It Can Be Difficult and Dangerous to Clean Construction Debris. Find Out What To Do Instead.

Dec 23, 2021 | Commercial Junk Removal, Home Improvement

If you’re planning to clean construction debris in the near future, the first solution that may come to mind is to purchase some equipment and take care of it yourself. After all, it may be a little labor intensive, but how complicated can it really be? Whether you’re on the tail end of home renovations, just evicted or moved out a tenant, or are in the process of moving yourself, it’s important to know that there’s always more to construction debris than meets the eye – and that extends into the removal process. Today, we’re going over some of the realistic hazards that you should anticipate before committing to a DIY construction debris cleaning, along with some of the best solutions for protecting your time, energy, and well-being while getting it done. Let’s get started.

The Very Real Hazards of Construction Debris

Most first-timers know that they can expect a pretty time- and energy-intensive job before they dive in to clean construction debris. However, what too many people don’t know until it’s too late is that there are some very real hazards that go hand-in-hand with a project like this. We don’t say this because we want to scare you away from cleaning construction debris; we say it because we want you to have all of the information you need to get it done successfully. Here are some of the hazards you should be aware of before getting started:

Falling, tripping, and projectiles.

This one’s a no-brainer, but it’s also common. If you do commit to carrying out a construction debris clean-up job yourself, please invest in all kinds of safety equipment: hard hats, heavy-duty gloves, and protective clothing, like coveralls.


Hazardous waste.

Not to be dramatic, but even common household items can become extremely hazardous during renovations and construction. Some of the most notable ones include major appliances, aerosols, air conditioners, and hot water heaters.


Volatile organic compounds

or VOCs, are dangerous carbon-based fumes found in most building materials. After a major construction or renovation project, make sure that you’ve got a solid air purification system in place, as well as a new air filter. Limit your exposure to raw building materials, paints, and open cleaning supplies as much as possible. For maximum protection against VOCs, do not carry out the construction debris cleanup yourself.

Preparing for a DIY Clean

If you do want to move forward with taking care of cleaning construction debris yourself, it’s crucial to be as prepared as possible. We can’t stress enough how important it is to wear protective equipment: hard hats, gloves, construction-grade face masks, and heavy-duty clothing are all important.

It’s also crucial to think about how you’ll be disposing of the materials. Do you have a large pickup truck handy? Will you be renting out a moving truck or dump truck? If so, be sure to research the company’s guidelines as far as construction debris hoes; due to the hazardous nature of some construction items, some moving companies don’t permit their vehicles to be used for this purpose.

Be sure to free up enough time to make sure that the project is carried out to completion; depending on how many helpers you’ve got, that may mean having to take time off work, school, or other responsibilities. We recommend erring on the side of caution and giving yourself more time than you think you need to get this project done.

Opting for a Better Solution

We’re not saying you can’t clean construction debris yourself; we’re saying that there’s a much simpler, faster, and easier solution: hiring a reliable, affordable junk removal company. Depending on how much you were planning on spending on protective equipment, moving trucks, and meals for yourself and any helpers, hiring a whole team of pros could turn out to be cheaper than doing the cleanup yourself.

A team of professionals doesn’t just have the equipment and experience it takes to get the job done quickly; they have the expertise. Working with a reliable junk removal team will allow you to get your construction debris cleared away in less time so that you can spend your valuable time focusing on things you’d rather be doing.

If you’re gearing up to clean construction debris, the most efficient and effective investment you can make is working with a trustworthy junk removal team. To learn more about us, our services, and our pricing, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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