DIY : Renovation Clean Out in Denver, Colorado. – Dumpstermaxx – Medium

Denver is well known for its historic properties. The thin air and low humidity allow buildings and homes to last longer than in more humid climates. If you have purchased one of those historic properties, or have one you are planning to sell, there are some things you should be mindful about.

When renovating your property, it is going to require waste containers, contact us at Dumpster Maxx and we can advise you on what size of roll off dumpster you may need and how many. Both construction and a demolition can produce masses of debris, so you need to plan accordingly. Once that determination has been made we will deliver your rental dumpsters right to the renovation location. This may be a home clean out along with a back yard clean up, or it may be a warehouse clean out three times the size of any spring clean out you have ever done. Some of the historic homes and business in the area have accumulated well over a century’s worth of junk and trash, making it a challenge to remove it all. It may be an intimidating job to remove it all yourself, but a little planning can make all the difference.

A top to bottom inspection of your historic property must be made in order to move forward. Make sure to wear protective clothing, safety goggles and where construction is going on, hard hats. In any renovation you need to know what has value and what does not. Scrap metal laying around like copper or stainless steel can be sold to be recycled and make a tidy profit. It is especially important to remember if the local utility is installing new phone lines, don’t let them walk away with the old copper ones. Rusted metal and tin have no value and should be disposed. You also need to know in a renovation what can be saved and what cannot. It may be your desire to keep as much of the original structure as possible in your historic home or building, but it is not always possible. A mahogany staircase and balustrade may show little signs of wear, even if they were made in the Victorian era, but termite damage is not always obvious. Have old wood structures inspected for termite damage. In some cases, it may be possible to save old staircases and ornate support columns, but if the damage is too expensive they must be removed and thrown out. When you know where you structure is sound and where it is not, it is time to look at its contents.

Perishables, old furniture too damaged to salvage, and unwanted junk should be removed from the home to allow further inspection. Be careful not to throw out anything that might be considered collectable or antique furniture that might fetch a hefty profit at auction. Comic Books, baseball cards, paintings, and first edition books should be put aside to be assessed. Broken fixtures, should be thrown in the dumpster, it is unlikely they are the original fixtures in homes and business over one-hundred years old. Obsolete fixtures like gas sconces may be considered collectable or may even be used in some of the historic gas light districts around the country. Old carpet should be rolled up and thrown away, it is a possible source of mold and dust mites. Old toilets should be thrown out and replaced, keep in mind that if the home was built before 1900 it is unlikely it originally had any indoor toilets like we have today.

After you have cleared all the debris, junk, and damaged items you, or a contractor, can get a good look at your historical building and determine the extent of renovation needed.

Call or Email Dumpstermaxx today and let us help you with your renovation disposal needs.

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