Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sacramento Wood and Lumber Disposal

One look around Sacramento and it’s easy to see that you’re in “Redwood Country.” Just from a visual perspective, redwood is a bold and striking type of wood whether it’s being used for a porch, deck or single piece of furniture. For outdoor use, Redwood definitely has an edge over composite lumber when it comes to retaining heat: The redwood is going to be cooler in hotter temperatures.

“Redwood has a lot of advantages,” said Larry Stonum of the California Redwood Association. “There’s good and bad points about all decking; there’s no perfect product. But Sacramento is a great market for redwood. Redwood is recyclable, it’s sustainable, it’s cheaper (than composites), it stays cooler in summer and it’s California grown.”

How much redwood is in California? Around 900,000 acres are used for lumber in this state along. And those are all from privately owned family lumber mills. Yes, redwood is 100% Made in the USA! As for durability, the average redwood deck can last up to 20 years without much fuss. Take a little preventative care and you can stretch the longevity of that deck up to 30 years.

If all of this talk of redwood has you rethinking your own wood structures then perhaps it’s time to make the switch. You’ll certainly going to increase the value of your home by upgrading a deck or porch to redwood. As a DIY or contractor project, the first thing you’ll have to do is demolish the preexisting structure. You’ll be left with piles of wood but there won’t be a problem getting rid of that lumber when you bring Junk King Sacramento in on the job.

Junk King has become a Sacramento success story by helping folks get rid of literally tons of unwanted stuff. Although the bulk of what they collect are things like old sofas, mattresses and appliances, Junk King also specializes in construction cleanup. That’s where your torn up lumber would come into play. The same applies if you decide to bust up your driveway or sidewalks. Junk King will have no problem removing chunks of cement. When you get right down to it, there is pretty much nothing that Junk King Sacramento won’t take away. Aside from construction debris, you can put Junk King to work clearing out space in your home. Whether it’s a spare closet or entire garage, won’t it be nice to reclaim that space from all your junk? Don’t lift a finger except to call Junk King Sacramento; they’ll handle the rest of the work!

Spring Cleaning Tips in Sacramento

The air freshener industry brings in around $2 billion every year. That’s a lot of scents. Of course, the best air freshener is the actual air itself. Are you ready to throw open your windows and let the cool breeze flow into your home? If you’re looking for a bit more pizzazz in your air try soaking a cotton ball with essential oils (pick your favorite) and putting that natural freshener in a corner of the room.

The typical American family tosses away 2,500 pounds of paper every year. Included in the mounds of junk mail, magazines and newspapers would be all the paper towels we use for cleaning. Maybe this spring you can put an old T-shirt or pair of socks to work instead. When it comes to doing laundry, you’ll probably be using close to 40 gallons of water in each load. That means you should make sure those loads are as full as they can be. Don’t just wash one shirt at a time. As for drying, think about airing your clothes on a laundry line instead of the dryer. You’ll save on electric bills and your clothes will come out smelling cleaner and fresher every time!

Those are just a few of the many tips for spring cleaning that are eco-friendly. Yes, you can go green while you clean. That would also apply to getting rid of any junk you want to toss out. When you hire a professional junk removal company like Junk King Sacramento you’ll not only be getting rid of your unwanted stuff but you’ll be doing your part to help keep Sacramento clean. That’s because the bulk of what Junk King collects ends up at a recycling facility or refurbishing center. This means that your old sofa could find another use in another home. Or your busted stove could be melted down for scrap and turned into another appliance. You won’t have to figure out what needs to go where. The Junk King Sacramento crew assigned to your job will be trained to do all the sorting. They’ll also be doing all the bending, lifting and loading so you won’t have to worry about that.

As soon as Junk King clears out your junk, you’ll want to clean up that spot and figure out what you’ll do with the space. If you’re clearing out your garage you always have the option to park your car in there but you can also turn that into a home office or crafts work space. With some tile for the floor the garage could also be a perfect kid’s playroom. The choices are endless but first you’ve got to get rid of your junk with Junk King!