Ask These Questions If You Need a House Clearance

Before you hire a house clearance company, ask these questions first.
Choosing a local house clearance company might seem a little daunting to begin but it doesn’t have to be if you take sensible precautions and ask the right types of questions. We are used to handling property clearances from many different types of customers here at Cambridge House Clearance and are more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

For good measure, we have listed a number of commonly asked questions relating to a house clearance. Make sure you mention these if you want a property emptying and need reassurances from the company you select.

Do you clear any type of property?

A reliable house clearance should be able to clear the contents of any type of property whether this is a private house, flat, commercial premises or a lock-up garage. Here at Cambridge House Clearance, we cover any type of dwelling from domestic houses to boats or mobile homes. We’ll even clear your workshop if you like!

Can you handle any size of property clearance?

Size should be no hindrance if you need items clearing fast. Find out if the company you contact works on a no job is too big or small basis. We do at Cambridge House Clearance. You can contact us in confidence knowing we’ll clear any amount of items, from a few boxes to a whole property filled with furniture.

Which areas do you cover?

This is important if you want to hire the services of a house clearance company. Find out what their target area is and whether you fall within their catchment zone. Some companies might charge you extra if you fall outside of their service area, just make sure the property you want clearing is in the right location to keep the costs down.

What happens prior to the house clearance?

It’s good to establish what happens prior to a property clearance. If the company you contact seems a bit vague or appears to be hesitant providing this information, what have they got to hide? We tell you exactly what is going to happen before a house clearance and give you a complete breakdown of the process involved.

What happens on the day?

The same goes for the actual day of the home clearance. Ideally, you should have a clear picture of what the property clearance company is going to do, and also know exactly what you need to do too. Without this information how are you supposed to know what’s going to happen?

Is this payment method okay?

Check what types of payments are accepted prior to the property clearance to save any embarrassment. A reputable waste carrier should accept different kinds of payment to make things easier for you. Popular payment methods include cash, cheques and BACS transfer. If they only operate on a cash only basis, can they be trusted?

Do you recycle or reuse the items you clear?

This is a good question to ask if you care about the environment. At Cambridge House Clearance, we operate a strict recycling policy and other respectable businesses also do too. It’s much greener to choose a business that has an environmentally-friendly property clearance policy. You can clear goods without damaging the environment this way.

Are you licensed waste carriers?

Only use licensed waste carriers that have the appropriate certification for handling waste items. Fail to do this and you could end up hiring a fly-by-night business that has no morals when it comes to fly-tipping.

How much experience do you have?

This is always a good question to ask. See how long the waste carriers have been in business for and how much experience they have. If they are just starting out in property clearance, how do you know if they are any good or not? Do they have any reviews you can look at from satisfied customers?

Can you provide me with a free quote?

Don’t commit to anything until you have a received a quote for the work involved. We always provide our customers with FREE no-obligation property clearance quotes. This is something we do as a matter of course and wouldn’t operate any other way. Find out how much your house clearance is going to cost right at the beginning to avoid any nasty surprises later on.

We hope you found these questions useful. If you have any additional queries about a house clearance in Cambridge, or simply need a fixed price for property clearances, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01954 202021.

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