Cleaning out evicted homes can be an overwhelming process. As a landlord, property manager, or property owner, you may be looking for ways to simplify the task.
Every situation is different, but when residents leave behind junk, trash, or damage, a cleanup plan of attack is the key to success.
It often requires a quick turnaround time to get a property back to sellable or rentable condition, we’ll discuss the most efficient ways to get a property back in tip-top shape.
Things to Keep in Mind
- Not all cleanups are cut and dry.
- There are safety hazards to be aware of when tackling a large-scale residential or commercial building foreclosure cleanup.
- Hazardous materials may be involved
- The best way to get the job done depends on your time and financial budget
Hashing a Plan
When you create your plan, there are a few more factors you should take into consideration:
- Estimate the Size of Your House or Building
You should know the general square footage of the property. Think about accessibility. Is there a spot to place a dumpster conveniently for efficient loading?
- Understand the Types of Junk You Have
Will you be disposing of smaller household junk, furniture and appliances, hazardous materials, demolition debris, or other wastes?
- Calculate the Scale of the Cleanup
Approximately how many yards of debris or junk do you have? Keeping a rough estimate of the amount of junk or debris you need to dispose of will help you find the most cost-efficient cleanup solution for the job.
- Determine the Best Solution for Your Project
Next, determine your desired method of completing the job.
The most efficient methods for cleaning up a mess after a foreclosure situation include:
- Hiring a junk removal service to handle the work for you
- Rent a dumpster and handle the cleanup yourself
- Haul away the junk yourself using a truck or trailer
- Get Several Quotes
Obtain quotes from whatever service you may be looking into.
We recommend calling several days ahead of time if you need to hire a junk removal company or rent a dumpster to ensure availability on the day(s) you need.
Which Option is Best for You?
Hiring a Junk Removal Company
This is the most time and labour efficient option, since the work will be done for you; all that’s left is that you oversee the project, deciding which items need to go. You should note that whole-home foreclosure cleanout can easily cost a couple thousand dollars, when hiring a junk removal company.
Haul It Away Yourself
This is a great option if you can complete the job in one trip or there are no hazardous materials. This option can end up being expensive and may take up a lot of your time due to making trips back and forth from the dump. There is also a chance your vehicle may slightly be damaged in the process.
Rent a Dumpster Bin
This may be the most cost-effective method for medium to large-size home or commercial building cleanouts. However, this option requires a lot of manual labour on your part.
Dumpster rental costs are highly variable, but you’ll probably end up spending no more than a couple hundred dollars.
At National Bins, we know turning over property is critical to your bottom line, so we offer the fast and affordable services you need. If you live in the Kitchener/ Waterloo/ Cambridge area, and are in need of a rental dumpster bin, don’t hesitate to call us or visit our website!