If you are a property manager, landlord, real-estate agent or even a homeowner in San Diego, you will likely need to facilitate a property cleanout at some point.
It’s estimated that 80 percent of people who move do so between April and September, which is referred to as peak season for movers. And it can be a peak season for property cleanouts, too.
Fortunately, Junk King San Diego is here to help with our professional property cleanout service.
What is a Property Cleanout Service?
A property cleanout can be needed for several reasons and one of the most common is for rental properties. That’s because rental homes and apartments regularly require cleanouts.
There’s a reason for that.
In the United States as a whole, for example, there are over 44,000,000 renter-occupied households and that represents about a third of the population. While there are certainly a large number of single-family homes being rented, a vast majority of these renter-occupied households are apartments.
Just in California, for example, there are over 6,600,000 people who rent apartments, or close to 20 percent of the state’s population. And, in San Diego, almost 47 percent of the more than 490,000 households are renters according to 2017 Census ACS data.
And these folks tend to move out frequently.
In fact, close to 25 percent of all occupants currently renting their home or apartment had lived in a different location the year before. People move for a variety of reasons, but the number one reason people move out is due to job transfers, which account for almost one out of 10 moves.
But here’s the thing: while most prior tenants may leave a rental property clean and empty, there are always those who leave things behind.
And not just small things. Often it is old furniture, unwanted exercise equipment, appliances, used mattresses, piles of old clothes, and even garbage. In other words, they leave behind large amounts of junk that must be removed and disposed of.
However, property cleanouts are needed for other types of properties, as well.
Property rental professionals and property managers also work with short-term rental homes, vacation properties, duplexes, triplexes, and other types of leased properties. Like house and apartment renters, these tenants can also fill rental spaces with large amounts of furniture and belongings, some of which get left behind when they vacate.
And, like apartment managers, these landlords and property managers can get overwhelmed with the tasks of property cleanouts and junk hauling.
Who Needs Property Cleanouts?
As we noted previously, people are constantly relocating and, in fact, the Census Bureau estimates that almost 13 percent of renters move each year.
But the problem is that none of those vacated properties can be leased again until any junk that was left behind has been removed and the property is cleaned. And, as a property manager or landlord, you know that each day a rental property sits unoccupied is a day that goes by with no rental income.
Are you a property manager or landlord who needs to get rid of junk left by the previous tenants in one of your rental units?
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to conduct a property cleanout of someone else’s stuff, especially when it’s an entire house, apartment, or office that is full of junk. Before you can hire a professional company to clean the building, all the junk and trash has to be cleaned out and removed.
Property management is much easier if you have a quick and affordable junk removal service standing by to help you out. The good news is that Junk King San Diego is your “go-to” partner for property cleanouts for homes, apartments, and other rental properties!
And we know that businesses often need property cleanouts, too. Especially smaller businesses that lack the time, personnel, and resources to take care of the cleanout and then the junk removal, hauling, and disposal.
That’s why having the option of outsourcing these tasks to a dedicated and professional property cleanout service is a huge benefit. And that’s what you get with Junk King San Diego.
Remember, we can handle almost any and every kind of junk (except hazardous waste.)
Pros and Cons of Hiring Professional Home Cleanout Service
There are many good reasons to opt for a professional home cleanout service and one of the main advantages is the quality of work that will usually be performed.
Unlike most cleaning crews or part-time junk haulers, a professional home cleanout service will usually be comprised of highly-trained and experienced staff who specialize in the requirements of typical home and property cleanouts.
Another plus is the convenience.
Most property managers, landlords, and real estate professionals have far more pressing tasks to focus on than taking the time to do a job that is better left to experts anyway. For professionals, convenience can be easily translated into savings. Their own time is far more valuable than the cost of hiring a cleanout service.
Safety is another upside to hiring a professional firm. No one wants to spend an afternoon hefting bulky trash or old furniture, anyway, let alone throw out your back or twist your knee in the process.
Moving, loading, hauling, and unloading bulk trash, junk, and debris can be a real safety hazard to anyone, but especially so for those who are not accustomed to the work involved.
However, there are a few downsides of hiring a professional house cleanout company, the main one being overcharged for the work that is done. This could come in the form of a less-than-expert cleanout being performed. Or it could simply be cleaning fees that are substantially higher than the local market would support.
Another possible negative aspect to hiring a professional cleanout firm is the lack of assurance that the debris and rubbish cleared out of your property will be disposed of in a green and environmentally responsible manner.
The Process Behind Our Real Estate Junk Removal with Junk King San Diego
When you make the call to Junk King San Diego, you’ll find the booking process simple, easy, and “user-friendly.”
And we give you several options for booking a house cleanout, as well. You can also text us if you prefer and send us an image or two of the property and the junk you want removed. In addition, you can simply book an appointment with us online!
Typically, after you’ve selected a date for us to come out, we will provide you with all the available two-hour arrival slots for that day. You simply choose the time window you prefer, and we book the appointment.
On the day of your appointment with us, our junk removal team will call you 15 to 30 minutes before they arrive onsite to confirm your appointment and to advise you that they are on their way. Once they arrive, you will be provided with a free estimate calculated from the amount of space your junk will take up in our truck.
