One of the biggest hassles of owning rental property involves cleaning up after tenants move out. Best case scenario: The former tenant takes everything and leaves an empty and clean apartment or house. Worst case scenario: The former tenant leaves behind a pile of junk and a dirty dwelling. If the latter happens to you, be prepared to make two phone calls. The first call goes to a rubbish removal Worcester MA company, or Southborough for that matter. A cleaning company gets the second call, and finding qualified cleaners to sweep through the property proves easy enough. Rubbish removal companies, on the other hand, require closer inspection before hire. Use the following four tips to ensure you hire the right company for the job:

1. Confirm that the appointment is “no obligation.” This means that if the pick-up team arrives and quotes what you believe to be too high a price, you can send the team on its way. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? offers such appointments.

2. Learn what the company will and will not take. The highest-quality providers of junk removal Southborough and Worcester post their will-take lists online. Ensure that everything you need removed, with a few exceptions, will be taken away by the company. Most take appliances such as air conditioners, dishwashers, dryers, drying cabinets, freezers, refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, washing machines, water heaters and trash compactors. Other items such as carpet, computer equipment, furniture, mattresses, TVs, yard waste and general junk also typically are allowed for pickup. Don’t expect any of the rubbish removal companies to take asbestos, chemicals, oils, paint or solvents, as none are licensed to transport or dispose of hazardous materials.

3. Ask the rubbish removal Worcester MA company about its recycling efforts. While you want all of your former tenants’ junk gone, you don’t want it to be disposed of improperly. Again, the highest-quality providers of junk removal share their recycling efforts online. For example, the previously mentioned 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has kept more than 1.5 billion pounds of junk out of landfills since opening for business in 1989.

4. Confirm that the junk removal company’s pick-up team cleans up after itself. While you will be hiring a cleaning company to get the interior of your rental property ready for new tenants, odds are they don’t do driveways. Make sure the company you hire doesn’t leave scraps behind and that it sweeps up the pick-up area completely.

No matter which junk removal Southborough or Worcester company you hire, be sure to follow up with the company to share your experience with its pick-up team. If you are not satisfied with the work, the company needs to know in order to improve its services. If you are pleased, you will want to let the company know, as you are building a relationship with a service provider for future tenant-cleanup appointments.

Author's Bio: 

Jeff Martin writes about real estate topics for a variety of Massachusetts publications. He recently used 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, which specializes in Worcester and junk removal Southborough , after a former tenant left what seemed like half of his belongings behind. Martin was impressed with the company’s convenience and affordability.