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Monthly Archives: November 2022

Make Your Home Rubbish Free For The Holidays

The best way to enjoy the holidays is without any stress. Unfortunately, that is a challenge for a lot of folks! The closer we get to Christmas, the more hectic things can become. That is why it is a good idea to get as much as you can taken care of as early as possible. That begins with decorating your home. Before the holiday decorations go up in your house, you should set up a session with Junk King North Texas. These professional junk haulers can help make your home rubbish free for the holidays. Think of what a difference that can make for the holidays!

The Big and Small Stuff

It doesn’t matter to Junk King what you want to get rid of in one of their appointments. All you have to do is decide what needs to go. That can be a couple of pieces of furniture or several boxes of old clothing. It can even be both. If you have a spare room that is turned into a storage unit, clearing it out will make it ready for guests. And making room in your closets is a great idea when anticipating “new arrivals.”

You can set up your session with Junk King online or over the phone. All you need to do is set aside a two-hour window on the best day for your schedule. Junk King knows how valuable your time is, especially during the holidays. They won’t need the entire two hours to get rid of a few items in your home. But they might need that time to get someone’s place for the next appointment. The Junk King team will always inform you about their progress so you know exactly when to expect them.

The best way to kick off your holiday season is to get rid of all the rubbish. Let Junk King North Texas help with that task. So book your removal session today.

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The Best Blue Ridge Junk Removal Services to Reduce your Waste Footprint

 

Did you know that every person in the United States is responsible for producing around 4.5 pounds of trash each and every day? From leftover food scraps after a big family meal, to the junk mail that you receive daily in your mailbox, to the bulky used refrigerator that you finally decide to throw away, there are thousands of different items that make up our waste streams. Around the country, there are over 20,000 different waste management and junk removal companies that are responsible for helping us remove the junk from our homes or business. In terms of dollars and cents, the waste industry in the United States is valued at over $75 billion each year, making it an extremely lucrative part of the economy. 

What most people don’t realize, however, is that the vast majority of these waste management companies “deal” with our waste by simply taking it to the nearest landfill or incinerator. Though there are several statistics pointing to an increase in our national recycling and waste diversion rate, the fact of the matter is that we continue to send more of our trash to the landfill than ever before. 

In recent years, the Chinese “ban” on importing recyclable items (and especially plastic waste) has caused a surge in the total amount of waste that is sent to the landfill. Here in Blue Ridge, TX, every homeowner, business owner, and other resident can do their part by dutifully separating their trash items into the designated recycling bins. But what about those other waste items that cannot be simply taken out to the curb on trash day? 

Old couches, beds, and other pieces of furniture, used and broken down appliances, playground equipment that is no longer used, and other sources of bulky trash items generally end up in the landfill because most people simply don’t know what to do with those waste items. For residents of Blue Ridge, however, Junk King of North Texas offers an easy, one-stop solution for dealing with all of your junk items in the most responsible and environmentally-friendly manner. We are proud to be the region´s top-rated junk removal company, and believe that as a leader in the junk removal industry, we have a special role to play in helping our clients reduce their ecological footprint.

 

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What is an Ecological Footprint and Why is it Important?

 

The Ecological Footprint is a helpful tool that measures the rate at which individuals and societies consume resources and generate waste compared to how fast nature can absorb that waste and regenerate the resources we need for our wellbeing and survival. One of ways to reduce our waste footprint is through changing our consumption habits and patterns to reduce our overall demand for resources. However, when it comes to absorbing the waste from our consumer habits, things get a trickier. 

Recent studies have shown that humanity today uses the equivalent of 1.6 Earths to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste. This “ecological overshoot” means it now takes the Earth one year and eight months to regenerate what we use in a year. How can we responsibly reduce our “ecological footprint” in a way that allows the natural world to absorb and regenerate our waste?

 

The most effective way of reducing our ecological footprint is by making a conscientious effort to keep our junk out of the landfill. Why is this important? For starters, many landfills across the country are not only quickly filling up, but also pose several serious environmental threats. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that “landfill gas (LFG) is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic material in landfills. LFG is composed of roughly 50 percent methane (the primary component of natural gas), 50 percent carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds.” The methane gas produced by landfills is particularly worrisome as it is has more than 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide over the first 20 years after it reaches the atmosphere. The methane being released in enormous quantities from our landfills is thus driving the pace for warming in the short term. 

