Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Choosing a Bin Hire

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Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Choosing a Bin Hire

11 July 2016
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A bin hire is a common choice for homeowners when they have renovation work around the house or repairs to be done; however, since most homeowners don't typically rent a bin very often, they may also make a few common mistakes with their bin. This includes how they handle it once it's on the property and even in the bin they choose. Note a few of those mistakes here so you can avoid them yourself.

Thinking they can move it on their own

Even a small bin is typically not meant to be moved by anything other than a delivery truck, and once it starts to get filled up, it becomes even heavier and more cumbersome. Wheelie bins, which look like your regular trash bins, can be moved, but they too can get very heavy with just a small amount of debris inside. Trying to move any bin and especially one that's getting full can be very dangerous, and especially if you want to move it up and down stairs such as for an attic cleanout, so don't assume you can or should move it once it arrives. Choose its location carefully and assume it will stay there once it's delivered.

Underestimating their debris

You might estimate the debris you'll create by calculating the size of your roof or the walls you're tearing down inside the home, but remember that debris is almost always larger than those measurements. Your roof size doesn't account for the fact that old roofing tiles will be stacked on top of each other rather than laying flat in a bin, and items like nails, flashing papers, and the like will also add to all those cubic meters.

The same is true for inside walls, flooring, landscaping you're pulling up, and so on. You need to account for those items not staying compact in your bin as well as materials behind the walls, nails and other connectors, and many other pieces that add to the bin size you need. Overestimate your debris rather than underestimate, so you know you get a bin that fits your needs.

Not thinking of how they'll get items into a bin

You want to ensure you have a way of dumping in heavy items like furniture; if you don't get a walk-in bin, you need one with a ramp. Otherwise it could be cumbersome and downright dangerous to try to lift those items up and over the sides of the bin, making your renovation job harder and unsafe for you.For more information, talk to a professional like McSkips Bin Hire Service.