Replacing An HVAC System

Many older homes in Southern Ontario still have an old HVAC system in their home that is now in need of replacement. Residents are finding that their homes aren’t as warm as they should be during the winter, or as cool as they need them to be in the summer. Their energy bills are also far more expensive and their homes simply aren’t comfortable anymore. You shouldn’t need to wear an extra pair of socks in your own home just to watch a tv show in the winter.

Putting in a new HVAC system has many advantages. You will instantly see a drastic improvement on your energy bill, your home will be climate controlled, there are many great new smart thermostats that allow you to control the temperature in any room of your house, it will increase the value of your property and your quality of life will improve. Additionally, replacing your HVAC is more than likely a one-time renovation, and once it is done, you will never have to think about it again.

When you replace your HVAC you can be certain about one more thing. Removing the old one is going to mean that you are going to have to rent a roll-off dumpster bin. An old HVAC means you are going to have a huge amount of material that needs to be removed. Additionally, that decades old system has years of old debris and material in it that has to be disposed of safely and according to the law. It is a big project, and you are going to need a large bin placed near your home in the driveway so workers can easily access it.

Ordering a disposal bin is easy. You can simply order the bin of your choosing online, and schedule a time to have it delivered. Depending on the size of your home, you will probably need more than one truckload to be removed because HVAC material will take up a lot of space in the bin, so you can schedule pickups when the bin is full. That way the material can be dropped off at the local waste management recycling centre, and return quickly so your workers have as little downtime as possible.

This spring and summer is a great time to replace your HVAC, and many contractors tend to book their season far in advance, so be sure to get your planning done early and book your dumpster bin in advance so your project happens on time and on budget.

Replacing A Driveway

Our driveways rarely get any love or respect. In fact, aside from shoveling them in the winter, and the kids using them as a chalkboard during summer break, our driveways are usually the last thing we think about, which is wrong because they are quite literally the very first thing our guests see when they arrive at our homes.

You take a great deal of pride in your home, and you want it to look its very best. You can have a beautifully manicured lawn, wonderfully curated garden and the fascia of your home can be power washed and spotless so that guests are instantly impressed with your home. However, if your driveway looks like somebody has been parking a tank on it and then using it for target practice, it will stand out like a sore thumb. You may as well have a rusted out 1979 Camaro on blocks on your lawn, because it will have the same effect on your curb appeal, and the value of your home.

Thankfully driveway renovations are a great and relatively inexpensive way to beautify your home, while adding value to your property. Spring and summer are a great time to replace your old and worn out driveway, and a professional company can usually have the job done in a few days, depending on if they are simply tearing out your old pavement and replacing it or creating something more intricate, like interlocking bricks.

Regardless of the type of makeover you are doing to your driveway, you are going to require a roll-off disposal bin so you can manage all the material and waste that will be created. Also be assured, there will be a lot of it.

Replacing a driveway means you will need to rent a dumpster bin, and you will most certainly want a big one. Driveway replacements create a massive amount of heavy, dirty waste material that needs to be hauled away to a local recycling centre so it can be disposed of legally.

You can order a bin online, and choose a time that is convenient for deliveries and pickups. You can also expect more than one truckload to be removed, so you can schedule those ahead of time as well, which will greatly reduce any downtime on the job, and help your project run smoothly and on budget.

What Can Go Inside Of A Disposal Bin Rental?

With spring around the corner in Southern Ontario, and summer right behind it, construction companies and homeowners are gearing up for their next home renovation, landscaping project, large scale decluttering and construction job. All of these projects mean that you will require a roll-off dumpster bin, and you can order one of our 4 bin sizes online. When you place your order we will schedule delivery and pickup times that are convenient for your schedule, and place your dumpster bin on your property on a hard flat surface that is easily accessible for your crew.

If this is your first project and you have never used a disposal bin rental service before, you probably have a few questions. Questions are great, and we love helping our clients. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is what items are allowed in a roll-off dumpster bin, and what can’t be placed in our bins.

