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High Risk of Disease with Improper Junk Removal

The tough labor of junk removal brings a variety of health risks. An amateur can easily slice a finger, pinch a nerve, or throw out a back muscle. When dust, mold, and germs are involved, junk removal can also bring a high risk of serious illness or disease.

Junk removal professionals can safely handle garbage and debris so you don’t have to put yourself, your family, or your friends at risk. Be especially careful about clearing out trash from areas that may have trapped germs waiting to be kicked up:

  • Non-air conditioned rooms where moisture may have accumulated
  • Attic, garage, and storage rooms
  • Anywhere that pets or rodents may have urinated or defecated
  • Carpeted kitchens and bathrooms
  • Rental properties or storage units — you don’t know what others have left behind!

Can you really get sick from junk removal?

High Risk of Disease with Improper Junk Removal Junk King SonomaAnybody runs a risk of mild to severe illness if exposed to mold, germs, and other pathogens when clearing out old junk. If you have asthma or allergy problems, you are especially in danger. But even a perfectly healthy person can catch a disease from attempting junk removal.

Toxic mold exposure can lead to lung infections, skin infections, and other problems. You might get sick with cold-like symptoms for a few days — or you might end up in the emergency room.

In other cases, viruses and bacteria may be lingering under piles of garbage, under carpeting, in old cardboard boxes, or otherwise out of sight. When the junk removal process begins, these microorganisms may be activated and spread throughout the air.

Expert junk removal can prevent illness

Protect yourself and your loved ones — let a junk removal expert take care of things!

When you have a room, attic, or entire building to clear out, here’s what you should know:

  • Don’t attempt to move mysterious piles of debris. Watch out for items in places where moisture might collect. Soggy, buckled cardboard storage boxes may have mold on the bottom, for example.
  • Wear safety gloves and air filtration masks when cleaning or organizing areas that may contain mildew or germs.
  • Open windows and ventilate rooms when doing your spring cleaning.
  • Better safe than sorry! You can schedule an appointment with Junk King and all you have to do is point to the junk you want hauled away.

Save yourself the risk! Avoid allergic reactions, serious diseases, and expensive hospital visits. When you need junk removal that involves clearing out storage spaces and other areas where germs collect, let the experts at Junk King handle the mess with all the right tools and techniques to get the job done safely.

Advantages Of Hiring Junk Removal Services in Sonoma County

Advantages Of Hiring Junk Removal Services in Sonoma County Junk-King SonomaYou know the end result you want — the junk just needs to be gone! Junk removal services make the process as easy and efficient as possible.

Junk King serves Sonoma County with fast, professional services for everything from spring cleaning projects to major home renovations. We offer junk removal for all shapes and sizes of jobs, and we proudly offer Sonoma a green solution for getting rid of waste.

Your Fast, Hands-Free Junk Removal Solution

Hiring junk removal services can be as simple as booking online or placing a phone call. You don’t need to organize your items or move things to the curb. Our crew shows up, you point to the junk, and we start hauling it away.

Think about the trouble you can avoid by hiring junk removal guys:

  • Prevent injuries — don’t haul heavy items yourself
  • Save yourself time — don’t lose your weekend to a cleanout project
  • Protect your vehicle — our trucks can haul away anything
  • Get it done fast — we show up on time, we get in and out quickly

Junk King Recycles and Donates

Junk removal must be handled properly to protect the beauty of Sonoma County and the health of the planet. Junk King was founded with an eco-friendly mission, so you can trust that we will always do the greenest thing.

We donate unwanted clothing, furniture, and electronics to local charities and non-profits around Sonoma, Marin, and the Bay Area. We also recycle a wide variety of materials — including metal, wood, and other items that require industrial recycling methods.

Simply put, junk removal puts  junk where it belongs — which is usually not in a landfill. Junk King recycles or donates more than half of all materials!

Avoid the Headache of Renting a Dumpster

You may be tempted to rent a dumpster for your renovation or house cleaning project. Here’s why you should consider junk removal instead:

  • Junk removal means professionals do all the heavy lifting — not you
  • Dumpster rentals can damage your lawn, sidewalk, and street
  • You have to calculate the amount of junk before renting a dumpster — if it’s too large, you waste money; if it’s too small, you’re stuck without a solution
  • Dumpsters will bother your family and neighbors
  • Junk removal comes to you, on your schedule

 If It’s Junk, We Haul It

Many items are too large or inappropriate for your regular garbage. Other items have special disposal regulations under California law and local ordinances throughout Sonoma area. Junk removal experts know how to handle and dispose of everything for you.