Beyond the contribution to global warming, landfills are also a major source of pollution of our soils, water sources, and other parts of the local environment. Landfills are filled with heavy metals, minerals, organic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, explosives, flammables, and others toxic substances that can leach into the surrounding environment and pose serious risks to wildlife and nearby human communities.

Reducing the amount of “stuff” that we purchase, use and throw away is obviously one important strategy for keeping junk out of landfills. When items do eventually wear out and need to be thrown away, making every effort to donate, reuse, repurpose, or recycle those items should also be a priority for people wanting to reduce their ecological footprint.

 

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Junk King of North Texas is here to Help you with the Best Junk Removal Service

 

At times, recycling large and bulky items can be extremely difficult. In many cases, the local waste management company may impose strict rules and regulations regarding which items can be picked up. For bulky item pickup, you may have to wait several months for pickup day. Even then, you will also be responsible for taking those large and heavy trash items out to the curb on the morning of pickup day. 

For people who don’t have the time, the physical means, or the resources to do this, the only option on the table may be to hire a private junk hauler. Unfortunately, many of the private junk removal companies that service the Blue Ridge region will simply take the junk that they pick up directly to the local landfill. 

Junk King of North Texas, however, is proud to be one of the few junk removal companies that has an environmental standard at the heart of its business model. Besides doing all of the heavy lifting and hauling for our clients, our junk removal teams also go the extra mile to sort through all of the junk items that we pick up to determine what can be donated, recycled, or otherwise repurposed. Over years of being the leading junk removal company in the region, we have developed several relationships with thrift stores, charities, churches, and recycling centers. This allows to ensure that your junk items are kept out of the landfill and given every possible opportunity for reuse or recycling. 

Furthermore, we are also proud to be the most affordable junk removal company servicing the City of Blue Ridge, TX. Our junk hauling trucks are significantly larger than other companies, and we also only charge by volume (or the amount of space your junk or waste items take up in our trucks). Because of that, we can often help you remove more junk for a lower price. Besides offering the most competitive pricing on the market, we also can beat any written estimates. Our company is fully licensed, insured, and bonded, so that if an accident were to occur, we will respond for any damage that might have been caused during the junk removal process.

 

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How to Hire Junk King for your Blue Ridge Junk Removal Service Needs? 

 

To get an estimate for any type of junk removal, you can call Junk King of North Texas at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), or at (978) 212-3973. You can also send a text message with a picture of the junk you need to be removed at 1-737-888-5865. We also offer a helpful online estimator that you can find on our website. Lastly, we are also one of the few junk removal companies who offers free, on-site estimates.

After you receive and accept the free estimate for the junk removal at your home or business, you can pick a 2-hour window for the company to come and help you get rid of your junk in an efficient, environmentally friendly, and timely manner!

Why North Texas Real Estate Agents Should Partner with Junk King

 

Being a real estate agent is more than just showing people houses. That’s the fun part. The rest of the job is a lot of hard work. You have to understand real estate law, marketing, building codes, interior design, and much more. However, it can also be one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever have. 

 

One of the biggest boons to your real estate career comes from your network. The people you know, especially in the trades, can give you the edge over other real estate professionals. Knowing an amazing plumber who is reliable and also budget-friendly, for example, can help you impress sellers who may need to make some repairs before their home can hit the market. 

 

Another company you need in your network is Junk King North Texas. There are a number of reasons why you’ll want to work with Junk King. Here are just some of the benefits to you and your clients that Junk King can provide.

 

We’ll Clean Out Anything Sellers Don’t Want

 

When selling a home, it’s important to present it correctly to potential buyers. This does make making some repairs and touching up the paint, of course, but it also means showing a staged, or at least empty, home. Staging is an important part of helping buyers imagine themselves in the space. If your seller doesn’t have the budget to stage, they should at least have the home cleared out.

 

While sellers may want to move most of the stuff in their house to their new home, there may be some things they just don’t want. Whether it’s trash, old furniture, or whatever else, leaving it in the house is going to create an eyesore. You don’t want anyone viewing the property to see this garbage. Junk King can come in and haul it all away, giving you a blank slate to stage or show.

