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Estate Cleanout’s Often Raise Property Values

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Whether you are selling your house or looking to clean out your property, you are increasing its value. While it can be stressful due to the overwhelming amount of work, it is well worth it. Increasing the overall curb appeal as well as basic interior appearance does wonders to the selling price. Several realtors in Toronto often stage the home in order to showcase its true potential.

When you are selling the house, you are encourages to dispose of all the unwanted items and keeping the basic essentials. The idea is for the space to look cozy and comfortable while allowing the potential buyer to visualize their family in it. Here are a few tips to organizing and disposing of junk during an estate clear out:

  • Pictures and Portraits and Minor Items

Believe it or not, portraits can take out a lot of space. Clearing the rooms of all the minor items (kids toys, random stuff on the desks) will make any room look a lot cleaner and neater for sure. The upkeep and maintenance gets easier as well since there are less things to take care off.

Ordering a garbage bin rental can be one of the best things you can do for yourself during an estate clean out. Your goal is dispose of as much debris as possible on a minimum budget. Garbage Bin Rentals are the way to do it. All your junk can be placed in a giant container and hauled away at once.

  • Storage Items

Jars, Bottles, Bins and trays can all be utilized to make the cleanout process a lot easier. Use them to organize all the junk in your home in an organized fashion. Be Sure to keep your valuables separate from your everyday stuff. Things you can organize into smaller storage containers:

  • TV Remotes
  • Desk Accessories
  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Plates, Spoons and Utensils
  • Shopping bags and other bags

All Junk accumulated over the long run takes place due to a few factors:

  1. Not enough space. Your stuff outlasts the size of your home
  2. Disorganized and Inefficient Storage
  3. Not having the right storage material

We are always a call away! Contact Dump-Squad today if you have any questions or are looking to proceed on a disposal bin rental!

Preparing for your Disposal Bin Rental

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Congratulations! You have taken the first step to clean out your house! If not, maybe you are working on a home improvement project and trying to account for the debris. Regardless of the reason, ordering a dumpster rental is a great idea. A rental bin will help you keep your home clean and avoid potential hazards.

Now that you have proceeded to order the bin rental, it is time to prepare for its arrival. Depending on what you are disposing off, be sure to plan where you would like your bin rental placed. From experience, it is always recommended to have the bin as close to the debris as possible to avoid additional work.

Here are a few tips to prepare for the arrival of your bin rental:

  • Location

Where is the bin going to be placed? Where is the debris in the house? Those are the two main factors that affect where your bin rental should go. You also want to consider what parts of your property are accessible and what is going to be convenient. The driveway is the only place the bin will sit but you want to have it as close to where the debris is located.

  • Flat and Firm Surface

All Bin Rentals need to be on a flat and firm surface. They are heavy metal containers that only increase in weight once all your debris is in it. If the bin is placed on an uneven surface, there is a big risk that the bin tips and damages our vehicles as well as your property. In order to avoid any hassles, our experienced drivers can help pick a proper spot that would allow for a easy drop off and pick up. Safety First!

  • Clear the Driveway

Never take a risk. We here at Dump-Squad always place safety over everything else. We do not believe in risk…at all. Even if there is enough space to place a dumpster rental right next to your vehicle, you never want to take a chance. Clear your driveway of all vehicles and if needed, ask your neighbour if you can borrow some driveway space over the next couple of days.

  • Maintain Backyard and Garage Access

Chances are that all the debris is pilled up in your garage at the moment. This is completely natural as it happens to be the place where all the debris ends up sitting before a bin rental arrives. In order to keep the disposal process easy, our bins have doors your can open and walk into. It will make your life a lot easier…believe us. You want to be able to have ample space to open the doors and maintain a space to your backyard (if you have debris there) as well as your garage.

  • Recycle and Garbage

If possible, set aside materials that can be recycled. When you recycle things, that’s tons of debris that doesn’t end up in our landfills as well as using up more natural resources than needed. Also know that not everything is allowed inside a dumpster rental as they tend to be hazardous for the landfills as well as sanitation workers everywhere.

Dump-Squad is always a phone call or email away from any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions!

Choosing the Right Size for your Dumpster Rental!

