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All About Bed Bugs and Mattress Disposal

All About Bed Bugs and Mattress Disposal Junk-King SonomaWhether you’re talking about the Twilight series or shows like the Walking Dead, bloodsuckers are in right now. Where bloodsuckers might not be as welcome, though, is on your mattress. That’s because bed bugs pose problems for millions of Americans, yet they’re only the size of an apple seed.

What are Bed Bugs? 

The scary thing about bed bugs is that they oftentimes feed on hosts – i.e., potentially you and me – without being detected right away. In fact, bed bugs are one of the few parasitic insects out there today that exclusively feed on blood.

The reason that bed bugs prefer calling mattresses home is that bed bugs like warm environments with plenty of shade. Bud bugs are for the most part nocturnal insects that do their dirty work late at night. This is why detecting bed bugs (and proper mattress disposal) are so important.

Detecting bed bugs, though, might be harder than it first seems. Bed bugs are tiny, brown insects that have relatively flat bodies.

This next detail might be more at home in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! but when bed bugs feed on their hosts their bodies swell from brown and flat to red and round. And you wonder why homeowners and hotel goers worry about bed bugs!

Bed bugs have rightfully earned the name “pests,” although they’re not communicators of any diseases. Another common misconception about bed bugs is that they’re only found in hovels and dirtier homes; bed bugs, in fact, can be found in very clean hotels and spotless homes alike because these pests feed on blood and aren’t too picky about your home’s upkeep or feng shui.

How Bed Bugs Survive 

How do bed bugs get into your home and how do they survive once there? Bed bugs often come into homes through clothing, luggage or furniture. I guess this all gives new meaning to the term riding on your coattails.

Bed bugs can sneak into your home like spies and lie low once they’re in. This is because bed bugs can skitter from one place to another and remain undetected since their flat bodies can wiggle through very tiny crevices. Bed bugs could, indeed, be hiding in your bed frame or box springs in huge numbers.

As bed bugs normally only go on the move during the night, detecting them can be a challenge. That said, you’ll definitely want to consider safe, professional mattress disposal if bed bugs have ensconced themselves in your mattress. Remember that bed bugs like warm, dark places and often bide their time before wreaking havoc.

Bed Bugs and Vampires? 

In many ways bed bugs are similar to the vampires that we watch on the silver screen. Both bed bugs and vampires are bloodsuckers, nocturnal and leave a visible mark on the skin. The only difference might be that once bitten by a bed bug, you won’t (we hope) actually turn into one.

Bed bugs, though, will bite you while you’re sleeping. Through a long beak, bed bugs do their dirty work before moving on to a new host. In the meantime, you might notice a welt on your skin that could get more inflamed a few days in. These pests often bite areas exposed while sleeping, which makes your ankles and arms especially vulnerable to bites.

The only surefire way of getting rid of bed bugs is professional mattress disposal. Contact Junk King to have friendly junk removal professionals come to your home and remove your infected mattress. Quotes are free and booking online today can save you thirty dollars.

Junk Removal for Garage Sale Success

Junk Removal for Garage Sale Success Junk-King SonomaWhat’s the measure of a successful garage sale? How much junk and clutter leaves the house! The only problem is that you might sell your best junk and wind up stuck with a bunch of garbage that you still don’t want. That’s where junk removal comes in to save the day.

Declutter Your Home with a Garage Sale

Feel free to add as many items as possible to your garage sale. Since you’ll be calling for junk removal afterward, you won’t have to put anything back in the house. You can say, “Everything must go!” and really mean it.

You may be surprised at which items actually sell. Remember, you’re not hosting a pop-up shop. You’re getting rid of garbage. Garage sale shoppers expect to sort through piles of junk looking for hidden treasures, so it’s okay to fill your driveway and yard with anything you want to get rid of.

