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House Clearance: Why you get what you pay for

By David, Aug 2 2019 09:14AM

Every week we welcome new clients who, the week previously, weren’t even aware house clearance services like us existed.


There are a few times in life where you may be needed to undertake a large house clearance, such as when a loved one passes away and you need to clear their home to sell; if you’re tackling hoarding; if you’re relocating and taking minimal items with you; if you’re moving home and starting fresh etc.


It’s always said that moving home is one of the top 3 most stressful life experiences. And majority of the time, a full (or partial) house clearance can be even more stressful.


Lots of people either aren’t aware that our service even exists; or they think it’s likely to be so expensive, it isn’t worth enquiring. This often leads to people going down the route of doing the house clearance themselves or hiring unlicensed, uninsured companies to help, at great risk.


We’re here to tell you why the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ really is true when it comes to house clearance. And also, that… it really may not be as expensive as you think.


1. Avoiding fines/jail time


Many people will turn to local Facebook ‘Buy & Sell’ sites to ask for recommendations for someone to clear their unwanted items. When you choose to go down the route of using cheap waste removal companies, there are huge risks involved.


Some of these companies have been deemed as Facebook Flytippers. This is because they won’t be insured/licensed and will happily take your items away… and dump them in a nearby field/open space. Then, when a report is made to the council, if they find anything that leads back to your identity, you could face huge fines and potential jail time.


2. Clear licensing and insurance


It is your responsibility to check that any waste/house clearance company that you use is licensed and insured. Using a legitimate company will ensure both parties are protected against accidents/injuries, items are removed properly and you can trust that the job will get completed ethically.


3. You won’t be contributing to climate change


Whether you use a cheapy waste removal company or do a house clearance yourself, chances are, it’s easier to take your unwanted items to the tip. This contributes hugely to landfill, pollution gases and climate change.


If you use a licensed house clearance company like ourselves, who have a ‘green’ focus, you’re guaranteed that your unwanted items will be recycled, donated and upcycled. Meaning we will do everything in our power to avoid taking waste to landfill.


4. Avoid injuries


Sure, it may seem cheaper to book a few days off work and do everything yourself with some help from your friends. But will it really be worth it when you end up injuring yourself from heavy lifting/tripping and falling?


Clear and Clean House Clearance have professional staff who are trained in manual handling. So, they know how to do a house clearance professionally and most importantly, safely.


As we said above, when you think of hiring a company to do a house clearance, the cost really may not be as bad as you think. You’ll need a specific quote because prices vary dependent on property size, items to be cleared and the time it’ll take to complete. So, feel free to give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086. We can have a chat and we’ll also provide you with a free, no obligation quote.


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