Many people look at the beginning of the new year as a time for cleaning up. And, with the threat of coronavirus variants, keeping safe is key, as well.
Although it would be nice to get back to "life as normal", the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means taking extra safety measures when cleaning up - and cleaning out.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get Back in the Water - Coronavirus Variants
The COVID-19 coronavirus has been with us now for two years, according to most sources. And while the initial form of the virus has tapered off significantly worldwide, it has spawned at least two known variants: Delta and, now, Omicron.
According to information provided by AARP,
"Public health officials have identified several new strains of the coronavirus, some of which are more contagious and may cause more severe illness. In the U.S., the biggest variants of concern are delta and omicron.
So far, the available vaccines still provide protection against the circulating variants, however, health officials are urging all adults to get a booster dose for added protection against the highly transmissible omicron strain, which has some vaccine-compromising abilities."
What this means is that we must all continue to be vigilant in our efforts to stay safe and avoid unnecessary contact or exposure to those who have COVID-19. That's fairly obvious for most of us, but when it comes to simply carrying out daily tasks and routines, staying safe can be tricky.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 is spread in three ways:
- By breathing in air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus;
- Having these droplets and particles land on the eyes, nose, or mouth:
- Or touching the eyes, nose, and mouth with hands that have the virus on them.
In general, the CDC says, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread, and indoor spaces are more risky than outdoor spaces.
So, while cleaning indoors and getting rid of excess trash and dealing with your household junk removal tasks, staying safe should be a priority.
It's a New Year and Time for Cleaning Out Old Junk - Safely
For many people, the New Year isn't just a time for contemplation and making resolutions. It's also the time they like to clear out their living spaces of old, unwanted junk and debris. Cleaning out their homes and personal storage spaces is both beneficial and - for many people - therapeutic.
But all those piles of junk and other stuff you want to get rid of is often far more than you can take care of yourself. Which isn't really a problem since you can always call on a junk removal service to come and haul it all away for you.
In fact, at Junk King, we specialize in residential junk removal.
However, with the ongoing issue of coronavirus, COVID-19, and its variants, having strangers in your home can seem a bit risky.
At Junk King, we get it. Which is why we are committed to carrying out safe, no-contact junk removal service to ensure that everyone is safe during this time of potential infection. In this time of uncertainty, our world is changing by the hour.
Since early in 2020, the health and safety of our family, friends, neighbors and coworkers has been our number one priority. And we continue to practice social distancing and following current guidelines from the CDC and WHO. That's because we understand that these are some of the best actions we can all take to be responsible members of our community.
Because social distancing and masking has become a normal way of life, it can be easy to take for granted the very real threat that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic presents. And this can be true when making use of services like Junk King's residential junk removal.
But we take this seriously and have incorporated safety protocols into our daily operations to help ensure minimal contact and exposure at all times, for the health and safety of our customers and our own teams.
100% TOUCHLESS PICKUP
We'll maintain a 6-foot distance from every customer. Our haulers can pick up curbside, never entering your home.
Send photos to to the Junk King team for a touchless price quote.
NO CONTACT PAYMENT
You can pay for our services over the phone to limit social exposure.
Gloves, masks and hand sanitizers are provided on every truck used to protect you and our haulers.
Your Safe Option for Residential Junk Removal
Junk King provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk removal and household garbage removal services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of your garbage and waste after you're done cleaning.
Whether you need our services several times during your new year cleanout, or just once after your done, our hauling professionals will ensure that the garbage and junk is out of your way so that you can get on with your life.
Do you have excessive household trash? Our team specializes in garbage removal.
We can be at your home or office 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 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).