Real Estate Guide to Chemicals
Moving, Buying, Selling, and Preparing for your new Adventure!
Moving –Real Estate Guide to Chemicals
When your movers arrive they are going to tell you that they will not accept any liquids or chemicals on their transport vehicles. This is for multiple reasons 1) Most do not want the liability of damaging furniture and household items with chemicals that may rupture, break, leak, or otherwise be exposed, 2) Their drivers are not licensed to transport chemicals, 3) Their Insurance has prohibited the transportation of these items. Once you have selected all the items they will not transport, pack them in plastic containers and bring them to our facility. See How we can help! below.
Selling – Real Estate Guide to Chemicals
You have taken time to make your house presentable but what about all the chemicals you have acquired over the years. Have you painted your house, kept old cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals, pesticides, motor or peanut oil, fertilizers, pool chemicals etc? Could these items present an issue for a prospective buyer? Some buyers are now writing into the contract that these chemicals must be taken care of before they buy. There are some items that a prospective buyer might be interested in, such as paint, and some lawn care items. If you are leaving paint for the new owner please make a note on the paint as to which room the paint is associated with. How do you handle the items they don’t want. See How we can help! below.
Buying – Real Estate Guide to Chemicals
As you look around the house you are interested in, look around for things that may be left that are a problem child. Paint is the number one thing that most home owners inherit, whether it is from the Home Builder, Seller, or the Painter. Also always look in your attic once you have bought your house to make sure there are no chemicals left. Williamson County Recycle Center has heard stories of gun powder, paint, and acids being left in the attic. If you do find items after closing, we can help you!
How Can We Help!
Williamson County Recycle Center is the only privately owned Household Hazardous Waste Facility in the State of Texas and we can help you! If the house is in Georgetown or Hutto your Utility office will issue a voucher to use at our facility. If it is outside of that area please see our website (www.mytexashhw.com), for a price list and transportation guidelines. We accept Paint (latex & oil based), solvents, gasoline, acids, caustics, cleaners, fertilizers, poisons, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals, light bulbs and many other items. We do not offer disposal of any explosives, gas cylinders, pharmaceuticals, bio-waste, and radioactive. However we may be able to assist you. Please call us at 512-864-3240 with any questions you might have.
Once you have moved you can bring your empty moving boxes to our facility or if you haven’t yet moved we offer used moving boxes for free if available. We also offer newspaper for packing paper.