Think beyond the usual suspects and say goodbye to all kinds of garbage:

  • Furniture, electronics, and appliances (even broken ones)
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Clothes, luggage, sheets, blankets
  • Kitchen items like storage containers, drip coffee makers, mismatched pots and pans

You can also get ready for junk removal while setting up your garage sale. When the shoppers are gone, our junk removal team will show up to pick up what’s left.

Some tips for using junk removal to declutter even more after a garage sale:

  • Set a broken refrigerator or television down by the curb. If someone wants to buy it, great! And if not, we’ll haul it away.
  • Have boxes of papers to throw away, or broken furniture nobody will buy? Use them to display items that are for sale.
  • Can’t lift a heavy item? Leave it in the house. Our staff will do the heavy lifting.
  • Want to donate the unwanted items? Junk King will even take care of that.

Sell What You Can,  Use Junk Removal for the Leftovers!

Don’t make the mistake of holding a garage sale just to make a couple bucks and only get rid of some decent clothes and DVDs. Garage sales are about cleaning your home! Unsold items still need to go, and that’s where junk removal helps.

After a garage sale, you may be tempted to hold onto items that are in good condition. That defeats the main purpose of the garage sale — decluttering. Junk King can round up the good stuff and donate it to local nonprofits so everything gets put to good use. Our junk removal service also includes recycling for many materials including textiles, wood, metal, and yard debris.

When you want to declutter, your best bet is the one-two punch of a garage sale followed by junk removal. Plan your garage sale and make an appointment with Junk King to swing by when it’s over — we’ll haul away the junk so you can reap the benefits of less junk and more space.

What Can a Junk Hauling Professional Do for You?

What Can a Junk Hauling Professional Do for You? Junk King SonomaYou know that junk hauling teams can dispose of trash and debris for you, but there’s a lot more to it than that! Junk hauling services protect your peace of mind, your physical health, and your productivity by taking care of the tricky task of disposing waste — no matter the quantity or type of garbage you have.

Here’s how junk hauling professionals bring exceptional value to the service:

Easy Scheduling and Billing

We do more than just the junk hauling — we also facilitate an easy, hassle-free process. You set the appointment, and we stick to it! Our estimates judge the cost based only on the volume of trash, so there are no surprise overages. For business accounts, we also offer simple payment plans.

When you need trash removed, you shouldn’t have to wait around for a wide open appointment window. Junk King respects your busy schedule and shows up ready to work. Show us the junk, and our team starts carrying it away quickly and carefully. From scheduling to billing, you can expect zero surprises!

Routine Service for Businesses

From construction and home repair to real estate and property management, we offer routine junk hauling services for businesses. Consider Junk King your partner in cleaning up whenever your worksite or office needs a thorough cleanout. If you manage tenants, flip homes, or remodel a property, Junk King offers your easiest and simplest solution for junk hauling.

Avoid those Messy Dumpster Rentals

For some projects, you might be deciding between junk hauling or dumpster rental. Here’s what you should know:

  • Junk King will remove everything except actual toxic waste, no matter the weight or volume.
  • Unlike dumpster rentals, junk hauling saves you the trouble of lifting and carrying trash yourself. Getting heavy or broken items into a dumpster can be a real pain.
  • With dumpster rentals, you need to know how much waste your site will produce. With Junk King, all you have to do is make the call and we’ll show up with the right crew and vehicles.
  • Junk King crews are licensed and bonded. Don’t put yourself, your employees, or your friends at risk by asking them to handle the junk themselves!

Save You and Your Staff from Tough Labor

Licensed and bonded crews from Junk King can handle the dirty work easily. Don’t put yourself, your employees, or your friends at risk by asking them to handle trash and debris! Businesses can avoid workplace injuries by bringing in the junk hauling pros to do what we do best — while you stay productive at what you do best.

Boast About Your Eco-Friendly Practices

Junk King has access to a wide network of recycling and donation networks. When you use our junk hauling service, your business can tout a commitment to green practices.

