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The storm season is here. Storms seem to be stronger, last longer, and cause more damage than in years gone by. Cleaning up after a storm becomes a challenge. What do you do with the branches that have broken off or even trees that have blown over? Is there damage to your fencing or your garden structures such as sheds? If you have a swimming pool is it filled with mud or with debris? Is there structural damage to your house?
There are ways to clean up after a storm which will soon get your yard and home looking ship shape again. As a junk removal company, Little Green Junk has experience in cleaning up after all sizes of storms so we are in a position to help you with a task that can prove time-consuming and overwhelming depending on the amount of damage there is to your property.
Here are some basic steps to follow that will work for some of the post-storm situations you may find yourself in.
Your safety comes firstLook around carefully before you begin. There may be downed power lines where trees and branches have fallen on them. There may be a large tree uprooted and fallen against your fence. Power problems should be referred to the power company. Trees that are uprooted require the help of professionals so contact the local disaster management team.
Check the drainage in your yardPooling water is one of the most damaging problems that occur after a storm, and affects not only your garden but more importantly, your buildings. So it is essential to check the drainage on your property by making notes and taking pictures of exactly where the water collects. These huge storms that used to happen every few decades seem to be happening more like every year, so even if you believe that it won’t happen again and it isn’t important to fix the drainage problem, use these photos to make the necessary changes to the drainage. They are sure to happen again.
Pooling water outside damages your lawn area attracts insects and encourages the growth of mold and moss. If the water collects next to a building such as your house it can cause damage to the foundations leading to cracks in your walls and floors.
Take the time to inspect your rain gutters, and to repair and clean them of leaves and other debris. Gutters need to be cleaned to make sure that water runs off your roof freely to reach the storm drainage system and doesn’t pool in your yard.
If the main stormwater drains in your residential area are blocked, you need to report this issue to your city.
Plan before you begin clearing upIf there is a lot of debris in the yard that you can clear up yourself, organize it into piles. Put the ordinary trash in a pile as this can probably be removed by your normal trash remover. Make a pile of organic matter such as leaves and branches. These may be removed by a waste removal company if there is too much for you to deal with. If there is any other waste such as construction waste from a fence that has been broken by a falling tree, or a garden shed that is damaged beyond repair, pile these materials together. A waste removal company such as Little Green Junk can remove this for you and make sure that it is disposed of responsibly.
If you have water damage inside your houseThis water damage is bad because it causes damage to your floors, appliances, furniture, and electronics. None of these items are designed to sit in a pool of water. There is also the danger of mold developing which is detrimental to your health. Because water reaches the difficult areas behind walls and under floors, mold can start in any of these areas.
If your electricals are wet and damaged, or you can smell gas or other chemicals, you will need to call in the appropriate authority, the electrician, or the gas company. Once you have made sure that your home is safe, you can start the cleaning process.
Use Little Green Junk Company to Remove Your Storm Rubble
Little Green Junk is a licensed, professional company that will remove any of your household or yard waste that you need to get rid of after a big storm.
We can assist you with the removal of any items such as your solid waste, general recyclable waste, and organic waste and dispose of them responsibly so as not to put them back into the environment where they will cause lasting damage as they decompose.
Our pledge is to recycle any items that we can, and we only use the landfill as a last resort. We follow the restrictions that are in place as to what can be disposed of in the local landfill. Beware of using rogue companies that will litter the environment with your waste.
At Little Green Junk Company in York, PA we treat our customers with the respect they deserve, and we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that they are happy with our service.
Once we arrive on site and inspect the extent of the cleanout, we will discuss any changes to be made to the quote with you. Once we have an agreement on the amount, we will start clearing your trash away.
We will arrive promptly at the scheduled time and if we are running late, we will communicate with you. Once we have completed the job, we will leave that area clean and tidy.
We realize that during an emergency, you need to get rid of your trash in a hurry, so we offer a same-day junk removal service, and we can even accommodate your junk removal after hours or over a weekend if that is what you require.
Please call us today at 717 467 0070 if you need a quote for urgent trash removal when you are clearing up after a storm.