Mattresses are big and bulky materials whose removal tends to stress a lot of people, and most of the time, they do it in the wrong manner. Improper disposal of mattresses may be attributed to many things, and one of them is the fact that people do not know how to remove mattresses properly. In case you may have found yourself in the same predicament, here are seven common, costly mattress removal mistakes to avoid.
1) Removal without a cover
When getting rid of old mattresses, many people tend to haul them away without covering them with anything. Doing this is prohibited by many local health authorities as it poses a health hazard.
Try as much as possible to cover your mattress with a plastic wrap and seal it using either glue or cello tape at all the ends. You can even slip the mattress into a mattress disposal bag and close it as many of them come with zips. After that, you can go ahead and get rid of the mattress.
2) Dumping old mattresses in an alley or street
After you have received your new mattress, you sometimes feel the pressure to get rid of your old one as “fast as possible.” One of the things that might come to your mind is putting out your mattress on any alley or street and then walking away. Do not do this.
Dumping mattresses on the street or alley is a violation of the environmental rules and regulations since mattresses on the road are breeding grounds for rodents and pests. Furthermore, it makes that area look very bad. On top of that, it is illegal. If found guilty of illegally dumping a mattress, you could face a fine of thousands of dollars. In turn, you can look for a landfill near you and pay a small fee to get rid of your mattress.
3) Tying a mattress to the top of your car
Most people who do not have roof racks tend to secure a mattress on the roof by pulling a rope through open windows or a closed car door. Doing any of these things can wreck your door frames and damage your window seals. These damages can cost up to thousands of dollars.
4) Not setting out the mattress on “bulk item collection days”
If you live in an area where you set trash on the kerbside or beside the road outside your house, you should always take note of the heavy trash days. Heavy trash days are the days of the week, where large trash items are accepted. Try as much as possible to set your old mattress out on those days only so that the mattress is not left on your kerbside for long and becomes a health hazard.
5) Tearing up your mattress
After replacing the old mattress with a new one, some people tear up the old mattress as a way of getting rid of it. First and foremost, this is a very hazardous way of getting rid of your mattress. Mattresses contain numerous components like springs and wires that may cause bodily harm to you if you are not careful.
That aside, in this scenario, people opt to flush or dump the wastes in rivers and lakes, and this comes with grave consequences. Disposal of the parts into the toilet may clog it, causing you to spend a lot of money trying to repair the toilet. Throwing such trash in lakes and rivers causes environmental problems, and this could land you in a lot of trouble.
6) Unwilling desire to consider other options
If there is one big mistake you can make when thinking about getting rid of your old mattress is being reluctant to other methods of disposal. In essence, throwing your mattress away is not the only option; you can recycle the mattress. Just take the mattress to a recycling plant, and you are good to go. There is also the option of giving the mattress away as a donation. Doing any of these things saves you a lot of money, time, and effort.
7) Reluctance to call in the experts
If you have no idea or knowledge of proper mattress removal methods, and you want to avoid any mistakes that come with it, you should always contact a team of experts. Experts have the necessary knowledge and skills to take your old mattresses from your hands. You are also sure that the mattress will be removed properly.
When getting rid of your old mattress, make sure that it put in a mattress disposal bag. Doing so ensures that no health problems arise after disposal. When taking the mattress to the disposal area, make sure you do not tie it on top of your car if you do not have a roof rack.
To help you with the entire mattress removal issue, contact Paul’s Rubbish Removal. For any mattress removal needs, our team is more than capable of hauling your unwanted items away from quick disposal. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0407 125 125 for fast and affordable mattress disposal in Sydney.