Junk King truly handles everything except actual hazardous waste. Construction debris, broken furniture, old tube televisions, massive amounts of yard waste… whatever junk you have, Junk King has the crew and vehicles to haul it away. And because of our eco-friendly commitment, you know that everything will be disposed of responsibly.

Junk Removal for Local Non-Profit: Rooms of Hope

Recently Rooms of Hope, a non profit organization found us through HomeAdvisor.

About Rooms of Hope (from their website):

Our mission is to provide dream room makeovers to children with life-threatening illnesses. Our purpose is to surround these children with love and co-create the space of their dreams, may it be their bedroom, playroom or other refuge away from all the medical tests and treatments they must endure at the hospital. We are about bringing hope and joy to seriously ill children as they literally fight for their lives. These spaces are very personal and are built to represent the child’s unique personality, filled with everything that is meaningful to our Rooms of Hope children.

Rooms of HopeNaturally, as a father myself, I felt compassion and wanted to help. We were off to help an 8 year old boy who was born without a diaphragm in his heart. In fact, a year or two ago he had a major heart attack and was legally dead for about 20 minutes. Because of the nature of his condition, his situation is terminal and he is restricted as far as activities. He will therefore likely spend a lot of time in his bedroom. A big Spiderman fan, the makeover obviously had to have this theme!

The project was emotional for me as well as rewarding to be working with such an incredible family and the Rooms of Hope crew and volunteers.

After the event, I asked Shelly Ham, the Director of Rooms of Hope some questions:

Matt Verga: Why did you start this organization?

Shelly Ham: I started this organization just recently but a team of almost a hundred people have been doing this mission for almost 4 years. The reason that I do this is because two of my three children had serious illnesses. I started Rooms of Hope in order for a room of a child’s dream to be created to help them during their time at home. It’s their Haven and there to help them heal and get escape as a child should. All they want is to be healthy children and all they want is to be normal kids. These rooms provide that just that.

Matt Verga: How many families/kids do you help per year?

Shelly Ham: I’m a fan of helping children. Room of Hope helps approximately 20 families each year… Meaning 20 children with life-threatening medical conditions. In addition to creating a dream room makeover for a child who is seriously ill, we also do many makeovers for siblings because they need some TLC too.

Matt Verga: What are some of the challenges you face on each project?

Shelly Ham: The challenges we face on each makeover is making sure that we are fully funded to purchase the things we need, that we also receive the amount of in-kind donations of the products we need, and that we have the right people on site to help us with these makeovers. We have been very blessed to have all of these things come together in the past and would like to strengthen the relationships with our donors, supporters and people out at the project. We’ve never turned a child away due to lack of funding for resources. We are very proud of that. One of their biggest needs was garbage disposal. The amount of time and logistics was a very difficult task and that’s why we are very appreciative of Junk King donating their services. Besides junk removal we would like to have more licensed contractors and electricians on board. We also need more interior designers to help design and build beautiful rooms for the children.

It is such an honor and privilege to be serving these children. Often times people will think that we are the ones helping them, but in reality every time we are around these very strong families and children it reminds us what a gift it is to each of us.

Another great benefit, is that we were able to recycle 75% of the items removed to make this boys dream room come true!

To learn more about Rooms of Hope, visit their website: www.roomsofhope.org

Or, check out their Facebook page.

 

Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company

 

Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company Junk-King SonomaSome things in life are even sweeter when you take the DIY route, but is junk removal one of those things? If the idea of hauling your own junk to the dump sounds like an easy or money-saving method to you, step back for a moment.

Professional junk removal companies exist for many good reasons! Even if you’re muscle-bound and drive a pick-up, you probably do not need to be hauling your junk to the dump. Here’s why:

Hauling Junk Yourself Is NOT Free

Some people think they can save money with DIY junk removal. But when the show’s over, you will likely have spilled cash on all sorts of things:

  • Fuel. Where’s the dump? How many trips will you have to make?
  • Vehicle damage. Trash, furniture, electronics, broken glass and metal… all these things can tear upholstery or scratch your car.
  • Supplies. Trash bags, boxes, work gloves, and other necessities add up.
  • Dump drop-off fees. The local dump will typically charge by weight, plus special fees for certain items including mattresses, refrigerators, air conditioners and large electronics.
  • Time. How much is your time worth? Scratch that — how much is a whole weekend worth to you?
  • Environmental damage. Junk recycles and donates more than half of the stuff we take so less junk ends up in a landfill.

