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Bring Your Junk To The Dump Vs. Hiring A Junk Removal Company

Junk Removal. Some people make fun of the idea of hiring a junk disposal company. Why should they hire someone when they can take their own junk to dump?

Most of those people change their tone after spending a day or two driving back and forth from their homes to the junkyard.

Before you decide to take the DIY path, consider why so many people and companies choose to hire junk removal companies. In many cases, it is the smart (and even cheaper) thing to do.

1.Bringing Junk to the Dump is Difficult

Suppose you, the nonprofessional, have some things that will help you carry trash to the landfill. Maybe you have:

  • A truck with a fairly large bed
  • A couple of teenagers who will work for free (or at least very cheaply)
  • A dolly to help you move heavy objects
  • Durable work gloves so you do not cut your hands

Sounds like you’re off to a good start. Even with this help, you will still have a hard time taking things in the trash.

First off, your truck bed is probably not big enough to carry everything in one load. If so, you may not have to hire a waste disposal company. It looks like you have a very small job that does not need much help. For the vast majority of people who want to remove junk from their properties, however, they will have to make several trips to the junk yard. That’s a lot of effort, not to mention the fuel for your truck.

Secondly, you can convince teenagers to help you, but if they are like most kids, they will try to get away with doing as little as possible. That means you have to play the foreman. That’s not fun work, especially when you have a lazy team.

Thirdly, your truck and dolly could help you get items in the junk yard, but they are not specially designed for the job. Junk removal companies have tools for this type of work.

2.You Do not Save as Much As You Think

At first glance, doing the work on your own probably seems like a good way to save money. If you look closely, you will probably not save as much as you first thought. When you take trash to the landfill, you have to pay:

  • Gas
  • Landfill rights
  • Feed those teenagers who are marginally helpful at best

These costs add up quickly.

Now, think about how much time you spent in collecting the junk together, loading it in your truck, driving it carefully to the landfill and unloading it in the junkyard. That’s a lot of time you could spend doing other things that you enjoy more than getting your hands dirty.

Homeowners and business owners may also qualify for tax incentives when hiring a junk removal company to do big jobs. Talk to your tax advisor about whether you qualify.

3.Junk Removal Usually Involves Additional Services

Maybe you think hauling away junk is not a bad way to spend your Saturday. Do you feel the same about the pressure washing areas where the junk had been stored for years? What about removing mold that has accumulated behind the old junk?

Many junk removal companies are licensed to handle these scenarios. That is good for homeowners because removing mold and various types of decay can cause serious health problems.

It is best to leave those issues to professionals who have been trained to work with hazardous materials safely. They have the training and equipment that you probably do not have.

There is no point in risking your health just to save such a small amount of money.

4.Junk Removal Companies Get the Job Done Quickly

Every DIY project seems to take twice as much as originally planned. If you think it will take you three hours to haul away junk, then it will probably take six hours. If you think it will take all day, then it will probably take two days.

Inexperience adds a lot of time to projects of all sizes. Sometimes the DIY approach is worth it. In many cases, it does not.

Any good junk removal company has enough experience to get the job done quickly. If you want the job done in a day, the company will pull in additional workers to make it faster. Of course, the size of the job is important. One thing is certain, however: professionals can do the job much faster than you and your cheaply hired help.

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