Here is what you can place in our disposal bins:

• Wood – fencing, decking, firewood, old lumber.
• Construction materials – debris, drywall, tiling, wallboard, Sheetrock.
• Garden debris – branches, tree and hedge clippings, sod, dirt.
• Furniture – couches/sofas, desks, file cabinets, tables, dressers, sofa beds, mattresses.
• Appliances – fridges, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers.
• Basement, garage, shed and attic junk – boxes, books, old tools, tires.
• Electronics – computers, monitors, copy machines, printers.
• Garbage – cardboard, rubbish, paper.
• Concrete – from broken pathways or flooring.
• Roofing items – cedar and asphalt shingles.
• Renovation junk – walls, doors, windows, plywood, drywall, floor boards, plasterboard and frames, etc.
• Old tires – there is an added disposal charge for tires.

There are numerous items that cannot be disposed of because of safety hazards, environmental threats and local restrictions.

Items that cannot be placed in our bins:

• Combustible or flammable liquids
• Propane tanks
• Paint
• Paint thinner
• Solvents
• Items explicitly listed as hazardous

The items that cannot be placed in our bins can be taken to your local hazardous material depot. Most cities and towns have one or several of them, so a quick internet search will help you find one closest to your home.

We always remove your unwanted debris and material as safely as possible, and according to the law, so if you have any further questions regarding what is allowed in our bins, we invite you to contact us with any questions and a member of our team will be happy to answer you as soon as possible.

Selling Your Home In Toronto, Ontario

Here in Toronto, Ontario, home sales are booming like Alex Van Halens bass drum and many people are cashing in on the windfall and selling their homes.

If you are planning on selling your home this summer, then you will want to get a head start on preparing it for sale, and that means you are going to have to roll up your sleeves and begin the decluttering and staging process.

Every real estate agent and home sales television show will tell you that you simply cannot avoid a home clean out if you want to get the maximum dollar for your home. Nothing turns off prospective buyers more than viewing a cluttered, lived in home that is filled with old memories, furniture and other people’s belongings. Buyers want a clean space, so they can envision their design ideas and their belongings in the home. It should look like a showroom, not the morning after a New Year’s Eve party.

The inside of your home isn’t the only place you will want to declutter. You will want to completely clean out your garage. It should be spotless and not filled with old winter tires, boxes, rusty old bicycles and bits of old unwanted appliances and furniture you don’t want but never got around to throwing up.

It follows that you will also want to give your property a good clean up with some simple landscaping. If that old shed is filled with yard junk and is beginning to show its age, then it’s time to tear it down and replace it with a flower bed. New buyers will want to view your outdoor property the same way as the inside: as a showroom where they picture themselves sitting outside and entertaining their friends, and not thinking about how they have to tear down an old basketball hoop or get rid of a broken fire pit.

Spring is almost here, and it is a perfect time to get started on these projects so your home is ready for sale in a few months. You can get started inside while the weather is still warming up, and work your way outside when the ground has thawed to tear down that shed and plant some new flowers.

All of this decluttering is going to mean that you will require a roll-off disposal bin, and we have 4 sizes to choose from. Depending on the size of your home, and how much stuff you want to get rid of, you will more than likely need one of our larger 16 yard or 20 yard bins. We can place it anywhere on your property that has a flat hard surface, and we will schedule deliveries and pickups at your convenience when it is full.

Springtime Dumpster Rentals In Mississauga, Ontario

Springtime (and even early summer) in Mississauga, Ontario and the GTA always means at least one thing:

Weather.

Sure, winter may be over, and we are all enjoying being outside getting some exercise, working on our properties and enjoying some much-needed patio time with our family and friends. Springtime is great, and after being stuck inside all winter, we all love it and come alive again.

It also means that we can expect some very unpredictable weather that always catches by surprise and wreaks havoc on our property.

