Why You Need Junk Removal Services for Your Commercial Property

Commercial Office SpaceThere are typically a large quantities of unwanted items left behind by office and retail tenants. It might no seem like it would be the realtor’s job to clean these items up, but in order to have the property cleaned up for showings and leasing opportunities, the junk has to go. Since commercial properties are often very large compared to residential properties, cleanup and removal can be a time-consuming task and realtors might not have access to the correct tools for disposal. Hiring a junk removal service to help cleanup and remove any unwanted items from your commercial property is going to save you time, money, and energy.

Elite Junk Removal & Demolition will make your life easier by:

Doing a proper job

Our team is experienced and well-trained to haul away large, bulky items such as couches, kitchen appliances, desks, and electronics, hazardous materials, and your common office items – cardboard boxes, paper, and office supplies. With the experience we have, the risk of injuries from moving heavy and sharp items is drastically reduced.

Saving you time and money

Commercial junk removal is a bigger time commitment than residential junk removal. By hiring Elite Junk Removal & Demolition, the job will be finished faster than if you tackled it yourself, which means you’ll have more time to focus on the important things, like filling the office space, closing deals, and making money. Once you add up the cost of labor, dumping and recycling fees, and truck rental fees, you’ll be saving more money before evening hiring us.

When left with large quantities of unwanted items, we’ll take all of the necessary steps to remove the junk from your property and get your space prepared for the next tenants. All items will be disposed of properly, recycled, and re-purposed when possible.

For all of your commercial junk removal needs, call us today at (978) 317-5388.

4 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Waste Collection Provider

Trash TruckDo you live in an area that does provide trash removal services? Are you a business owner having trouble finding a trash removal provider? Having waste is a normal part of life and it shouldn’t be something to worry about. Here at Elite Junk Removal, we provide reliable trash removal services and we believe that finding a waste collection provider should be easy. We’ve compiled the questions you should be asking when shopping around for trash removal services.

How often is trash removed?

Many trash removal services collect waste once a week, some come less frequent and some come more frequently. By gauging home much trash you will have each week, you will be able to figure out how often you need your trash removal company to come. Be sure to hire a company that can keep up with the amount of waste you have so you can avoid trash falling out of the dumpster.

Where does the trash collection truck drop the trash off after it is collected?

Towns and cities have procedures set in place so that trash and waste is disposed of properly. Typically a local dump, a reputable company should be able to inform you where they dispose of any and all waste they collect.

Does the company provide recycling services?

Many waste removal companies also provide recycling services to reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills and to help our environment. Ask your potential trash collector if they offer recycling services, if they are an extra cost and how much they are, as well as what types of items they recycle.

What items are included in waste pick up?

All waste removal companies have a set list of items they will pick up, as well as items they won’t pick up. These can differ depending on the company and any local ordinances, as well as the dump they drop the waste off at. One of the first questions to ask is what items are included in the waste removal services to be sure that the items you might be throwing away over time will be collected or not.

Elite Services Junk Removal & Demolition provides both trash removal services and recycling services to residential homeowners and business owners. Contact us at (978) 317-5388 today to schedule your services!

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is in full swing, and there’s no matter time than now to deep clean your home. Whether you are someone that regularly cleans their home and recycle/donates items that are no longer being put to good use, or someone that cleans once a year, this is the perfect time to go through all your stuff and de-clutter your life!

Cleaning

  • Dust all of the forgotten spaces, including lamp shades, drapes, and the bottoms of chairs.
  • Revive your mattress with your upholstery tools on your vacuum! Use upholstery cleaner or a mild soap to spot clean any stains.
  • Clean any miscellaneous food items that have gotten stuck around the filter of your dishwasher and run a full cycle with some machine cleaner.
  • Deep clean your microwave – place one cup of water in a microwave safe bowl and turn on high for 3-5 minutes (or until the water boils). The steam from the boiling water will soften any food splatters inside of your microwave! Just take a paper towel or sponge and wipe clean.
  • Go through your closet and donate any items that no longer fit you or ad any items that you haven’t worn in over 6 months. If you were shopping today, would you buy it?
  • Declutter your basement, attic, and garage – make three piles: keep, donate, recycle. Consider when the last time you used the item, what type of sentimental value it holds (if any), and whether you’ll be using it over the next 6 months.

