It’s no secret that house clearance can be stressful, exhausting and time consuming. A major clearout is one of those tasks that we tend to avoid, but doing this won’t make the issue disappear, and there will come a time when it’s no longer an option to delay a deep clean. But if you have to take on this challenge, remember that there are professionals who can make the process much easier.
When it comes to house clearance, rubbish removal companies in London are your biggest supporter of this industry. You can take advantage of various services, from furniture removal to full house clearance.
What to consider before hiring a house clearance service
Before you book a house clearance, you need to consider a few things. Here’s a handy list of what you need to know and think about when hiring a rubbish removal company.
You should try to identify the amount of waste you want to dispose of before you start getting quotes. Doing this will result in more accurate estimates, and help to avoid last-minute jumps in cost. If you decide to add to the amount of waste before it’s collected, bear in mind that this will probably increase the final price you are charged, so you might need to adjust your budget.
Think about the type and location of your rubbish too. Usually, rubbish clearance companies base their prices on the type of junk you’re throwing away, and whereabouts it is on your property. If you’re able to move items to an accessible location this can help to keep costs down.
Separate the items you want to throw away and the ones you plan to keep. This will mean the waste collectors won’t mistakenly take items that may be valuable to you.
Move anything you want to keep to a different room, or a separate area outdoors. If you can’t move items, attach a label that makes it clear they are not to be removed.
It’s also a good idea to oversee the rubbish removal, to make absolutely sure that the right items are being taken away.
Before the house clearance company arrives, think about where they are going to park and let them know if there are any parking restrictions in advance. On the day of collection, you could use your own car to reserve a spot, and move it once the van arrives.
Once you have your collection date, it’s a good idea to let your neighbours know. As well as being a polite thing to do, this might mean they can help to keep a parking spot clear for you.
When it comes to house clearance, safety is really important. Make sure that the rubbish removal company you have chosen is licensed by the environment agency, so that the disposed waste does not damage your health and the environment. Keep children and pets out of the way while the rubbish collection is in progress too.
Completing a Waste Transfer Note (WTN) is also very important. This transfers the responsibility for the waste away from you as it leaves your property.
Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on the way to finding a house clearance service that’s perfectly suited to your needs.
Have you got any tips for making a house clearance go smoothly?