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What You Should Know About Recycling Old Lawn Mowers and Landscaping Equipment

Posted by Junk King on Sep 21, 2017 2:51:33 PM

Garages and tool sheds across the country fill up with old lawn care equipment year after year. So what do you do with tools that are too large for the garbage bin?

Does your garage have an old lawn mower, edger or other unwanted landscaping tools just taking up space? When you have a broken or obsolete lawn mower and other landscaping appliances, you know that getting rid of them can be difficult, uncomfortable, and dirty.

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Topics: junk hauling, Old Appliances, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, scrap metal, appliance recycling, landscaping

What You Should Know About Recycling Old Appliances

Posted by Junk King on Aug 31, 2017 6:10:00 AM

We enthusiastically promote recycling in our society, but there is more to recycling than cans, bottles and newspapers.

Did you know that a large majority of items you might think have to be disposed of in a landfill can actually be recycled? Take your household appliances, for example. Can you recycle a refrigerator? How about an oven or even an air conditioning unit?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, get rid of old appliances, Old Appliances, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, scrap metal, appliance recycling

Air Conditioner Disposal: Junk Removal or Recycling?

Posted by Junk King on May 11, 2017 7:52:15 AM

Most homes in the U.S. have some type of heating and air system. Air conditioners are common and eventually have to be replaced. But what do you do with your old one?

When your air conditioner stops working and it is approaching triple-digit temperatures, you have to replace it. Even if it still works but is straining because it's so old, you'll probably need to upgrade. But now you have an old unit to get rid of and you find it's not easy.

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Topics: large trash pick up, get rid of old appliances, Recycling, junk removal, Old Appliances, air conditioner disposal, appliance recycling

Appliance Removal And Furniture Disposal: Big Junk Hauling

Posted by Junk King on May 2, 2017 6:06:00 AM

Most folks have made the occasional trek to the local landfill, but sometimes you have really big junk to haul. When it comes to furniture and appliances, what do you do?


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Topics: large trash pick up, get rid of old appliances, junk hauling, furniture removal, damaged furniture removal, Old Furniture Pick Up, Old Appliances

Appliance Removal For Your Old Washer And Dryer The Easy Way

Posted by Junk King on Feb 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Getting a new and efficient washer and dryer set is a great investment. Having new appliances is always exciting, but old appliance removal - not so much!

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Topics: washer / dryer disposal, get rid of old appliances, junk hauling, junk recycling, junk removal, Old Appliances

Junk Hauling For Old Appliance Removal - Or Recycling?

Posted by Junk King on Jan 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

If you just bought some new items and need to get rid of your old appliances, what do you do? The fact is, you have other options besides junk hauling.

If you have decided to upgrade your appliances, then you also need to consider what to do with your old units. Or maybe you already have some old appliances still hanging around the house, in the garage, or the basement, simply taking up space. What are your options?

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Topics: Refrigerator Disposal, Refrigerator Recycling, washer / dryer disposal, get rid of old appliances, junk hauling, Recycling, Old Appliances

Cleaning Your Storage Unit? Consider Junk Hauling

Posted by Junk King on Nov 8, 2016 8:53:05 PM

They have become one of the more iconic structures in America everywhere: public storage facilities. But when it is time to clean out your storage unit, how will you haul away the junk?

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Topics: Old Furniture, Residential Junk Removal, storage containers, junk hauling, Old Appliances, self-storage

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

Professional Property Management And Junk Removal Services

Posted by Junk King on Oct 5, 2016 11:15:12 PM

The rental industry is a vital part of the American economy and the vast majority of homes are rentals. But when people move, the task of cleaning those homes often falls on the landlords.


Property managers have plenty of work to do when preparing a rental unit for new tenants. And if the previous tenant left unwanted items and junk behind, the managers have to deal the headache of junk removal.

Apartment Units Require Constant Clean Outs

Few tenants leave their apartments completely empty — and many of them leave behind furniture, mattresses, electronics, and massive amounts of junk.

In the United States there are approximately 43,700,000 households that are renter-occupied. That’s almost 37 percent of the population. And a vast majority of those households apartments! In fact, in California alone, there are over 6,600,000 people living in apartments - almost 18 percent of the state’s population.

How often do they move?

According the U.S. Census Bureau 24.5 percent of all people living in renter-occupied housing units lived elsewhere within the previous year. The number one reason given for people moving on is job transfers which account for almost one out of 10 moves.

As landlords and rental professionals know, cleaning out apartments can be a tough task that requires strength and expertise. When furniture and other items are abandoned, or simply, left behind, someone has to carry these often large and bulky items down flights of stairs and through hallways.

Almost every landlord has had the unfortunate experience of having to get rid of their tenant’s possessions. A majority of people never fully clean their apartments before leaving, especially those who have been evicted. The same goes for individuals who break their leases.

They simply bail, leaving the burden on the landlord to throw away their stuff. The same scenarios play out in with rental homes. While some property managers have resources at their disposal to handle these often stressful situations, most spend far more time and money than they need or should in order to toss the junk. 

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk hauling, furniture removal, junk removal, Old Appliances, house cleanouts

6 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Winter And Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Oct 4, 2016 8:24:17 AM

Winter is coming and, as a homeowner, it's also time to get your house ready for the cold weather and rain.  And this could include junk removal.

It may be only October, but Northern California has already had its first autumn rainfall. Fall is upon us and the weather will be taking a toll on homes and energy bills. There are a number of things that should be done around the house to get ready before the cold (and wet!) weather settles in.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, home remodeling, Old Appliances, winterizing

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