 

Studies have shown that homes that are empty or staged sell faster. Potential buyers don’t have as much difficulty picturing their own furniture in the space or seeing how they can use the various rooms. If they’re looking at other people’s furniture or, worse, trash, it can leave them feeling like the house isn’t the right fit. Junk King will get the junk out of the property quickly so you can get it on the market as soon as possible.

 

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We’ll Haul Away Repair and Remodel Debris, Too

 

In addition to hauling away old furniture and broken appliances, Junk King also takes yard debris and DIY construction debris. This means we can haul off any tree limbs the seller needs to take down, bushes they’ve removed, and even demolished decks and patios. There’s very little we can’t take—we only reject hazardous materials. 

 

If your sellers are planning to do a little home remodeling by themselves to raise their asking price, we’re ready to come haul off any trash they might make while doing so. This includes old flooring, cabinets, sinks, appliances, shower enclosures, and much more. All they have to do is set all that trash aside along with any packaging from the new products and other trash they might have. Once they’re done with their project, all they have to do is give us a call. 

 

We Can Assist Buyers, Too

 

Sometimes your buyers find a property that isn’t exactly in the best of shape. Sometimes these homes have trash in the shed or garage that needs to go. Other times, you may show the home only to find that the seller has left behind some old furniture and other junk that they don’t want. If they’re selling the property as-is, your buyers may not have the option of telling them to haul that trash out. They’re stuck with it.

 

A quick call to Junk King will take care of any trash left in the home. We will swoop in and clean it all out so the new owners can come in and start creating the home of their dreams. Whatever your buyers need taken away, we can do it. 

 

Some buyers may want to do a little renovation after closing but before moving in. You can refer them to us to get rid of anything like old carpet, cabinets, or anything else they want to get rid of. While we play a small part in the process, we love that we help these new homeowners transform their new house into the home they’ve always wanted.

 

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Flipping a Home? We’re Here for That, Too

 

Some real estate professionals also dabble in buying homes in disrepair, flipping them, and making a tidy profit. If you’ve been itching to try this, you’re going to want to have a partner with large trucks to haul away all the debris these projects will create. If you’re an old pro at flipping, you don’t need to imagine how much trash you’ll have—you know. 

 

Junk King is a great partner for house flippers. Whether you need us to come over once after you’ve completed demo to get rid of the debris or you need us a few times during the project, you can count on us to be reliable. We know debris can create a safety issue, and if it piles up, it can bring work to a standstill until it’s gone. Every day someone is working on the property is a day of lost profits, so we understand how important your schedule is, and we will do everything in our power to respect it.

 

Other Real Estate Experts Go into Rental Properties

 

Maybe flipping properties is a bit too much for a side job for you. It’s a lot of work, and some real estate agents prefer to focus more on their clients. However, the nature of the real estate market means that sometimes it’s very difficult to sell houses. There just aren’t that many buyers out there. During these times, it can help to have a steady stream of supplemental income. 

 

To make this income, some agents pick up properties, update them, and operate them as rental properties. There are some great advantages here, especially if you’re able to get properties for a very reasonable price. Don’t want to be a landlord? That’s not a problem—you can hire a property management company to handle all of the day-to-day maintenance and other issues that come with having tenants. 

 

How can Junk King help real estate professionals who decide to go into rentals? Sometimes tenants leave behind trash or even old furniture they don’t want. If you have to evict someone, they may simply abandon their property and leave. You’ve got to get this junk out before you can prepare the property for a new tenant. That’s when you call Junk King North Texas. 

 

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The Junk King Advantage

 

Junk King provides several advantages over other options. First, we’re a full-service company. This means you don’t have to lift a finger. All you need to do is show our crew what you want them to get rid of. They will get it out of the house or yard and into our trucks. You won’t need to find someone to help you move old furniture to the curb or even to the front of the house. The sellers can leave behind whatever they want without worrying about anything. In fact, often our real estate agents simply tell us to empty the house. That’s all we need to hear.

 

If your clients have some old furniture that is still usable but doesn’t work in their new, we won’t simply take it to the dump. Instead, Junk King donates anything that is still usable. We will take that furniture to one of our partner organizations in North Texas who will make certain it gets into the right hands.

 

We also redirect anything that is recyclable away from the landfill. These materials go to a recycling center that can transform the used materials into new ones. Junk King is fully dedicated to helping the environment and reducing our contribution to the landfill. Currently, we’re able to direct two-thirds of the items we pick up away from the landfill, and we hope to increase that number in the future.

