How To Pick The Right Office Clearance Firm
Moving office is notorious for being a long and stressing affair. Even if you hire professional services, there is always so much that you have to end up doing yourself, before and after the move. One of the major headaches is to dispose all the rubbish that you leave behind in your old office – shredded paper, old furniture, office equipment etc. Of course, the wisest option would be to hire a rubbish removal company that specializes in waste disposal but in order to ensure that your waste will be take care of properly, there are some things you must keep in mind before choosing a clearance company. Here are steps on how to go about it.
1. Compare quotes
Once you have decided which items you will be leaving behind, you should get set on picking a property clearance company. For a job that will generate too much junk and waste, it is best if you call up the companies and ask them to come down and survey the amount of stuff that needs to be cleared. This will enable them to give you an informed quote that will be easier to compare. Make sure they see everything they need to put away. You might want to think that a low estimate of the volume will result in a low quote, but in the end, you might end up with awkward requests for additional payment, time delays and a lot of hassle in general. It would also be a good idea to not only ask for entire clearance costs, but also for the rates of removal per van or truck load. If you get an idea about how big their collection vehicles are and how many of them the surveyor thinks they will need for the clearance, you will be in a better position to compare and choose companies with maximum experience and resources.
If you know your clearance is going to be large and complex, it is advisable that you get a company that has previous experience in this kind of job and can provide adequate references for their past work. If you don’t know where to start looking, you can ask a friend or a business associate who has gone through a similar thing for companies that they would refer to you. Additionally, if you go on the internet, you will find a lot of names that crop up for local clearance services in your area. Read through the testimonials given on their site from previous clients and judge the quality of their work for yourself. If the firm doesn’t provide customer feedback, you might want to ask the contractor for names of their past clients and give them a call to make sure you will be getting your money’s worth with this company.
3. Sufficient resources
Before you finalize the company, you need to ensure that they have the adequate resources to undertake the work. This means that they will have a team that knows how to handle different parts of the job, that they have enough collection vehicles, skips etc. to provide during the clearance, that they are aware of the different ways in which to dispose each kind of waste, that they have the necessary licenses to do so and will be able to provide you reports on each load of waste disposed. Before you begin work, make sure you have a talk with the manager or operational team and ensure that both you and the moving crew are on the same page before the clearance begins.