August 10, 2017.
What one aspect of building a new garage can turn the experience into a stressful one? Construction debris disposal. No matter how excited you are about building a garage, trying to get rid of all the debris such a project generates can be a nightmare.
This particularly holds true for handy homeowners who prefer to take on and manage their own construction projects. A general contractor will typically handle debris removal as part of the total building service, but you’re tasked with taking care of this yourself when you act as your own contractor. If your new build project also includes demolition of an existing structure, you have even more to handle.
In addition to the long-term implications of unmanaged debris, there are issues you need to consider during the build process if you’re collecting debris. Discarded scraps and the remnants of demolition present safety hazards for anyone working on your project or living on your property. In the event of high winds or a severe storm, debris can also be blown onto adjacent properties where it may or may not do real damage.
During any building or remodeling project, it’s imperative to proactively manage waste every step of the way. Injuries and property damage are bad enough on their own, but they bring with them the added trouble of build delays and complications.
The Importance of Accountability in Construction Projects
When you hire an acquaintance with a truck to handle debris removal on your property, you’re essentially trusting this person to dispose of everything in not only an ethical and responsible manner, but also in compliance with local, state, and federal laws regarding debris dumping and disposal.
When you’re in the process of managing a structure build on your property, you will almost certainly be too busy to make sure all of your debris is sorted and managed appropriately. This means recyclable and salvageable debris will likely end up in a landfill, just like the actual garbage. Not only does this have a substantial impact on the environment and resource availability; it may also create some legal complications when you’re held accountable for improper disposal methods, regardless of whether you did the actual hauling.
The Perks of Professional Construction Debris Disposal
If you’re a dedicated DIY-er, the idea of hiring someone to manage your building debris may not be an appealing one. Still, this is one area where it’s almost always better to work with a professional who understands not only your needs as an owner-builder, but also all the guidelines and laws related to debris removal.
Our trained Jiffy Junk technicians do more than simple debris hauling. We’ll come to your home or build site to make sure salvageable and recyclable components are handled correctly, and we’ll leave the site clean with our full-service white glove treatment. There’s no liability, no need for back-breaking labor, no need to find a truck or spend days hauling many loads to separate locations. Let us help you keep your garage build safe, on schedule, and free of troublesome waste from start to finish. Call today: 844-543-3966.