What is a commercial junk removal service and why would you need one?
The commercial junk removal service we are talking about here is a business that would regularly take care of clearing out your office or industrial space, warehouse, or factory of unused, old equipment components and other miscellaneous junk. Full-time cleaning staff may not be enough and this is where hiring a professional commercial waste clearance company comes into play.
What do these services usually offer? First of all, they provide their expertise in deciding what junk can be recycled and what needs to go to the disposal center as per local regulations (just make sure you check what the service is willing to recycle before you allow them in). They would then offer all the necessary services for this, including bringing out and dumping all those items at a recycling center or disposal site.
What questions should you ask when interviewing potential companies for the job?
Are you looking for a specific type of dumpster to be used during the clearance, like one that can fit into your parking lot or alleyway? How about the manpower involved in clearing out all those items from your building – are they doing it with their own staff, or will they hire professional workers for this task (in which case, how much do you expect to pay for their services)?
Do you need an escort on-site while clearing out junk or would it be okay if they send you photos before and after? Would there be any cost attached to disposing of large hazardous materials like batteries, paint thinner, cooking oil, etc.?
What happens if the haul ends up being more than you originally estimated? In some cases, it is better to overestimate and overpay a little bit.
What should be included in the contract between you and your chosen company?
Of course, it would be best to speak of all this before the company gets on-site because once they are there, their hands will already be tied by your final payment regardless of how satisfied you are with their services.
It is important to know that a quote from an office junk removal service usually includes everything above – not just hauling out whatever trash they can find in your building but also recycling or disposing of anything that either has value or cannot go through normal disposal channels (for example, hazardous materials).
What should you watch out for when hiring a commercial junk removal service?
You need to choose a company that is fully insured – with public liability insurance in case of accidents on-site and workers compensation if an employee gets hurt while working for you.
You would then want to make sure they have the appropriate license from your state regarding their right to clear out abandoned items from private property or land, like a solid waste handling license. It will be even more helpful if they can provide proof of proper registration as an LLC business entity in your city or state.
It may seem like nothing could go wrong but these are all important things to consider when choosing the commercial junk removal service you will hire next time around. After all, we’re talking about your company’s property here so it would be best to do some background check on the company you plan on hiring before allowing them in.
If you are looking to hire a commercial junk removal service, it is important that you do your research first. You need to make sure they have the necessary licenses and insurance requirements in order for them to legally perform their services on your property.
In addition, it’s good practice to get an estimate of how much space will be cleared out before hiring someone so there aren’t any surprises about overpaying later – or worse yet- not having enough room for all the items being removed.
Remember that if something does go wrong while clearing out old equipment from your office building or factory floor, these professionals should already be insured against accidents happening on-site (and workers’ compensation if one of their employees gets hurt).