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    Tips for Getting Rid of Junk

    Last updated 3 days ago

    With the hectic pace of everyday life, it can be easy for junk to quickly pile up at home or work. Junk removal is often considered a time consuming chore, easy to put off in the face of other priorities. Here are some tips for getting rid of junk, whether it’s old furniture in a cluttered house or construction waste from a business renovation.

    Keeping Your Home Clutter Free

    Old clothes, outdated electronics and unused furniture pile up quickly. Sorting through your home and setting aside what you need is a great way to jumpstart the cleaning process. Speed up your sorting process by researching what you can recycle and separating it as you go, rather than once you are ready to head to the dump.

    Eliminating Outdoor Debris

    Much like inside your home, yards and surrounding property take hard work to maintain. Keeping a beautiful yard often means creating piles of weeds, clippings, and branches. Keep a separate bin for composting to reduce waste and minimize trips to the dump. When dealing with large rocks or tree stumps, consider contacting a local demolition company to handle the heavy lifting.

    Clearing out the Office

    Workplaces move at a fast pace, leaving extra time in short supply. Older office equipment, used paper and office remodeling debris wastes a lot of space. Cutting down the amount of paper used for reports, memos or other office activities is an easy way to free up space. When getting rid of larger items, help from a commercial junk hauling service experienced in commercial hauling can be a great way to save time.

    Located in San Francisco, Peninsula Hauling & Demo can help with all of your junk removal needs. If you are in the middle of trying to organize your home or business, give us a call today at (650) 489-0226 and let us take care of that junk for you.

    A Look at the Demolition Planning Process

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Demolition jobs are typically large scale projects, and thus should be planned out with a meticulous attention to detail. You must be prepared with a certain skillset and brand of knowledge to plan this process, and you must also be aware of what can go wrong. Here is a look at the demolition planning process.

    Skills and Knowledge

    When it comes to understanding the proper way to demolish a structure, you must also understand how the building was constructed; this is because the building should be taken apart in the opposite order from which it was put together. Demolition experts make use of this knowledge and are also aware of how to remove, dispose of, or recycle building materials. An architect is usually involved in the planning process as well, and contributes by drawing up a detailed guide for the demolition. Those involved in the demolition planning process must understand the cost of labor and materials and the environmental impact the project will have.

    Process

    There are many elements that go into the demolition planning process, which is why the list of required knowledge and skills is extensive. The first step is investigation and analysis of the site. The site must be visited so that a visual inspection can be performed and photographs can be taken. The planning committee can also take this time to evaluate the structural integrity of the building, sometimes with the help of a structural engineer. If the structure and condition of the site are deemed adequate, a budget will be devised.

    Potential Complications

    There are many roadblocks that may occur in larger scale projects, so they must be addressed beforehand. The planning process involves the consideration of potential safety issues and conditions that you may be faced with during the demolition in addition to environmental implications and other unforeseen circumstances that may arise.

    For more information about the demolition planning process, contact Peninsula Hauling and Demo, Inc. or visit our website. We are proud to provide construction trucking and demolition services in the San Francisco area. You can find out more about our demolition services by calling us at (650) 489-0226.

    Understanding the Science Behind Landfills

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Although modern society is starting to make a strong push towards environmentally safer decisions, a massive amount of trash is produced each day. While some of it is recycled, the majority of it is hauled off to be buried in a landfill. Keep reading if you are interested in understanding the science behind landfills.

    Purpose

    The trash that is not recycled or burned must be disposed of in a sanitary way. Landfills can contain garbage while keeping it separate from both groundwater and the air. Trash may be buried in one of two ways. Many people think of a dump as a landfill; this is a hole in the ground in which trash is buried. There are two types of actual landfills: sanitary landfill and municipal solid waste landfill. While they are both used to bury trash, the former type separates the trash from air and groundwater using a clay liner. The latter type, on the other hand, uses a plastic liner for the same purpose.

    Process

    Landfills are elaborate systems that make use of many different parts. At the bottom of the system is groundwater, which must be kept separate from the trash via a clay or plastic liner. Trash is compacted into cells in order to increase air space, which in turn extends the working life of the landfill. Since moisture creates contaminants called leachate, no liquid is buried in a landfill. Additionally, storm drainage systems are used to remove moisture from the system. The potentially dangerous gases that are created through the system are also removed using collection pipes.

    Maintenance

    Trash that is buried in a landfill is not prone to decomposition. Since this removal of waste is based solely on burying it, landfills must be constantly monitored to ensure that they are not contaminating groundwater.

    Peninsula Hauling and Demo, Inc. is a construction and demolition company that serves the San Francisco area. If you are interested in learning more about our hauling and demolition services, please feel free to visit our website or call us at (650) 489-0226. If you live in the San Francisco area, stop in and meet with us today.

    Best Practices in Waste Reduction

    Last updated 25 days ago

    Reducing waste is an important part of developing sustainable construction practices. Along with being environmentally friendly, it helps to save money for both clients and contractors. The waste and debris that come from construction and demolition sites can be greatly reduced by source separating materials and recycling what is salvageable.

    Separating different materials helps to ensure that reusable metals, wood products, and plastics don’t end up in a landfill. This reduces hauling costs, as less material needs to be taken to a landfill. Selling usable salvaged materials to appropriate vendors also helps to recoup costs.

    Peninsula Hauling & Demo works hard to maintain sustainable construction practices. If you are in need of hauling or demolition services, call us at (650) 489-0226 and find out more about our environmentally friendly practices. 

    Fast Recycling Facts

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Recycling is a familiar part of our everyday lives. By keeping reusable materials out of landfills, recycling is an essential part of the waste management process. To highlight the importance of recycling, there are some amazing recycling facts and statistics that you may want to learn. For example, 900,000,000 trees are used on an annual basis to make brand new paper products. In addition, a Styrofoam cup can take up to 500 years or longer to break down in a landfill. On the brighter side, it is estimated that up to 98 percent of all car batteries are recycled, rather than thrown away.

    By taking charge of your recycling, you can help ensure a green and sustainable future for the planet. If you are seeking recycling or junk removal services in the San Francisco area, be sure to contact Peninsula Hauling & Demo by calling (650) 489-0226. We will be thrilled to assist you with your demolition hauling, trucking, or waste disposal needs.

     

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