Junk King is dedicated to recycling as much as we possibly can. Beyond that, we will actually donate anything that still works or is in good condition to one of our partner organizations in Houston. If you’re simply upgrading your refrigerator and the old one is still running, we’ll find someone who can use it. The same goes for any other appliance or piece of furniture. We don’t want anything to go to waste.

When something isn’t functional, we send it off to one of our local recyclers. We work with them to disassemble appliances into their smaller, more easily recycled components. We even have professionals who handle the removal of refrigerants and other chemicals, so they are disposed of safely. All of this is done at no additional charge to you.

 

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Call Junk King North Houston for Appliance Disposal Today

If you have a few old appliances that you need to get rid of, give us a call. For a few appliances, we can likely give you a quote over the phone, plus you can text us pictures if we need a little more information. We can also give you a quote in person. When we do, we usually come in one of our large trucks, so we can haul away your old appliances right away if you accept the estimate. To get the process started, call us at 1-888-888-JUNK, text us at 1-737-888-5865, or book online.

 

Junk King North Houston Foreclosure Resources

Foreclosure Resources to Have as a Landlord

Suppose you’re a real estate investor, a lender, or another professional who is involved in real estate transactions. In that case, you may have to deal with one of the most unpleasant parts of this industry: foreclosure. Foreclosing on properties essentially means repossessing someone’s home. It’s not something you want to do, but if the borrower is too far behind on payments or has simply abandoned the property, it may be a process you have to take in order to protect your own income and investment. As a landlord or lender, it’s essential that you understand the process and that you follow the law when evicting and foreclosing on someone. You also need to understand what foreclosure resources are available to help you and your borrowers.

 

What Is Foreclosure?

Foreclosing on a property is a last resort lenders, and landlords have when the borrower or tenant fails to make their loan payments. Several laws and regulations govern it, and it’s typically never the first option. Borrowers usually have to miss several payments in a row for lenders to foreclose on them.

In order to begin the eviction and foreclosure process, you may need to go to court. A judicial foreclosure is one ordered by the court after presenting your case to the judge. If it’s clear the borrowers have missed several payments and are unlikely to be able to catch up or even start making payments again, the judge is likely to grant the foreclosure. In some states, it’s possible to get a nonjudicial foreclosure. This option doesn’t require going through the courts, but it’s not available in all states. One such nonjudicial foreclosure is called a power of sale foreclosure and is included as a mortgage contract clause.

 

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The Foreclosure Process

Foreclosures, even those that don’t go through the courts, take time. In fact, it often takes more than a year to fully complete the foreclosure process. This is because you must give borrowers a chance to become current on their payments. They also have to miss at least three months of payments before they can be considered in default. In some cases, you may have to wait as long as six months before you can begin the foreclosure process.

Once the required amount of time has passed, and the borrowers have made no move to make a payment, you have to file what is called a Notice of Default. You send this notice via certified mail to the borrower and file a copy with the recorder’s office. This notice includes how much the borrower owes in principle, interest, and late fees.

The borrower now has the chance to pay the amount listed, work with you to find a resolution, or even sell the home in a short sale in order to pay you what they owe. This pre-foreclosure period lasts for a specified time (usually outlined by local foreclosure laws). Once it’s over, you can file the Notice of Sale paperwork. This notice states your intent to sell the property and recoup whatever money you can on the loan.

The final step is to serve the borrowers with an eviction notice following the sale of the property. They now have to move out of the property. If they do not, you can contact law enforcement for assistance.

 

The COVID-19 Foreclosure Moratorium

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government passed the CARES Act. This act went into effect at the end of March 2020. It included an eviction and foreclosure moratorium section. This meant that landlords could no longer evict tenants or begin the foreclosure process, even if borrowers were months behind on payments. In addition to the moratorium, borrowers could also ask lenders for a mortgage forbearance, and this paused their payments or allowed them to pay less for up to 180 days.

While foreclosures were initially set to resume on August 31, 2020, the moratorium was extended several times. Currently, however, the moratorium has expired. Borrowers were able to enroll for additional forbearance for several months after this, but that period has also ended.

