As we were compiling lists of all of the myths we’ve heard over the years, we realised there were far too many for just one blog post. So, here is the second part to “6 of the most outrageous house clearance myths”. Just call us the House Clearance Myth Busters!
1. “They won’t remove large items”
What would be the point in hiring a house clearance team if they refused to remove common household items? We have a strong team which will be tailored to your individual clearance. Meaning that if you have some heavy items of furniture that need removing, it won’t be a problem.
2. “They won’t give you a fixed quote”
This may be true for some house clearance companies, but it’s not true for ours. Once you’ve received your official quote, it isn’t subject to change. We have standard rates which we give you depending completely on the size of your property and the time it’ll take us to clear it. For example, a 2-bedroom house clearance in Worcester may take a few days to complete, or it may take 1; it completely depends on your situation. But you won’t need to worry about ‘add-ons’ ramping the bill up.
3. “Finders, keepers”
Many people think that house clearance teams can just keep what they find. Here at Clear & Clean House Clearance, we have strict policies which include always returning items thought to be of value back to the owner (even if we’ve been told to clear everything) and removing everything else as per our company policies.
We’re a trusted, family-run business who want to make a difference to people’s lives.
4. “They’ll only clear items inside the property”
Untrue. House clearance companies undertake all kinds of projects! Our services range from full/partial house clearances, to garden/garage clearances, to nursing home clearances and so on.
There’s not much we haven’t done, and we love a challenge!
5. “You have to live locally”
For lots of different reasons, many people in the UK either move abroad, or far away from family. It’s estimated that 5.5 million brits actually live abroad! Having to organise a house clearance in a different city (or even country) can be difficult. Lots of people assume that you have to live near a house clearance company if you want to work with them.
This isn’t true. We regularly undertake clearances for families who don’t live locally. For example, we recently completed a house clearance in Cirencester and the whole family lived abroad. We can liaise with neighbours, family members or even estate agents/solicitors to return keys if necessary. We’ll even send you pictures of the finished property when we’re done.
6. “It’s an impersonal service”
While it may be true that many house clearance companies’ services may be impersonal, that can’t be said for ours. At Clear & Clean House Clearance, we’ve spent years establishing a reputation for being the most caring, compassionate and considerate house clearance company around.
We tailor every house clearance to the family/person involved and have considerable experience with sensitive clearances such as hoarders and bereaved families.
Whatever your situation, we can help. Simply give us a call today on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086 and we’ll be more than happy to have a chat and give you a free quote.