If you are planning a major home renovation project, you may have decided to rent a dumpster to make your life easier when it comes to getting rid of old building materials and refuse. However, when you go to rent the dumpster and prepare for its arrival, make sure that you do not make the following mistakes.
1. Underestimating the Size You Will Need for Your Project
When you go to rent the dumpster, one of the first pieces of information you will need to give the rental company is the size that you will require. Especially if you are on a tight budget, you may believe that you can get away with a smaller size, or you may believe that the smaller size will fit everything that you will throw away.
However, more often than not, you will need a larger size than what you estimate. And, if you go with a smaller size to save money, you will wind up spending more because you will either have to have the dumpster hauled away and redelivered or have a second dumpster delivered to your property.
If you are unsure of the size that you will need for your project, speak with the rental service, and give them the size of your house plus the kinds of renovations you have planned. They can then help you select the correct size.
2. Neglecting to Leave Enough Space around the Dumpster When Selecting a Spot
Before the arrival of the dumpster, you will need to select a spot on which it will go once it is delivered. After obtaining the dimensions, you may pick a place that fits the size exactly.
However, if you do not allow for enough space around the dumpster, you will find that throwing away boards, walls, and other building materials quite difficult. You will have to try to attempt to squeeze into a tight space, which could result in property damage or injuries. Make sure that you select a spot that will accommodate not only the dumpster but a work area around it.
Making sure that you have the proper size and enough space for the dumpster before you have it delivered can help make your renovation project go more smoothly as well as save you headaches from having to deal with a misplaced unit that is too small for your needs. With help with the size estimate and placement, speak with a representative from the dumpster rental service.