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Junk King Orange County – House Cleanout After A Flood

You might need to call our Junk King Orange County – House Cleanout team after a flood or other type of natural disaster. We can get rid of a variety of furniture that’s ruined after a flood like mattresses as well as tables and bookcases.

As a homeowner, a flood can be both damaging and devastating. There are many causes of one of these disasters including burst pipes and heavy rains. A malfunctioning sump pump or sewer that backs up are two other reasons why you might need to clean your house out.

Knowing what to do before we arrive is important. With a few tips about how to prepare for a house cleanout after a flood, everything will go more smoothly.

Safety First
For example, the most important idea to follow after a home disaster of this magnitude is safety first. Before you start worrying about what furniture and other items can be saved, you need to turn the power off.
Being proactive is also a good idea. Wearing protective clothing like gloves and rubber boots can help you to stay safe when you enter your home after a flood. There’s always the possibility the water inside has come into contact with chemicals or sewerage. You want to be protected from that.

Stop Water
After you’ve got those safety tips looked after, you’ll want to stop the water from coming in and causing further damage. You can call your municipality to move any debris that’s clogging up your storm drains. If you have a sump pump and it’s not working properly, you should replace it as quickly as possible.

If you take a quick look at our Junk King Orange County – House Cleanout services, you’ll see that we can remove almost all types of furniture from your home or office. If anything can be recycled or donated, we will send it to the right location.

Drying Out
Drying out your house after a flood is another step you can take after the water is gone. If you’re lucky enough to have power, you can use dehumidifiers to minimize the damage. Don’t forget to call your insurance company and make a claim.

With all of those steps out of the way, you can get in touch with our Junk King Orange County – House Cleanout services by calling or using the tab on our website.

Is Your Orange County Junk Removal Service Cleaning Up?

In honor of Veteran’s Day, a group of Orange County volunteers signed up for a mission to give a local VFW post a much needed makeover. This included tree trimming, sidewalk repair, power washing and painting. It was all part of the “Veterans + Labor = Partners in Service” program that aims to bring awareness to vet issues. It’s also not a bad way to spend a day. When it comes to volunteering for a cleanup, most folks are willing and able to step up. Yet, cleaning up around the home feels like too much of a chore especially when you’ve got a lot of junk that needs to be tossed out. To get that job done you have two choices: Do it yourself or hire Junk King.

If you opt for DIY, then you might need to rent a van or truck to do the hauling. That means finding someone to take you to the rental place and going through all the hassle of getting a big enough vehicle for the job. Hopefully, that same person who drove you to the rental agency will stick around to help with the moving. That’s asking an awful lot of a friend. Once everything you want tossed out is loaded up, it’s off to the nearest landfill. Depending on where you live that could be at least an hour drive. Let’s hope it’s not during rush hour! Then it’s another hour drive home and back to the rental agency to drop off the truck. It’s no wonder you don’t want to do this kind of cleanup.

Of course, when you hire Junk King OC all of that work is covered and a whole lot more. Junk King will show up with the truck and the crew to do all the work. You won’t need to ask a friend for a favor when you’ve got the JK crew doing the lifting and the loading. As far as a time commitment in concerned, you just have to wait for Junk King to load everything up. How long could that take? Fifteen minutes? Ten? As a final touch, the crew will sweep up the area to make sure you get a fresh start with your new open space. Then it’s off to the recycling center for Junk King and back to your life for you.

When you get right down to it, hiring Junk King Orange County makes the most sense. Factor in all the craziness of the upcoming holidays and it will be nice to know that at least one of your “to-do” items can be scratched off the list thanks to Junk King.

Couch Removal Orange County

old sofa disposalThe football season has kicked off and it looks like it’s going to be another great year on the gridiron. Many devoted fans take their Sunday football viewing very seriously. This means the right portions of snacks, cold drinks and seating arrangements. The prime seating choice would be a comfy recliner. Next to that would be a good corner of the sofa. Unfortunately, after several seasons of football watching that living room sofa has seen better days. Maybe this is the year when your replace that old couch with a better version.

