Demolition and construction debris comes in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Debris removal involves a lot more than just tossing waste material into a dumpster – very often commercial and industrial construction and demolition sites can host a wide range of dangerous and toxic materials, including asbestos, lead paint, mercury-containing electrical equipment, as well as a variety of liquids and chemicals. That’s why it’s so important to hire a professional, experienced, and licensed contractor with the right equipment, processes, and disposal resources to handle whatever your site might contain.
Here are some tips for debris removal and hiring the right debris removal contractor:
Be aware of debris removal and disposal regulations
Virtually any significant debris removal project must comply with any number of regulations and very often a junk removal company hauling trash in a pick-up truck doesn’t have the necessary in-depth knowledge and expertise in all areas of debris removal.
Hazardous materials can require special permitting
Very often special permitting is required for debris removal and the right contractor can identify and help secure the proper documentation for the transportation and disposal of hazardous material. Once permission has been secured from the appropriate municipal, state, or federal officials, it’s important to have the debris removed as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible to minimize risk and cost.
The cheapest contractor can turn out to be the most expensive
Making sure you hire the right debris removal contractor goes beyond avoiding the inconvenience of hiring the wrong company for the job – improper debris removal and disposal could expose you to lawsuits, legal damages, and heavy fines. The money you think you might be saving by hiring the cheapest junk hauler could end up costing you thousands or even millions of dollars depending on the size of your project and the potential damage caused by improper debris handling.