This week on our travels we headed over to Goole in East Yorkshire to carry out a loft clearance, however it wasn’t quite as simple as we first expected it to be! We encountered a fair few problems that turned tasks which should have been relatively simple, into a carefully considered removal.
First of all, to actually access the loft we had to set up step ladders. This helped us to get up there, but carrying heavy objects out became quite treacherous! There wasn’t much room to manoeuvre them through the hatch, and passing them down the step ladder required plenty of caution.
In the loft itself, there was very little room to stand as the ceiling was so low -we had to operate whilst crouching. We also had to provide our own lighting, using torches and electric lanterns as there was no main source of light installed in the loft.
This particular space did not have a stable floor to walk on; just wooden beams. We had to lay big wooden walk boards on top so we could move around easily to reduce the risk of slipping, harming ourselves and damaging the loft. Special equipment and clothing is needed, such as overall white suits to stop itching from insulating material. We also wear dust masks, as there can be lots of irritating and potentially harmful dust particles that can easily be inhaled.
Loft clearances need plenty of planning, but not just in terms of logistics. We have to pre-plan the order in which we take things out so we can maximise the amount we recycle, and make it easier for ourselves when organising materials. We take the items down in recyclable category so that it becomes simpler to partition.
Loft clearances are part of most house clearances prior to selling or returning to the local authority. Before properties can be sold on or re-purposed, they require thorough cleaning and all objects and possessions to be removed. That’s where we come in!
If you have a property in need of a clearance you can get in touch Freephone on 0800 410 1086 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.