For many homeowners (and especially first time buyers) the fun part of moving in is making the place yours. It is all about the renovations, decorating, interior design, painting, landscaping and other “fun” projects that transform the previous owners house into your new castle.
These are great projects, and we have roll-off disposal dumpster bins that suit all of your needs for those jobs, but this is about something else. This is about the things you didn’t plan for and sooner or later are going to happen.
Owning a home in Southern Ontario means you have to be prepared for the unexpected. When you buy a home, that means you inherit all of the previous owners’ problems that they didn’t want to pay for, like plumbing, a new roof or electrical issues. It also means that you have to be prepared for our turbulent summer weather patterns, freezing cold winters and issues with our aging local infrastructure like the power grid or drainage and watermains.
These are issues that every single one of us can expect to experience as a homeowner, and you would be advised to be prepared for.
For example, you should always have extra batteries on hand, as well as some empty coolers, some ready made food, water, flashlights, cell phone power banks and solar panels or generator ready in case of a power outage. That way you can still have some power in your home, even during the winter months, a place to keep your food cold during the summer and you will be able to stay in contact with the world.
Additionally you should have some contact numbers on hand and in your cell phone in case of emergencies. For example, you will need the numbers of a on call doctor and veterinarian if you have pets, a plumber, an electrician, a roofing service, a general contractor, a snow plow operator, your kids school, poison control, a hospital, your insurance carrier and a roll-off disposal bin service.
Many people might question the last one, but trust us on this. Lets say one night your aging plumbing finally bursts and there is water everywhere. You call the plumber, the general contractor and they come over and immediately begin repairs.
All of that material from pipes, to drywall, flooring, soaked and ruined furniture and other debris needs to be removed from your home immediately. It follows that you can’t simply leave it on your lawn, so it has to be legally disposed of at a local waste management recycling depot. For that reason, your dumpster bin is just as important to the quick repairs and smooth operation of the emergency project, and so that your home can be restored to its previous state quickly, and without huge expense.