Time-consuming. Emotionally stressful. Legal minefield. Frustrating.

All these phrases can be applied to the challenges eviction cleanouts pose for landlords. From the hours or even days spent on apartment clean out and repairs before it can be rented out again to the guilt or disappointment at having to evict the tenant, the process is a nuisance.

What Items Usually Need to Be Removed with Eviction Cleanouts

When you evict tenant from a property, there are a range of items that must be removed as part of the eviction cleanout process:

  • Furniture, including sofas, chairs, tables, dressers, and other large items.
  • Appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, and washing machines (depending on the terms of the lease.)
  • Personal belongings e.g., clothing, books, toys, and other household items.
  • Trash accumulated during the tenancy. This may include hazardous materials like chemicals or medical waste that need to be identified and removed according to local regulations.

Eviction Cleanout Tips

Junk removal, thorough cleaning, and restoration of the property gets it into a livable condition for the next tenant. Here are our top tips for property managers and landlords for a smooth process.

Start as Soon as You Can

It benefits you to carry out an eviction cleanout as soon as possible:

  • The sooner you can start, the more quickly you can turn over the property for the next tenant. This avoids lost rental income and other financial losses that occur when the property is vacant for an extended period of time.
  • Additionally, the longer you wait to start the eviction cleanout, the more time debris and unwanted items have to accumulate, making the cleanout process more difficult.
  • Getting the job done fast also goes a long way to maintaining positive relations with tenants who may still be living on the property or those otherwise affected by the eviction.

Create a Garbage Removal Plan

Creating a garbage removal plan helps to ensure that all waste and unwanted items are properly disposed of in a timely and efficient manner:

  • Assess the scope of the cleanout to determine how much waste needs to be removed, and if any items require special handling.
  • Check with your local waste removal authority for any regulations regarding waste disposal in your area.
  • Sort items for disposal based on the type of waste they represent. Hazardous materials should be set aside for proper disposal.
  • Rent a dumpster sized according to the scope of the cleanout. Schedule delivery and pick-up dates and make sure the dumpster is placed in a location that is easily accessible.

Alternatively, consider hiring a junk removal service if you don’t have the resources to handle the garbage removal on your own.

Check Local Laws for Dealing with Tenant Property

It is important to check local laws for dealing with tenant property because these laws can vary widely from state to state and even from city to city. Failing to follow the local laws can result in legal liability and potentially costly fines.

Be Prepared for Repairs

If the occupant has caused damage to the apartment, you may have to make pricey repairs before it can be rented out again. This can be a significant expense and further delay the process of getting the apartment back on the market.

How Dumpster Rental and Junk Removal Can Help You During an Eviction Cleanout

Hiring a dumpster is a smart move when clearing out after an eviction.

  • It’s convenient. A dumpster provides a central location for disposing of all the unwanted items from the eviction cleanout.
  • It’s efficient. Rather than having to load items into a truck or trailer and transport them to a landfill, workers can simply toss them into the dumpster and move on to the next task.
  • It’s cost-effective. A single dumpster rental fee is cheaper for large-scale cleanouts than paying for multiple waste disposal costs.

For a totally stress-free solution, eviction clean up services are the answer. Not only do the experts at Junk Boss fulfill the benefits listed above, but we also provide you with peace of mind.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about reducing the burden of eviction cleanouts.