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How Does House Clearance Work?

A house clearance is a term that summarises the process of removing items from a residence, typically with the intention of donating, reselling, or disposing of them. House clearances often involve a more extensive scope than routine rubbish removal or bulky waste collection. These clearances can range in scale, ranging from a few bulky items to the complete clearance of an entire house.

Getting an Estimate

The very first thing is to obtain contacts from the house clearance company that you want to ask to do your work. Once you’re able to get in touch with them, you’ll ask them for a rough estimate of the charges they’ll expect from you. Getting in touch with these companies is no longer too much of a hustle as you can reach them online via the internet.

Compare the Price and Service

As much as the temptation to look at the price and nothing could be overwhelming, don’t give in to it whatsoever if you need an excellent job done for you. Furthermore, there are rogue companies that are cropping up and promise to be able to do great work for you at cheaper prices. However, you need to be careful to make sure you fall for their traps by looking only at how cheap their prices are. The thing is, these fly-tippers and rogue companies dispose of the rubbish in an illegal manner. If this happens for you, you may be held liable for a fine that results from the illegal disposition of the waste. Make sure to choose a reputable company.

5 Things To Look Out For 

  • Ensure that the company is licensed to be a carrier of waste by the Environment Agency.
  • Previous customers have given independent and honest reviews about the company.
  • Check if the company has a good website as this can indicate whether the company is a long-term one.
  • Has insurance that is up to date. This should include public liability insurance.
  • Displays the registered company number prominently plus VAT is required.

Make a Booking for the Service

After ensuring that the clearance company that you want to obtain their services is legit, the next step is to book in your service. All you’ll have to do is arrange for the date and time that your clearance work is to be started. The duration of a clearance job can range between an hour to a number of days. Paying a deposit so as to secure the booking is also common. A reminder should be provided one day before the house clearance day. However, the company should give you a notification before they arrive at the time you agreed.

When the Clearance Begins

When the clearance team gets to your house and introduces themselves, you should then show them what needs to be cleared in your house. The final price will then be provided before the team begins to load up their vans at this stage. Once the job is completed, the remainder of the price of your clearance will need to be cleared.

Recycle and Reuse

The company will recycle, reuse, tip off or donate the items from your clearance work. A good clearance company limits landfill wastes. As the whole word becomes more eco-friendly we are much more aware of what we do with rubbish and landfill sites. The more we try to recycle the easier and more habitual it gets. Always try and recycle as much of the rubbish from your clearance as possible.

House Clearances at Bellview 

Are you tired of clutter and ready for a fresh start? Bellview Transport is here to help! Our expert team specialises in house clearances that will not only free up space but also give you peace of mind. Say goodbye to the stress of managing excess belongings and hello to a clutter-free and organised home. Contact us today to discuss our services.

Updated September 2023