People tend to group construction clean up in with other home improvement services, but the truth is that this service is very different from most others. Properties are left in a unique and sometimes hazardous state after construction. Because of this, it’s important that you make sure any business hired for this service to have experience with these kind of cleanup jobs and a proven safety track record before giving them access to your property.
What causes the mess?
Construction clean up can include debris removal, asbestos abatement, lead dust remediation and mold removal among many other things depending on your needs. The selection of the right construction clean up services in Jacksonville,FL for this service is one that you’ll have to decide on based on very specific criteria. The more knowledge you have about this type of construction cleanup and the more experience you have with it, the better your chances at making an informed and confident decision.
Used building materials
Construction debris can be broken down into two main categories, reusable and waste. Reusable materials are often items that can either be salvaged or used in another form without too much work. For example, you might find that a contractor has removed carpeting from a room as part of a remodel and now you’re looking for someone to haul away the old carpet. If this is the case then it is likely that you’ll have no problem finding multiple contractors willing to take it off your hands for free or for a small fee. In this situation, it is important that you remember that the same contractor who removed the carpet certainly has no interest in taking on a separate job of disposal.
Hazardous materials are usually leftover from projects that require asbestos abatement, lead dust removal or mold remediation among other things. These are often considered more valuable by contractors because they have a variety of uses for different businesses and/or processes. Removing these types of materials is often an optional service for many established contractors and may not be so easy to find or even cheap depending on how much material is present.
Building materials that can’t be reused
There are multiple materials used for construction and remodeling projects not meant to be reused. When these materials are removed from your property, they usually can’t be returned to being a reusable part of the property. This includes wood, concrete, tile and carpeting among other things.