Congratulations! You’re finally going forward with that addition up over your garage, a home improvement project you’ve been talking about for ages. There’s a lot to think about, of course. You’ve taken out the proper permits. You’ve got someone lined up to do the framing. The electrical and plumbing will need to be roughed in. You have secured new energy-efficient windows to put in your home. Have you forgotten anything? Well … you can make things a whole lot easier on yourself if you rent a residential dumpster. Why? Here are five good reasons why you should rent a dumpster for home improvement projects.
1. Dumpster Rentals Are Convenient
Once you know when your project is starting, it’s easy to contact a dumpster rental company and schedule a delivery. You can arrange exactly where and when you want it placed on your site. Likewise, for taking it away when it needs to be emptied.
2. Dumpster Rentals Are Time Savers
Most home improvement projects involve some demolition work first. Depending on the project, you may need to remove an old roof, tear down drywall, or remove old tiles, carpeting, or other flooring.
You may think having a large truck or access to one will make disposal easy, but do you really want to be making multiple dump runs every day? That course of action would be a huge drain on your resources–your time, your costs for gas, not to mention wear and tear on your vehicle. Plus, where do workers put additional debris while you and your truck are away making a dump run? Locating a dumpster to hold everything in a convenient, easy-to-access spot on your property is a no-brainer!
3. Dumpsters Keep You and Everyone on the Worksite Safer
Your property has only so much room for people to move around safely and comfortably. Construction debris should not be taking up any of that room. Workers can trip on stockpiled materials. Mold, mildew, and even vermin can also get into them, and paints, oils, and other hazardous materials could leach into the soil and groundwater. Additionally, if your family stays in the house while the project is going on, any one of you, including your pets could become injured. Keeping all disposed items safely contained in a dumpster allows everyone to breathe a little easier.
4. Dumpster Rental Companies Offer Varied Types and Sizes for Every Project
You may have several bins for your weekly trash pickup, but that’s not going to come near to cutting it for a renovation or remodel at your home. Established companies offer a wide variety of dumpster types and sizes, and they have the personnel to ensure timely deliveries. Such companies can eliminate worries about handling the disposal of construction debris allowing homeowners to focus on myriad other matters.
5. Your Neighbors Will Appreciate You for It
Part of living in a community is being a good neighbor. While you probably can’t hide the fact that your house is going through some renovations, you can be a good neighbor by limiting loud construction work to certain daytime hours. Additionally, renting a dumpster will ensure the not-so-pretty aspects of your project stay hidden from public view. All your neighbors will see during the construction phase is a dumpster, one that gets taken away quickly either when it’s full or when the job is done.