Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sacramento Bulk Item Pickup

Sadly,  storms and weather aren’t only affecting the east coast lately.  Recently, four separate tornadoes that ripped through the Sacramento area caused some major damage. Roof shingles were torn off, trees were uprooted and fences were levels. The National Weather Service clocked the winds at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Although small on the scale of storms, they still packed plenty of wallop.

These tornadoes caught a lot of folks by surprise. Even though these types of weather formations are no stranger to the area they typically show up in the spring as opposed to the early fall. Chalk it up to another case of wacky weather! Fortunately, no one has ever been killed by a tornado that struck northern California. But that doesn’t mean they are spared the cleanup. In the aftermath of a storm, having a trusted ally like Junk King Sacramento can make that cleanup hassle free.

Junk King Sacramento is the professional company that specializes in all types of junk removal work. They are part of a national franchise and as such they have some pretty high standards to adhere to. That’s why Junk King of Sacramento will only hire the very best workers; all of whom are licensed and insured. The other great thing about the Junk King crew is that they aren’t afraid to get dirty. You can sit back and watch them do all the work without feeling the least bit guilty; it’s what they live for!

A Junk King crew will arrive at your home based on the appointment you have set up in advance. They’ll be bringing with them a big truck ready to be filled with all of your junk. You can start the crew out sweeping through your yard to remove any fallen tree limbs, piles of leaves, sod, patio furniture or abandoned play sets. Next, the crew can make their way through your garage. You’ll be standing by to point out all those items you want taken away. Even something oversized like a treadmill or washing machine won’t be an issue for the Junk King Sacramento crew.

The crew can then head into your house for more removal. If you’ve got something down the basement or up in the attic they won’t have a problem climbing those stairs. It’s a great workout! Once all of your junk has been loaded up the crew will insure that it is properly disposed of. This might mean making several drop-offs at the various recycling centers around the Sacramento area but that’s not a problem for Junk King. You don’t have to wait for a storm cleanup to hire Junk King. Call them today to find out how they can help you achieve a clutter-free life!

Sacramento Leaf Removal

Where did the summer go? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as fall creeps up and winter is right around the corner. Will you be ready for the cold weather? There are many simple tips you can take towards winterizing your home that can save a lot on your heating bills. One of the easiest is to place a rolled up towel at the bottom of your front door. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts like those under your door can waste up to 30% of your home heating energy. Now, you can get fancy with these draft stoppers by ordering up a “draft snake” or make your own using sand or kitty litter as a filler. The key is to make sure it covers the entire width of the door frame and is easy to push aside. Along with this door draft blocker, you should also make sure all your windows are properly insulated. Perhaps it’s time for some fresh caulking along the frame.

You should also be swapping out your furnace filters for better heating efficiency. These should be on the same replacement schedule as your smoke detector batteries which is every six months or whenever we change the clocks. If you have ceiling fans, you probably have been running them counterclockwise to catch the cool breeze. During the winter flip the fans to clockwise and you can circulate the warm air that collects at your ceiling. Remember hot air rises so let the fan push it back down! If you have an AC wall unit, you’ll want to make sure that you collect any pooled water that has accumulated in the unit or tubes. This will prevent freezing which could damage the unit.

Do you know what your water heater temperature is set at? The default for most of these units is 140 degrees but that’s too hot to use. If you dial it back to 120 degrees you’ll be adding up even more energy savings.

Not all of your winterizing should be relegated to the inside of your homes. Before the storms start rolling in you should cover up your patio furniture and grill. You’ll also want to make sure your rain gutters are cleared out from fallen leaves. This is one of those homeowner chores you simply can’t avoid! Fortunately, you have a willing partner standing by in the form of Junk King of Sacramento.

Junk King can be the perfect partner for leaf removal. Whether you want to rake the leaves into a pile or bag them up, you can rest assured that Junk King will pick them up and have them properly disposed off. It might seem like a never ending battle to get all the leaves but if you time it right Junk King can remove the bulk of them. They can also remove any other big item you want taken away. Start the winter right free of leaves and of junk!