Every year we will experience sudden downpours of rain that knock out power, flood our streets and properties and generally cause sudden chaos everywhere. When it happens it is usually with little or no warning and then it ends as quickly as it began.

The same is true with our sudden high-powered wind storms, where on a seemingly sunny and uneventful day the wind will begin to whip itself up and what starts off feeling like a refreshing breeze, suddenly turns into a wall of 100 kph wind that tears trees and power lines down, rips roofs from their homes, knocks over small structures and spreads loads of debris everywhere. In some cases, we may even experience tornados.

These weather events happen every year and are inevitable. Chances are you have had to clean up after one already and you know how much damage they cause every year.

If your property is hit and suffers damage from a severe weather event, then you are going to clean it up. There is only so much a municipality can or will do, so for example if a tree has fallen on your property then chances are you are going to have to call some friends, break out the chainsaws and get rid of it yourself.

You are going to want to clean everything up as quickly as possible, and the very best way to do that is to rent one of our dumpster bins. We can place it anywhere central on your property so you can easily access it and then simply dispose of all the debris into the bin, and we will take it away. You can also use the opportunity to do some yard work and get rid of that old shed that took a beating during the storm, or tear down an old deck and build a new one.

These weather events happen a few times a year, and they always cause some level of damage and that means you should always have some kind of action plan holstered and ready to deploy. For example, if your home is hit by high winds and your roof is torn up, then you should have the contact information of a reputable roofing company ready to call. You will also need a dumpster bin delivered right away, and you can call us right away when you need us, and we will deliver a bin to your home right away so you don’t have to wait to begin your clean up.

Dumpster Bin Rentals For Bathroom Renovations

Most people view winter (especially during Covid) as the most boring time of the year. Here in Southern Ontario, we are stuck inside during the winter months, while it snows and all we can really do outdoors is shovel snow and clean off our cars. Basically, it is a good time to catch up on your binge tv watching, but other than that there isn’t very much to do.

Unless of course you have used the winter months to save a few dollars and plan a spring time renovation for your home. If you are one of these clever people, then you love winter.

Spring and summer renovations are commonplace here in Ontario because renovations are a perfect way to reinvent your home, and increase the value of your property. So, depending on your budget, you can generally use the spring as an ideal time to get at least something done on your home or yard. Bathroom renovations are a great way to give a heavily trafficked room in your home a makeover, on any sized budget.

Most people love to entertain during spring and summer, and although the party may be outside, most of your guests will eventually end up inside using your bathroom once or twice.

Bathroom renovations can be completed quickly and depending on your budget, you are really only limited by your imagination. You can simply change the colour of your bathroom, and upgrade the fixtures like the sink and bathtub, or you can tear the whole room out and do a complete remodel.

Any renovation project means you will have a ton of debris and unwanted material to dispose of, so you will need to think about your waste management plan. You can’t leave all of that material out on your yard for the one day a month the city picks up large items. You will need to rent a disposal dumpster bin.

Because spring and summer is the busy season for home renovations, it is also the busiest time of year for roll-off dumpster bin rentals. That means you should book your dumpster bin early. You can order online and choose from any number of bin sizes to suit your project. Pickups and deliveries can be easily scheduled, and when the bin is full it will be hauled to the nearest recycling centre and returned so you can keep your project moving seamlessly.

A successful renovation means having everything run smoothly and on time, so pre-planning your disposal bin needs early, is a great way to save time and make sure your project runs as smoothly as possible.

Downsizing Your Home

Real Estate prices in St. Catharines, Ontario have gone through the roof in recent years, leaving many residents with a decision on whether they want to stay in their home, or cash out and downsize into a smaller home. Many baby boomers who now live in large empty nests that are becoming more difficult to maintain are choosing to downsize and that means they have a lot of stuff that needs to go before they can sell and move.

These homes are literally packed to the rooftop with stuff that has been accumulated over a lifetime. Most of it has long been forgotten about. Out of sight, out of mind, and now it all has to be sorted through, and tossed out.

