Hiring a Junk Removal Service for Tenant Cleanups

With summer being the busiest real estate season, landlords all over the country are oftentimes left responsible for cleaning up the belongings left behind by previous tenants.

 The easiest way to clean out a full house is to hire a junk removal company to do the dirty work for you. 

We know how important it is to get your rental ready for new tenants as soon as possible, so we’ve gathered everything you need to know about hiring a junk removal company to clean out a rental property.

How Junk Removal Services Work

Junk removal companies offer a wide range of services that can be tailored to customers’ specific needs. 

Removing single pieces of furniture, electronics, and appliances to be recycled are common solutions offered by these types of services, but they’re also capable of removing an entire home’s worth of belongings. 


In the event of tenant eviction or rental abandonment, full-service home cleanouts are especially helpful. 

When you contact a local service provider for an estimate, they will usually send a representative to assess your property and provide you with an in-person, instant quote. 

If you accept their pricing, they’ll oftentimes be able to begin working right then and there. 

Quality junk removal companies will donate used items still in good condition, and may even supply you with a tax deductable receipt from the donation center at your request. 

Average Time Junk Removal Services Take

Most home cleanouts can be accomplished within a single business day, but this will depend on how full the house is and how many workers the removal company sends to help. 

If your rental is especially big or if the previous tenants left an unusually large hoarding mess, be sure to mention this to the junk removal companies you speak with over the phone. 

If you’ve been left with a house full to the brim of someone’s old junk, expect up to a week to have the property cleared of all belongings. 

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