We collect wood, metal, plastic, textiles, and other materials from businesses and homes around Marin County and send everything we can to efficient, earth-friendly recycling centers. We also work with Bay Area nonprofits to send furniture, supplies, clothing, and other items to organizations who can use them. We keep most of the junk we haul out of the landfill, so you can feel good about choosing junk hauling.

So, what can junk hauling professionals do for you? Give Junk King a call and let us know.

Make Your Life Easier With A Junk Removal Service

 

Make Your Life Easier With A Junk Removal Service Junk King SonomaThe idea of a clean and decluttered space sounds great, but a lot of hard work and logistical problems stand in the way. If you’ve never tried junk removal services, you may not realize just how much easier junk removal can be!

One Simple Junk Removal Solution

If you’re weighing options to get rid of bulky items or piles of debris, know that you have one simple solution that will completely take the stress and trouble off your shoulders. Here’s how Junk King has been making life easier for people and businesses around Marin and Sonoma:

Save yourself trips!

Getting rid of junk yourself requires a lot of trips to different drop-off centers and donation sites. That’s a lot of wasted gasoline, and countless wasted hours. Junk removal services can get it all done in one trip — including sending your different kinds of junk to the right recycling centers and charities.

Instead of driving all over the Bay Area to find different disposal methods or waiting around for charities to come pick up your stuff on their schedule, you can call Junk King to clear out all your garbage, debris, and bulk items in one truckload.

Take back your weekend!

Think of the junk removal team as some friends (with muscles and trucks) who can help you out with your big project. Get it done faster, and you’ll have more time to enjoy the weekend!

By the time the weekend rolls around, wouldn’t you rather be sipping some wine or out hiking the trails? Junk removal pros can swoop in to save the day — and your precious free time — so you can say goodbye to the garbage and move forward with your weekend.

Reduce stress!

Junk removal helps reduce stress during some of life’s more difficult moments. Keep Junk King in mind the next time you have a clean-up project that creates unwanted stress:

  • Estate cleanouts
  • Flood damaged items
  • Room, attic, and basement cleanouts
  • Remodeling debris clean-up

Streamline your rental property!

If you deal with tenants, you know that they leave behind massive amounts of garbage all too often. For both commercial properties and residential rentals, Junk King can be your partner who smoothes the transition between tenants.

Call us for junk removal when tenants move out, and we can remove trash piles, discarded furniture, broken electronics, office furniture and equipment, or anything else left behind. That giant tube TV your renter left? The boxes of old paperwork sitting in the office space? Get a junk removal team to haul it away.

Property managers who partner with Junk King can tout an eco-friendly commitment, too. Junk King operates with a fleet of green vehicles and recycles everything we can.

Easy scheduling!

With Junk King, you can make an appointment and we’ll stick to it. No more waiting for the doorbell or interrupting your schedule!

Book online or by phone, and Junk King will honor your appointment — and we call 15 minutes before we arrive just to confirm. There really isn’t a more convenient way to get rid of bulk trash and debris. It’s as easy as making one appointment with Junk King!

Furniture Removal – Ways to Deal With Large Trash

Furniture Removal - Ways to Deal With Large Trash Junk-King SonomaWhen the time comes to bid adieu to an old dresser or sofa, you might find yourself realizing just how tricky furniture removal can be. The furniture might be trash, but it’s just as difficult to move as if you were packing up and moving entirely. Just like you would hire movers to move, you need junk removal services to handle furniture removal.

Pros and cons of furniture removal:

  • Curbside disposal — Sounds easy, but can you move the furniture yourself? You don’t want to damage door frames or flooring by dragging heavy furniture through your house. And when it gets to the curb, you might violate your neighborhood rules or municipal laws about bulk garbage and end up with a ticket.
  • Donation — Noble souls know that furniture donation helps people in need, and it also offers an eco-friendly solution for furniture removal. However, not everyone has the muscles and trunk space to haul large or heavy items around town looking for a place that accepts furniture. Only some charities will schedule pick-ups, and they won’t take other garbage you have lying around.
  • Junk removal services — Hire professional to handle furniture removal, and you don’t have to lift a finger. Junk King can donate or recycle your furniture, so you don’t even have to worry about sending your bulk trash to the landfill. This method requires nothing more than scheduling an appointment with your local Marin and Sonoma area junk removal team. You can have other items hauled away at the same time, including both garbage and donation-worthy goods.

