[This article was originally published in October 2016 and has since been revised and updated.]
Winter is just over a month away and it's starting to get cold. So, now is a good time for your junk hauling tasks and to properly winterize your home.
This is also the time of year when many homeowners wistfully daydream of having a home in a place like Texas, Arizona, or Southern California. Winterizing there usually amounts to little more than preparing for a bit more rain than other times of the year.
However, in most locations throughout the United States, winter either brings an abundance of cold and rain, or plenty of snow, ice, frost, wind, and brutal cold.
So, it's no wonder that one of the more challenging tasks for homeowners in those more extreme locales is getting their homes and property ready for the ravages of winter weather. And even for those folks in the more temperate regions who have to worry more about rain than snow, the season takes it toll nonetheless.
Winterizing Can Save Your Property and Save Money
Many people take advantage of the end of summer to clean their yards and pile up any junk items that need to be hauled away. But, in addition to the junk hauling tasks to be done before winter, properly preparing your home should be a fall season task, as well.
And why should you take the time and effort to properly winterize?
Not only can you help prevent ruptured pipes or damaged gutters, but winterizing your home's interior can add up to a huge savings in both repair bills and energy bills.
While all of that sounds good, there can be a long list of things to do and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming for a homeowner, especially first-time owners or those who just moved from some place like, well, Texas, Arizona, or Southern California!
So, for many homeowners, the questions become "Where to start?" and "What needs to be done?"
Which is why we put together this handy infographic that provides a quick checklist of nine easy and essential steps for winterizing your home:
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Go the DIY Route or Hire a Pro?
Much of what needs to be done when winterizing a home can be done fairly easily by the homeowner.
Some tasks, such as chimney cleaning or roof inspections, however, are often better left to the professionals. While this may cost more initially, the convenience and peace of mind knowing that these tasks have been done properly are worth it.
And no one wants to "do it themselves" only to have to call a pro afterwards to do it right!
Junk hauling can fall into this category, as well.
You can do it yourself, but this usually requires having a truck and possibly some extra hands to help with loading and unloading. Then there are the costs for gas, for disposal fees - and the real possibility that you may not be able to dispose of everything at your local landfill.
And did we mention that you have to do all the heavy lifting?
All of which is why hiring a professional firm can be your best option when it comes to autumn junk hauling.
Junk Hauling and Cleanup Before Winter
When homes (and businesses) are damaged by winter storms and floods, the last thing they need is to have to deal with getting rid of everything that was damaged or destroyed. Which is all the more reason to take care of your junk removal needs now.
We understand how difficult winters can be and realize that no one wants to handle their own junk removal then, which is why we specialize in full-service junk removal for both residential and commercial customers.
Junk King provides efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk removal services that makes the process easy for you.
Our experienced junk and trash removal teams have the resources necessary to haul off any debris and other junk items quickly, easily, and cost-effectively. And as we go into another winter season we continue to maintain social distancing and following guidelines from the CDC in response to the ongoing coronavirus spread.
Our professional and insured junk removal and disposal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home. And, once we’re there, we’ll give you a free quote based on how much room your junk will take up in our truck.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).