Got Junk in Your Yard? How to Hire a Property Cleaning Service


Over time, it is easy to accumulate more junk that you need. But excess junk in your yard is not just unsightly; it's unsanitary.

A professional junk removal or property cleaning service can take the stress out of cleaning up your yard. Whether you have just one unwanted item or a yard full of junk and debris, a property cleaning service can take care of the problem quickly and affordably.

About Property Cleaning Services

Junk removal services can remove almost any type of junk or debris, including old appliances, tires, yard waste, furniture, old carpets, play structures, household waste, scrap metal, fencing and concrete. They're experts in heavy lifting, hauling and proper disposal methods. Most services will donate any unwanted items that are in good condition and recycle any items they can.

Even if you don't have a yard full of junk, there are occasions when it's a good idea to hire a junk removal service. Professional property cleanups are common after a construction or remodeling project, and many real estate agents recommend them to spruce up the yard before putting the house on the market. Even something as minor as a rusty swing set or a sagging fence can be a turnoff to potential buyers.

One of the greatest advantages to junk removal services is that you can be as involved (or not involved) in the process as you'd like. You can opt for the service to come out while you're at work and remove all debris from the yard, or you can guide the crew through the process, pointing out which items stay and which items go.

Cost of Property Cleaning Services

Property cleaning services usually charge based on volume, or the amount space your items take up in their truck. A full truckload usually costs about $500, but most services also have rates for one-quarter, half and three-quarters of the truck. Other services charge based on weight.

Most services have a minimum fee of $75 or $100 to make the trip worthwhile. And some charge extra for very heavy or large items that are difficult to haul.

In some cases, your junk can be valuable. Many times you can get free price quotes for that old clunker in the yard and have it towed away for free or for some quick cash. There are a lot of junk car removal companies online who will buy your car and have it out of your yard tomorrow.

In order to give an accurate cost estimate, most services will want to inspect your yard in person. Any reputable service will provide a free price quote that includes a detailed explanation of any surcharges or additional fees. Be sure to get a copy of that quote in writing before you sign any contract.

Author: Ashley Smith

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