All of this stuff means you are going to want one of our larger dumpster bins like our 16 yard or 20 yard, and you will probably require a few truckloads to dispose of everything. You can choose from any of our 4 bin sizes and order online. We will deliver a dumpster bin to you at a convenient time, and arrange pick-ups at a similar time of your choosing.

When it is time to clean out your home and ready it for sale, you will have a lot of stuff that is easy to say goodbye to like large furniture, carpets, appliances, mattresses and just about everything in the garage. However, you are also going to have to make some choices on what you can take with you and what will actually fit into your new, smaller home.

Here are a few easy tips for deciding what stays and what goes:

1) Ask family to help. You don’t want to throw away something that somebody in your family has an attachment to, so have them help out and inventory everything. One quick tip that follows; make sure that if somebody wants to keep an item, they take it with them. You don’t want to be stuck storing something in your new home.

2) Have a sale. Once you have decided on what stays and what goes, have yourself a yard sale. You can also post all of your items on marketplace websites. You may even have some buried treasure among the things to go. You may not want that old pool table anymore, but somebody else will want it, and they will happily pay for it.

3) Once everything has been picked through and sold, you will still have a lot of stuff left to get rid of. You can donate a lot of it to local charities who would love to have it. Items like old clothes, sporting equipment, furniture, appliances and everything that still has some life in it. Many charities will also come and pick everything up as well.

Downsizing your home is a great way to take advantage of real estate prices, and stay close to family in a home that is easier to manage, so when you decide to make the move, simply contact us, and we will work with you and remove all of your unwanted stuff safely and quickly.

Replacing A Roof In Hamilton, Ontario

The roof of your home takes a beating during the winter in Hamilton, Ontario. Year in, and year out it gets covered with snow and ice, which then thaws and cracks, refreezes and repeats the cycle over and over every winter. This takes a huge toll on our shingles and sub-roof, until after a while we discover cracks and leaks.

Replacing your roof has many advantages. It is a great home renovation for the spring and summer months because workers can get their job done easily, quickly and safely compared to the winter when your roof is like a skating rink. A new roof will look great, add value to your home and it also has environmental benefits. Even if it isn’t leaking water just yet, you can be assured that your old roof is definitely leaking hot and cold air, which means a higher energy bill. Leaving your old roof unrepaired is like trying to insulate it with fishnet stockings. It’s not going to work, and you are better off simply getting it done sooner than later so you can lower your monthly energy bills and enjoy a more temperature controlled environment.

Tearing that old roof off means you are going to need to rent a disposal bin that can be rolled off a truck, and placed on your driveway so workers can easily access it from above. You will almost certainly need a large bin because even if you have a smaller bungalow sized home, removing a roof means a ton of unwanted material and debris that has to be safely removed and disposed of at a local recycling centre.

Depending on the size of your home, you can probably expect to require more than one truckload of material to be removed, so when you order your bin online, you can schedule pickups and deliveries at time that is convenient for you. This way your full dumpster bin can be picked up, cleaned out and replaced as quickly as possible so your crew can continue with their jobs and have your new roof done quickly and efficiently.

Replacing a roof can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week or more depending on the size of your home, and most people tend to have their roofs replaced during the spring and summer months. You will want to plan ahead and get a couple of quotes from roofing companies in advance of spring, and book your disposal bin as early as possible. This way you will have all of your ducks in line when the weather warms up and the hammers start to fly.

Decluttering Tips For Bin Rentals In Hamilton, Ontario

Spring is almost here and thousands of homeowners in Hamilton, Ontario are spending their spare time planning a weekend of cleaning out their homes and doing a deep spring-clean.

We love spring cleaning because it allows you to totally rediscover and reinvent your home. You suddenly find loads of untapped space in your closets, spare room, basement, garage, shed and kitchen. All of that space that way previously being used as storage space for unwanted stuff can now be remodeled into anything you want. The basement was full of old unwanted stuff? Now it can be turned into a home entertainment room, a home office, or a gym. Really, it can be anything of your choosing and it is like putting an addition on your home, that is totally free.

