As many of us know by now, the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting not only the United States, but the entire world’s economy and health.
In our area, both the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre have declared a state of emergency. The governor of Pennsylvania ordered that all non-essential businesses should close immediately.
In addition, the stock market has continued to plummet, reaching historic lows on many shares.
What does Coronavirus mean for junk removal?
Many junk removal businesses and franchises are marketed and sold as “recession proof” businesses. The theory is that regardless of world and economic conditions, there will always be a need to have items and junk hauled away.
While that is true, part of it is not entirely accurate. Waste and trash removal services such as Waste Management will always have a need and demand.
Junk Removal is a luxury service, and in conditions such as this, people may choose not to hire a junk hauling company. They will either wait to have their junk removed, or do it themselves.
The demand for all-in-one convenience services is dropping, as customers now have more free time and less money.
Will there still be any work?
While I believe that small junk removal jobs will disappear, large-scale cleanouts will still need to be done professionally. Of course, there will be less of them too.
With that said, a homeowner and a pickup truck could never perform a house cleanout in any decent amount of time or cost-effectively. This is where I believe that junk removal businesses will shine in the coming months and years.
Long-Term Effects of Coronavirus
An event such as this has never happened in the last 300+ years. This means there are no standards, protocols, or methods of getting through this disaster.
In my opinion, the biggest losers of the Coronavirus economic disaster will be small businesses. Between the lack of work, loss of employees, and overhead of keeping a business afloat, many small businesses will fold.
If you are a junk removal business reading this, consider yourself warned. Hold on to any cash you may have and liquidate any un-needed assets. This could last 1 month, 6 months, or years. Nobody knows.
I truly believe that the strong will survive in business. We all got spoiled the past couple years with how “easy” it has been getting jobs, purchasing equipment, and running a business.
Now is the time to tighten up your belt and hold on. The demand for junk removal will skyrocket once this economic and health disaster is over. People will be stuck in their homes for weeks or months and want to change everything once they get out.
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- Wes Coates
A+ Enterprise . . .gave an accurate estimate. . .did a PROFESSIONAL job. . .the team was "on-time" completed the work on schedule. . . very easy to work with. . .Highly Recommend!
These guys are awesome! They came here when promised, were really nice and friendly, and they did what they were supposed to do in a timely fashion. The price quoted was changed because I had more “stuff” to get rid of. However, they quoted the difference before getting the rest of the things out and we agreed. I will certainly call them next time. Thanks, A+!
Great service , They came the same day I called. Very friendly and efficient. Great price for removal. Highly recommend this company. Very professional and A plus rating. Arrived on time and ready to work.
- E R
Great service! Was able to schedule a pickup very easily and quickly - at my convenience. The crew was very professional and worked quickly- with great results. Thank you!
12/13/2019Mary Jane Meaney
Very professional. Very polite. Efficient. I will use this company again. Prices were reasonable.
Top notch. I called and spoke with a Guy named Sal. Very friendly and excellent Customer Service, 100%. I was set up in minutes. The pricing was great. Delivered it next day. When it was time for pick up I advised that I would be working and not able to hear the door so just knock hard. I went out on my Lunch break wondering what the heck? And the Dumpster was gone. Great service. Great Price. I called about 6 Dumpster Rental places and of all of them, A+ Was definitely the best and Props to Sal. Great Service. Truly is A+
- Ryan Croughn
Hired A Plus Enterprises last year to remove some old pool equipment, old yard equipment, and old furniture from my house. There timing, professionalism, and reasonable pricing was overwhelmingly amazing. Great job and look forward to hiring you again!
Requested a free estimate and they called me back in seconds! They were much more affordable than other big name companies in the area and provided service the day I requested. The movers were friendly and awesome! They moved out my awful bulky sofa with no issues! Absolutely would recommend to anyone! They are efficient and completely organized!
Very nice to deal with. Showed up promptly. Worked throughout the entire day. Did a fabulous job! Would highly recommend.
- Rich Winslow
The 3 man crew did a fantastic job in clearing out and disposing of several large and small items that still remained after a 2 day estate sale. Items removed included beds and mattresses, 3 couches, bedroom chest of drawers, old refrigerator and electric stove, computer desk, old and very heavy television, several tools plus much more.Very courteous workers and owner was great to work with. Highly recommend and you won’t be disappointed.
I got a 100% accurate estimate from the owner and he dispatched a crew to clean out my house the next day (!). The guys were professional and very nice and personable, making a tough situation much easier to handle. Moreover, they worked until the job was done way over my expectations. This company has the best prices in our area and they are complete pros. I would recommend them to anyone...don't hesitate and call A+ first! They will be my first call in the future!Added 3/1/2020: So 18 months later I had to clean out a 2nd floor apartment and 3rd floor attic. This attic was stuffed floor to ceiling with junk and the apartment full of furniture. Sal had a crew there within 24 hrs of my call and cleaned it out in ONE DAY! They even swept up and went through with garbage cans to completely clean the house. I value good service and A+ always delivers...I recommend them to my friends and family and have now used them 3 times. Each time the price is far less than I expected and the work is way better than I'd expect. If you have a job that you're afraid to deal with...call them!!!!! It is the best call you'll ever make! They have always come through for me. Thank you!!!!
Fantastic customer service. Sal was on time, very responsive to messages and professional. The price for the dumpster was very reasonable also. I have had issues with other junk removal companies in the past and wish I had found them sooner. I will definitely use them again in the future.
- Julianne Cusick
Very professional and efficient. Came on short notice. Very nice guys. Extremely good job done swiftly.
Would definitely recommend this company for anyone needing junk removal! Super nice owner. He and another young man came to my home and were very efficient getting rid of our junk in about 90 minutes. If you’re looking for a junk removal service, definitely check out this company. Thanks, Sal!
Absolutely amazing! Highly recommended! I recently moved to Pennsylvania and purchased a fixer upper in Luzern County. I had a large pile of debris from the house that I needed to get rid of. I called A+ Junk Removal and spoke with Sal. He was extremely professional and very personable. He was able to work with my schedule which was greatly appreciated. Sal also contacted me through text to remind me of my scheduled appointment. Joe and Andrew showed up on time to give me an estimate for my junk pile. They gave me a great price and got right to work. Both Joe and Andrew were very polite and extremely professional. Very friendly as well. They did an amazing job! I couldn’t have asked for a better crew to come and do this job for me. I am extremely appreciative for Sal, Joe and Andrew. I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again on the future. Thank you so much A+ Enterprises!