How to Compare Quotes and Hire the Right Junk Removal Company

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Updated March 6, 2023

At Hometown, we're committed to making the process of hiring a junk removal provider easy.

Not only do we streamline the quote request process by making it easy to request up to three quotes from local service providers with the click of a button, but we also simplify the quote comparison process so you can hire the best junk removal company for your disposal needs without stress or wasted time.

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In this guide, we'll explain how to contrast and compare the quotes you have, junk removal provider red flags to look out for, and other important considerations.

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How Does Their Pricing Compare?

Arguably the biggest factor that affects who you hire to perform junk removal services is price.

However, not all service providers price their junk removal services the same way. Most charge based on how much space the junk takes up in their truck, but some may charge based on the type of junk being disposed of, whether it's bulky junk, like appliances and furniture, or garbage bags and general trash.

Because of this, be sure you understand exactly how each junk removal quote is priced so you're able to have a full picture of the total value of each service.

A qualified and legitimate junk removal company will always be transparent and upfront about what is included in their junk removal cost.

When looking at each quote, does it answer these price related questions:

  • How much does the junk removal service cost?
  • What is the overage fee if I have additional junk to remove once the team arrives on-site?
  • Do any items incur an additional charge for disposal?

Note: Junk removal quotes typically must be provided in person, but you are in no way obligated to hire a junk removal company that's given you a junk removal estimate. Take your time to be sure you hire a company you are confident can provide quality work and customer service for a fair price.

Read on: Understanding Junk Removal Quotes

Are They Licensed and Qualified?

When hiring a junk removal service, it's incredibly important to be sure you're hiring a company that is licensed and qualified to provide junk removal services.

In most states, they'll need at least a commercial drivers license and general business license.

If your state does require a license, always be sure you hire a junk removal company with the proper licensing.

Never be afraid to ask a junk removal company for their license number, and be sure the company you hire is also insured.

An experienced and qualified junk removal company will also understand the steps they need to take to protect your property during the junk removal.

When looking at each quote, ask yourself the following questions regarding licensing and qualifications:

  • Are they licensed?
  • Are they insured?
  • How do they ensure no damage is done to your property?

Before signing any contract or moving forward with any junk removal services, be sure you understand everything it’s saying. If you're unsure about something in your estimate, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification before giving them the go-ahead to load your junk into their truck.

If a junk removal company is unwilling to explain their estimate, potential overage charges, or answer your questions, that is a red flag and a sign that you should find someone else to do business with.

Once you have a thorough understanding of each junk removal quote you have, you'll then be able to make an informed decision of whether or not to hire them to do the work. If you decide to hire, they'll typically get started right away.

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