Not every junk removal company is going to give you the same treatment. You don’t want to be stuck with a company that acts unprofessional in your home, or doesn’t deliver on promises they, or their website, made to you.
So here are 5 questions to ask a junk removal company, so you don’t get ripped off!
5 Questions to Ask A Junk Removal Company
1. What’s the price per truckload and what is the size of the truck?
This is a two-parter, but both VERY important to ask. You want to make sure you go with a company that’s going to give you the best value for your dollar. Many companies have only a 15 cubic yards truckload size. This means they’ll have to make more trips, and may end up costing you more for their travel time. At Junk Bunker, we use a 17 cubic yard truckload size to accommodate more unwanted items! It’s important to know exactly what you’re getting for the price.
2. Is this a flat rate, or are there additional fees along the way?
Many junk removal companies have additional fees associated with different items that may or may not be mentioned upfront. You want to make sure you know exactly what you’ll be charged for the specific items you’re having removed. It can be extremely stressful if the company mentions to you, on the job, that a specific item will cost you more to remove. With Junk Bunker, you aren’t charged for removing specific items, it’s all based on the truckload.
3. Is your junk removal company licensed and insured? Do you have workman’s compensation?
This may seem like a no-brainer, but not every business holds this level of professionalism. You want to make sure you have an established and insured junk removal company to ensure the safety of your family and home. Some smaller companies may not be properly insured, or may not have workman’s comp for their employees, and you don’t want to be stuck with a legal issue. Junk Bunker is fully licensed and insured, so you are fully protected!
4. What items does your junk removal company take? What items do you not take?
You want to make sure ALL of your unwanted items, or junk, are taken care of, so you don’t have to go through this process again. Some junk removal companies won’t take items like mattresses, electronics, tires, appliances, and more. At Junk Bunker, we remove ALL unwanted items, with the exception being combustible or flammable substances.
5. Do you have reviews or testimonials from past customers?
Do your homework! Make sure you select a junk removal company that has had many successful jobs in the past, and is proven to do a great job. Anyone can tell you they’re trustworthy, or great at what they do, but places like Google can help you see what past customers have said!
Those are just some of the important questions to ask a junk removal company, so you don’t get ripped off. And as always, if you’re looking to clear out a room due to an estate clean out, a house remodeling, or you just want to reclaim your home, give us a call, or fill out our free estimate form today!