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You need a dumpster. We get it. While there are several reasons why you need to rent a dumpster, you have no idea what size is the right one for you. Do not worry. You are not alone. There are several different variables that impact the pricing and sizing of your dumpster rental.

What you really want and need is a dumpster rental that is big enough for you to dispose of all your waste without leaving too much space or heaping up the bin. It is always better to overestimate than underestimate. The last thing you want to do is underestimate the amount of debris and having to order another one which can turn out be very costly.

At Dump-Squad, we place customer satisfaction as our top priority and we care about your experience. Hence we have created a few pointers to help you decide on the options you have available. If at any time in the article, you need clarification or have some other questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

Here are some of the Dumpster Rental Options for you to consider:

4 Cubic Yards: This is best suited for small home renovation jobs like the bathroom or any yard work to dispose of soil. Easily the most affordable option but also a very small space.

10 Cubic Yards: This is best suited for small home renovation and jobs like the living room and a bedroom.

14-16 Cubic Yards: This is best suited for larger home renovation jobs. It is the most common type of Dumpster Rental that is rented from time to time.

20 Cubic Yards: Larger Projects. Last size to be considered a Mini-Bin. This is recommended when you are working with a full out tear down and stripping all drywall and framing structures.

30 Cubic Yards: Second Largest Bin Available. This is recommended when you are dealing with a demolition of any sorts.

40 Cubic Yards: Largest size available. Used for commercial jobs or extremely large amounts of debris that needs to be disposed off.

Ask Your Home Renovation Contractor

Before you place an order for a dumpster rental, consult with your home renovation contractor. Chances are they will know exactly how much debris they expect to take out and will guide you in the right direction. If they are of little use, feel free to contact your local bin rental company. They will be more than happy to assist you and guide you in the right direction from their experience.

Also consider the type of waste your home renovation or general contracting project will produce. Items such as paint and chemical cleaners are not accepted in rental dumpster as they contaminate landfill sites and pose a serious hazard to all sanitation workers. Be sure to know the type of debris you are disposing off and choose the right size for your project!

For more information or to start your rental today, contact the team at Dump-Squad! We are always a phone call or an email away for the help you are looking to get!

Spring and Summer Cleanup Summarized

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Spring Cleanup and Summer Cleanup. Every Household in Toronto and the GTA goes through these phases and is something most take seriously. All throughout the winter, the junk seems to accumulate itself because you are less inclined to work in the winter (although lots of people do it). It is reality that most of us like to work in the warmer months.

Cleanup’s can be overwhelming. There is plenty of debris to get rid off, floors to sweep, carpets to vacuum and the list goes on. However, we here at Dump-Squad have created a quick list to try and help you work your way though the debris as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Spring Cleanup / Summer Cleanup Tips: 

  • Make your life easy by getting organized. Try and account for things you truly need to dispose off. This includes all broken, unused items that are laying around collecting dust.
  • Order your Disposal Bin Rental if needed.
  • Pressure wash your deck and bring out the Patio Furniture.
  • Clean all your windows and doors to allow as much light as possible.
  • Clean out all your kitchen cabinets and know what is in there. Dispose of any food waste you may have accumulated over the winter
  • Prioritize cleaning up your kitchen. As a place where food gets stores, the moist spring and summer heat will really bring out the odours of rotten food if not disposed off correctly.
  • Deep-Clean all your mats in the house. This includes material in the bathroom, living room as well as the kitchen.
  • Dust Weekly. Dust can accumulate over time and really impact the air quality in your house. This is a doorway to allergies to develop over time.
  • Clean your indoor garbage bins as well as your recycling and compost bins. The heat will only increase the amount of odour that it produces if it is not cleaned from time to time.

We hope these tips helped in some way. Dump-Squad is always a phone call or email away. We are always ready to help you in any way we can!

Dumpsters for Roofing Shingles

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Dumpster Rentals or Dumpster Bin Rentals are great ways to organize all your waste and dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner. It keeps your job site, office or home clean and organized in order to proceed with your project hassle free. This article is dedicated to all our roofing clients as well as prospective clients who are looking to gather some information before proceeding with their Roofing Job.