We have offered a few spring cleaning tips in other articles, and here are a few of our ideas on how to make decluttering your home a much easier.

Go Deep

We have all heard the term “Out of sight out of mind” right? It certainly applies to our homes and unwanted stuff that accumulated over the years. We kept all of these things in our storage areas because we thought we might need it one day, but we forgot why. Remember that massive old school big screen you put in the garage 10 years ago? Do you really think you will be using it again? Nope. You really won’t. The same goes for that couch the in laws asked you to store, but they forgot about and those golf clubs you kept despite only playing the game once every 5 years.

Go Even Deeper: Nooks And Crannies

When you are digging through your closets and deciding to toss out your pleated jeans and old bowling shoes, go deeper and check the shelves. You will find loads of brand new space in your bedroom and kitchen closets when you look up high and go through the shelves and drawers. If you think of it as square footage, it adds up quickly and you can repurpose that space to store things you actually want to keep and have easy access to when you need it. Plus it is also a great excuse to hit up the retailers and pick up a few things you have always wanted, but never felt you had space for.

Forgotten In Plain Sight

You have to give it up to Marie Kondo. She really knows what she is talking about. Her axiom of “if you don’t love it, get rid of it” are words to live by, and this especially applies to furniture.

Your floor space is filled with furniture that you navigate every day and never really think about very much. However, if you take a good honest look around at all of your furniture, artwork, accent pieces etc, ask yourself if you really love it. If the answer is no, then it’s time to get rid of it.

These are just a few ideas to help you inventory your next spring cleaning project. It will also help you decide on a dumpster bin size when you order with us online. However, we suggest that if you aren’t entirely sure of what size bin you need to order, then you should contact us and we will be happy to suggest the ideal bin size for your next project.

Landscaping Tips For Hamilton Disposal Bin Rentals

Landscaping projects are a great way to reinvent your property and add value to your home at the same time. You can pull off a landscaping project on just about any budget ranging from digging up a few new spaces for gardens, to putting in a new pool, a deck or some architectural landscaping. No matter the size or scope of your project, a landscaping project during the spring or summer is a great way to clean up your property and do some upgrading.

When you are planning your next landscaping project, you will need to decide on what sized dumpster bin you will need to rent for the job. Landscaping projects always create a massive amount of debris, unwanted material and dirt to be removed, so we suggest you speak to one of our professional team members about the size and scope of your project and then choose from one of our 4 bin sizes which you can easily order online.

If you have questions regarding what you can and cannot dispose of in one of our roll-off dumpster bins, you can use the bin to dispose of:

• Old decking, fencing and lumber
• Garden debris: leaves, branches, trees, hedge clippings, sod, dirt etc.
• Lawn clippings
• Gravel, bricks, concrete
• Old patio furniture

You cannot use disposal bins for any hazardous material like solvents, old paint, motor oils etc.

When we deliver your roll-off disposal bin, we will need to place it on a hard surface that is roughly 16 feet wide, like a driveway or concrete pad. We also place our bins on custom-made wooden planks, so they never leave a lasting impression on your property. If you want to place your bin on the street, then make sure there are no vehicles parked in the space you want us to drop it off, and be sure to check with the city regarding any permits that you may need to keep it there. By-laws in Hamilton, Ontario vary from town to town, so make sure you are following the local laws.

The temperatures are rising in Hamilton, Ontario, and residents are busy finalizing their plans for this year’s landscaping project. Having your roll-off disposal bin plans sorted out in advance is a great way to make sure your next project is completed on schedule and goes as smoothly as possible, because as much as you may enjoy getting out in the sun and rolling up your sleeves, we’re certain you want to get that pool finished so you can spend the rest of the summer enjoy relaxing weekends in the sun.