If you’re in the need of a product or service, you’re likely shopping around online and making phone calls to make sure you’re getting the best price possible. But as you’re searching around, you should try to look at the other aspects of the service, not just the price tag. There are many companies out there that present themselves as a respectable and legitimate business but they couldn’t be further from that. Buyer beware! Choosing the wrong service company could cost you dearly. Read on to find out how you can protect yourself against this type of foolery and never get burned.
The price of service is too good to be true!
If you’re in the market for a junk removal service provider it is important for you to do your due diligence and shop around. Search online and call around and explain what it is that you’re looking to remove from your home. Get a ballpark estimate from each company and compare them side-by-side. For the most part in Fairfield County (Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk), the professional and fully insured companies will all be in the same price range and the cut-rate, insurance missing in action companies, will be significantly lower. There’s a reason the cut-rate companies can charge lower prices… it’s called… General Liability Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Auto Insurance to mention a few and these companies are not insured. As you may or may not be aware, having insurance is a crucial part of being in business, especially one that involves so much heavy lifting. Having insurance will protect the business from any claims from the work force, any accidents the vehicles may be in, and most importantly, protect the customer while they’re working on their property.
Let me give you an example, imagine you hire a junk removal company to come over and remove your old style tube TV from your bedroom upstairs. Everything is going fine until BAM, SMASH, THUD! The junk removal guy fell down your stairs and broke his arm. OUCH! That really stinks for the person that fell but at least you can rest assured that you won’t hit with a lawsuit because you chose a local, reliable and fully insured junk removal company. But what would have happened if you went with Joe Schmoe’s cut-rate service to save a few bucks? Well poor Joe would be at the bottom of your stairs right now mangled in a ball and the first person he will call is his lawyer. Because he doesn’t have insurance and was injured on your property, the home owner is ultimately responsible for anything that happens. It’s unfortunate but that’s just the way the law is written.
In the end, it’s worth paying a little more out of pocket for the safety and security of using a fully insured local junk removal service provider. Junk removal is not an easy task, especially handling those old tube style TVs, refrigerators and furniture up and downstairs. It pays to be safe and know that your protected.