It is recommended you hire a professional roofing contractor for your project as it is one of the more complicated jobs with high risk potential. Roofing Contractor’s order Disposal Bins or Disposal Bin Rentals in order to dispose of the large amount of waste that is generated by striping your current roof. They are often counted in layers and bundles and the size of the bin you require will be based on those factors.

How Do I Know the Size of my Dumpster Rental? 

In Short – Count the number of bundles and multiply it by the layers on your roof. Depending on the size of your project, you will require a bin size anywhere from 14 yards to 40 yards. In our experience with our roofing clients, 100 bundles usually weighs about 4 tons. If it has two layers then it would become 8 tons.

So depending on the size of your house as well as the number of bundles you are looking to replace, order your dumpster rental correctly. Usually, the 14 yards is the most common form of bin ordered for Roofing Jobs as the larger bins – 30-40 yard, are used in massive construction projects. Sometimes, you might even need to order multiple dumpsters just to accommodate for the amount of debris that is coming off.

Roofers obviously dispose of a lot of waste. Shingles, Wood, Plastic and Nails are the four common things found inside a roofing dumpster rental. It is a lot easier for them to do a great job with a dumpster on site to clear your roof as quickly as possible. Imagine for a second, they were keeping it on the roof…or throwing it on your driveway. That is a recipe for disaster. The area becomes one giant hazard with sharp pieces of wood and nails everywhere which can seriously injure people. Be Safe and Choose your Dumpster Rental wisely!

Dump-Squad is one of the fastest growing waste management companies in Toronto and the GTA. We place customer satisfaction as our top priority and are happy to help you with any questions you may have. We are always an email or phone call away!

Underrated Moving Tips for Homeowners

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The Purchase and Closing of a New Home is always an exciting endeavor. As with all adventures, there is a sense of excitement as well as stress. There always seem like an endless list of items and tasks that need to be completed.

Working with several homeowners across Toronto and the GTA, we have seen it all when it comes to moving time. Here are a few useful moving tips that might reduce your workload by little:

  • Smart Packing

Perhaps the most obvious, yet underrated tip : Packing Smart. If you pack all your materials and items well, you should know exactly where everything is. Moving is already a stressful undertaking and having some form of organized method goes a long way. All Packing is done in cardboard boxes and begins with knowing where to find cardboard boxes. Grocery Stores, Liquor Stores and Several thrift stores all carry small and large boxes you can use to pack up your materials.

Another form is packing is by using plastic bags. Using Clear Plastic Bags allows you to transport what you need without wasting time. Clothes, Electronics and other light weight items are recommended for these items. Your everyday material is what you must put into these bags to allow for a simple transition. Things such as wires, computers, monitors, mouse etc are all examples of what can go into these bags. Be sure to know what connection goes where and even take a picture if you have too.

  • Label Everything! 

Labeling is key. When you label boxes, you are a lot more organized and you can organize things in your new house very quickly as well. Be sure to take the following precautions when it comes to labelling:

  1. Apply Labelling on Multiple Sides of Each Box
  2. Box Numbers – Identify which box came from which room
  3. Keep a count on the number of boxes.

Garbage Bin Rentals are the the best thing when it comes to moving. When you are moving out, chances are you need to dispose of some junk. When moving into a new house, chances are you have to dispose of junk. If you order disposal bins at both locations, it will save you plenty of time and hassle in order get rid of all the unwanted junk.

When think of renting a bin, contact Dump-Squad. We are the best waste management company in Toronto and the GTA and we are always a phone call or email away!

Environmentally Friendly Renovation Waste Disposal

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Environmentally Friendly Renovation Waste Disposal

If you have had to a chance to read some of our other pieces, you must know that we love home renovation here at Dump-Squad. It a chance for you to create your perfect little paradise inside your property lines. The only ugly part of the home improvement project: Waste.

Depending on your undertaking (Kitchen, Bathroom or Bedrooms), there always tends to be a ton of wood, drywall and other debris. Flooring – Both Laminate and Real Wood are also very common during home renovations. Believe it or not, waste is one of the main reasons people try to avoid home renovation as it can get quite overwhelming.

