November 30, 2018.
Owning and managing rental property is hard work on a good day, but finding yourself in the position of needing eviction clean out services means you’re probably not having a good one. Tenants can leave a property in a mess when they know there’s no hope of receiving their security deposit, and they can be particularly careless with a property when they’ve been evicted.
Walking into an overwhelming mess and property damage after already navigating the expensive and frustrating process of evicting a renter can be enough to make you wonder why you ever invested in rental property in the first place. Fortunately, working with a full-service cleanup service can relieve a tremendous burden while helping you get your property ready to generate income from paying tenants in short order.
What Kind of Eviction Clean Out Services Do I Need?
Depending on the state of your property, you may need a variety of services to get it back on the market. Look for a junk removal service provider who offers a diverse range of services, as you’ll want to contract as few service providers as possible while quickly setting a rental property back to lease-ready condition. Ideally, a single service should be capable of handling the following:
Abandoned Belongings and Junk Removal
In the best-case scenario for an eviction cleanup, you’ll just need trash and debris removed to clear the way for resetting the property. If there are valuable objects, personal effects or obvious belongings in the property, you’ll have to comply with Florida state law regarding tenants’ belongings. Once you’ve jumped through all the necessary legal hoops to ensure abandoned belongings are, in fact, not going to be claimed, you’ll need to get rid of them. While there are plenty of junk hauling services in the Palm Beach area, many do not prioritize donation and recycling because it’s easier and often more cost effective to simply haul everything to the landfill. If minimizing your landfill impact is important to you, then be sure to ask about final disposal methods before contracting a junk removal service.
Construction and Demolition Waste Management
It’s an unfortunate fact, but tenants who have been evicted often have little regard for the state of a property they’re vacating. This means you may encounter anything from damaged drywall to a destroyed subfloor and everything in between the two. Palm Beach County municipal waste management does offer special pickup for very minimal C&D waste, but it’s strictly for residential customers. Whether your evicted tenants left actual rubble on their way out or you’re working to repair the property and generating it yourself, there’s a good chance you’ll need a service provider who handles construction debris and waste.
Appliances are expensive, and the last thing you want to do is replace them. Sometimes appliances are treated badly by careless tenants until they suffer mechanical failures, and sometimes they’re damaged purely out of spite. Either way, if you’re left holding damaged appliances, you’ll need legally-compliant and efficient removal so you can get new appliances in and the property ready to rent again.
Specialty Waste Removal
Sometimes, a tenant you’ve evicted turns out to have a hoarding compulsion, or a collection of hazardous chemicals they abandoned, or stacks of old tires in the garage requiring specialized disposal. The truth of the matter is, you really don’t have any idea what you’ll find buried under the trash, abandoned laundry and broken furniture. This is why it’s always a good idea to make sure any service provider you hire is experienced in the handling of out-of-the-ordinary waste before you get started.
Unlike cleaning projects in your own home or office, you really don’t know what to prepare for until you start the hard work of repairing and deep cleaning a property after tenants have been evicted. From casual disregard to malicious damage, experienced eviction clean-out service providers have seen it all and know how to handle anything they might find. This means you can handle all the waste removal with one call, rather than having to call in a second service for specialty or appliance waste.
Choosing Between Eviction Clean Out Services
Time really is money, especially for landlords with vacant and unrentable property. The best eviction clean-out services understand this and work to help you get abandoned trash out so you can get new renters into the space as soon as possible.
At Jiffy Junk, we understand the urgency of cleaning up after eviction and the necessity of doing our part for the environment along the way. Therefore, we take the time to separate everything we remove from a property, rental or otherwise, for donation and recycling whenever possible. We work hard to mitigate our impact on the environment, passing along the environmental good karma to all our clients. You’ve got enough to worry about when you’re dealing with an eviction and its aftermath; the last thing you need is the added stress of worrying about irresponsible disposal methods.
Our experienced and knowledgeable techs make quick work of even the largest messes, removing trash, abandoned belongings, broken appliances and specialty waste. Best of all, we’ll leave your property swept and free of debris, ready for deep cleaning and attracting new tenants. You don’t have to worry about hauling large items down to the curb, sorting through waste to determine what should be donated or recycled and trying to get it off the property without inadvertently breaking any laws. We’ll do all the cleanout and disposal work, so you’re free to invest your time and energy into attracting new tenants.
Having to evict tenants is stressful and expensive enough, you don’t need to worry about how to manage all the trash they’ve left behind. If you’re ready for eviction clean-out services, call Jiffy Junk today. With one phone call, you can have your property totally empty, ready for tenants who will pay on time and take care of your rental.