House Clearance Kilmarnock Overview
A client called us to ask if our House Clearance Kilmarnock could clear a large house that he had just bought at auction. The house was detached and set in a large garden a couple of miles out of the city in the countryside. It had been built in the early 20th century in typical Edwardian style and had five bedrooms and two receptions. It seemed that the previous owner had defaulted on mortgage payments which was why the house had been auctioned by the bank.
The previous occupants had left the house full of old furniture and the garden was in quite a bad state of neglect. The new owner wanted our house clearance Kilmarnock staff to strip out the house, including carpets and curtains, and to clear the garden of overgrown foliage and junk. He was keen to get builders and decorators in as soon as possible so that he and his family could move in.
House Clearance Requirements
We arrived at the property at 8 in the morning and split into two teams, one to work in the house and the other to work in the garden.
In the house, we started the clearance on the first floor and got to work removing all the old furniture including beds, wardrobes and cabinets. The house was quite grand with a wide, sweeping staircase so moving the furniture was fairly straightforward though hard work.
Then we set to work on the ground floor. The two receptions didn’t take too long to clear, but the kitchen was in a bit of a state. We removed the cooker, with a Gas Safe engineer there to turn off the gas safely, and took out the washing machine, making sure that the water supply was secured. Then we gave the kitchen a deep clean.
Once the house was cleared of furniture, we took out all the carpets and removed the curtains.
The garden team removed some old children’s play equipment, cut back trees and bushes and mowed the lawn. By 6 o’clock, the house clearance was finished.
Disposal of Furniture, Junk & Contents
Much of the furniture was still useable although of little secondhand value and with the owner’s agreement we donated the bulk of it to three local charities in the Kilmarnock area. About 10 percent of the material removed was sent to a landfill site in East Ayrshire. We always do our best to limit the amount of waste during the house clearance service and we were quite pleased with the result on this job.
The client came to inspect our work just after we’d finished at 6 and was frankly astonished by the transformation we’d brought about in a single day. He was able to get the builders and decorators in the very next week and he emailed to thank us for our hard work and said he would happily use our house clearance services again if the situation ever arose.