Easy, Fast, and Green — Furniture Removal Services

When you bring in junk haulers, you get a team with the muscle and know-how to carefully and quickly remove any sort of large trash — whether you have a gigantic, heavy armoire or a metal-and-glass table that seems awkward to carry, our team knows how to handle it.

Junk King helps you donate or responsibly dispose of your furniture while doing all the work for you. Consider the advantages of junk hauling for furniture removal:

  • Get rid of everything at once. Instead of throwing away or donating one piece at a time, Junk King can take your old furniture while also clearing out debris and trash — perfect when you need to clear out a room or estate.
  • Protect your health and property. We can safely remove bulky items without scratching wood floors, snagging carpet, or damaging your front door and walkway. Plus, you avoid injuring yourself when you let bonded and insured pros do the tough stuff.
  • Eco-friendly disposal. Junk King donates or recycles most of the stuff we take, including wood, metal, and glass furniture removal. Your usable items will go to non-profits in the San Francisco area, and other items will be handled responsibly.
  • On-time service with a smile. Don’t wait for the doorbell — Junk King honors your scheduled appointment time and calls 15 minutes before arrival to check in. You will know the costs before we get to work. It’s a seamless, easy furniture removal process that works on your schedule.

Before you try dragging that heavy furniture through the house, make the easy decision — schedule an appointment with Junk King for fast, eco-friendly furniture removal from the folks who know how to get rid of your bulkiest, heaviest items.

How to Get Rid of Furniture

How To Get Rid of FurnitureRecently we hauled away a truckload of old couches and other furniture in Fairfax, CA.

It’s always nice to have a clean slate and getting to that point can be difficult. If you’re wondering how to get rid of furniture and junk you don’t need, consider the great value you can get by hiring a junk removal service. By paying the pros do to the job perfectly and efficiently, you save yourself a lot of trouble and get to enjoy having cleared out spaces without having to lift a finger.

Junk hauling companies know how to get rid of furniture in a variety of situations:

  • You want to upgrade your furniture and would need to clear out a lot of your old, worn out stuff.
  • You’ve purchased or inherited a house full of old furniture and junk.
  • Fire or water damage has ruined a lot of your belongings.
  • Your kids have moved out and you want to renovate and transform rooms full of furniture.

Think you know how to get rid of furniture yourself?

When you have large objects like furniture to dispose of, you quickly realize that it can be cumbersome to do it yourself. If your stuff doesn’t fit in the regular garbage bin, you need to find answer for how to get rid of furniture and that could mean renting a truck and finding disposal sites. Since junk hauling companies get rid of furniture for a living, you can actually pay a surprisingly low price and get fast, efficient services from the experts.

If you try to sell furniture that isn’t very valuable, you end up spending countless hours dealing with people off the internet who will want to haggle the price and may never show up anyway. In short, there’s a better method of how to get rid of furniture and that’s calling the junk hauling company.

How to get rid of furniture stress-free and affordably

If you look at all the details of how to get rid of furniture, the cost of hiring junk haulers makes the most sense. A great junk removal company like Junk King has employees that are fully bonded and insured in the event of an accident. If you go it alone without hiring professionals, you could end up footing the hospital bills for an injury. You also have to figure out transportation and supplies to take care of moving everything and cleaning up afterward.

Not only do junk hauling companies know how to get rid of furniture quickly, they do it safely and save you stress. It never hurts to reach out for a free estimate and discover just how affordable junk hauling services can be. If you have a hunch that you need professional services to help get rid of your furniture and junk, chances are good that the job is better left to the pros.