There is an apparent epidemic spreading through Sacramento. No, this has nothing to do with our health but with outage of street lamps. According to the Sacramento County Department of Transportation industrious thieves have been ripping off copper wire used to wire up the street lamps and then have been selling that wire for profit. This has lead to up to 2,000 street lamp outages since the beginning of 2010. Although 800 lamps have been fixed there are still 1,000 other lamps waiting to be fixed. Is this the work of one copper hunting crew or a lone wire thief? It would seem that it would take more than one person to steal all that wiring. If you have street lights that are working consider yourself lucky. However, you should be concerned about that gang of thieves roaming through your neighborhood looking for their next target.
For the late night prowler, there are actually several tempting targets beyond a street lamp. If someone is really out to snatch something, they’ll probably start by looking for unlocked cars. In the unfortunate case of someone leaving something in their backseat like a laptop or camera, there could be a busted window as the result.
Another target outside your home would be your garbage cans or a temporary rental dumpster. While it is true that most of the folks who pick through garbage aren’t necessarily thieves that doesn’t mean they are always just looking for bottles to recycle. Any kind of bank statement or credit card bill could yield some information that an identity thief would pay good money for. Now think about how that rental dumpster would look to a would be scavenger.
That’s a lot to pick through and there’s no telling what they might find. If you want to remover that temptation then you need to remove the dumpster. But how would you get rid of the large trash items? That’s easy: you can hire a professional Sacramento Junk Removal team like Junk King to cart off all your trash.
Now, if you’re renting a dumpster because you’ve got a remodeling project going on then you could be thinking, “Hey, it’s only going to be construction waste so who cares if someone goes through the dumpster.” It all comes down to the issue of what kind of “element” you are attracting to your home. Think of it this way, would you leave your door open just to let in a cool breeze if you weren’t home? Wouldn’t that be a target for someone wandering past that might not have the best intentions in mind? That’s why we lock our doors!
With the Junk King professional teams you can schedule a specific pickup time for all your trash without placing a “target” on your driveway. That’ really the best approach to take when you’ve got a major cleanup project going on.