Debris Removal After A Fire Or Disaster Damage To Your House

27 April 2019
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No one ever wants to deal with a major fire or damage from a natural disaster, but if you have an incident that causes a lot of damage, the cleanup is going to require some planning, and a place to put the trash and debris. Renting a construction dumpster is one option that you may want to consider.

Rent the Right Size Dumpster

Construction dumpsters are available in many different sizes and can hold a variety of different materials, making your clean up a little easier. If you are tearing the whole house down, you will need a large dumpster, but if you are just tearing off some damaged materials, a smaller dumpster may be a better option. The capacity of the dumpster is important but you also need to have the space for the container in your yard or property. 

Some cities will allow the dumpster to sit on the street in front of the house, but if you have a HOA, or home owners association, they may be less open to the idea of a dumpster sitting on the curb. You need to check before you order your dumpster so that you do not get a fine for putting the dumpster in an area that is not allowed. 

Recycling Materials

If you are tearing off damaged wood siding, it is not very likely to be recyclable, but if you have an old steel roof, or aluminum siding, you may want to inquire about a dumpster for recycling that material. If the metal is in good shape, the material can be sold to a recycling company and if the price is decent, you may be able to offset the cost of renting the dumpster, or even make a small profit.

Loading the Dumpster

One thing that many people don't stop and consider is the difficulty in loading the material into the dumpster. If you have a large amount of material to move, lifting it over the side of the container can be difficult. Renting a container that has one end that can open is a good option. Open the doors and load all the material into the far end of the container and work your way out. Once the container is nearly full, you can close the doors and fill the remaining part of the container over the side. Using a large wheel barrow or cart to move the material can help. If the dumpster has a small step up at the end, place a heavy board down to make a ramp wheel things into the dumpster. 

For more information, you can contact a company such as Ware Disposal.