Updated: Oct 5, 2018
At present, there is millions of house clearance services just in the London area alone on Google, Bing and Yahoo search. Now, with so many search results appearing for your keyword, hiring the best house clearance service in London could be time-consuming especially when all you want to do is get rid of all your unwanted junk and waste, right!
Now I’m not going to lie to you, removing any rubbish or junk from your property could lead to a stressful experience and I don’t want that to happen to you. That’s why it’s probably better for you to hire a professional house clearance service to do this for you. Considering this, I have devised a mini guide on how to hire the best house clearance service in London that is right for you.
So, grab yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and read on.
1. Do you need a house clearance service?
The first thing to consider is do you need a home clearance? As you may or may not know, a house clearance service forms under an umbrella term for a part or full clearance for all your bulky waste items that you want removed from your house, flat, garage, basement, attic and even your shed. This umbrella term is called a domestic property clearance.
If you fit in this criterion, then the answer is probably YES!
2. Make a list of the items that you want removing
To make sure your house clearance runs as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. It would be advisable to make a list of all the items that you want removed from your domestic property. If this is too time-consuming, the best way to approach this is to take a photograph on your phone or iPad for evidence. In that way, it would be straightforward when you approach a company to clear your waste.
3. How to Choose the Best House Clearance Service
There is no denying that the first thing we head to when we want to search for a service is the good old internet. The internet is wonderful for finding things very quickly but it can also be very daunting when it comes to making the right decisions.
Ask yourself a few questions whist searching:
Is the company licensed to carry your waste?
Now, you don’t want to choose a company that engages in fly-tipping because you could be responsible too and you could be fined up to £50, 000 for such behaviour occurring. It's your right to ask if the company is licensed to carry your waste. If they don’t want to part with this information, then they’re probably not a genuine house clearance company.
Are they reputable and trusted?
When searching for a reputable company, it’s worth asking friends and family for recommendations; this can go along way to hiring the best house clearance service that is right for you. After all, they have firsthand experience and can point you in the right direction.
Are they local?
I can't stress enough that some companies charge you by the mile. So, it would be worth considering a local house clearance company to remove your items. In that way, if they are local, they won't charge you for this.
Are they affordable?
You don’t want to be stung by a heavy bill at the end of your house clearance. Please ask the company upfront how much it would cost for a part of full house clearance. As long as you're honest about the items that you want taken away, then any reputable company would give you a fair price set for those items. Like I said earlier, make a list or take a photograph and attach it to an email and await their quote. If it’s too expensive, then you don’t have to go with them.
How much experience do they have?
Experience is key. You don’t want a company coming into your property that doesn't have a clue what to do with your items. Taking away items that you don’t want to be removed, or just being damn rude and disrespectful. Importantly, recycling your items properly and responsibly. Ask the company how much experience they have and how many house clearances they have mastered. After all, you are looking to hiring the best house clearance company to remove you waste. Some companies would showcase their gallery on their website to demonstrate the experience they have, so it’s worth checking it out.
Do they recycle your waste?
Recycling can run in many forms. But, it would be worth asking if the company recycles your unwanted junk to local charities, especially reusable items that can be valued by another person or company. It is also your right to ask where your items will be disposed.
How long would a house clearance take?
We all have busy lives to lead such as work commitments and families to run. Ask the company how long it would take for your items to be cleared. The company should, however, be able to give you a rough estimate. Remember it may not be a quick fix, as it may depend on the nature of your house clearance, but it's worth asking.
Okay, the list above is not exhaustive, but It would be the first important components to consider.
Now that you have some basic information, what If I tell you that I have done all the above research for you. That would be amazing, right!