Being a landlord isn't always easy. Problem tenants make you appreciate your good tenants even more. When someone moves out and leaves a house full of furniture and clutter behind, you're faced with a lot of cleanup work you may not have time for. The solution is to hire a garbage removal service. You can get as much help as you need whether it is just to rent a dumpster or to have someone clean out the house or apartment for you. Here's how a full-service company can be a big help.
You Won't Have To Do Heavy Lifting
Furniture isn't easy to get out of an apartment and that might even be one reason the tenants left it behind. You won't have to worry about getting rid of a big couch, heavy dressers, or large appliances. Moving these out of the building is only part of the problem. You'd have to find a way to transport them to the dump, and that could take several trips. You may not even save that much money cleaning out the apartment yourself since you'd have to pay someone to help you move the heavy things and then rent a truck and pay disposal fees to get rid of them. All those costs are rolled into one when you hire a garbage disposal service.
You Won't Have To Worry About Sorting
Before you dispose of belongings left behind, be sure you understand your rights as a landlord. You may be able to keep, sell, or dispose of the items right away. You may want to look over the belongings to see if there's anything you want to keep such as exercise equipment or a television. However, since you don't have an emotional attachment to the things, you won't have to worry about sorting. You can let the service come in and do what they think is right with what they take. For instance, some items might be suitable for recycling, so if any sorting needs to be done, the service can do it as they haul things out of the house.
You Won't Be Endangered By Clutter
If the old tenants kept a messy house and there are piles of clutter everywhere, you might have to contend with things like mold, spoiled food, mouse droppings, insects, and other toxins or dangers. A cleanup crew can handle these materials safely. However, the service might have restrictions on what they will remove since disposing of toxic waste may be beyond what they are permitted to do.
If you're cleaning out a house where it's convenient to place a dumpster and you have your own crew to help, then renting a dumpster could be what you want to do. However, when you don't have the time or the means to clear out an apartment or house, then hiring a garbage removal service is the best way to get rid of everything the old tenants left behind so you can start restoring the place and get a new tenant quickly.