Choosing the Right Carting Company for Your Next Construction Project

You’ve been excited to finally be able to start that new construction project and make improvements to you home. You already know that it’s going to be messy, and your home life may be temporarily disrupted. With construction and renovations comes large scraps and debris from the demolition that has to get cleaned up. You probably will need a carting company to help remove unwanted construction materials so that you can stay clean and organized. Knowing what to look for when choosing a carting company is crucial. Choosing the right carting service can help save time, money and the headache of having to dispose of all that mess yourself. To make life a little easier during your construction endeavor, here are a few tips to help you make the right carting company choice:

Equipment/Licensing
Any carting company you hire should have all the necessary equipment, tools, and vehicles to dispose of your construction debris properly. It’s important to know if they are equipped to handle any sized carting job as well as if they offer a dumpster rental service. If you have a tremendous amount of scraps to be removed, you want to know that the carting company you hire can handle it. It is also extremely important to make sure that the carting company you choose is fully licensed and insured. Should an accident occur during clean-up or there is damage to your property during debris and junk removal, you can be sure that you are covered for any property damage and loss.

Pricing
A good carting company will be competitive with pricing. Do your homework. Price out a few different carting companies for the best value and service. The pricing should be simple. Not all carting companies price the same way. Some may price based on volume and others may base the pricing on weight. If you come across this situation, and you have to compare pricing from two different methods, you may have to use your mathematical skills to figure out which one will give you the best value. If it gets really confusing, ask the carting company to give you an estimate.

Disposal/Recycling
The best carting companies are conscientious of the environment and should know how to dispose of materials properly. The carting company you choose should know how to dispose of hazardous materials responsibly. Find out if they have relationships with recycling facilities. You have the right to know where your construction debris is getting carted. A good carting company should have an experienced and trained crew. They should understand customers’ needs, and be respectful of property. They should know how to properly remove debris so that the construction site isn’t made into more of a mess and the environment remains protected.

Customer Service Reputation
The best way to find out about a carting company’s reputation is to seek online reviews. Websites such as Yelp or Google Reviews are great resources and information on previous customer experiences. Look for things like their response time, how well they clean up after carting and if they had any problems with consistent property damage. Social media is another great tool. If you see too many negative reviews, steer clear and choose another carting company. If you know of any friends or family members that have recently used a carting company during their construction project, you may want to reach out to them for a recommendation.