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Emergency Waste FAQ’s
When a natural disaster or other type of emergency strikes, you may not be able to wait for the next day for your waste management team to arrive. At Brackenbox, we recognize that waste management emergencies can happen at any time of the day or night. For this reason, we are pleased to provide our customers with around-the-clock emergency services. Whether you are in need of emergency excavation services in Chicago, or you are scheduling waste disposal in the aftermath of a natural disaster, our team will be happy to serve you throughout the day or night. Let’s take a…
Disasters & Dumpster – Proper Sizing
Disasters and dumpsters seem like they would go together in the Chicago area where severe weather is always a concern. If you find yourself facing a large-scale cleanup after any kind of disaster scenario, it can be helpful to know how to choose the right container for your situation. Brackenbox is happy to offer you some smart tips for selecting a dumpster size that will meet your disaster cleanup needs. Why use a dumpster? Why choose a dumpster for disaster cleanup? There are numerous reasons, not the least of which is saving time. Hauling and disposing of waste can be…
Responding Quickly to Floods
If your Chicago-area company has experienced flooding, fast cleanup is critical from both health and business perspectives. It’s extremely important to address damage from water as soon as possible. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are certain health issues that might be related to flood residue or the related growth of microbes. These include gastrointestinal infections, skin rashes, respiratory infections, and wound infections, among others. It makes sense to try and minimize the exposure to these substances to help prevent the chances of people developing these health issues. In addition to the sanitation-related problems, flooding also slows down…
A Tree on My Roof! What Do I Do?
When storms blow through, one risk homeowners face is falling trees. If a tree falls on your home, the steps you take in the aftermath can not only protect your family but also contain the damage to your home. One of your first steps in recovering from the damage is renting a dumpster for the cleaning process. If a tree falls on your roof, take these steps to get your home back to normal. Get Out of the Home Once a tree falls on your roof, it may not be safe to stay in your house. Unless severe weather is still occurring…
Who Do You Call When Disaster Strikes?
In cases of natural disaster or an emergency, it’s hard to know how to deal with the aftermath. It may be a tornado, blizzard, or flood, or it may be an emergency situation like a house fire, but no matter what the cause, when disaster strikes, you’re left with a mess. It can be overwhelming, which is why it’s important to know who to call for dumpsters, heavy equipment, and hauling services.   After a disaster, the EPA puts an emphasis on the importance of safe, proper, and timely debris management. Unfortunately, garbage disposal is a factor that’s often overlooked in the chaos of…