Wednesday, March 04, 2015

House clearances all you need to know

Sometimes we seek house clearances for all sort of reasons, it could be that a person is evicted, a refurbishment project is taking place or it could under unfortunate circumstances where a relative as deceased and family members are finding it hard to face the task ahead. Whatever your situation, there is a solution.

Here are some tips and advice for helping all those who would like to know how to deal with house clearances no matter what the situation.

1. Assess the situation

What is the problem? Are you clearing out the home to make way for new things? Are you undergoing a major refurbishment project and would like to know about clearing services and how to go about it?

First of all, if this is a job in which you feel you can handle then enlist some trusted helpers and start clearing out, you may need some good quality refuse sacks for any rubble or junk or you may want to hire a skip to get rid of the lot in one go?

Be wary of loose debris which can be hazardous (if this is a major refurbishment) because it’s often the case where builders have been into the home that things are left behind.

Next is there a need to hire a home clearance services for this? Depending on the size of the job it may or may not be and you will have to decide what is best for you.

If you need a property clearance service to come and clear out the home of a deceased relative it may be a good idea for family members to go in first, so that they can remove all sentimental items or anything that they would like to keep. Once the property is stripped of its essential items and cherished memorabilia and the family are happy for the go ahead a property clearance company will take care of the rest. Many people find this service useful especially if the family are far too traumatised to face having to deal with this alone, or if the death has come as a sudden shock to the family and they feel unable to take care of it.

In the case of eviction a tenant usually gets sufficient time to removal all items from the property but because this process is relatively fast paced people may not be able to take everything with them at such short notice. Finding suitable storage solutions in a very short space of time can be troublesome and its often the case that if tenants leave items within the property, they could be charged for its removal so it may be worthwhile just hiring a property or home clearance service to attend to it and to save any surprising bills dropping through the door at a later date.

2. Act accordingly 

When it comes to house clearances it’s about assessing the situation and acting accordingly to deal with it. Although there are services out there to help we want to ensure that we only use what we need, when we need to, so that we can keep the costs down.

If you are considering clearance companies it’s worth noting that the less work they have to do the cheaper it will be for you. For instance if they only have to collect items which are already bagged up and ready to go it’s a lesser job for them than if they had to clear up and clear out and it would be considerably less cost to you, however, if the job at hand is likely to be hazardous you have to ask yourself if it’s really worth the risk trying to handle it, for the sake of saving a few quid?