If you realize you have more junk on your hands than you bargained for or decide to do some home renovation while you’re at it, contact us today for your junk removal needs! Here at Elite Service, we actively recycle, donate, and reuse the junk we remove from homes!

The Shed Demolition Process by Elite Services Junk Removal

As a general contractor based out of the Boston North Shore area, we often get requests for free quotes to demolish old sheds that have fallen into disrepair. Sometimes these sheds are not well maintained by a previous homeowner and want to be removed by the new owner, or sometimes just the elements have an effect over the passage of a long period of time. Regardless of the reason, Elite Services Junk Removal is careful to follow strict safety protocol and procedure when we demolish and remove sheds for customers. Here is a brief overview of the procedure with which we handle a typical shed demolition.

First, we will examine the condition of any items within the shed, if the customer indicates that the items within the shed are also to be removed. Any items that can be salvaged we will remove and recycle, and we will use our standard junk removal procedures to dispose of any leftover items within the shed that the customer has let us know to remove.

Next, we will check for any electrical or plumbing connections and make sure that all breakers are thrown and all valves are closed, to ensure full safety during the demolition process.

We will then remove the roofing and the roof decking, pulling nails for wood sheds and unscrewing screws for metal sheds, and then collecting all the material for recycling and disposal. Once the roof is completely removed, the trim, siding, windows, and doors are typically next to go. Then, in preparation for the full structural demolition, the electrical fixtures and water pipes need to be removed and disassembled if the shed has electrical and plumbing connections. All material removed will be neatly collected for disposal by an Elite Services Junk Removal truck.

Next comes the structural demolition of the house. If the shed is above a certain size, we may consider bracing some of the walls to make sure that the demolition process happens in a controlled wall-by-wall manner, but most sheds are of a size that the walls can be safely demolished and the roof joists removed without needing to be braced first. The walls will then be disassembled and prepared for recycling or removal.

Finally, all that remains of the shed and its contents will be the floor. Any floor covering will be removed and we will then pry up the subfloor and remove the floor joists and foundation posts. Once all the material is collected, our customers typically are very happy with the additional space and opportunity to replant grass, expand a garden, or sometimes just build a newer, more modern shed.

If you are in need of junk removal, controlled demolition, or any of our other general contracting services, contact Elite Services Junk Removal at (978) 317-5388 today!

Get The Facts About Compulsive Hoarding Behavior

Over the course of a lifetime, it is natural to collect a variety of trinkets, keepsakes, and odds and ends that start to fill up your home. Many items we keep contain memories, sentimental value, or and can even become collector’s items with historical value. However, collecting too many things to the point of absolute clutter in a space may be a sign of compulsive hoarding behavior. Here are the facts that you should be aware if you suspect that you or someone in your life suffers from compulsive hoarding behavior.

Compulsive hoarding must include each of the three following conditions:

  • An individual retains many items, including items that appear to be useless or of little value to most people
  • The items kept create significant clutter in living spaces to the point where the individual cannot use their living spaces in a reasonable way
  • The items kept cause distress or issues in day-to-day activities

It is important to note that hoarding is different from collecting because in hoarding, individuals typically do not display their items proudly in an organized fashion, but instead collects the items in a disorderly way that creates significant clutter in living spaces.