You need do nothing further as our team will proceed to remove and load all your junk items and materials that are in the property. Our home cleanout crews can take just about anything including large furniture, old appliances, and used mattresses.
It is important to understand, however, that we cannot remove or haul what are deemed as Household Hazardous Wastes, or HHW.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) any household waste material could be classified as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) if it meets these criteria:
- They are leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste.
- In addition, any household waste products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and will require special care when you dispose of them.
Most junk removal services are prohibited by law to pick up or dispose of hazardous materials.
The Top 3 Benefits of Working with a Professional House Cleanup Service Like Junk King
Working with a professional house cleanout service like Junk King San Diego means that you are working with the local experts in junk removal and property cleanouts.
Our collective years of experience, our commitment to maintaining a genuinely “green” junk removal operation, and our constant pursuit of delivering stellar customer service makes us the firm of choice for home cleanups.
In addition, there are three main benefits to working with Junk King San Diego for your house cleanout projects:
- Our fair and transparent pricing. You will always know upfront how much your home cleanout job is going to cost and we never surprise you with added charges or hidden fees. And we work hard to keep our pricing the lowest in our service area.
- Our green and eco-friendly process. We always separate all the junk and other items that we bring in each day and have well-established processes for ensuring that any material that can be reused or recycled is diverted from our landfills.
- Our superior customer service. We know that when it comes to junk removal and even whole house cleanouts in the San Diego area that you have choices. And we also know that quality of service is far more valuable than cut-rate fees and cut-rate quality. Which is why we continually strive to remain the top-rated junk removal service in the region.
Of course, working with a locally owned and operated business is always a benefit regardless of the type of services being offered. But in the case of owner Bruce Stone and his crew, being local and serving their friends and neighbors by helping them get rid of clutter and debris is what makes the job so gratifying.
Property Cleanouts and Being Green
At Junk King San Diego we believe that landfills for junk are a last resort.
This is why our standard method of disposal starts with recycling, reusing, and repurposing as much material as possible, up to 60 percent of it, in fact.
Being green isn’t some marketing gimmick slogan because, when Junk King was founded in 2005, we were the first recycling-based junk removal service in the United States. And we have continued to recycle, repurpose and reuse as much as possible everything that we pick up at every location.
And that includes San Diego!
A little-known fact is that most “junk” is actually composed of mostly recyclable materials. That means that just because you can’t put it into your residential recycling bin, doesn’t mean it can’t be recycled or reused.
This is why, at Junk King San Diego, we are committed to disposing of your unwanted junk with proper recycling and disposal methods as much as possible.
And, if you’re getting rid of working appliances or furniture items that are in good condition, we work to find a new home for them using our relationships with local organizations.
So, for a local, professional, and eco-friendly property cleanout service, Junk King San Diego is your best choice.
Preparing for an Estate Cleanout
Sometimes an estate cleanout is carried out in preparation for an estate sale. In these situations, it is critical that anything not being disposed of nor being placed in the estate sale itself is clearly marked or removed to a secure place prior to a cleanout.
The initial goal of a pre-estate sale cleanout is to get rid of anything that doesn’t belong in the estate sale and to clear any unwanted rubbish or junk so that your estate sale space is clean, organized, and uncluttered.
More often, however, a common house cleanout scenario is simply one where the previous tenants or occupants have vacated and left behind belongings, furnishings, junk, and various amounts of rubbish.
In these situations, the property manager, landlord, or real estate professional need only give the necessary direction and guidelines to the house cleanout crew to ensure that everything that needs to go is removed.
Property Cleanouts, Junk King San Diego, and Pricing
You can be confident that we work hard to keep our prices better than any other licensed and insured, eco-friendly, recycling-based junk removal company in the area.
Because many junk hauling firms charge by weight, it’s a disadvantage for customers with particularly heavy junk items such as old appliances or large furniture items. That’s not how we do it at Junk King San Diego
Instead, we only charge by the amount of space your junk takes up in our trucks. This means savings for you with simple, fair, and transparent pricing.
In addition, we always offer free estimates of your property cleanout junk removal so you don’t have to wait to see what your junk will cost to be hauled off. And we also guarantee to beat any written estimate.
Our online pricing estimator lets you get an estimate on your own by simply adding up the items you have to dispose of. And our expert property cleanout team will give you a final price once they’re onsite.
Your Number One Property Cleanout Service in San Diego
At Junk King San Diego, we provide expert property cleanouts and junk removal and hauling services to the entire San Diego area including Alpine, La Mesa, Bonita, Lemon Grove, Chula Vista, Santee, Dulzura, Ramona, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Jamul, and Lakeside.
For property cleanout services that are both affordable and green, you can rely on Junk King San Diego.
So, call us today and tell us about the junk items you need cleared out of your property or place of business. We’ll give you a quote in writing guaranteed to beat any other written estimate.
Then, if you like our quote, we can schedule a time that works with your busy schedule.
Ready to get rid of your junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
After you do, our professional and insured junk removal team will call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll give you a free quote based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
You simply point and we’ll haul those items into our junk removal trucks – all with no hidden fees.