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    Tips for Clearing Out the Junk in Your Home

    Last updated 4 days ago

    It’s easy for junk to pile up in and around your home, especially if you are remodeling or constructing new additions. Unfortunately, a cluttered mind can often be the result of a cluttered home. In fact, you’ll be amazed how well you feel, mentally and physically, once you clear out all of the junk in your home. Check out these tips to learn how you can clean up your home, and contact a junk removal service in the Bay Area to assist you. 

    Identify and Separate the Junk

    For starters, go through your home and identify the useless junk that is only taking up space. Sometimes junk is easy to spot, such as debris and materials left over from a construction or remodeling job. Other times, it is a matter of thinking critically about how useful an appliance or piece of furniture is and being able to get rid of the junk that no longer serves a purpose.

    Utilize Wall Space

    If you have a lot of stuff cluttering up your floors, get it off the floor and onto shelving units along your walls. Most homes have lots of unused vertical wall space, so be sure to look around your home for opportunities to add shelves or other wall-mounted storage to keep your floors clean.

    Haul Away the Big Stuff

    Once you get a handle on the clutter around your home, it’s time to get rid of the really big pieces of junk that are taking up valuable space. If you have an unused sectional couch, broken refrigerator, or rusty weight bench taking up space, contact a junk removal company to haul away the trash and clear out your home.

    For help cleaning up your home, contact Peninsula Hauling & Demolition. Our junk removal services include household clean-outs, appliance removal, construction and remodeling clean-up, landscape demolition, and more. Visit our website or call us at (650) 489-0226 to learn more about our junk removal services in San Francisco

    A Look at Some Common Items That Can Be Recycled

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Most people say they would start recycling if they only knew what can and can’t be recycled. Fortunately, there are plenty of online articles and videos like this one that teach you about common items that can be recycled. In your house, for example, any plastic and Styrofoam products can be recycled. Items that become infused with grease cannot be recycled, so don’t think about putting that pizza box in the recycling bin. For more tips on common household items that can be recycled, watch this short video clip. 

    Here at Peninsula Hauling & Demolition, we are serious about the tenets of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We reduce community waste, reuse most of the materials we salvage, and recycle nearly 75% of all garbage we collect. To learn more about our eco-friendly hauling and demolition services in San Francisco, visit our website or call us at (650) 489-0226. 

    A Look at How Dump Trucks Work

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Hauling and demolition companies rely on heavy-duty equipment to get the job done. One of the most important pieces of equipment is the dump truck. The main body of the dump truck is generally based on that of a flatbed truck, with one axle beneath the cab and up to three axles beneath the dump box, depending on the size of the vehicle. The dump box is powered hydraulically by telescoping cylinders, giving them a very long range of motion.

    Here at Peninsula Hauling & Demolition, dump trucks are integral to our heavy hauling and demolition services. We can remove and/or transport dirt, concrete, metal, and construction debris, all for only $75 per hour. We offer same day service in San Francisco for calls before 9 a.m. To learn more about our heavy hauling services in the Bay Area, call us at (650) 489-0226. 

    Why Do People Demolish Homes?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Did you know that in some cases demolishing a home rather than trying to repair it can save you money, or even turn a profit? There is a wide range of reasons why people demolish homes. Keep reading for reasons why you should consider a demolition service.

    Build On Property

    Oftentimes it’s easier and less expensive to tear down a dilapidated home rather than trying to fix it up. Most homes and commercial buildings that are seriously decrepit will sell for such a low price that the property can be demolished, and the plot of land upon which the property used to stand can be sold for a profit. Consult with an industry professional to determine if the sloping foundation, decomposing walls, and slumped roofs of a rundown house are worth fixing, or if it’s better to demolish the entire property and build new.

    Extensive Property Damage

    Sadly, a number of homes are irreparably damaged by natural disasters each year. Many of the flooded homes affected by Hurricane Katrina, for example, were demolished. The homes and their foundations had been soaking for days or even weeks in contaminated floodwater, which caused structural damage so significant that it was cheaper and safer to demolish the homes rather than attempt to repair them. Landslides, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes can also cause so much damage to a home that it makes more sense to tear it down than to try to repair it.

    Improve the View

    If you have the desire to buy your neighbor’s house and demolish it to improve your view, you’re not alone. Though it’s not too common, some people actually end up doing this. If you get the land re-zoned, you may even be able to build a fence on the property.

    For top quality commercial and residential demolition services in San Mateo, San Jose, and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Peninsula Hauling & Demo at (650) 489-0226. We are a family owned and operated company specializing in eco-friendly demolition, junk removal, and hauling. Visit our website for more information about our demolition services. 

    Understanding the Symptoms and Treatments of Hoarding

    Last updated 1 month ago

    It’s easy to let clutter build up if you are in the process of renovating or preparing for a moving or hauling service, but a person with hoarding disorder lets clutter build up all the time, and to an unruly level. It’s quite different from having a fondness for collecting. Read on to better understand the symptoms and treatments of hoarding.

    Unmanageable Clutter

    Stacks of newspapers, junk mail, and magazines can easily fill entire rooms. Unneeded items such as napkins or sugar packets from a restaurant are usually part of the pile, while important items are oftentimes lost in the clutter.

    Inability to Part with Possessions

    When asked to clean up the clutter, a person with hoarding disorder will usually experience distress. Those with hoarding disorder will even find it difficult to lend something to another person, or even let them touch any of their belongings.

    Unsanitary Food and Trash Buildup

    One of the hallmarks of hoarding disorder is letting food and trash build up to an unsanitary level. Oftentimes the piles of trash and food are so dense in the kitchen or the bathroom that it makes cooking or bathing impossible.

    Hoarding Animals

    Sometimes hoarding disorder will manifest in the form of hoarding dozens or hundreds of animals. Due to the close confines and large numbers, the hoarded animals typically aren’t cared for properly. Hoarding animals usually poses a serious health concern for any people who are living in the house as well.

    Seeking Treatment for Hoarding

    Talk with a doctor or a mental health professional if you believe that you, a friend, or a family member has hoarding disorder. Talking with a therapist can help people who have hoarding disorder sort through the reasons why they feel compelled to hoard and how they can declutter their home.

    At Peninsula Hauling & Demo, we have years of experience providing professional junk removal and hauling services to residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, including many people with hoarding disorder. Call us at (650) 489-0226 or visit our website to learn more about our residential hauling services in San Mateo, San Jose, and the rest of the Bay Area. 

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