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What to do if your waste services are disrupted by snow

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The country is in the grips of significant snowfall. The so called ‘Beast from the East’ has dominated the news and weather headlines for days. Flights, trains and other transport services are cancelled, hundreds of schools remain closed and people in general are being advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
As a consequence bin collections across many counties have also been suspended leaving householders unsure of when their rubbish may be next picked up. Bad weather continues and travel and public service misery is compounded. Here is what we recommend in the event of suspended waste services in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and other areas.
Don’t panic! OK, we understand you’re probably not panicking just yet but we understand how frustration disruption to bin collections can be. If your bin collection is due or overdue leave your bin out ready for collection and usually on the next available day it should be collected, weather permitting.
Bag up extra waste – as waste builds in the absence of a bin collection just continue to collect waste as normal and bag up what you can. If you have run out of room in your bin the chances are that the council will accept additional waste in the short term to make up for the weather delays.
Make other arrangements – if the icy weather continues or the council closest to you doesn’t make up the back log of waste you may want to consider contacting private waste clearance services or make plans to remove the excess waste yourself. Local firms may be able to respond quicker than council services and could be more convenient than waiting.
Book specialist waste services – if you’ve taken the opportunity to have an early spring clean with the unexpected ‘snow days’ then you may have extra waste to clear. Electrical items, excess timber and unwanted furniture may be removed by private services or specialist companies. Contacting a local company could give you the best options for getting rid of spring waste quickly. Ensure that they have the appropriate waste carrier’s license for removing your items.
We would be happy to help anyone in the Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire areas struggling to get their ‘snow’ waste or excess waste picked up. We can also assist with ad hoc requests and ongoing waste removal contracts.


Five Top Tips When Hiring A Removals Company

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Five Top Tips When Hiring A Removals Company

 

OK, so you’re moving house in the near future and you need to find a professional, reputable company that will transport your possessions safely to your new property. In this blog posts we’re going to look at five top tips that every mover should consider when hiring a removals company – no matter where you are in the UK !

 

Hire locally

 

It’s a good idea to hire a local removals company for a plethora of different reasons. Local companies know the area – they know the best and easiest route to get from your old house to your new house. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to hear recommendations and feedback from other people in the area that have used the firm in question too. It’s always nice to hear other people’s experience of the company.

 

It might be tempting to hire a national firm because they have flashy TV adverts or an amazing website, but the simple fact is that national firms can’t pay as close attention to detail as smaller, local firms can.

 

Check you’re insured

 

Insurance is really important on many different levels. First and foremost you need to be 100% sure that your possessions are fully insured against loss or damage during the removal process. Sometimes you’ll be insured through your own house contents insurance policy (look for the “in transit” clause). If not, you need to ensure the removals company you use has adequate insurance for your possessions.

 

As well as insuring your personal possessions you also need to make sure the removals company has liability insurance to cover their employees and the general public.

 

Hire a remover in good time

 

There’s no use hiring a removal company just a few days before you move home. It can cause unnecessary last minute panic and stress. Always look to hire a removal company in good time – at least a few months ahead of the removal date where possible.

 

By hiring a removal company in advance you can get on with other aspects of arranging your house move – you can rest with peace of mind that transporting your possessions is all in hand.

 

Decide what level of service you require

 

Different removal companies offer varying levels of service. Some companies will offer a full service including the packing of your possessions. Others will collect your possessions form your doorstep, and deliver them to the doorstep of your new property. Decide exactly how much (or how little) assistance you require and hire accordingly. Remember it costs more to have a removal company pack your belongings for you too – so if you’re on a tight budget it may make sense to do it yourself.

Be careful !

Hiring a removal company has the potential to go wrong in a very big way. There are lots of cowboys out there – so hire carefully! Here at TH Removals we’ve got a track record of providing an exemplary level of service to our customers. We offer competitive rates and we strive to be the very best. So if you’re based in or around the St Albans or Watford area and you need to hire a reliable removals company, call us without delay !