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Junk Removal Company in Pennsylvania

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

This means remodeling construction debris removal, furniture removal, appliance removal, basement cleanouts, or even full house cleanouts!


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    • 5 star review  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!

      thumb Jennifer Kobeski
      4/06/2019

      5 star review  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.

      thumb Tina Stella
      8/05/2019

      5 star review  Very professional. Very polite. Efficient. I will use this company again. Prices were reasonable.

      thumb Mary Jane Meaney
      2/23/2019
    • 5 star review  Sal and his team were fantastic to work with. They were professional and arrived on time. Our scope of work was larger than originally estimated and they immediately dispatched an extra truck to finish up our job in record time. I would highly recommend them for all your removal needs.

      thumb Bryan McFarland
      12/05/2019

      5 star review  I would rate over 5 stars if I could. A+ Enterprises is definitely A+! When we called them we were surprised to hear that they do same-day service, and they arrived quickly. The owner, Sal, is a wonderful guy who is honest and friendly. Everybody works very efficiently and is professional. Can't recommend them enough!

      thumb Tara Piech
      2/23/2020

      5 star review  The price was amazing and the workers were professional. They completed the job within a short period of time and I’m having them come back for more work. Thanks A plus

      thumb Maurice Oates
      5/22/2020
    • 5 star review  Sal and his team are amazing! They came and did a clean out the same day I called. They are honest, flexible, quick, and professional. They are worth every penny they charge. I wouldn't consider calling anyone else.Ryan K.

      thumb R K
      3/08/2019

      5 star review  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.

      thumb Erin G
      10/17/2019

      5 star review  EXTREMELY PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL! Gave them a call to remove some old furniture and assorted boxes of junk. They said the had a crew in my area the next morning and could be here at 9am. Arrived right at 9 on the dot and got straight to work. They battled through all my cobwebs and work quick and efficiently. No trouble or damage from moving some big items in narrow areas. The price they quoted was great value for all the work they did. I have already and will continue to HIGHLY recommend them.

      thumb Michael Machion
      8/03/2019
    • 5 star review  Sal really helped us out. We needed some junk removed right away and he got there within a couple of hours, was very professional and polite and did not charge an arm and a leg. He has a customer for life in us now!

      thumb Margaret Esopi
      12/24/2018

      5 star review  Kyle and Joe were wonderful! Very efficient process. I called and gave brief information to a very professional person. They came out the next day. Wiped their feet, quoted me a very fair price, and removed my furniture. I’m very pleased with their service and friendliness. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends! Meredith R.They did such a good job yesterday that I called them back again today for more revival. They’re very fast, efficient, easy to work with and professional. Joe and Kyle came both days and we’re incredibly polite and thoughtful in what was a hard situation for me. Bravo A+ Enterprises! Repeat business speaks for itself. Meredith R.

      thumb Meredith Rynkiewicz
      8/15/2019

      5 star review  Very nice to deal with. Showed up promptly. Worked throughout the entire day. Did a fabulous job! Would highly recommend.

      thumb Sandra Hill
      6/11/2020
    • 5 star review  They cleaned out my grandmas house today in under 6 hours. And we had a lot of stuff! Friendly guys and great work!! Definitely recommend.

      thumb Grace Baker
      7/25/2020

      5 star review  These guys are the best! Very professional and super courteous and easy to work with! We had a tight space to get it into driveway and they made it look easy and didnt even leave a scratch !! Great prices too!! Thanks for helping us out!!! John and Maryjo

      thumb john morrissey
      7/18/2020

      5 star review  Can’t thank the guy we spoke to enough! He was wonderful to us! We were in a last minute crunch to get rid of stuff and he worked with us and even went way out of his way to accommodate our needs! He truly has great customer support and was beyond generous! Can’t thank this awesome company enough! It meant a lot to us!! We highly recommend!

      thumb Kaitlyn Szorady
      7/11/2020