However…thanks to a variety of services from different waste management companies, clearing debris just got a lot easier. You no longer have to depend on the contractor to take the waste out If you are the one doing the work. Bin Rentals are often the same price if not cheaper than what you would pay a contractor. Since you are the person in charge of disposing waste, it is also your duty to dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner.

Disposal Bin Rentals

Disposal Bin Rentals are the best thing ever! No more lugging around all the waste in the family SUV or Caravan! A Simple phone call to a reputable bin rental company like Dump-Squad allows you to order a disposal bin to your driveway today! We offer all different sizes and shapes depending on your need.

The Exact Process:

 

Videos are so much easier than words! In the event you do not like videos’s, here is how our process work, here’s how it works:

  1. Determine What you are Disposing Off – Garbage or Clean-Fill? or Mixed Clean Fill?
  2. Choose Your Bin Size – 4 to 40 Yards Available
  3. Dump-Squad will come and Drop Off the Disposal Bin
  4. Fill Up Your Bin and Contact Dump-Squad for Pick-Up
  5. We will Haul your bin away and dispose of everything in an environmentally friendly fashion.

The biggest advantage you receive from renting a disposal bin is that you do not need to worry about what junk we do take and don’t take (Hazardous Excluding).

Donating Materials

The best form of recycling is directly finding someone that can use the things you are discarding away. One Man’s Trash if Another Man Treasure. There are several example of things you don’t like that someone else will cherish.

In Terms of Home Renovation Materials, this applies to any and old furniture you decide to throw away, or that counter top you no longer have use for. In Reality, home renovation project is a perfect time to donate all your items you are planning discarding before discarding them. A Simple Donation to another human or even charities can go a long way.

Hauling Material

 

If you don’t trust a junk removal company to do the job, do the next best thing. Rent a truck and haul it away yourself. It will take you twice the effort between the gas trips, additional labour and time and research into seeing what material belongs where. However, if you have the time and are truly looking to make a green impact on the environment, feel free to do it yourself. As a reputable waste management company, we can help you by answering any questions you may have. Remember, we are always a click or email away!

Common Types of Junk Found During the Fall Season

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As the seasons change, so do our choices and preferences. As we are entering Fall in 2017, here are some of the most common items people discard off during this time of the year.

Spring and Summer Clothes

Several people often accumulate clothing. Most of us might not even be using all of our wardrobe. In fact, if you were to take all your clothes out and sort everything, you may be surprised by what you may have and never realized.

The best part about clothes is that there is always a demand. Whether you are not wearing them, grew out of them or simply don’t like the colour, there are people that want it and are willing to re-use it. Charities are often asking for clothing and would even be willing to come to your house to pick them up in some cases.

There are plenty of thrift stores in Toronto and the GTA. Goodwill, Value Village and Salvation Army are all places that accept donated clothes.

Broken Junk

Broken Junk is more common than you think. I would have thought otherwise as well. People for some strange reasons keep these broken items and discard them all at once. This applies to everything from toys, patio furniture, sports equipment and furniture. Why store them all summer?

Regardless of the reason, these items need to be taken to a waste transfer station or even set up for collection by your city. Depending on the time of the year, like fall, you may want to consider renting a bin.

Any and All Metal

Fall is the time of the year for all the scrap metal in the house. This applies to cars, bikes and even workout machinery. Bikes in particular, whether it is workout or a bicycle, they are one of the most discarded items during the fall.

Perhaps you have one lying around? In case you do have one, please know that there are several bike stores that accept used bikes and in some cases may even pay you for it. While it is the end of summer and time to dispose of your junk, do not just throw away things you can get money for. Be sure to go through your garage once to make sure you sort out what junk is valuable and what is not.

As one of the best waste management companies in Toronto and the GTA, we take pride in being able to help out all our customers with any inquiries you may have. Dump-Squad is always a phone call or email away!

Is Your Household Waste Hazardous?

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Have you ever asked yourself if any of your household waste is hazardous?

Most households generate a ton of garbage which mostly consists of plastics bottles, cardboard, tin cans various glass material. However, did you ever think of the other garbage you dispose off? Hazardous waste can harm people, animals and plants and  must be disposed off in a proper manner.

