shed clearance. A case study
Clearance Date: February, 2018
Name of Occupiers: Dr. Stanley
Area in Dorridge: B93
Clearance type: Shed Clearance
Time to Complete Job: 3.5 hours
We arrived early. Fortunately, our team is used to working in difficult circumstances and comfortable in their work boots. With our customary ‘can do’ attitude we set to work!
Our teaagerly began our work. As with many of our jobs, the first thing we did was asses the area for both dangerous chemicals (and materials), and potentially valuable items. The shed contained around thirty cans of toxic lead based paints, several canisters of lye, and various corrosive acid cleaning products. Fortunately, our team is experienced in handling such objects and did so in an environmentally friendly and legal manner. We were happy to see these products removed from the reach of children and family pets!
As we progressed deeper into the shed we also discovered several vintage wheel rims (collectors’ items), an imported 1950s child size John Deere tractor, and various cast iron tools. We also discovered crates full of old clothing, and a very cool, solid wood, work bench. In the attached loft we discovered skiing equipment, every yard game imaginable (crochet, bowling balls, etc.), and numerous boxes containing magazines. Many of the boxes containing the texts were water logged and fell apart while lifting them.
The most interesting find of this Dorridge shed clearance was a world war two era automatic rifle with associated ammunition, stuffed into a wooded gun chest behind the work bench. Being a legally sensitive item (this isn’t Alabama after all!), we consulted with a retired police officer we are associated with, who helped our client dispose of it safely. Again, not an item you want around if you have small children.
By mid afternoon our clearance was complete, and the shed space completely empty
Our client was quite surprised by how quickly we were able to complete the clearance. He was even more surprised by the discovery of an illegal fire arm on his property. In the end, this was a straightforward, if perhaps memorable, clearance. As always, we were happy to help.
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