Junk removal is one of those tasks that can sometimes be done with a quick trip to a local non-profit outlet for those “junk” items that are actually still usable. In fact, donating your unwanted household or office items is a terrific way to “recycle” many pieces of furniture or equipment.
The San Diego area is known for both its generosity when it comes to donating and giving, as well as its penchant for upholding the mantra of “reuse, repurpose, recycle.”
But then there’s the junk that is no longer usable and definitely no longer wanted.
Again, sometimes junk removal for these unwanted items and material might simply involve nothing more than placing them in a trash or recycling bin, depending on what they are and how large.
However, many homeowners, renters, and businesspeople can find themselves with large amounts of junk or junk items that are just simply large – and they have no way of getting rid of them.
And that’s when hiring a junk removal service is the best option.
The Complete Guide to Hiring a Junk Removal Service
On the face of it, the task of junk removal and finding junk removal services might seem fairly straightforward and simple, right?
What can be complicated about finding a service for removing junk and hauling junk away to… well, someplace?
But the truth is that proper and cost-effective junk removal involves quite a bit more than just hiring some guy with a truck to slog through your home or office, dragging junk and rubbish out to be taken and dumped somewhere in a way that may or may not be legal.
In fact, while it certainly isn’t rocket science – we can leave it to the engineering students at San Diego State University – but it does require some research and knowing what questions to ask and what to look for in a professional and reliable junk removal service.
Which is why we have put together a brief “complete guide to hiring a junk removal service” here.
How to Choose the Right Junk Removal Company for Your Needs
Junk removal needs for those of us living and working in and around San Diego can run the gamut from large piles of yard waste to old furniture removal to unwanted and no-long-working office equipment.
There are distinct categories of junk disposal, as well, such as residential junk removal services, commercial trash pick-up, and – for both residential and commercial jobs – even dumpster rental services. And choosing the right junk removal company for your needs is partly dependent on what type of junk removal you have.
The key is in determining which of these are going to be the best, or “right,” choice for your particular junk removal situation. And, while we could give you lots of reasons to simply just call Junk King San Diego, we believe that it is fair to provide you with five steps for choosing and hiring the right junk removal provider for your needs.
The 5 Steps for Hiring the Right Junk Removal Service Provider
Finding the best junk removal firm for your junk disposal needs involves a bit more than simply searching your smartphone for “junk removal near me.” Here is a five-step process that you can follow to ensure you only call on the best when it comes to junk removal services.
Step 1 – Research
The first thing you should do is to find out what companies are available in your area and that they provide the types of services you need. Keep in mind that no junk removal firms can haul hazardous materials or hazardous waste, by the way.
Also, not every company provides service for every type of junk removal.
Step 2 – Compare Quotes
Once you’ve identified three or more local junk removal companies in your area, you should be able to request quotes from each of them based on your particular junk hauling need. If a company cannot or will not provide you with either a quote or a free estimate, then that firm should be crossed off your list.
Step 3 – Ask About Insurance
While it may seem to be a given for a commercial firm to be insured, it is always smart to confirm that with a company before making a decision about hiring them. This is important not only for commercial customers whose own liability obligations require that they only hire vendors that are properly insured, but for homeowners and other residential customers for their protection.
Step 4 – Find Out if They are Bonded
In addition to being insured, knowing that the company you are considering for you junk removal service is bonded is critical as well. A service industry bond helps to safeguard the property of customers and clients when a vendor enters their home or place of business.
Being bonded helps create trust between a business and their clients because it gives customers assurances that they will be financially protected from losses they may suffer if the vendor doesn’t completely fulfill their contractual obligations to them.
Step 5 – Get Referrals
In today’s world of online reviews and star ratings, almost every business looks to garner as much positive feedback from their customers as possible. And this is true for most junk removal services, as well.
In addition to the reviews and ratings you might find online, it is always a good idea to try to get actual word-of-mouth referrals from actual customers, if possible. Talking with someone who has had experience with a particular firm can reveal much more than a three-line blurb on Yelp, for example.
Bonus Step: Find Out if They are a Green Company
Junk removal leads to junk hauling which culminates as junk disposal. But a real concern for many residents and businesses in the San Diego area is – or should be – where does all my junk end up when it gets hauled away?
The sad truth is that the vast majority of junk and other solid waste still ends up in landfills. And this is true for San Diego County, as well as for most of California and the rest of the country.
But another truth is that up to 80 percent of the materials we toss out and have hauled off is recyclable. And a green and environmentally-friendly junk removal service will make it a part of their mission to always sort and recycle as much junk as possible.
Which is why Junk King San Diego prides itself on being part of the pioneers of green junk removal. We regularly recycle as much as 60 percent or more of everything we pick up on a daily basis.
Finding the Best Possible Match for You and Your Home or Business
We make it easy with one quick call to Junk King San Diego to take care of your junk removal needs.
We provide expert junk removal and hauling services to the San Diego area, including places such as Spring Valley, Dulzura, Jamul, Ramona, and Lemon Grove. So, for junk removal services that are reliable, affordable, and green, you can always depend on Junk King San Diego.
Just give us a call and tell us about the junk items you need to have removed from your home or your place of work. And our expert teams are ready to walk you through our easy process over the phone or in-person.
Once we know what you have and what it will take to remove it, you’ll get a free estimate from us in writing that is guaranteed to beat any other written estimates. Once you agree to our estimate, we can schedule a time that works with your busy schedule.
After you do, our professional and insured junk removal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home or place of work. And once we’re there, we’ll give you a free quote based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
So, are you ready to get rid of your junk at home or at work? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
You simply point and we’ll haul those items into our junk removal trucks – and we do it all with no hidden fees.
Enjoy your home and your workspace once again by getting rid of all the junk and clutter that’s getting in your way. Junk King San Diego is ready to help you make that a reality.
You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).