If you head out to a furniture showroom, you’re certainly going to be presented with a lot of choices. Don’t let a salesman steer you to a model they want to get rid of. Instead, do some real snooping. Check out the frame of the sofa and make sure it is made from solid wood like oak as opposed to pressed wood or particle board. A sofa frame made of those types of material isn’t going to last long. Speaking of lasting long, many of today’s sofa fabrics benefit from advancements in stain resistance. This could mean keeping your new sofa free of nacho cheese stains will be a whole lot easier!

When it comes to your new cushion you have the same kind of choices as if you were buying a new bed: Foam or spring. Each type has their advantages but you might find that spring cushions have a longer life.

Before that new sofa shows up at your door, you’ve got to arrange for the old couch to be taken away. If you call Junk King you won’t have to give the job a second thought. That one call will put into motion a removal appointment conducted by some very cable junk haulers. Every Junk King appointment comes complete with a big truck and two crew members who will be able to lift and take out whatever you’re throwing away. You could start with getting rid of the sofa and finish with clearing out your garage. It all can be gone on the same Junk King OC appointment.

Cost is always a concern with this type of service. However, with Junk King Orange County you’ll find that cost really isn’t an issue. That’s because you’ll only be charge a flat rate based on how much space your junk is going to be taking up on the truck. This is not something that is figured out after the truck has been loaded but before a single piece is picked up. If you agree to that estimate then that’s all you’ll be paying. Time to turn all your junk over to Junk King.

Back to School Junk Removal in Orange County CA

back to school junk removalWe all know the importance of having a good breakfast. To reinforce that healthy message, SoCal McDonald’s in Orange County offered a free breakfast on the first day of school for any student who came in with an adult. Nothing says breakfast like an Egg McMuffin!

“A strong source of protein at breakfast delivers the kind of energy students need to focus in the classroom all morning long,” said Bonnie Modugno, MS, RD, consulting for Southern California McDonald’s. “McDonald’s line of Egg McMuffin sandwiches made with whole grain and served with apples and low fat milk provides students a great start that can be a catalyst for eating well throughout the day.”

What else did you do to get ready for back-to-school? Thanks to school websites and emails, parents don’t have wait until that first day of school to go shopping for all the school supplies. Many schools sent out those lists weeks in advance. This certainly made shopping a lot less hectic and reduced the potential for fights over the last box of Crayons!

Another proactive way you can get ready for back-to-school is to clean up your home. You probably do this on some level every week but when was the last time you got rid of all your junk? Clearing out this kind of clutter can help you set up a place for the kids to study and do their homework. It could also make getting in and out of your garage every morning a whole lot easier. If you’re not tripping over clutter then you won’t be late!

Cleaning out junk in your kids’ rooms can also help them focus on their studying. Better yet you could set up a table or desk in the family room that is dedicated to homework. This way you can keep an eye on them to make sure they are getting the work done without checking Facebook every five minutes. To make room for that study area you could get rid of some old furniture or other things you’re hanging onto.

If you haven’t had the time or help to get rid of this rubbish then you clearly need to reach out to Junk King Orange County. These are the OC junk removal specialists who will sweep through your home and take away everything you’re tossing out. It will all get loaded up on their truck and dropped off at a recycling center, a charity or an eco-friendly landfill. Hiring Junk King is your best option for junk removal and a perfect way to celebrate back-to-school!

Orange County Junk Removal Reviews

“Very prompt and professional service!”

“On time. Called when 20 min away. Gave estimate before work started and stuck to it. Left the place cleaner than it was to start. Thanks Junk King!”

“Great communication regarding when you would show up. Professional yet friendly.
Straight and to the point, looked at the items I had and made the estimate. Demonstrated great concern about moving the larger items and not causing any damage. Payment is easy.
Willing to service a neighbor that saw the truck and asked, even though they didn’t have an appointment.”

“They were very professional, considerate and patient with me. I would highly recommend your service!”

Those are just some of the many positive reviews recently posted on the Orange County Junk King Facebook page. Junk KingOC is happy when their customers share their experiences with the crew. Yes, this means the occasional disgruntled customer but some people will never be pleased. Over all, Junk King OC scores high on all marks such as customer service, promptness and efficiency.

