How to Avoid Junk Removal & Trash Removal Rip-Offs & Scams
Junk removal & Trash Removal is essential for a lot of reasons. Whether it’s clearing out an entire house due to a hoarding situation or simply reclaiming your basement from years of accumulated clutter, calling in professional junk removal experts can make the task — and your life — so much easier. At JunkDoctorsNJ, we take our job very seriously, and we’re dedicated to providing timely, professional and no-strings-attached service. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dishonest junk removal companies and practices that can cause you more trouble than they’re worth. Just because someone has a truck and a couple of people on staff does not mean they’re qualified for the rigors of junk removal. So let’s take a look at how to avoid junk and trash removal rip-offs and scams to ensure you always hire the right crew.
Vet the company before hiring them
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is just hiring the first company you see advertised. Junk removal may seem like an easy, cut-and-dry business to run, but it actually requires both rigorous training and knowledge of the law. So before you hire anyone to remove the junk from your home, it helps to look into their business history. A quick Google search is all it takes to make sure that the company actually exists as a legal entity. Do they have a website that actually details the services they provide and a pricing policy? Are they registered with your local chamber of commerce? Have previous customers provided reviews online, and are the reviews positive? These quick, easy steps can help you understand if the provider you’re interested in is as upstanding as JunkDoctorsNJ — or if they represent a liability.
Are they properly licensed?
Before you hire any junk removal company, make sure they are fully licensed for hauling, and don’t be afraid to ask to see the license before allowing any work to begin. While licensing can vary based on the location, most cities require a hauling license for junk removal services. If a provider isn’t licensed, they’re operating illegally. That’s why JunkDoctorsNJ makes sure all required licenses are always up to date.
And whatever you do, never pay for the job upfront. A professional, respectable junk removal service will not accept payment until after they’ve finished the work.
Find out where your junk will be disposed
While JunkDoctorsNJ always takes your unwanted and unneeded items to the proper landfill, recycling facility or an organization that accepts donations, there are junk removal companies that don’t pay disposal fees. And in cases like that, your junk could wind up in dumped on a random property, such an unused lot.
Only work with validated professionals
For these reasons and more, you always want to make sure you hire a junk removal company that respects the importance of their business and your needs. That’s why New Jersey residents have turned to JunkDoctorsNJ for years. They know they’re working with honest, fully licensed professionals who will give them a final price before the job starts.
If you are in New Jersey or the surrounding area and need professional junk removal services of any size, call JunkDoctorsNJ today at 973-336-8083.