This article will familiarize you with all the details you may need when hiring a junk removal company in the Vancouver area. Just as with any industry, the hauling service has its own secrets, and we will try to share some of them with you. This way you will be able to get the best services for your budget.
Junk removal services
In a nutshell, this type of services assists you in getting rid of any unwanted items from your property. Here is list of they type of items that most garbage removal companies in British Columbia can haul away for you:
- Furniture removal and disposal
- Large appliances recycling
- Electronics recycling
- Household junk removal and disposal
- Renovation material disposal
- Green waste
How does junk removal work?
You find the company you like and schedule a pick up. If your garbage is easy to describe over the phone, they will provide you an estimation over the phone and book an appointment. Usually, they are able to help you within few days. They arrive and load everything that you don’t need and then it is all hauled away to the city landfill and the appropriate recycling facilities.
So, how do you find a good junk disposal company?
Avoid being too impressed by flashy websites. These are easy to come by. The best practice is in picking up the phone and calling each company and based on your conversation, judge which one are trustworthy.
Most vendors will have their rates posted on their websites but these prices are a problematic for comparison, for not all are of the same standard. For example some companies will post their rates that are not finalized. They basically want you to hire them and then after they have done the job, to tell you that labour and dumping fees have to be added at the end. This practice is very unfair but it is still carried by some vendors.
It is a good idea to ask as many questions as you can come up with. This article is already giving you some ideas about questions. For example ask them questions in regards to hidden fees. A company with too low of prices will probably be hiding those and they will continue to do so, even if you ask them about extra fees associated with labour and dumping fees. Use your gut feeling when dealing with them.
How to save money on junk removal fees?
Here is a list of way by which you can save some money on junk removal:
- Get the junk as close to the curb as possible
- Clear any obstacles to the junk
- Keep your items dry. Added weight costs more
- Don’t ask for next day service. Schedule in advance
- The more junk you have, the cheaper it is per item
- Sort your items (household, metal, cardboard, untreated wood, green waste)
- Sell or donate some of your items
These are some of the ways which can save you some significant amounts of money.
We hope that this article will help you with your project and you will be able to find a good rubbish removal company to do it for you. If you have any questions, we are more than happy to answer them for you. Give us a call!