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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- Maurice Oates
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
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.
Excellent communication starting from the first call through our entire demolition project. Answered the phone and responded to emails and texts promptly. Got the job done quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend A+ Enterprises.
- Debbie Rumensky
Called for estimate for tv removal, good price came that morning I called, Sal is great, will use again.
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!
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!
- TJ Belt
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+!
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.
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!
- Mary Jane Meaney
Very professional. Very polite. Efficient. I will use this company again. Prices were reasonable.
Omg you guys were very efficient and did such a n amazing job cleaning out all the junk our tenants left behind. Very friendLy staff and you’re pricing was very reasonable for all that you guys did. Thank you so much. Keep up the awesome work!! Highly recommend!!
Very promote service. They came exactly on time for the appointment and I did not have to left a finger. I lost the invoice for the services and received a quick response and delivery for that as well. If you looking for reasonable priced service with a smile A+ is the way to go. Also to add I have used multiple junk companies and they by far are the best.
- R K
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.
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!
One of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Professional, courteous, reasonable and efficient. Highly recommend.