Symptoms of compulsive hoarding behavior include:

  • Signficant difficulty in disposing of items
  • A pronounced amount of clutter in the office, home, car, or other spaces that impedes the ability to use furniture, appliances, or regular walkways
  • Losing important items in the clutter
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the volume of items that have “taken over” living spaces
  • Difficulty resisting acceptance of “free” items, even if the items are clearly useless or excessive
  • Buying unneeded items because they are a good deal or to stock up
  • Avoiding friends and family due to embarrassment about living space

Here are recommended guidelines that can help someone with compulsive hoarding behavior:

  • Have respect for the individual’s right to make their own decisions about their items at their own pace.
  • Try to sympathize with the individual and understand the importance of his or her items to him or herself as you develop a plan together to reduce the clutter.
  • Encourage the individual to come up with ideas to make their home into a safer and more ideal living environment.
  • Team up with the individual to offer collaborative solutions to motivate the individual to discard or organize.
  • Help the individual recognize that hoarding interferes with their goals or values in life.
  • Maintain trust by always asking before eliminating an item.

For helping recovering hoarders who are ready to de-clutter to improve their living situation, contact Elite Services Junk Removal for a free estimate today.

Tips to Clean Out and Organize Your Garage

With winter fast approaching, now might be the perfect time to try and declutter the garage, and get rid of anything you don’t use. To get as much done as possible, be sure to clean out and throw away items before you start your organization. To ensure a cleaner garage, be sure to follow the steps below.

  • Ask yourself when was the last time you used it? If the answer is more than a year ago, throw it out.
  • For any items that you believe you can get some value for, consider a garage sale or posting your items online to sell. It doesn’t hurt to see who might be interested in what you no longer have any use for, and any extra cash flow is always beneficial.
  • Make three piles of donation, trash, and what you are keeping.
  • Be sure to have a structured system including shelving, if it doesn’t already exist. This is a real space saver as you can put things on the wall instead of overstuffing your drawers.
  • Having bins where more items can be stored will help declutter and to become more organized. Introduce a color-coded system to make certain items easier to find, such as: tools, Christmas ornaments, etc. Make sure to clearly label the container.
  • Review your items to make sure you are not getting rid of anything you may need, and vice versa.
  • Once you have established all your categories, and you know what you no longer need, contact us to finalize your clean up!

We offer a variety of services such as furniture removal,  yard clean-up, and appliance removal, and would love to help make your life hoard-free.

For more information about how Elite Services can help you out, feel free to fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 978-317-5388.

Storage Ideas For Your Dorm Room

Almost nothing beats going back to school! For all those college students in and around the Boston area, your dorm room will be the home to lasting memories. The only problem is that for so many young kids is that dorm rooms aren’t always the biggest. With the limited space that you have and all sorts of junk being everywhere, we’ve put together some things you could do to improve storage.

Closet Space: Think vertically when maximizing space in your college closet. A rod doubler can almost instantly double the amount of hanging space that you have. Or, if you need more space for your folded clothes then try adding extra drawers.

Walls & Doors: Your walls and doors can actually be used for more then just a space to hang up posters. There are various grid and hook racks that can add storage for shoes, sweatshirts and much more.

Utilizing Your Desk: Almost every college dorm room has a desk but one that is limited with storage space. With all your school work, being organized is extremely important. Think about getting a notebook holder, or a file cart that can fit under your desk.

Laundry: For so many people, the reason that they have a dirty bedroom is because of unorganized and scattered dirty clothes. Make sure that you have a laundry basket which can fit all your dirty clothes and also one that is easily portable.

Junk Removal: If you have old, clunky furniture in your college dorm room that is taking up too much space, consider getting rid of it. Sometimes throwing stuff out is the best option to clean up and organize your room.

For more information on junk removal please feel free to contact the specialists at Elite Services. We can be contacted over the phone at 978-317-5388 or through our online contact form. 

Tips To Help De-clutter Your Bathroom

When it comes to decluttering or removing junk from your home, the chances are that your situation is much more different than other people. The severity of junk in someone’s home can range from a single couch to a house covered and filled with unused and cluttered junk.

Some people also seem to have problems within different rooms of a home. This got us thinking about some ways to you can declutter and clean up your bathroom. If you’re having trouble finding your toothbrush or even your shampoo then this is a major sign that something needs to change.