Hauling Junk Yourself Is NOT Safe or Easy

Chances are good that you have something better to do than load up your vehicle and drive to the dump. Whether you’re selling or renovating your home, doing spring cleaning, or taking care of a rental property — who relishes the hard labor of junk removal? Let the trash get hauled away by pros who can do it quickly and efficiently whenever you say the word.

Junk removal services also provide licensed and insured professionals so you don’t have to worry about injury or damages. That “free” DIY job suddenly becomes very expensive if you end up in the ER!

Junk Removal: The Easy & Efficient Solution

We haul junk for a living — it’s what we do. Our team has junk removal down to a science so we can clear out a room or a whole house quickly. We charge you based on the volume of trash, so you don’t have to pay more for heavy or awkward-to-carry items.

As a local and national leader in junk removal, you can trust Junk-King to show up on-time and prepared for the job. Instead of sweating it out yourself, you can basically wave the magic wand of junk removal service.

Junk-King: A Green Solution for Junk Removal

You could spend hours sorting materials and driving around to different drop-off sites to get your debris to various recycling centers. There’s a more efficient way! Junk-King shares your interest in respecting the planet with eco-friendly solutions for junk removal.

Junk-King goes above and beyond with a sincere devotion to green practices. Not only do we make sure that lumber, metal, glass and other items get recycled properly, but we also find ways to donate reusable items. We work with non-profits around the Marin and Sonoma area to minimize the amount of landfill waste and maximize the positive impact of our efforts.

Simply put, you want to say goodbye to that pile of junk. Junk-King lets you off the hook — with safe, efficient, professional service that saves you time, money and stress.Some things in life are even sweeter when you take the DIY route, but is junk removal one of those things? If the idea of hauling your own junk to the dump sounds like an easy or money-saving method to you, step back for a moment.

Junk King Sonoma: Best of HomeAdvisor 2015 WINNER!

HomeAdvisor has awarded Junk-King for Sonoma County as a Top Rated Professional

What does this mean? It means that Junk King gives Sonoma County residents the VIP treatment when it comes to junk removal.

  • Minimum overall rating of 4.0 or better
  • More than 90% of homeowners that have left you a review would recommend Junk King
  • No homeowner complaints in the last 6 months
  • Reviews from homeowners and/or businesses we’ve done work for

Should You Throw Away an Old Mattress? | Junk-King Sonoma

Should You Throw Away an Old Mattress? | Junk-King SonomaAnytime you need to dispose of a large item like an old mattress, it begs the question: should you throw it away, donate it, or find a solution for recycling? And ultimately, just how do you get rid of the darn thing?

An old mattress can be especially tricky for several reasons:

The size and weight of mattresses make curbside disposal a non-option.
A very old mattress may be limp and difficult to move.
Mattresses are resilient — they don’t flatten or compact in landfills.
The materials often contain substances that are environmentally harmful when thrown away.

Junk removal services offer the perfect solution for getting rid of an old mattress. Junk-King has an eco-friendly policy so we never send items to the landfill when it can be avoided. Make the appointment and our crew will show up to carry away your old mattress (and box spring!) so you can say goodbye to it without any worries.

Recycling an Old Mattress

Mattresses can be recycled, but homeowners cannot complete all the steps on their own. After the fabric, metal, and plastic components have been separated, each material must be sent to an appropriate recycling facility.

Junk-King Sonoma works with recyclers around Marin and Sonoma Counties to make old mattress disposal as green as possible.

Donating an Old Mattress

Need a new mattress, but the old one is still in good shape? Junk-King Sonoma also coordinates donation efforts with local non-profit organizations. Clean and bedbug-free mattresses can be sent to shelters, charity-based thrift stores, and other organizations who can put your old mattress to good use.

Of course, you still need help with mattress removal — and Junk-King Sonoma offers your simplest solution for transporting mattresses to a donation center. Charity pick-up services charge fees for mattress pick-up, and you have to work with their schedule. Junk-King Sonoma shows up on-time for your chosen appointment.

Mattress Removal Services in the Sonoma Area

Book online or call Junk-King Sonoma for an appointment and our professional junk hauling team will take care of the rest. We call to confirm the appointment 15 minutes before arrival, and we’re ready to get to work as soon as we get there.

Whether you have one old mattress or a house full of California kings, Junk-King Sonoma brings the right number of junk haulers and a large truck to haul the mattress away in a breeze.

Sleep soundly knowing that you found an easy, eco-friendly solution for mattress disposal!