There´s nothing worse than having company over for a game night, and fruitlessly attempting to keep them from sitting on your lumpy couch, stained loveseat, or wobbly chair. Old furniture can be hard to fix, and with furniture prices continually dropping, reupholstering your couch might end up costing more than purchasing a new sofa.
It should not come as a surprise, then, that furniture and home furnishings stores across the United States generated around 116 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of sales in 2018. This means that the average household in the U.S. spends over $518 U.S. dollars on furniture every year. Though this is certainly good news if you are in the furniture industry, it does a pose a problem for our nation´s already overburdened landfills.
The average size of homes has been steadily increasing over the past decades. Even with larger homes, however, finding enough space for the new furniture we purchase every year can become problematic. This is partly the reason why more than one out of every ten households in the U.S. rents a self-storage space.
If you need to get rid of an old couch, dining room table, or anything in between, Junk King of San Carlos is the top-rated residential junk removal company in the region. Below, we explain the top three characteristics that every individual, homeowner, and business owner should look for in a furniture removal company.
1) A Commitment to Donating and Recycling
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans throw away an astounding 12.2 million tons of furniture waste each year! Even more worrisome is the fact that over 80 percent of that furniture waste eventually ends up in landfills around the country, even though the vast majority of furniture items and materials are recyclable.
When searching for the best furniture removal company in the Peninsula area, then, it is important to prioritize companies that have a proven track record in environmental sustainability. Besides putting added pressure on our landfills that are quickly filling up, many pieces of furniture may be treated with toxic chemicals such as flame retardants. Once they are dumped into the landfill, these chemicals can leach into the surrounding environment and may potentially contaminate important water sources.
Furthermore, there are also thousands of families in the Peninsula Region of the San Francisco Bay area that simply do not have the economic resources to purchase new furniture. With mattresses costing several hundred dollars, and a new leather couch costing in the thousands, furnishing an entire home is a sizeable investment for any family. The best furniture removal services, then, will not only show an environmental commitment to recycling, but will also demonstrate a social commitment to donating the furniture items they pick up to families in need.
Here at Junk King of San Carlos, we are proud to say that we make every effort to either recycle, donate, or repurpose all of the furniture items that we pick up from our customers. We make every effort to ensure that the items we pick up can be beneficially reused by others. We believe whole-heartedly in the circular economy´s goal of designing waste out of the system, and have developed several partnerships and relationships with donation centers across the Peninsula. If your old furniture is past the point of reuse, we also have longstanding relationships with recycling centers across the Bay Area. We are proud to say that 60 percent of all the junk items we pick up either get recycled or reused.
2) Superior Customer Service
Secondly, it is also important to search for furniture removal companies that offer the best customer service from the first phone call until the last piece of junk is removed from your home. Unfortunately, some junk removal companies require homeowners and business owners to haul their used furniture out to the curb, yard, or driveway. Hauling a 200 pound couch down several flights of stairs is simply not feasible for many people.
Here at Junk King, we also believe in providing top-notch customer service so that getting rid of your old and used furniture items in an eco-friendly way is as efficient and effortless as possible. Simply call us at 1-888-5865(JUNK) or consider booking us online here. Our Junk King team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled pick up, offer up-front pricing and leave you feeling like the weight of your clutter has been lifted off your shoulders. Our team of professional junk removal technicians will do all the heavy lifting. You simply have to let us know what you want removed and where it is located in your home and business.
In this day and age of global pandemics, we also understand that not everyone will feel comfortable letting strangers into their home. For this reason, we also offer a “no-contact service.” Simply place the used furniture you want removed somewhere visible outside your home, and let us know when it is ready to pick up. We´ll haul away your used furniture without ever entering your home.
3) Fair and Transparent Pricing Mechanisms
Lastly, finding a furniture removal company that offers fair, upfront, and transparent pricing mechanisms is of utmost importance. There is nothing worse than hiring a company to take away your old mattress and kitchen table, only to find that they will be charging you double the amount previously quoted.
Here at Junk King of San Carlos we understand that getting rid of large, bulky junk items can pose a headache for homeowners. We want to ensure that getting rid of old furniture and energy inefficient appliances is as smooth and efficient as possible. To that end, we offer four separate transparent pricing mechanisms to our customers. Firstly, you can call us at 1-888-888-JUNK to talk to one of our trained customer service representatives who will offer you a transparent pricing quote. Secondly, you can text us at 1-737-888-5865 with an image of the old furniture you need removed from your home or business. We will text you back a price estimate based on the items you told us you need removed. Thirdly, we are one of the few companies that offers free, on-site price estimates. In many cases, our junk removal teams will be able to haul away your old furniture items on the same day, once you agree to the quoted price. Lastly, you can also get a quote and hire Junk King online. At the moment, we are offering a $20 discount for booking Junk King online.
Junk King of San Carlos offers professional furniture removal services to the Peninsula area of San Mateo County, including to residents and business owners of the following communities:
- -La Honda
- -Loma Mar
- -Los Altos
- -Menlo Park
- -Mountain View
- -Palo Alto
- -Portola Valley
- -Redwood City
- -San Bruno
- -San Carlos
- -San Gregorio
We also offer other types of residential and commercial junk removal. As long as it is not classified as toxic waste, we can most likely help you haul it away. Call us today for all your junk removal needs!