You might think that winter is the wrong time of the year to begin a home improvement project or get started on cleaning things out. However, winter is actually a perfect time to renovate your bathroom, finish the basement, or even remodel the kitchen of your Richmond Hill home. After all, this time of year we often say, “Out with the old, and in with the new!” That being said, you know that to make any home improvement project easier you need a dumpster rental on site – but can you even rent a dumpster during these cold months? Of course!
Here is a list of all the things you need to know about dumpster rental during the winter.
First things first, one of the biggest advantages of renting a dumpster in the winter months is availability. In the warmer months, lots of people work on their homes and tackle improvement projects. That makes these months busier than others, so not as many options may be available. Throughout the winter, there is much more availability for dumpster rentals and often times you can even get same-day delivery, talk about convenience! You are going to be spending the majority of your time inside in the winter anyways, so you may as well get working on home projects where you can have a dumpster right outside to make it even more hassle-free.
Worried about moisture from rain building up under the dumpster? Not a problem! Most dumpster rental companies are very experienced at bin placement, regardless of outdoor conditions. In fact, whether rainy or not, dumpster rentals often involve driveway protection by placing bins on boards so they are not directly on the ground. This means that water build-up is not an issue and your dumpster rental will be dry underneath, sturdy, and stable the entire time it is on your premises.
While we are on the topic of driveways, you will want to keep in mind that your dumpster rental will be placed as close to your home as conveniently possible, which often means in the driveway. Be sure to plan accordingly if that means your garage may be blocked by the dumpster rental and you may have to park your car elsewhere.
Since rain is not uncommon during winter in Richmond Hill, you may want to keep a tarp on hand. While water from heavy rain will just pour out of the dumpster when it is emptied, it can cause the items in the dumpster to become heavy and sodden. Water-logged items are heavier than normal, and since you pay based on weight this can create quite a problem. We suggest you place a tarp over your dumpster rental during heavy rainfall so you do not end up paying for the unnecessary weight.
The last thing to keep in mind is that you should not worry about bin delivery being canceled due to inclement winter weather. Rarely will a company cancel a bin delivery due to weather conditions, unless those conditions are severe or extreme. This means that you can plan for your dumpster to be delivered when you need it.
If you are ready to get to work on your home improvement project with the start of the new year, give us a call at Savannah Trash and we will get your dumpster rental ready for you.