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Express Roll Off Dumpsters of Melbourne, FL Awarded Best in Trash Removal 2017
Express Roll Off has proudly received the award for best in Rubbish & Garbage Removal & Containers in Melbourne, Florida. Express has consecutively won this award for the past three years in a row. You may be thinking running a roll off dumpster business can’t be that stressful, so what’s the big deal!?
We at Express, enjoy what what do, and take tremendous pride in servicing our customers (both homeowners and contractors) the very best we can. However, the dumpster service business can be challenging. It’s not at all what you’re imagining - sitting back and taking sales calls from renters, scheduling, dropping off and picking up roll offs. Some of the factors that make the roll off dumpster business trying are: weather factors, equipment maintanance, scheduling challenges, and the hauling capacities of different trucks.
The hurricanes - As we all are aware of, Brevard County Florida has experienced two category 3 hurricanes consecutively in both 2016 and 2017. Both Matthew and Irma posed different challenges. Express had many dumpster pick ups to do before both hurricanes, since people were panicking about the possibility of loose debris flying around their properties. Express raced to pick up and store as many roll offs as we could before each of the hurricanes. After the storms were over, we raced to deliver as quickly as we possibly could. Our dumpsters were in such demand after Irma especially, that we actually had other carriers from out of state wanting to purchase our containers for three times more than they cost. We of course did not sell them, since we have a business to run, but the demand of cleanup in various parts of the nation (not including the Caribbean islands) was that high.
Dispatching -They all want it now - like pizza delivery on Super Bowl Sunday… This brings us to the next challenge, which is dispatching. Dispatching can be tricky with a county like Brevard County, Florida that is seventy-two miles long (or 1557 square miles). Our dispatch center does the absolute best job they can when they give customers a realistic time frame for dumpster deliveries. We don’t believe in “over-promising”; but in exceeding our customers’s expectations. We’ve grown to realize that although we aim to please all the people all of the time, we simply can’t. Express Roll Off is fair with our rental process. We service our deliveries in the order they were placed, and if it’s geographically possible we squeeze people into our schedule. This can be especially difficult, because we do not want to turn away potential business, yet we can’t harm our reputation with the service we provide either.
Different roll off trucks have different capacities. The majority of our fleet of trucks can handle the most popular sized dumpsters like the 15 yard bins, and the 10 cubic yard cans (this depends on the weight they are hauling - which relates to the axle capacity of the truck and roll off trailer). We cannot send our dual axle heavy hauler truck for instance into a tight, residential neighborhood for instance or we would be knocking out some mailboxes. Similarly, we cannot send one of our single axle trucks to do heavy hauls - like concrete tear outs for a paver driveway. So the trucks we send out have to correspond to the load they’re hauling, and the physical location the property is located at.
Hurricane Irma's Impact On Brevard County Florida
Hurricane Irma hit Brevard County Florida late Sunday night and continue to batter the Space Coast until mid-afternoon Monday, September 11, 2017. Hurricane force winds were measured by the national weather center with gusts reaching ninety-four miles per hour.
Your precious child is going back to school. This is a busy time for parents, teachers, and contractors. Perhaps you’ve waited all summer until school would resume to get a particular project done. When my fourteen year old is home with me, the last thing I want is to have our privacy compromised, or feel obligated to choreograph contractors around my property. So, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably put off the re-roof project, kitchen remodel, garage de-clutter, attic clean-out, or a similar project. Aside from the inconvenience of workers around your residence when you want to enjoy your yard, have dinner uninterrupted, or simply pull in and out of your driveway to run errands or take your children to activities; there’s also the time factor. You know as well as I do that a two week time-frame quoted by a contractor actually ends up turning into a month or two. Perhaps the contracting company had good intentions when they originally gave you the estimate and looked at their schedule, but since then they’ve added a few jobs they’ve decided to juggle in with yours. Yes, I’ve had that happen to me, more times than I can count and I often think back to the classic movie The Money Pit and imagine Tom Hanks wrapped in his oriental rug, trapped in the whole in the floor - singing “banana wanna fo-fanna.” ‘Two weeks’ was the time-frame originally quoted to him as well.
Thank you for renting a dumpster from Express Roll Off! Below are some rental tips to help your rental run smoothly and suggestions on avoiding extra charges. Rental Term: 14 Days - additional days thereafter are $10/day; however, if you need your dumpster picked up and dumped before the 14 day rental term is up, billing cycle starts over again (if you have more to dump - this is called a dumpster switch out or dump return). We highly recommend calling or texting us 1-2 days before you need your dumpster picked up. What You Can Dump: cardboard boxes, furniture, junk, flooring, drywall, sinks, counter tops, bathtubs, glass, plastics (not containing liquids), dirt, books, clothing, metal (not appliances), fencing, concrete, pvc, roofing shingles, wood, rocks, faucets, lighting fixtures (no lightbulbs), clothing, and more.
What You Cannot Dump: Hazardous materials, batteries, wet paint cans, liquids (chemicals, cleaners, etc.), tires, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, flammable liquids, mercury based material, appliances, propane tanks, solvents, computers, tvs, asbestos, gasoline, oil, flammable liquids, oil filters, biohazards materials.
Is your significant other or sweetheart tired of taking a gander at an unattractive mess?
We can assist with our wide variety of dumpster sizes :
10 yard is for little projects and works great if you're in a small space. A 15 yard dumpster is our most rented-size with property holders. It fits close the three times the garbage of a bagster and (which would cost $500 for three of them and three pick ups).
Spare almost 50% of this sum by leasing a 15 yard dumpster from us.
In case you're considering, "goodness, that will be a ton of work however. What's more, I'll need to lift my trash over the side of the dumpster!" Think once more, our roll off dumpster doors open for simple loading.
Let's face it most of us consider the weekends the two most precious days of the week.
A rest from work, time to catch up with family and friends, time to worship, or time to catch up on the chores we've procrastinated. If you've considered do it yourself projects like some of the pin boards on Pinterest, and consider yourself I hands on person willing to save money, the weekend is probably the time you've reserved for such things.
Most improvement projects require going to your local hardware or home improvement store. Its frustrating when we forget to purchase something at Lowes and have to turn around and go back to find the item. Our project gets delayed, but without it, we realize we can’t continue. You may have forgotten something else to… a place to put your garbage! This is a frequently overlooked component of most home improvements. Does the scenario below sound familiar?
Welcome to our blog at Express Roll Off, we like to talk trash, and lots of it. Express Roll Off Dumpster Rental services every city in Brevard county Florida. If you're unsure which size dumpster you'll need, we show pictures of our 10, 15, 20 and 30 yard dumpsters on our web site with recommended sizes corresponding with the project you need it for. Our rental term is 14 days. We recommend calling 1-2 days before you need your dumpster dropped off or picked up. If you're unsure about what you can & can't dump Visit our FAQ page. We accept all forms of payment and look forward to servicing you. Call us today 321-253-1080.