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Estate Clean Outs: Tips For Real Estate Professionals

Posted by Junk King on Oct 20, 2016 8:54:02 AM

For real estate professionals, dealing with house clean outs is not uncommon. Unfortunately, there are times when the need is for an estate clean out, which can be challenging.

The reality of life is that there are a number of unfortunate events that can require estate clean out services. It has been shown that the most common reasons for liquidating estates are downsizing due to major lifestyle changes, a divorce, overwhelming debt or bankruptcy and, sadly, the death of a parent or other family member,.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Real Estate Junk Removal, house cleanouts, house clean out services, estate clean out

5 Reasons To Use A MINI Dumpster [Infographic]

Posted by Junk King on Oct 19, 2016 7:43:15 AM

There are times when hauling junk yourself is not an option. And renting a commercial-sized dumpster can be a problem. But there is a solution!


Sometimes a dumpster is the perfect solution, but the typical dumpster can be too large to work with and unsightly. There are  often concerns about the size and placement of these commercial-sized dumpsters, as well as possible damage to the driveway.

But that doesn't have to be the only option any longer. There is an alternative to the massive industrial-type dumpsters most people envision when they think of dumpster rentals.

MINI Dumpsters from Junk-King Can Really "Save the Day"

Our unique MINI dumpster system is a great solution for residential dumpster rental. Size really does matter when it comes to dumpsters and our MINI dumpsters are about the same footprint size of a small truck. This is especially important for residential customers and contractors since these dumpsters can be used in your driveway.

And they look good, too. Our MINI dumpsters are clean and brightly painted.  You can spare your neighbors and yourself of looking at the rusting hulk of a commercial container taking up 75 percent of your driveway!

One other important aspect to consider is that the do not cause abrasive damage to your driveway. Our special polycarbonate wheels prevent any damage to your hard surfaces.

These rental boxes are great self-service dumpsters for work projects, home renovations and other types of cleanups. The small size offers a dumpster that is compact, affordable and easy to use. 

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Topics: dumpster rental, Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, junk hauling, home remodeling, house cleanouts, MINI Dumpster

Commercial real estate and junk removal

Posted by Junk King on Oct 19, 2016 3:49:30 AM

When cleaning up a commercial property, there are usually large inventories of unwanted items left behind by office and retail tenants. Cleaning up and hauling away junk might not seem like a realtor’s job, but somehow you’re often left to deal with it. After all, you want the property available for showing and leasing as soon as possible.  

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Construction Debris Recycling: Being Green Is Easy

Posted by Junk King on Oct 18, 2016 8:12:52 AM

There are a number of good reasons to consider construction debris recycling. The fact is that a wide variety of waste materials can be effectively re-used and re-purposed. 

And the good news is this: being "green" can be easy.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, concrete debris, concrete removal

How notable construction companies deal with debris removal

Posted by Junk King on Oct 17, 2016 1:37:23 AM

As a contractor, you’re often left with tons of waste after a construction project. Things like drywall, trash from material packaging, demolition debris, and concrete can be difficult to remove from a construction site. You can try removing it yourself, but do you really want to? It’s always better to leave it to a professional company. Specialized debris removal professionals deal in the collection, recycling, and disposal of construction waste.

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Got Old Phones? Junk Removal For E-Waste

Posted by Junk King on Oct 13, 2016 6:58:32 AM

Every year there is a flood of "old" phones added to the junk removal pile. But what should you do with your e-waste items?

Electronic waste, or e-waste, can be found in all of our homes and offices. Broken phones, out-of-date computers, and broken copiers pile up around us. At the rate that most of us replace and upgrade electronics to new models, our old gadgets end up not getting used, often collecting dust in some basement or office.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, junk removal, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, electronic waste

5 Points To Consider For House Clean Out Services

Posted by Junk King on Oct 12, 2016 7:42:37 AM

Every renter and every homeowner moves sometime and Realtors eventually need help from house clean out services. And for real estate professionals that can be several times a year! 

For renters it can happen with each move they make which happens every 18 months on average. For homeowners, perhaps it is only once every six to eight years - which is the average time most folks in the U.S. sell their homes. But a real estate agent, or landlord, might find themselves dealing with clean outs and junk removal quite frequently.

And it often requires professional help.

House Clean Out Services and the Real Estate Business

First, we need to define what we mean by a house "clean out". 

Simply hiring a cleaning company or individual contractor to come in and clean the floors, windows, baseboards, etc. is a common practice for Realtors and real estate pros. Sometimes it is a courtesy for the seller or buyer, other times it is an add-on service offered to a client. 

However, when we speak of a "house clean out" it typically involves much more than dusting, floor cleaning and sprucing up a property. This usually involves heavy lifting, major clean up and hauling, and - oftentimes - major junk hauling. For this level of house clean out services it pays to be far more strategic and selective.

Five Points to Consider When Hiring a House Clean Out Service

Too often, vendors and services are chosen simply based on cost. Because the nature of the real estate business requires agents having to invest so much up front before realizing any revenue from a sale, it is tempting to cut corners or always "go cheap".

But, of course, smart Realtors and professionals resist that temptation and opt for quality and expertise.

So here are five things to consider when choosing a house clean out/junk hauling service:

  1. Does the company provide free, on-site estimates for clean out and junk removal?

A quality removal firm will not give you an estimate over the phone for this type of work. They will come to your property and work with you to determine the scope and potential volume of debris that will be produced. An estimate should include all phases of the removal work including any fees for disposal.

  1. Does the company offer both one-time and recurring debris pick-up and removal?

Larger properties and certain foreclosure situations can generate debris in amounts that may require a number of scheduled pick-ups and removal over a period of time. In addition, depending on the location of the property and the nature of the sale, periodic clean-up may be needed for aesthetic and public safety reasons because of remodeling or construction.