Follow these tips to help get rid of that junk and declutter your bathroom:

Remove Old Bottles: We don’t understand why but so many people for whatever reason leave empty bottles in the bathroom. Over time these can accumulate and out of nowhere you’ll have a ton covered in your bathroom. They take up space and can cause problems if they get knocked down when showering.

Old Towels & Rags: White towels and rags which have changed color should be removed. They reduce space and really hurt the overall look and feel of a bathroom.

Unnecessary Items: Look through your bathroom and look for things which you simply aren’t using. Items which you aren’t using from televisions, and radios to phones and other items take up space and can also be dangerous. If there is no need for something to be in your bathroom throw it out or find another home for it.

Junk Removal Specialist: A junk removal professional is the perfect choice when you’re looking to get rid of extra clutter within a bathroom. From simple things that are scattered throughout your bathroom to maybe a heavy chest that you want to remove, consult a junk removal specialist to see what they can do for you.

For more information about what Elite Services Junk Removal & Demolition can do for you, please feel free to reach out over the phone at 978-317-5388 or fill out our online contact form.

Don’t Wait: Summer Junk Removal

As we enter august, it’s hard to believe but summer is actually winding down. In about 3-4 weeks kids will be back in school and summer will just be a distant memory in our rear view mirror. The warmer months and summer in particular is a great time to clean up your house and get rid of any extra unwanted junk. Although alot of people try for “spring cleaning”, spring comes and goes so quickly that before you know it, you’ve done nothing.

Before the busy school schedule and new year starts, this is the perfect time to take advantage of summer. Read our top 5 reasons to use this time for junk removal.

1) Warm Weather: Warm weather provides the perfect atmosphere to get our there and clean your house. Open up the windows and let all that dust float away.

2) More Time: For most people, the summer is slower. There is more time then during the rest of the year. It’s the perfect opportunity to set aside time.

3) Vacation: There may be nothing more frustrating then going on a long vacation and coming home to a dirty, clutter filled home. Vacations can honestly be tiring, and coming home to a clean house can make you feel so much better. Before that vacation trip, set aside time to dig through all your junk.

4) Kids Are Outside: Unless your kids are helping with your junk removal process, having them out of the house can make the whole process easier. With the warm weather, camps, and friends sleep overs, you’ll have more space and less distractions to remove that junk.

5) Junk Removal Specialists Are Ready: Junk Removal specialists are in high gear during the summer. This is there busy season, so taking advantage of this is important. Many junk removal projects take time and need help, so look into contacting a professional.

For more information about Junk Removal, please reach out the specialists at Elite Services. We can be contacted over the phone at 978-317-5388 or through our online contact form.

Top Reasons To Recycle In Your Home

Elite Services Junk Removal & Demolition does its part by recycling after every job. We take everything that comes from either a removal and demo job and either donates or recycles everything. Throwing out everything would be terrible for the environment. As a homeowner you can also do your part by recycling as well.

Here are 6 reasons to recycle: 

1) Economy: There are many american companies that rely on recycling programs to make new products.

2) Jobs: The more that we recycle, the more jobs and people there will be. In the US, the recycling industry is a $236 billion industry and has more then 56,000 employees.

3) Environmentally friendly: One of the more beneficial and obvious reasons to recycle is because it’s good for the environment. Less energy is required, fewer resources are used it keeps waste being tossed in landfills.

4) Reduce Waste: Americans on average discard between 7-10 pounds of garbage every single day. Recycling will cut back on waste which gets tossed in landfills.

5) Water Pollution: Making products with recycled products generates far less water pollution then in comparison to new materials.

6) Wildlife Protection: Recycling materials means that there is less reason to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other various wildlife places.

Working with Elite Services for your next junk removal or demolition project will additionally help with recycling.

For more information about Elite Services, please feel free to give us a call at 978-317-5388 or fill out an online contact form.