[Editors note: This post was originally published in June 2015 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.]
It's almost summertime and the living isn't always easy if you're a business owner. Sometimes there's a need for junk removal after your recent clean-up or relocation.
But unless you are a junk hauling business, getting rid of junk is probably not one of your company's core functions. Yet, it has to be done so you're faced with a choice between trying to do it yourself, or hiring someone else to do it for you.
Hiring someone else makes sense for a number of business tasks. These include handling legal issues, tax filing, human resources and even your payroll. While can certainly employ sufficient staff to do all these things, but for most businesses it makes more fiscal sense to outsource these types of tasks.
Just because you are smart, competent, and capable does not mean everything your business needs to do has to be done in-house. And junk removal is no exception - hauling junk does not have to be a DIY project.
You're Company's Not In The Business Of Junk Removal
Just because your company owns a truck, or you have an employee with a truck, that's not a good enough reason to do your own junk removal. Like we said at the start of this post, unless your business is actually a junk removal company, it's not in the business of junk removal!
In addition, as a smart business owner you know you must weigh every decision that involves some degree of expenditures. Junk removal is not an exception. And hauling unwanted junk and excess equipment or refuse will involve some expenditure.
But, despite the expense, it is often far more cost-effective to outsource these tasks to a local professional firm instead of paying your own employees to do it for you. And, depending on where your business is located, there can even be city or county restrictions on just what you can or cannot haul or dispose of yourself.
The very nature of most business junk makes hauling and removal problematic for many smaller businesses. Much of the typical business junk is large, unwieldy and heavy. In addition, there is usually a great deal of old furniture, electronics and other equipment involved. And that means e-waste disposal and recycling.
Five Benefits of Outsourcing Your Junk Removal
Despite the very real aspect of junk hauling not being a DIY project, you may have some reasons for wanting to haul your company’s junk yourself, or even simply hire some local guy with a truck. However, there are a number of good reasons not to leave this job to an amateur.
Ultimately, the benefits of using a professional junk removal firm for your business junk far outweighs any possible benefits of "doing it yourself."
Here are the top five:
1. It's Super Convenient!
As an owner or manager you have to consider the amount of time involved in clearing out, loading, and then hauling and disposing of your business junk. Depending on the size and volume of junk involved, you could be looking at huge numbers of hours and possibly even days lost.
Not only would you be having your employees spending valuable time "hauling junk", but the time spent doing this kind of work is time not spent doing what you pay them for. So, there is an opportunity cost of time and labor involved by keeping this kind of project "in-house."
2. Health and Safety Concerns
Depending on the quantity and nature of your waste, the seemingly simple task of moving junk can be risky. Because office furniture, equipment and other items tend to be large, heavy and bulky, getting cuts, abrasions and back strains can be very real consequences. Commercial junk removal is not like taking out the trash!
In addition, you may be working with actual hazardous waste materials which will need to be handled properly and legally. Without proper training and proper equipment, disposing of some waste can lead to complications.
3. Experience Cost Savings
It's not enough to simply look at the cost of hiring a professional junk removal firm, like Junk King, when considering your options. You must also factor in the wages spent on your employees (or yourself) to load up and haul your junk, and then add the cost of other work that’s not getting done.
It doesn't take long before "doing it yourself" becomes a fairly expensive operation. I addition, using your own employees for junk hauling not only invites potential expense of injuries and overtime costs.
4. Have Peace of Mind
There's much more to proper junk removal and disposal than simply throwing stuff into the back of a truck and hauling it off to the dump. The knowledge of what can be disposed of legally and where to take it represents a large part of what makes using a professional firm a better choice.
And simply taking everything to the local landfill – assuming there is one available and close by – is not always the most efficient nor cost-effective means of disposal. In fact, recycling and repurposing as many items and materials as possible is a responsible approach for any business.
5. Professional Approach
Instead of taking the few steps required to rid themselves of excess or unwanted junk, far too many businesses simply move their excess equipment, furniture and other junk from one storage space to another. And, when they run out of storage space inside their offices or facilities, many businesses end up storing these items outside their place of work, creating unsightly and potentially hazardous conditions.
While they may realize that this is not an efficient nor sustainable approach, for too many owners or managers, the prospect of having to sort, load, haul and somehow dispose of all that stuff keeps them from doing anything about it.
Yet having it removed quickly and safely by a professional hauling company can instantly improve the aesthetics, safety and appearance of a workplace. Not to mention freeing up much needed storage space!
Experience Efficient and Green Junk Removal
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly commercial waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete.
Whether you need our services several times during a clean-up project or just once after it's complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that your business junk is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.
In fact, our team specializes in business junk removal.
We can be at your facility 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 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).