How Does House Clearance Work?

how does house clearance work

There are many reasons why you may need a professional house clearance service to help you clear out your property. It may be that you are a landlord and your previous tenants have left a number of items behind such as furniture and other bits of clutter. Or, you may have had the unfortunate experience of losing a loved one, and now you need to clear out their house before selling it.

Whichever situation you find yourself in, house clearances are a fast and efficient way to clear out a property with minimal fuss. As an experienced waste removal company, we have put together this guide to explain to you how house clearances work and other useful tips, to help you make the right decision when it comes to clearing out your home. 

How To Find a House Clearance Service

There a number of ways to find a local house clearance provider. Firstly, you can search online for ‘house clearance near me’. Another way is to ask friends for a recommendation, this way you can be sure that you are using a trusted & reputable company. After a bereavement, the funeral home may be able to give you some information about local waste removal companies that offer house clearances. 

You may want to get a quote from two or more companies, to compare prices and learn more about the service that they offer. 

If you are located in East London or the nearby areas, we offer a professional house clearance service which you can learn more about here. We offer free, no-obligation quotes, and the prices we quote frequently match or even beat those of our local competitors.

How Do House Clearances Work?

Once you have found a company you are happy with and booked in your house clearance, there are a few things to know about the removal process. 

Depending on the company you have chosen to use, they may have some specific requests for you to prepare your rubbish in a certain way, to ensure that things go smoothly on the day. Some companies may charge you less if you prepare everything to be hauled away in an easy to access area to be loaded onto a truck.

Once the contractors have arrived and introduced themselves, work can commence. They will start removing items such as furniture, appliances, clutter and rubbish, to load onto their removal lorry or van. If there are certain valuable items that you don’t want to be touched, make sure you make this clear to the team before they begin their work. 

Your waste removal firm will take care of the removal and disposal of all of your waste. At No1 Junk Street we are environmentally conscious and recycle as much as we possibly can from the waste that we collect. 

How To Prepare For a House Clearance

Before the day, there are a few things that you can do to prepare for your house clearance. 

Firstly, take some time to remove anything you want to keep and that you don’t want to risk getting damaged. Antiques, photos, jewelry, ornaments, and other personal effects might have sentimental value for you. Box them up and keep them for a while. You can always donate them to charities later if you choose.

Another top tip is to ensure that the company that you have chosen is a licensed waste carrier. This is important because licensed companies will be sure to dispose of waste in the proper way by taking it to landfills and recycling centres. Illegal waste removal companies may fly-tip your waste, which can be traced back to you and it will be you who is faced with a hefty fine. Avoid all of this hassle by choosing a reputable, licensed waste removal company

How Much Does House Clearance Cost? 

The answer to this varies depending on your location, which company you choose, and the contents and/or volume of waste. If the contents of your property are valuable, the resale value of these can be offset against the costs of the house clearance service. This will need to be determined with your chosen company beforehand, so you are both happy with the agreed upon values. 

No1 Junk Street

We hope this guide has taught you a lot more about how house clearances work and what you can expect. If you have any further questions or you would like to get a quote for a house clearance in East London, get in touch with No1 Junk Street today. Call us or click here to learn more about our service and enquire online. 

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