Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hoarder Cleanup Help in Orange County California

How bad has hoarding gotten in Orange County? So bad that there is now an official Orange County Task Force on Hoarding. This is an all-volunteer advisory panel that gets together once a month to deal with “residential hoarding situations that affect the health and safety of individuals in Orange County.” They recently put out a guidebook to help social service workers and residents recognize the warning signs of becoming a hoarder and how to tell the difference between an avid collector and someone who has crossed over into the hoarding zone.

Here is how they classify someone who is a hoarder. This is a person who “acquires and/or fails to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value. They living spaces that can’t be used for the intended purpose due to clutter. There is significant distress or impairment in functioning caused by the hoarding.”

They also identify signs of hoarding behavior including: ” Blocked entries and exits due to the accumulation of large number of belongings (doors/windows). Narrow or limited pathways in the home due to accumulation of materials. Large piles of combustible materials such as newspapers, magazines, used food containers and rubbish. Excessive collection and storage of items in the residence, yard, vehicle that interferes with the intended use of that space. Foul odors emanating from the home. Excessive amount of companion animals. Vermin and/or insect infestations. Spoiled and/or rotting food. Accumulated human and/or animal waste. Non-working or inaccessible utilities, such as heat, running water, sewer, refrigeration.”

Does any of that sound familiar? Hopefully, you’ve just got some junk you need to get rid of and aren’t a diagnosed hoarder. The real difference comes down to that desire to toss stuff out. Just because you don’t have a truck or work crew to handle the job doesn’t mean you’re a hoarder. Enter Junk King Orange County. They have the crew and the truck that can help you clean up your house and yards. There pretty much isn’t anything that Junk King can’t haul off. Recently their list of removed junk has included, all kinds of kitchen appliances, building materials, concrete, electronics, furniture, dirt, lumber, file cabinets, hot tubs, swing sets, auto parts and scrap metal. Bottom line: If it isn’t nailed down, Junk King can haul it away.

As for pricing, Junk King OC offers the most affordable costs based strictly on how much space your junk will take up in their truck. There won’t be any extra fees or dumping charges. Your estimate is your price! How can Junk King Orange County help with your cleanup? Give them a call today to find out.

Anaheim Junk Removal

The next time you’re at a dinner party bring up the topic of hiring a contractor and you’re sure you get an earful of horror stories. Finding an honest contractor is as big a challenge as finding an honest mechanic. They’re out there, but it might take a few hits and misses before you find the right match. One contractor you should probably avoid is Alec Damos who was just found guilty of defrauding a Huntington Beach homeowner and a Yorba Linda family out of $635,000. He was an unlicensed contractor who swooped in after the 2008 Triangle Complex Fire swept through the area. Residents were in desperate need to get rebuilding and were happy to get the help.

Damos began by collecting over $147,000 in advances for the work. He would start a project and then walk away. This was only the beginning of the fraud charges he was convicted off. While he was off spending money, he was leaving homes full of trash and in substandard conditions which caused plenty of trouble for the homeowners. In some extreme cases, the homes were actually foreclosed upon. This is why it’s important to check out who you hire for work around your home. One company with an impeccable record is Junk King of Orange County.

Junk King is the junk removal experts who are part of a national franchise. Because they carry the Junk King brand name, the OC has to adhere to the company’s standards of excellence. That means hiring workers who are licensed and insured to do business in the area. Since opening for business, Junk King OC has racked up some big fans.

Vanessa from Huntington Beach had this to say about her Junk King OC call, “I’m a big believer in smiling over the phone. Lee answered my call and was able to get someone to my home for an estimate within the hour. He was able to work with my budget and get the job done in a timely manner – all while smiling over the phone. The process was simple, quick and in under two hours I had a rubble-free front lawn. Lee, you are awesome! Thanks again for your help and professionalism. Keep on smiling!”

Massis from Irvine had a unique challenge for the Junk King crew and they came through with flying colors. “Junk King did an amazing job for us when they came to remove a spa from our home. It was a very large spa that required chopping down to small chunks, and Junk King did not charge anything extra for that service. They left the place immaculate, and were very courteous to my wife as well! Junk King was also very responsive to our needs; they fit our schedule and were exactly on time. I will absolutely call them back when I need anything at my home or business removed.”

You’ll find many more positive Junk King reviews on Yelp. Want to have your own Junk King OC experience? If you’ve got the junk you want tossed out, they’ve got the crew for you!