When you hire a junk removal company, you invite strangers into your home or business. You need to know who you are inviting to your home.
The best way to discover if the company you call is legitimate and will treat you respectfully is to ask them about the company. If they cannot tell you the basics about the company, re-think your decision about hiring them.
The logic is simple. If a company is willing to invest in the business, you won’t get the superior service you want.
Below are five (5) questions to ask before you hire a junk removal company. If the company can answer these questions effortlessly, you have a legitimate business that wants to earn your business.
If the company you call cannot answer them, hang up. They are not for you.
#1 – Are You Licensed & Insured?
The point is to discover if they have general liability insurance and workman’s comp. If they damage your home, building, or structure on your property, their insurance will pay for the damages. If they do not, your homeowner’s policy will cover it.
If someone gets injured in the process, workman’s comp will kick in. You are legally responsible for paying all pain, suffering, and medical bills if they don’t have workman’s comp.
Lastly, you want to know if they have a business license. A reputable company will have one.
#2 – What Happens to the Junk You Collect?
Legitimate junk removal companies know where to recycle, donate, or dispose of the collected materials. All-In Hauling always makes an effort to recycle or donate wherever possible. Then the junk will be taken to the local landfill that accepts the junk collected.
A “company” looking to make a fast buck will not take the time to dispose of the items collected properly. Often, they bid the job so low that they cannot cover the dump fees and gas costs. So they dump your stuff on the side of the road.
If you had wanted your things on the side of the road, you could have done it yourself.
#3 – What Do Your Google Reviews Say About You?
Before you call a junk removal company, check out their reviews. Then ask yourself if they are people you want to work with.
If you can’t find them on Google, they just started their company less than two weeks ago or are not legitimate. It takes up to two weeks to get your business approved on Google My Business, a free service.
If they can’t take the time to do this essential free advertising, consider “do you want strangers like that in your home?”
#4 – What’s Your Website?
It can take any from two weeks to 3 months to build a relatively small website. The more complex it is, the longer it takes to build. Websites are the main generators of leads and sales for any business. It drives company awareness, leads, sales, and post-sale customer satisfaction. Without a website, a business cannot compete.
If the “company” you just called cannot immediately tell you their website address, walk away.
#5 – What’s Included in the Final Price?
Every company sets up its pricing structure differently. However, there are some basic features you want before you hire a junk removal company. The basic features are:
- Labor included in the price
- Taxes included in the price
- Dump fees included in the price
If they are not, you might face hidden or unexpected fees.
All-In Hauling has seen many customers get cheated or defrauded — some of them badly. To help protect our customers and anyone else looking to hire a junk removal company, we had to say something.
All-In Hauling is an insured and licensed junk removal and hauling business you can trust. This blog is an example of our commitment to empowering our customers with knowledge they can use.
If you need junk removed, cardboard and furniture removed, or property cleaned up, call us at (936) 445-8159.