Here’s how they work: Before you call Junk King you need to get a sense of just what it is you want to throw out. Deciding to finally get rid of that old recliner could start you on the road to clean out the garage, attic, closets and under your bed. While you’re at it you might decide there are plenty of items you can have taken away from your backyard. Once you have an idea of how much stuff you’ll want carted off, call up Junk King. You’ll talk to one of their dispatch staff. They could either send a truck right out to you that day or set up an appointment that works on your schedule.

In some cases, a Junk King OC supervisor will have to come out before the removal day to provide you with an estimate. This is usually for jobs with a lot of junk. That estimate is going to be based on the amount of space your junk takes up in their truck. That is how you’ll be charged. No hidden fees, dumping costs or travel time. That estimate is also locked in. You’re not going to find the Junk King crew showing up to renegotiate your charge. The only time that would happen is if your stuff takes up less room on the truck. When that happens, you’ll be given a refund. If it takes up more room you won’t pay any extra.

All of those happy customers can’t be wrong. Are you ready to put Junk King OC to work for you? They’re just a phone call away!

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.

Orange County Landscaping Cleanup

Here in Orange County, we can count on the return of the Swallows every year. As such, folks go out of their way to welcome these fine feathered friends. This year will mark the 55th anniversary of the annual Swallows Parade Day. As it does every year, the parade will kick off on El Camino Real at Ortega Highway and march up Del Obispo Street to Camino Capistrano and then head over to the Mission San Juan Capistrano. That’s where the Mercado Street Fair will take place at the Historic Town Center Park. There will be plenty of delicious food, music and games for the kids. Expect huge crowds because if there is one thing that comes along with the Swallows it is tourists. Will your home be ready for visitors?

Most folks use the Swallow Parade day as an excuse to throw a backyard cookout with all the trimmings. However, if your yard has taken a beaten from the weather this past winter it might be time for a little landscaping cleanup. Don’t think you have to tackle a job like this alone. Junk King of Orange County is standing by to help with all kinds of debris removal.

As you stare out into your backyard, what kind of mess are you facing? Are there broken tree limbs from the last storm? Shrubs that have seen better days? Planters that are leaking? Those are all perfect for the Junk King crew to pick up. While you’re at it you can also toss in your old patio furniture or rusty grill. Once you’ve cleared out that clutter, you can focus on remaking your backyard into a cozy area to entertain friends and family alike. Of course, you don’t have to stop with the backyard cleanup.

When you hire Junk King OC for a cleanup job you will have a two-man crew to put through their paces. Not only can they clean up your front and back yard but they can also do a circuit through your garage, closets, kitchen and every other room in your home to help you remove whatever your deem as “junk worthy.” That would be all the stuff that is broken or no longer being used and can’t fit into a trashcan. Forget renting a dumpster. Don’t worry about wasting a Saturday driving to the local landfill. Junk King Orange County can make a quick pickup and have that stuff out of your life for good.

Get ready for the Swallows by getting your home free of clutter. The birds might not notice but you sure will!

Orange County Concrete Disposal and Recycling

Things are looking up for the Orange County economy. In fact, it is expanding at a faster rate than the rest of the state. That’s very good news for homeowners, businesses and folks looking for a job. There will no doubt be an increase in construction work all throughout the area. Do you have a construction project in mind for your own property?

Ever since stores like Home Depot came upon the scene, they’ve help turn many a homeowner into a DIY handyman. Whether it’s doing a kitchen remodel or repaving a driveway, it’s a lot easier to rent the right tools, pick up the supplies and get the work done yourself. One area where you might need a little help would be the clean up especially if you’re busing up a driveway or patio. Focus on the project at hand and let Junk King take over the disposal.

If your sidewalks or driveways have become crack they’re only going to get worse. You can try patching up a crack with a little cement but you’ll never get the colors to match. It could also be a losing battle in terms of fixing one crack this weekend and then another next weekend and so on. Why not replace the entire area? First thing you’ll need to do is bust up that concrete. You can either go jackhammer or pickax. Both of those tools can be rented for a couple of hours on a Saturday or Sunday. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can bust up that cement. The real struggle is getting with of all those concrete chunks. That’s why you need Junk King Orange County.

It is conceivable that you could break up your driveway, patio or sidewalk and leave the concrete right where it is. It might look like a jigsaw puzzle but that’s fine. The Junk King crew can then show up and get to work. In no time they’ll load up all those chunks onto the back of their truck and drive it off. While that is happening you could be mixing up your cement. As the Junk King OC crew drives off, you can lay down the cement, write your initials in the corner and watch it dry. The next morning you’ll have a brand new driveway. What could be simpler than that?

