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Key Factors to Consider While Choosing a Junk Removal Company

Factors to Consider while Choosing a Junk Removal Company
When it comes to seeking professional assistance to remove the unwanted junk in your living space, there are many crucial factors that one must consider.
Shalu Bhatti
Last Updated: Jan 5, 2019
Ensure the type of services a company would cover under the quoted price mentioned in the contract. Beware of those companies that may charge you extra for any additional services done during the removal process.
We all want to dispose of the cumulative junk in our living spaces, but it is not as easy as dumping it in a garbage can and leaving it outside the house. Professional assistance may be needed to dispose of a huge chunk of junk, especially when we are talking about old furniture, doors, or other similar utilities.
It is natural for us to be tempted to hire the lowest charging organization; everyone wants to save on the extra expenditure. However, a cheap service may prove to be extremely costly in the time to come.
How? Well, there are many ethical and legal aspects to this work. For instance, a company may quote a lower price, but may dump all your junk elsewhere instead of a landfill site. All this, and more is explained in the next section.
Choosing the Right Junk Removal Company
Making a definitive choice from the endless options around is a crucial task indeed! The entire process can be cumbersome, and involves properly handling, evacuating, and disposing of the unwanted clutter.
The last thing you would want is to end up damaging your property, and waste your time on an undertaking that proves to be calamitous in the end. Here are the points to consider before making a decision.
Women talking with neighbor
It is always best to consider a company that is well-known in your neighborhood. Perhaps inquiring about the same from your neighbors, relatives, or friends would be a good idea.
Find out the reviews of the said company, and whether or not is the company suitable as per your needs, depending upon the type of junk material you wish to dispose of. Ensure that you only go for a professional team that has performed quality work for your known ones.
License and Certification
Visiting to company office
Beware of the amateur companies that are easily found in many areas. They quote an unbelievably discounted price for their services, but may follow unethical practices which include dumping the junk in unauthorized areas.
The last thing you would want is to be blamed for 'illegal-disposing practices' by the authorities, as these companies tend to have no reliable address or contact information.
The only way to be sure is to find out if the company you are thinking of is licensed or certified by a local authority to undertake this task. You must visit their office and ask their representative to show you the document in person.
Group of business people
Another extremely important factor to consider is whether the company is insured or not. While carrying on a heavy-duty task such as this, it is imperative for the company to be covered with a general liability insurance, auto insurance, workers' compensation, and so on.
This criterion is crucial if any unfortunate accident or damage occurs during the process. Again, ask for a hard copy of the insurance as proof, do not believe what they claim to say.
Services and Working Practices
Asking services of company
It is important to clarify beforehand regarding the types of services that will be covered under the given price quotation. Many companies offer flexible options, and charge solely for the services rendered.
For example, if you are willing to pack and load the junk in the truck, and the company just needs to dispose the junk, then you will be charged only for disposing and not loading.
On the other hand, if you want the company to remove and load the junk, then they should bring in the necessary tools and equipment to do the same.
Also, ensure that they follow hygienic work practices, which includes proper cleaning of the space after the work is done. All this should be a part of the work, and no extra money should be charged. So, be very clear and specific while making the deal.
Price Quotations
Man showing price quotation
It would be advisable to consider two or three options, and once you are sure about the requisites mentioned in the previous points, ask these companies to give you an estimate of the total cost.
Clarify beforehand that you need a free quotation; some companies tend to charge you for the quotation if you do not hire them in the end. So, be upfront about it right from the beginning.
Once you have evaluated all the aforementioned points, the right option would seem to be pretty evident. Ensure that you read the contract thoroughly before signing. Pay close attention to their payment policies.
There are certain companies that do not accept certain forms of payments such as a credit card, or checks. Beware of those companies that tend to charge extra based on the weight of the trash lifted by the workers. Any trivial point may grow into an issue in the end. If there are any doubts, clarify them beforehand to avoid any sort of trouble later on.