How to Find the Right Professionals for Debris Removal


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Debris cleanup, removal and remediation following a natural disaster or other emergency is a big job. Heavy lifting, moving heavy objects and working in cramped spaces are all challenging aspects of debris cleanup. Debris cleanup efforts also require professionals with unique skillsets. When natural disasters strike, it’s the commercial cleaning industry that responds first to remove unsafe debris from public areas and buildings to prevent further damage and disease transmission from contaminated sites. After that initial response phase, there may be additional needs for licensed contractors to come in and complete fire damage restoration or mold remediation. These professionals have the training and licensing to deal with hazardous materials in a post-disaster environment. While these tasks are necessary after any disaster, they’re not exactly easy jobs.

 

What to Look for in a Good Pro

When it comes time to find a contractor, it’s important to start with a list of must-haves when it comes to debris removal. These services might be needed after a fire, flood, hurricane or any other type of disaster. For debris removal, you will want a contractor licensed in your state and trained in hazardous materials removal. A contractor should have experience working with all types of debris, be able to provide necessary safety gear and have the necessary insurance coverage. It’s also a good idea to find out if a company has a reliable insurance company and if they’re a member of the BBB. A contractor with a good reputation for completing jobs well and on time is likely to be a good choice for debris cleanup. A local contractor is always a good idea, especially if you will be needing them to remove debris from your home.

 

Safety Equipment is Non-negotiable

Safety is always the first priority, but it’s even more important when you’re dealing with dangerous materials and heavy equipment. No matter what goes wrong during a job, it’s essential that no one is seriously injured or killed. This is why safety equipment is non-negotiable when it comes to cleanup and removal following a disaster. Proper safety gear can make all the difference between a job going smoothly and a tragedy. When selecting a contractor, be sure they provide all of the necessary gear, including the following: – Hard hats – eye protection – ear protection – High-visibility vests – Gloves – Respiratory protection – Hazardous materials training

 

Hiring the Right Crew

Hiring the right crew to do the job means more than just hiring someone with a valid contractor’s license. You want contractors who know how to work together as a team, communicate with you as the project manager and who take good care of themselves and each other. You want contractors who can not only clean up the site and remove debris, but also safely handle hazardous materials and get the job done in a timely manner. There are a few things to look for when hiring a crew for the job. A contractor that is prompt, on time and professional is a good start. You want people who are easy to communicate with and who know how to follow directions. You also want contractors who are skilled at the job and who take safety seriously.

 

Big Jobs Require Big Tools

Depending on the type of debris cleanup you have ahead of you, you may be dealing with lots of small pieces of debris or large, heavy items that need to be moved. While there are some people who specialize in the removal of small items, those are the types of jobs that are typically contracted out to smaller, one-person operations. In general, larger debris items including furniture, appliances, tree branches and other large items will need to be removed with heavy equipment. Depending on the work needed and the size of the debris, you may need cranes or excavators to move large tree trunks or other heavy items.

 

Finding the Right Dumpster

Depending on the type of debris cleanup you need to do, you may or may not need a dumpster. Most debris cleanup projects will require a dumpster of some type, but the type you need depends on the type of debris you’re dealing with. Trees, for example, can be cut up and loaded into a roll-off dumpster, but you’ll need a trash dumpster if you have lots of smaller items like furniture and appliances. When you are getting estimates from different companies, make sure they can provide the type of dumpster you need. Many companies will offer a standard dumpster, but it may not be big enough for your specific project.

 

Bottom line

Debris cleanup is a demanding job that requires specialized training, tools and equipment. It’s also a job that can cost homeowners thousands of dollars if they attempt to do it themselves. While hiring a contractor is expensive, it’s often less expensive than doing the work yourself and it’s a good investment towards making sure the cleanup is done right. It’s important to know what you’re getting into before you hire a contractor and to find one that is well-equipped for the job. An experienced, professional contractor will be able to remove debris efficiently and safely, ensuring that your cleanup goes as smoothly as possible.

Brandon Louisseize

Brandon Louisseize is a responsible and visionary leader whose charisma and character reflects in everything he does. Raised in Miami, Florida, Brandon moved to Naples in 2001, where he seeks to provide stress-free and comprehensive demolition and junk removal services to residential homeowners and commercial companies. Brandon and his team maintain professionalism and strive to go above and beyond to give you high-quality and premium services. He guarantees you a smooth and pleasant experience. His educational background in Business Administration has equipped him with solid project management, organizational and financial management skills. Brandon prides himself on his strong work ethic and hard work. Brandon is a valuable member of Junk Hauling Express and has been monumental in its success by helping streamline its operations to make it an industry leader in the Naples community. Before joining Junk Hauling Express, he worked at College Hunks Hauling Junk Naples FL Company. While there, he diligently worked his way up and earned a promotion to General Manager in charge of operations in Naples. Brandon is passionate about community service and giving back to society. He has helped produce the first docuseries for his community’s semi-pro football team, the Florida Stingrays. Brandon is responsible and efficient and is ready to help you clear your debris safely and efficiently. His excellent listening skills and attention to detail give him an upper edge. Brandon is just a phone call away if you're looking for holistic and affordable demolition, site cleanup, and junk removal services. When he is not working, Brandon loves to play football and spending quality time with his nieces and nephews. He has been monumental in the success of Junk Hauling Express, where he helped streamline the company’s operations to being profitable and sustainable.

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