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15 Years In Business

Company Details


  • Mon: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
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Service Details

  • Residential Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Small Jobs Welcome

Areas of Expertise

  • Waste, Junk, Building Materials- Remove and Haul
  • Hoarding specialists
  • Transitional estate services
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Cost Information

  • Free Estimates


23 Verified Reviews
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Highly rated for

  • Quality
  • Value
  • Customer Service
Showing 1-10 of 23 results
5.0 Carolyn H. Highland, IL

I have used A Clean Start many times and they do a great job. They are thorough and efficient. My go to every time!

Response from Company:

Thank you for trusting us with each and every property you give to us to work on. We greatly appreciate you and the business.

5.0 Andrea C. Columbia, MD

I inherited a house from my godmother that was essentially a hoarding situation and we live out of town. I interviewed several companies to manage donations and clean out, ideally performed during the week we would be there. When I met Ralph I got a great vibe and was excited when he said they could begin work the next week and complete the large project the same week. His price was lower and project could be completed quicker than other companies, which was super important given the circumstances. Ralph and his team were friendly, professional and great communicators. They made sure donations went to organizations in line with our values. Importantly they also brought me every potentially valuable piece of jewelry, paperwork, and photos to review before making a decision of what to do. So we felt we could trust them, which was critically important in this situation! I could not recommend Ralph and his team at a Clean Start more highly!!

5.0 David C. Naperville, IL

Ralph call me Iâ m locked out of the Gates house

5.0 Christine S. La Grange, IL

A clean start is wonderful! Ralph and his team, Diana and Jeff were punctual, polite, efficient, honest and did a fantastic job and the cost was much better than what I expected to pay! They worked hard and the end result was better than I expected. I would hire or recommend them in a heartbeat!

Response from Company:

Thank you so much. We are so glad that you are happy with the results. I only wish I was recording your expressions when you went downstairs to look at the finished project. We greatly appreciate the work.

5.0 Mary S. Palos Park, IL

Not only was everything done and done well, they made great suggestions that might improve the finished project. I would use A Clean Start again, and I would definitely recommend this company to others.

Response from Company:

Thank you so much. We greatly appreciate the work. Let us know if you need anything else done there.

5.0 Ellen D. Homer Glen, IL

I hired this company on a very short notice and they were able to accommodate me the very next day.They are very professional and reasonably priced.

Response from Company:

We greatly appreciate the business and the positive review. Enjoy Florida.

5.0 Brian B. Wheaton, IL

Ralph did everything we could ask for, and in a very timely manner! Highly recommend. Will use him again whenever we need to.

Response from Company:

We greatly appreciate your business. Thank you!

5.0 James G. Plainfield, IL

They were Fast knew where to start. Did a great job ,They were on time ,And i would definitely use them again if needed and recommend them.

Response from Company:

Happy to help you out. We appreciate the review and the work.

5.0 Crystal W. Oswego, IL

Ralph did a fantastic job and he went over and above to get the job done, and he was very helpful helping out. I would highly recommend him.

Response from Company:

Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to help you out.

5.0 Dawn T. Shorewood, IL

Extremely nice, courteous, and flexible. Would definitely recommend them!


A Clean Start, LLC

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