“My mother’s getting up there in age,” Ron said, “and so cleaning all the junk out of the garage was just too big a job for her. If I lived closer, I’d help her out myself, but that just wasn’t possible.” Ron found a company that offered junk removal services on Craigslist and called them to do the job. “Their prices seemed really reasonable, and I was happy we were saving money.”
Unfortunately, it turned out there was a reason that the fly by night junk removal company Ron had called was so affordable: the junk removal service was really a front for the company’s real business – stealing from people. “These had a pretty good chance to check the house out when they were doing the junk removal,” Ron explained. “As near as we can tell, they just waited for Mother to leave one morning and then they let themselves in through the garage.” The thieves took everything – Ron’s mother’s television and computer, her jewelry, and prescription medication. While some of the items were later recovered, Ron’s mother has been very traumatized by the experience. “What was supposed to be a simple garage clean out turned out to be a nightmare.”
If you know your parents need help with junk removal in Westchester County, you can help them avoid this nightmare scenario by choosing a reputable junk removal company. To do this, don’t do your searching on Craigslist: while the site might be great for finding out where the best garage sales are, it’s not a safe choice for finding service providers for your home. Look online instead: you want an experienced junk removal company with an excellent reputation for customer service. Many of the best Westchester junk removal companies also provide other services such as dumpster rental and curbside trash removal. Check with the Better Business Bureau before you call. Then you’ll be able to help your parents find a legitimate junk removal company. They will get their property cleaned out without any worries!