We should never assume that hazardous waste is found only in commercial and industrial sites because that is not true. Our homes, job sites and offices are littered with hazardous waste such as:

  1. Batteries
  2. Electronics
  3. Household Cleaning Solutions
  4. Tires
  5. Motor Oil
  6. Paint
  7. Paint thinners
  8. Air Freshners..(Yes…Hazardous)

Even though the disposal of all hazardous waste might seem stressful and time-consuming, it is well worth it. In order to help out the local environment, Toronto is surrounded by Hazardous Waste Depots that accept this material all throughout the year. You are saving the lives of several humans and animals in the process. Your simple actions of discarding hazardous waste in their respective stations results in the following positive consequences:

  1. Creating Safer Work Environment for Sanitation Workers
  2. Recycling Hazardous Materials Means less stress on the planet
  3. Our Landfills remain clean and uncontaminated
  4. You Save Animals!

Contamination, inhalation are a very real thing. Battery Acid can cause severe damage and may even be responsible for explosions depending on where they end up.

As one of the leading disposal bin rental companies in Toronto and the GTA, we highly recommend you take the following actions when dealing with hazardous waste on a daily bases:

  1. Don’t Flush Toxic Materials – They end up in our sewage
  2. Keep Hazardous Waste away from Children
  3. Label Hazardous Waste as Hazardous Waste.

If it seems like a lot for you to handle and sorting through all of this is confusing and time consuming, hire a bin rental company to do the work for you.

Bin Rentals are the best thing when it comes to disposing of waste – both hazardous and non-hazardous. They will ensure that everything gets disposed in a proper manner while charging you a nominal fee.

Renting a Disposal Bin is as simple as calling a company and ordering one! They will ask you a series of questions to better determine what size fits your need and will deliver it the next day. On hiring junk removal services , they will simply clean out all the unwanted debris and discard in an environmentally friendly manner.

Some Companies such as Dump-Squad will even offer you a fixed price to avoid any surprises or hassle in the end of the project. If you are in need of a clean-up or home renovation job, consider how much of the waste is hazardous. Dump-Squad is always a phone call or email away!

Optimizing Your Home Renovation Budget

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Saving Money on Home Renovations

Home Renovation is simply the best! You are improving the property value of your house while making major changes to your home and everything associated with it is awesome. However…improper management of funds as well as hiring unscrupulous contractors are two of the major perils associated with home renovations.

Depending on what part of the house you are renovating (Kitchens and Bathroom’s are the priciest), your budget will vary. While you want the marbles flooring and quartz counter top, is it truly in your budget? It can be! This article will mention some of the most important tips when it comes to managing your renovation budget. We work with several home improvement contractors across our service area and these our tips for you:

1) Choose Quality and Experience 

One of the biggest mistakes home owner’s make is to cut corners during their home renovation. They opt to go with the in-experienced young student who is on his fifth home renovation project over someone who has been doing it his life. Granted the Student offered to do it for 80% of the price. However, the risks outweigh the benefits. Choosing an inexperienced contractor can lead to disastrous and nightmare situations. He might not have the experience, he might use up all the money you gave him without completing the job, he might not complete the job at all or worse….he takes twice or three times the time to finish a simple renovation.

Choose Quality and Experience. Even if it is 20% more, the finish of the job will be impeccable. Professionals will collect their deposits on time and finish the work accordingly. They have seen all forms of scenarios and are more than familiar stabilizing a site when the unexpected happens.

2) Disposal Bin Rentals

Similar to hiring a contractor, hiring a professional waste management company is imperative for the success of your project. Choosing to go with a smaller company will end of costing you more due to their inefficient way to dispose of waste. Be Sure to choose a company like Dump-Squad that is licensed and insured with a great reputation in the industry. We offer flexible pricing to all over clients (Fixed Price or Variable) and will handle all your waste like professionals.

We have experienced drivers and customer reps who have seen every form of situation and will be more than happy to alleviate your burden.

3) Material Cost

The Last thing you can save money on Material. More than likely your contractor will provide you with an exceptional price but be sure to also get a quote if you were to provide the materials. It never hurts to ask and sometimes can even save you thousands of dollars!