As you expand your handyman business to bigger and bigger projects, you may find yourself grappling with the problems of dealing with the garbage that comes from teardown, renovation, and repair. While you may have been able to handle small loads yourself by simply hauling them to the dump, these larger projects may lead to an overwhelming amount of dump runs. The following can help you deal with this issue so you can continue to grow your business.
Contact a dumpster service
As a small business owner, if you can't do it yourself, then you need to subcontract out the task. Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to dumpster and trash removal services. For small jobs, a roll-off dumpster is a perfect solution. The dumpster service will drop off the container at your client's address. In many cases, they will also handle any legalities, such as securing the proper permits and making sure the dumpster is placed in a manner that doesn't violate any local codes (you and your client may still need to verify that the dumpster doesn't violate any HOA requirements, when applicable). This frees you to handle the tasks you excel at: the repairs or renovations you are completing.
Ask for contractor pricing
As a construction and repair professional, you are likely no stranger to contractor pricing when it comes to the local building supply and hardware store. Dumpster companies offer the same benefits to their business clients. When shopping for dumpster services, be sure to ask for contractor pricing sheets. You may need to provide your business license or proof that you are bonded and insured before the service will provide you with a contractor price quote. Some dumpster companies may also ask about your client load and how many dumpster loads you expect to need on a monthly or annual basis before providing a quote. Taking the time to gather this information can be well worth it for a suitable discount.
Learn to estimate for accurate quotes
Finally, don't pay the cost of the dumpster rental from your own pocket — roll it into the project quote you provide your client. It can take some practice before you can make an accurate estimation of the size of dumpster you will need for a particular project. The rental service can help you with this task. They will be able to provide you estimation sheets for each of their dumpster sizes. You can use these in conjunction with your knowledge of the project to develop an accurate quote.
Contact a construction dumpster rental service today to get started.