 

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Foreclosure Resources

While the moratorium may be over, there are still a number of foreclosure resources out there for you and your borrowers to take advantage of. For example, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 made 10 billion dollars available to qualified homeowners to help them catch up on back payments.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has also added additional protections for homeowners who were affected by the pandemic. It provides them with additional assistance plans and means to avoid foreclosure. There are also some specific state and local resources you and your borrowers can look into.

 

Forbearance Can Be a Great Option

Some lenders are hesitant to offer forbearance, seeing it as a way for borrowers who are behind to simply keep living in a property without paying for it for longer. However, forbearance can be a good tool for both of you. For borrowers, it gives them time to get their finances together. If someone lost their job during the pandemic, for example, it’s very likely they fell behind on their payments. If they have found a new job, they have a steady income, but they may not be able to catch up on their mortgage right away. A few months in forbearance can help. Typically, borrowers don’t incur any extra interest or fees while in forbearance, further helping them.

On your side, avoiding foreclosure is the best option. It takes time and money to go through the steps of a foreclosure, and you likely won’t recoup all the money you lent. You avoid taking that loss and then further trying to sell the home to a new buyer.

 

What to Do if You Do Foreclose

If you do have to foreclose on a property, you want to make certain you follow all relevant laws and regulations. Even if you’ve gone through a foreclosure before, it’s best to check with a local legal expert to make certain you follow any recent changes. As the pandemic continues, it’s also possible another foreclosure moratorium or other regulations will go into effect. Be sure you understand these changes and follow them.

After you have finalized the foreclosure, the borrowers may want to move out before the sale of the property. In this case, you may need to clean out the home before you sell it. An empty house typically sells for more, so it’s a good idea to hire a junk removal service to take care of any furniture, appliances, or other garbage left in the home. Make certain that the borrowers do not want it or that you’ve followed the laws regarding abandoned property before doing so.

 

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Junk King North Houston is Here to Help with Junk Removal

Junk King offers full-service junk removal in North Houston. We work with both homeowners and commercial businesses, including landlords, banks, mortgage companies, and other lenders. Our team has years of experience in cleaning out homes. Whether the foreclosed-on property just has a few old pieces of furniture in it or has just about every room full of stuff, we can handle it.

We understand you don’t have the time to handle cleaning out these homes yourself. You likely also don’t have the manpower or the large vehicles needed to move all the furniture and appliances out. Our team will handle all of that. Just point out what you want us to take, and we will. You don’t need to move it out of the house or even to the garage. We will handle getting the items out of the home (carefully avoiding damaging anything) and into our truck.

 

Our No-Obligation Quote

As a full trash removal service, we’re able to take just about anything. As long as it doesn’t contain hazardous waste, Junk King can haul it away for you. We take furniture, appliances, electronics, hot tubs, and even yard waste and construction debris. Just let us know what you have, and we’ll give you a quote. Our estimates have no hidden fees—what you’re quoted is what you’ll pay. There is no obligation, either.

Often, when you call on us for a quote for trash, appliance, and furniture removal, we will bring one of our large trucks. If you agree to the quote, we will be able to take the items right then and there. Everything is done in one trip. For larger projects, including foreclosures where the tenants left a large amount of stuff, we may need to come back with an empty truck or even make a couple of trips.

 

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Getting a property into good shape so it can be resold is vital to your business. Every day the property is empty or isn’t on the market, you lose money. Making use of our clean out services is a great way of reducing this period and getting the house sold to someone new. If you’re in need of a junk removal company, give Junk King a call today at 1-888-888-JUNK.

 

Junk King Houston North
7117 Belgold Drive Suite B
Houston, TX 77066
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-4P

Providing junk removal services to the Houston North area, including:

Conroe
Houston
Humble
Kingwood
Magnolia
Pinehurst
Porter
Spring
Tomball
and these nearby zip codes:
77014, 77018, 77022, 77032, 77037, 77038, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77044, 77060, 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77073, 77076, 77086, 77088, 77090, 77091, 77092, 77093, 77301, 77302, 77303, 77304, 77338, 77339, 77345, 77346, 77354, 77355, 77362, 77365, 77373, 77375, 77377, 77379, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77384, 77385, 77386, 77388, 77389, 77396