That same Junk King Orange County crew will also be happy to take away anything else you want to throw out but couldn’t fit in your weekly garbage can pickup. Get a jump on spring-cleaning with a new driveway and clutter free home all thanks to Junk King lending a hand!

Home Downsizing Tips In Orange County

If you’re seriously considering downsizing then you should take the time to plan out exactly what you expect to get from this experience. This is especially true with all of your stuff. Once you have a true sense of where you’ll be moving into you can gauge what you can take with you. You might have some very lovely pieces of furniture or decorations but it’s time to either put them in storage, give them away or toss them out. Embracing downsizing means you’ll want to minimize the stuff you bring with you. Putting items in storage might defeat that purpose. You might also feels pangs of guilt knowing that you’ve got things waiting to be brought back out in a bigger place. That’s not what downsizing is all about. It’s about managing your time better, saving money and creating a cozier environment.

As you get ready to move, you should set a schedule of what you want to achieve in the coming weeks. This can be equal parts packing and eliminating. What you’re packing are those things you want with you and can’t live without. What you’re eliminating is all the junk. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t do this alone. One of the best partners in a downsizing project would be Junk King Orange County. These are the junk removal specialists who have set up an office here in Orange County to help residents and business owners get rid of the junk that is taking up valuable space on their property. With downsizing it is essential that you discard those things you’re not ever going to use again. Whether that is extra furniture, appliances, TVs, computers or sports equipment Junk King OC can pack it up on one of their sturdy trucks and haul it off for good.

Working with Junk King will allow you to reduce the amount of stuff a traditional move would be carrying. That’s going to save you a lot of money. With Junk King you won’t be charged by the hour but by the amount of space your junk takes up on the truck. That’s a better deal than you would get with any mover. Junk King OC also makes it their number one priority to divert as much junk away from local landfills as they can. They’re happy to boast about their recycling record and you don’t even have to ask if they’ll recycle: Junk King will do it automatically with all those items that can be repurposed.

The best way to start off in a new home is without unnecessary clutter. Junk King Orange County can get you there without any hassle. Call them today to find out how they can help you achieve a junk-free world.

Orange County Moving and Junk Hauling

Making a move into a new home or apartment can be equal parts stressful and exciting. Fresh starts are always a proactive way of reinvigorating your life. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people and experience the charm of a different neighborhood. But it’s also stress inducing in terms of getting ready for the movers, making sure everything is packed and nothing gets broken on the journey. This makes a move to a new place as the perfect opportunity to finally get rid of your useless junk. Why would you want to take that with you?

It’s amazing how quickly we can gather junk into our lives. Even the biggest of homes can become overrun with all the stuff we’re hanging onto. Garages get so full of this stuff that cars are forced to park out on the street! And forget about the closets; they are crammed from floor to ceiling. As you sort through your belongings you need to give some serious thought as to what makes sense to take with you and what you can let go of. Do you really want to drag along that old ping pong table or treadmill? Is that broken coffee table worth hanging onto? When you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to let go of all those useless items then it’s time to give Junk King Orange County a call.

Junk King is the Orange County business that has been helping homeowners and business owners make the transition from clutter into a junk-free way of living. You can use them for a “move before the move.” That would be moving out all of your junk. The difference is you’ll be saying good-bye to that stuff once and for all.

The Junk King OC crew consists of the same level of professional movers that you might be hiring for the big move. The big difference is that with Junk King you’re not going to be charged by the hour for labor costs or driving time. Your cost for removal will be based on the amount of space your junk takes up in the Junk King truck. It’s just that simple and no hidden charges. When you get rid of all that extra “baggage” then you’ll be saving money on your big move because you won’t have to pay for the extra time it’s going to take up. Plus you won’t have to pack any of that stuff.

The other thing to keep in mind about the Orange County Junk King is that they’re going to make every effort to ensure that your junk is recycled. This means diverting the stuff away from a landfill and towards the appropriate recycling facility. That should make you feel good about getting rid of your stuff! Start the next chapter of your life as a junk-free person.