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Old 04-27-2018, 04:06 PM
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I have 2 very old (about 50 years old) and very heavy hospital beds on the 2nd floor in a private home. I need to have them disassembled, removed and disposed of.

While I am looking to get new beds, I am concerned about relying on bed delivery men who would not have experience in disassembling beds of this type. They are also much more heavy than the type you would rent nowadays for short term use in a home. There is potential for a lot of damage to our home if this is not done properly.

Some have suggested the 1 800 We Got Junk service. They're national and will give me a certificate of insurance.

I saw this company in the Herald Courier. I believe the owner is named Giglio. Have you ever used them? What were your thoughts about their service?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:51 PM
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Since it’s being trashed, hire a handyman with a sawzsaw first. There’s no reason to disassemble it properly.

I’ve used got-junk and college-hunks before. Same service, everyone has been very professional. When I warn them there’s a full truck load, they send enough people to work.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:38 PM
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Hack it up and put it out to the curb.
You can call for special pick up but most likely a scrapper will get to it first.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:28 AM
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Appreciate you guys getting back to me. We could not lift the components of the bed (iron railings). While it doesn't need to be disassembled properly (I'm sure you meant that it could be reassembled and reused elsewhere), it absolutely couldn't fit through home doorways without being broken down into component parts. Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:22 AM
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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Those companies are fine and I'm sure they do a good job, but they aren't cheap. I needed an old dilapidated shed removed from my mother-in-law's backyard. 1-800-Got-Junk wanted $1,100. I put an ad on Craigslist and paid a couple guys $400 to chop it up and haul it off.

Since the beds are garbage and you're not going to use them again, it should be pretty easy for someone to take a sawzall to them and cut them down into manageable sizes and discard them for you for a couple hundred bucks.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:09 PM
Location: New York
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I have used Clutter Free. They are really good local company.

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