Choosing A Junk Removal Company
Pro Tip: High density items like dirt, gravel, drywall, concrete or shingles will cause a truck or trailer to reach its maximum weight capacity before it is actually full.
If you have a big job or have time constraints, there are a few things to consider:
- What is the maximum weight and volume capacity of a company’s equipment?
- How many trucks do they have and how big of a job can they really take on?
- How many trips will it take and how will the number of trips effect the overall project cost?
- If multiple loads are required, will they be completed during that same booking?
- If not, when is the next available appointment?
Other general questions you may want to ask:
- How much experience do the workers have?
- Do you require criminal record checks for your employees?
- If something is damaged in the removal process, who is responsible?
- Are usable items recycled or donated?
- Are tires, paint or electronics accepted? Are they properly disposed of?
- Is refrigerant removed in accordance with environmental standards?
Within the Removal Service industry, there are usually 3 criteria used to determine price:
- Volume of items being removed
- Loading time / Access to the items
- Overall Weight of items. The removal of high density items as mentioned above, are often priced differently.
Pro Tip: The more “ready-to-go” your items are, the more you should save. Boxing and bagging up loose items can help mitigate additional labour charges. Make sure to keep chemicals, cleaning agents and electronics separate from the items intended donations or disposal. Put them in their own box, or point them out and let us handle them!
A few important questions to ask a company when it comes to pricing:
- How much labour is included in the estimated price?
- In what circumstances will billing change between volume and weight?
- Are there additional charges to be aware of and how are those charges determined?
- Do you offer free in-person estimates for loads difficult to price over the phone?
- Can you please stop asking rhetorical questions? Just Kidding.
- Do you provide a price list?