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Dumpster Rentals vs. Junk Pick Up In Philadelphia

Could this be the summer that you take on that kitchen remodel? Maybe you’re going to revamp your old bathroom. Or it could be time to convert your basement into a home theatre. If any type of remodeling project is on the agenda, you’ve got plenty of help standing by. Between all the “how to” videos available on YouTube and the kind of workshops offered by places like Home Depot, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting the job done. One element where you’ll need some outside help is with the cleanup. No matter what type of construction project you’re taking on, there is going to be plenty of demolition and construction waste. That is not something you can easily get rid of in your weekly garbage pickup. To take on that kind of junk removal you need to go with either a dumpster rental or professional junk pick up service like Junk King. Choose wisely!

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The dumpster rental option is the more labor intensive pick. The dumpster will be dropped off at your home and secured on the street or your driveway. Then it will be up to you to fill it up. You can do all that work yourself or bring in a crew. That would make you responsible for that crew. What happens if somebody gets hurt loading up your dumpster? On the other side, Junk King provides you with a crew that is completely insured. They will also do all the hard work. You’re not going to lift a finger no matter how much junk you want to toss out.

If your dumpster rental needs to be placed on the street, then you might have to obtain a permit from the city. This is not complicated as much as it is time consuming. With Junk King, they crew shows up, they load your junk and they leave. It’s just that simple.

Whether you rent a dumpster or hire Junk King, your collected rubbish should be disposed of in a responsible manner. With the dumpster, that will mean simple leaving everything in a landfill. However, Junk King will try to drop off you junk to a recycling center or charity before they use the dumpster option. That means you can feel good about your dumping choices with Junk King.

Finally, in terms of scheduling, it might take a few days to coordinate a dumpster drop off. Junk King will often provide same day service. To take care of junk pick up the right way, Junk King is going to be your best option every time.

Concrete Disposal In Philadelphia

That last thing any pedestrian wants to see is falling concrete. However, that’s just what happened recently over at Center City. A 25 foot-long piece of concrete that broke loose from the fourth floor of a parking garage and came crashing down to the street. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident. It’s also helpful that this piece of concrete was purely decorative. In other words, no structure damage. Still, that’s a lot of concrete to come tumbling down.

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“The pylon that fell is connected differently than most of the rest of the pylons, the decorative pylons around the face of the building. So we think it’s something to do with the connector, it’s probably a rusting issue. We’ve had tremendous moisture over the winter months and additionally with this rain that we just had … so all of that was contributing,” said Jim Giblin, General Manager of the Kennedy House to a local newspaper.

This could have you thinking about the concrete around your own property. Hopefully, there aren’t any crumbling beams but there could be some disturbing cracks in driveways, sidewalks and patios. If it looks like it is time to repave, then you’ll first have to get rid of the old concrete. A jackhammer rental, pickax and sledgehammer will take care of the “busting up.” As for the concrete disposal, you need only call Junk King to take care of that job.

Junk King is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers. Most of their junk removal appointments have the Junk King crews handling things like old furniture or appliances. These are the kind of items that can’t fit into a garbage can. The same can be said for those broken chunks of concrete. Technically, concrete chunks can fit into a garbage can but there is no guarantee they’ll be picked up by the trash collectors. That’s because you have a weight limit for your trash. One piece of concrete can tip the scales. Instead, you can depend on Junk King to remove all that concrete. Best of all, you’re not going to be charged by the pound. Instead, Junk King will only charge you by the amount of space your rubbish takes up on the back of their truck. That single fees includes all the costs for the workers and dump yard fees. One call to Junk King takes all the hassle out of your concrete disposal and junk hauling needs.