Everyone gets junk.
We may not intentionally set out to have junk, but we all end up with belongings that were once valued and useful and have long since devolved to the status of “junk.” And they have a tendency to pile up around the house in different places.
For some of us, our junk is relegated to the garage or basement. Others have junk stashed in their attic that they haven’t moved since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon! But no matter where it’s tucked away or piled up, or how much or how large, our junk eventually needs to be removed.
And that’s when a professional junk hauling company like Junk King Washington DC is needed.
Dispelling the Myth of the Convenience of DIY Junk Hauling
Junk hauling is probably a chore that is as old as human civilization. Our prehistoric ancestors were dumping refuse and their own version of junk into pits as far back as five thousand years ago. As one source noted,
“3,000 B.C. | The first recorded landfill is developed in Knossos, Crete (modern-day Greece), where large holes were dug into the earth to dump refuse.”
In the land that would one day be known as the United States of America, indigenous peoples created shell mounds known by archeologists as middens. These were the places where they deposited the empty oyster shells in places like Florida, Maine, and even Chesapeake Bay.
More recently, many residents of the colonies, including locals like the George Washington household, would routinely discard trash and what we might term their “junk” into large trash piles, or middens, like the one excavated in South Grove at Mount Vernon.
Today, if we want to haul away our own junk, it usually means a trip to a nearby waste transfer station since landfills are far and few between in the Capital region.
In fact, there are no landfills in the District of Columbia, and there are just three waste transfer stations serving the larger DC area. The nearest landfill is the I-95 Landfill Complex in Lorton, Virginia, and then the Millersville Landfill in Maryland after that.
Plus, if you choose to go the DIY junk hauling route, you will need a truck to transport your unwanted items and materials in. Depending on the amount of junk and the size, this could also require some tie-downs to keep your load secure and possibly even a tarp to cover it so that things don’t fly out on the highway.
Then there is the cost for fuel, the cost for dumping, and possibly the cost for tie-downs, tarps, and maybe even an appliance dolly. Not to mention the time it takes to load, drive, unload, and then drive back for every “dump run.” And, of course, you have to do all the heavy lifting – and probably twice.
The good news is that there’s a better option for junk hauling.
Finding the Right Junk Hauling Company
Before you grab your phone and start searching for “junk hauling near me” you should know that the results will do little more than show you how many choices you have to choose from. But those results do nothing to tell you which junk hauling companies are the right one for your needs.
Not all junk hauling companies are created equal.
But, to help you navigate the selection process, we’ve put together a brief guide for picking the right junk hauling company for your needs.
Excellent Customer Service
Every company claims to provide good customer service. But simply showing up with a smile is not the standard for great customer service. Putting the customer first in everything and working hard to ensure that the job is done right, done well, and done quickly are the hallmarks of excellent customer service when it comes to junk hauling companies.
Fortunately, we live in a time when it is easy to learn the level of service from any company simply by reading online reviews and asking for recommendations. Once you’ve narrowed your choices to those who consistently earn good reviews for their service, there are a few other deciding factors to consider.
Fair and Transparent Pricing
Pricing is definitely a key consideration but should never be your only decision-making criterion. There’s almost never a good reason to simply go with the lowest-priced option you find. Nor should you base your choice on the highest price. High fees do not necessarily mean premium service, just as the cheapest price almost always means you simply get what you pay for.
A good junk removal company will make its pricing structure and process clear, transparent, and readily available. In addition, a company that offers free estimates before you decide is often a sure winner.
Green Junk Disposal Processes
In order to prevent your junk from being added to our rapidly diminishing landfills, you want to hire a junk hauling company that makes full use of “green” processes. Many junk hauling companies will try to avoid landfills and even recycle some of the junk they pick up. But finding a company that recycles or reuses as much material as possible means finding a company that cares about the environment.
This also means you won’t have to find a recycling center yourself and make trips to drop off recyclable junk since a green junk hauling company will do it for you.
When hiring a junk removal and hauling company, you want to make sure that they are insured and bonded. Small things indicate a commitment to professionalism, including staff members being uniformed and trucks that are clean, painted and branded. The quality of their website and its ease of use is a factor to look for. always check their experience and professionalism.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 and variant strains, a professional company will have a touchless junk removal process in place. And lastly, ease and clarity of communication is a hallmark of a professional company regardless of the type or industry.
The good news is that if you live or work in the greater Washington area, finding the right junk hauling company for your junk removal needs is quite easy. Simply make the call to Junk King Washington DC and book an appointment with us today.
Junk King Washington DC: The Right Junk Hauling Company for the Capital Region
Although the best thing about junk hauling with Junk King Washington DC is not having to do the work yourself, there are several other great things about calling us for your next junk hauling project.
For example, we do everything we can to make the process easy for you!
And our professional and experienced junk removal team can remove and dispose of any type of junk you have – except for hazardous waste.
Junk King Washington DC is a proud part of one of the nation’s largest and top-rated junk removal firms. And we’re also proud to be both a locally owned business and a 100 percent veteran-owned business.
Our professional and insured trash and junk removal team will come to your home or place of work, and we’ll always call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive. Once we’re there, we’ll provide you with a free estimate based on how much room your debris, trash, and other junk take up in our truck.
You simply point, and we’ll load your junk quickly, safely, and efficiently. Once it’s loaded and we sweep up, we’ll haul it away. And we do it all without any extra charges or hidden fees!
Also, if you do need to take a DIY approach to load your own junk on your own schedule, you can easily book one of our convenient MINI Dumpster rentals and have us pick it up when you’re done.
So, ready to take advantage of our quality junk hauling services? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or call us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).