 

Contact Junk King Today for a Free, No-Obligation Estimate

 

If your sellers need someone to empty out the home they’re selling or get rid of some debris from their new place, all they need to do is give us a call. We will provide them with a free, no-obligation quote that will include all the fees and other costs associated with their job. We believe in full transparency, and we will always do an in-person revised estimate once we’re on-site so our clients know the exact cost. 

 

While calling us at 1-888-888-JUNK is a great way to get an over-the-phone estimate or arrange for an in-person estimate, we know not everyone has the time to make a phone call. That’s why we can also discuss jobs via text. All you need to do is text us at 1-737-888-5865. Including photos of the items you need hauled away will help us provide an accurate estimate. Finally, you can use our online price estimator tool and book online.

Hire Junk King For Old TV Set Disposal

Have you got your eye on a new flatscreen television? Are you going “smart” with your choice? With a smart tv, you’ll be able to change the channel with voice commands. You also have greater access to all the streaming services. This is also the best time of the year to score a great deal on a smart TV. Of course, if you buy a new TV, then you have to deal with getting rid of the old one. That can be taken care of with one phone call to Junk King North Texas. These professional junk haulers know precisely how to dispose of an old TV in an environmentally friendly way. That is the only approach to take for that kind of disposal!

A Fast Removal from The House

The Junk King crew will take just a few minutes to carry your old TV out of the house. This doesn’t automatically have to be a two-man operation, but Junk King will send over two movers regardless. That is the crew complement for every Junk King session. It also means you can use that same crew to get rid of any other unwanted item in that session. So there will be plenty of room on the truck for whatever you want to clear out of your home.

Junk King has a flat rate price policy that covers a drop-off at a recycling center. This is where your old TV needs to end up. It’s the same place where your old computers, monitors, and other electronics can end up. This Junk King session is a terrific opportunity to get rid of all that unwanted e-waste.

Disposing of your old TV the right way is a job for Junk King North Texas. Call to make a pick-up appointment today.

Let Junk King North Texas Help with Your Construction Site Trash

 

Construction sites have a lot of debris and other junk that has to be dealt with. Some of this comes from the excavation of the site or the demolition of a previously existing structure. Other debris comes from the packaging, remnants of materials, and other trash. Some comes from accidents or areas of the project that have to be demolished and redone for some reason. No matter where the debris comes from, your construction site is going to have a lot of trash.

 

What do you do with all of this debris? You can’t leave it there. Debris on a construction site can be a hazard. Your crew could trip over it, fall into it, or otherwise be injured. It can get in the way of progress, and eventually, you’re going to have to get rid of it before you turn the finished project over to the owner. 

 

Dealing with all of your debris can be a pain. There are a few different options, but the easiest is to reach out to Junk King North Texas. We work with a number of businesses, including construction crews, in the North Texas area. We provide full-service junk removal that accommodates your schedules and budget. Here are a few of the things Junk King North Texas does to help the construction companies we partner with.

 

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We’ll Help with the Initial Debris

 

When you start a construction project, you’re most likely going to have to deal with one of two things: either the lot is going to have to be cleared and leveled, or you’re going to have to get rid of the existing structure. Sometimes, you may have to do both. This includes demolishing buildings, removing trees and other landscaping, getting rid of gravel and other stones, and leveling out the ground. If there was a basement on the property, you may have to remove it or fill it in. There’s a lot to be done before you can even start building.

 

All of the waste that comes from clearing the land has to go somewhere. Junk King takes construction debris and landscaping debris. We will come in and haul away tree limbs, brush, bushes, and other landscaping trash. We’ll even take entire trees once they’re cut up. All of it can go right into our truck.

 

As far as demolished buildings go, we can also haul away the debris from knocking them down. This includes drywall, old piping, old roofing materials, wood, and much more. Once we’ve come in and cleared away this trash, you’ll have a bare lot to work with.

 

Even if you’re not a construction company, we can still haul away demolished structures. We often work with homeowners and renters who have old sheds, greenhouses, playhouses, and tree houses that need to get rid of. Typically, if the debris from the structure will fit in our truck, we can get rid of it for you. That goes for patios, decks, gazebos, pergolas, and other outdoor structures, too.