  1. How quickly can the company be on-site when needed and how fast will they be in completing the job?

Since many sales are time-sensitive and often have limited windows of time to allow for house clean out and junk removal, a company offering these services should be able to respond quickly, work quickly, and complete the task within the required time frame allowed. Flexibility and efficiency are hallmarks of a truly professional house clean out firm.

  1. Do they offer recycling and donation of items as well as disposal?

It’s one thing to pick up furniture, household debris and trash to be hauled off a local landfill. It's another thing altogether to have processes for placing usable items at local donation centers and recycling as much as possible. Junk King’s green profile and attention to recycling and donating at least 60% of all materials collected, makes the business a great house clean out service.

  1. Will the debris be properly disposed of?

Your local agencies, as well as the Federal and State agencies, have specific requirements for the proper handling and disposal of various materials and substances. It is paramount that whoever is tasked with removing and disposing of household debris be knowledgeable in this area. Professional firms will make use of the proper disposal sites and methods, while recycling as much of the materials as possible.

Choosing a House Clean Out Service: Doing It right

While it is not expected that a debris hauling company is going to dust and vacuum , a professional firm will ensure that the site is left in a state that is safe and clean. This is especially important when a property has been abandoned or vacated hastily and there are large volumes of junk left behind. In a foreclosure situation this is often the case.

One critical aspect to selling the home is ensuring that it is cleaned up and looking good for prospective buyers. Specifically in the case of foreclosures, ensuring that all the previous tenant’s property has been removed from the home prior to putting it up for sale makes a big difference.

Whether you are a real estate agent, or a homeowner that is handling your own sale, you know that getting rid of all that junk can be a hefty job. Not only do you need to haul heavy items out of the home, you also need to ensure that the home isn’t damaged in the process.

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly foreclosure and estate clean out service so you don’t need to worry about cleaning out the home. Our hauling professionals will ensure that all furniture, appliances, carpets, debris or anything else is out of the home so that you can concentrate on making a sale.

Local Experts for Local House Clean Out Service and Junk Hauling

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Matt Verga and his wife, Maggie opened their Junk King hauling franchise in 2013. The pair operates in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties, California. These counties could be said to be particularly “green.” Marin County is full of wide open spaces, coastal beauty, and woodland.

Napa and Sonoma counties are justly famous for their vineyards and farmland. Being conscious of this beauty and being determined to be as "green" as possible, Matt works hard to ensure that recycling and reuse is a prominent aspect of his business. 

Junk King was founded in 2005 to be fast, green, and customer friendly. "Junk King’s 'green model”'reduces landfill waste and reduces prices for our customers,” Verga says. In addition, the company’s commitment to charity allows the Vergas to donate items to folks in need.

The Right Company for Reliable House Clean Out Services

Once you decide to outsource the trash removal part of your real estate deal, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, choosing that alternative may end up costing you more than you hoped to save. This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice.

Junk King is the leading business to business junk removal service in North America and our real estate junk removal services take care of this clean out process for you. It’s one big task off your to-do list and it’s a big step toward getting your property ready to sell or rent.

Speed, Reliability and Quality Service

We understand that as a real estate professional you need your homes to be pristine and you want to be able to list them as quickly as you can. We also understand that you appreciate hassle-free services and really can’t afford to have problems with a property. And your clients have enough to deal with when selling a home, so having the chore of junk removal handled by someone else is a huge bonus.

Junk King offers fast and friendly junk hauling with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices. We recycle or donate 60% or more of the junk we collect — including renovation debris, furniture and appliances, and even clothing and personal items. Real estate ventures can proudly call Junk King their green partner for real estate junk removal.

We are insured and offer post-escrow payment. Junk King handles junk removal services for real estate professionals across the U.S. and we are the highest rated service brand in the nation. You can depend on Junk King for speed, reliability and for the peace of mind that comes with getting your property ready fast.

Our team specializes in large waste removal and trash hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.

One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.

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Topics: Old Furniture, Residential Junk Removal, Old Appliances, house cleanouts, house clean out services, estate clean out

Four tips for a quick and easy estate cleanout

Posted by Junk King on Oct 12, 2016 3:44:54 AM

When you’re selling a house, it’s up to you to make it as appealing to buyers as possible. As a real estate agent, there might be times when you have to take matters into your own hands and clean the house yourself. An estate cleanout usually requires a quick turnaround – and it can be overwhelming to haul away all the previous tenant’s belongings. To help you out, here are a few estate cleanout tips that will help you prepare the home for a new owner:

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Construction Debris Removal: 3 Options For Contractors

Posted by Junk King on Oct 11, 2016 7:19:11 AM

It's been said that there only two things you can be sure of in life: death and taxes. However, if you're a general contractor, you know that construction debris removal is also on that list!

Every construction project generates trash - garbage, debris and all types of building material waste - and all this has to be continually cleaned-up, hauled off and disposed of. Preferably in a professional and legal fashion. And the larger the job, the greater the quantity of waste. 

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Topics: outsourcing construction waste hauling, construction debris removal, construction debris, construction recycling, construction waste removal

How to choose the best junk removal and hauling company

Posted by Junk King on Oct 10, 2016 3:48:53 AM

As a contractor or subtractor, you’re most likely going to end up with a lot of debris after your construction project. As we mentioned in a previous blog, it’s always better to leave it to a professional, even if you feel like you can dispose of it on your own. A professional will do a more thorough job, and save you time and money. If you’re not sure about what to look out for, here are some tips on how to choose the best junk removal and hauling company:

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