 

Next, We Assist with Getting Rid of Trash Created While Working

 

As you work on the construction project, you’re going to create debris. Some of this will be packaging such as plastic ties, pallets, bags, and other trash that your raw materials come in. While it may not be a lot of trash, it can add up over time. You’ll also have the remnants of materials. As you install tile, for example, you’ll have some leftover pieces from where you had to cut tiles near the edge of the space to fit. If you’re working on a large project, you may end up with much more remnant debris than you expected.

 

You may have some material that comes warped or was machined wrong. While this may not happen that often, it can be annoying. You may need to return these materials for a refund. However, if it’s just one item in a package, it may not be worth it. A single chipped tile, for example, isn’t worth trying to return. Instead, it’s much easier to throw it in the trash. These damaged items aren’t likely going to be the source of a lot of trash, but you never know.

 

As you finish up the project, you may have additional debris and trash to get rid of, especially as you do the final cleanup before turning it over to the owner. All of this garbage can add up. By having Junk King come by regularly to get rid of all of the debris you’ve collected, you’ll keep the job site clean and safe.

 

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Why is Debris Such a Safety Hazard?

 

If you keep all of the debris off to one side in a designated place, you may not think it’s much of a safety hazard. In some cases, that may be right. However, due to how busy a construction site is, you always have to be careful. For example, strong winds could blow debris around, or rain could cause your mountain of trash to shift and wash down into the main work area. A few pieces of trash might get missed, leading to someone tripping over them while carrying heavy materials or tools. 

 

The risk isn’t always to your crew, either. Anyone visiting the site, even though they should be wearing proper safety gear, may not be as aware of their surroundings as they should be. They could trip or hurt themselves in some other way. Even people who are just walking by the job site could get injured if debris isn’t well-contained and removed regularly.

 

There’s also a space issue. The more trash you have on a job site, the less space you have to actually work. Your crew may need a good amount of space, so having your trash hauled away regularly will help make their jobs easier in addition to safer.

 

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Getting Rid of the Debris Yourself Takes Time

 

You could assign a few of your crew to deal with the debris every week or every couple of days. However, there are a few downsides to this. First, you’re losing your skilled labor. Whoever gets trash duty isn’t putting their skills and knowledge to work on the project. Instead, they’re doing manual labor. That’s also likely to affect their morale. Your crew joined your company to build things, not to shovel debris into a truck.

 

That’s the second issue: you have to have a truck or trailer capable of hauling the debris to the landfill. If you don’t, you may have to invest in one. That’s another investment you have to make. While a trailer may not cost as much as a truck, it’s still going to be an expense, plus you have to have a vehicle capable of towing it to the landfill.

 

You’ll also have landfill fees as well as the issue of getting to the landfill with a trailer or truck-full of construction debris. You don’t want any of this stuff flying out onto the highway and potentially hitting vehicles behind you, so you have to make certain it’s secure. It’s a lot more difficult to secure loose debris like this than it is something like an old refrigerator or sofa. Wrapping it with a tarp will help, but if that tarp comes loose, you’ve got a problem.

 

Why Junk King?

 

Why should you partner with Junk King North Texas for your construction debris hauling needs? Simple: we’re dedicated to providing outstanding service at an affordable price. We’re here for you, whether you need us every now and then or want to arrange regular service. Our crews have years of experience in hauling junk of all types, including construction debris. Our trucks are, on the whole, twenty percent larger than those of our competitors. This means there’s more space for trash, so we don’t have to make as many trips. That’s one of the ways we keep our costs as low as we can.

 

We can also take more than just construction debris. We can haul off any old appliances, furniture, or other trash that was left in the structures you had to demolish. If you’re a homeowner doing a DIY construction project, we’ll haul off that debris and whatever else you might want to get rid of. It’s a good time to clean out the garage, the shed, or even your closets so you can get rid of all that unwanted stuff at one time.

 

Junk King can haul away anything that isn’t classified as hazardous waste. While a lot of construction debris doesn’t fall into this category, please ask about anything you may have questions about. Some items, such as paint, can be made inert by adding a specific hardening agent. We can take paint if it has been hardened. Other materials may need to be collected by a professional specializing in hazardous materials.

 

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Call Junk King North Texas Today to Get Started

 

Ready to learn more about how we can help your construction business or help you deal with your DIY home remodel project? Call 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865.