Who Can Remove A Scrap Mobile Home In South Carolina?

If there’s an old mobile home in South Carolina that you no longer need, you might be curious about the right people to contact to remove it. To remove mobile homes, especially those aged, compromised, or neglected, can be quite challenging. 

Hiring a skilled service provider capable of managing the disposal procedure appropriately is essential. 

In this article, we’ll explain who can remove a scrap mobile home in South Carolina, the benefits of hiring them, and how to find the best one for your needs.

Let’s dive in

How To Remove A Scrap Mobile Home In South Carolina?

There are various ways you can remove a scram mobile home. Several services in South Carolina help remove a scrap mobile home. Some of them include:

Removal Services

Mobile home removal can include several services like labor, excavator, transportation, and disposal. It can be a rather long process. The procedures include:

  • Request an estimate from the potential contractors.
  • Choose a qualified service provider
  • Obtain the required and appropriate licenses
  • Take down the porch roofs, stairs, and decks.
  • Removing the skirt of the mobile home and disconnecting utilities, and releasing the underground ties
  • Moving the home by lifting it onto a flatbed

But before these happen, you’ll need a deconstruction permit to start the disassembly. The permits aren’t that expensive, ranging from $100 to $300. But before choosing a contractor, discuss who’s responsible for obtaining the permits.

These services can be quite expensive, going upward of $10,000. Removing and salvaging all the materials also can take a few days.

Mobile Home Demolishing Services

The easiest and most affordable way to remove a mobile home is by hiring a demolishing service. Demolishing an abandoned mobile home in South Carolina costs around $2,000 to $6,0000.

Various things can affect the price of the service, which include:

  • Your location
  • The home’s functionality
  • Mobile home’s size
  • Mobile home’s weight and items inside the house

The more belongings you have in your house, the more labor-intensive the process is. This plays a big part in increasing the cost.

Sell The Mobile Home

One of the best ways of getting rid of your mobile home is selling it. You don’t have to think about scraping a mobile home, the buyer will handle everything. Here are a few places you can check out for selling your mobile home:

  • Local Realtor
  • Craigslist
  • Manufactured Selling Solutions

There’s no way of properly saying how long it’ll take to sell your property. It depends on the local market. It might take a couple of weeks or even several months.

Donate To Charity

Donating your mobile home is the most humbling way to remove your mobile home. You won’t receive anything for doing this but you’ll get a tax write-off. If you donate more than $500, you’ll need to get proof of donation and an appraisal from an appraiser and provide it to the IRS. Before donating your house:

  • Pay off any outstanding debts owed on your house, such as mortgages, liens, or back taxes. Because you cannot donate something to charity if it is not in good standing.
  • Have an appraiser evaluate your home
  • Find out when the house was made and it’s model. A Data Plate should be located in the electrical panel, bedroom closet, or kitchen cabinet.
  • Carry out repairs if needed
  • Arrange the charity by transferring the title
  • Get the receipt for the donation

Donate The House To The Fire Department For A Fire Training Exercise

Most local fire departments offer a tax deduction if you can offer your mobile home as a burn site. So, look if your local fire department is interested in using your mobile home as a showcase for public education events.

Ask if they offer a tax break and how to get it. After agreeing, the fire department will burn your abandoned mobile home down in a controlled exercise.

By doing this, you save your demolition money and get a tax benefit as a reward.

To Wrap It Up

Removing your scrap mobile home can seem like a massive hassle, but when you remove the mobile home with the right company it will be a breeze.

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Kevin Oliphant - Co-Owner of Faith Mobile Homes in South Carolina
Kevin Oliphant

Kevin Oliphant is the co-owner of Faith Mobile Home Solutions, a South Carolina-based company specializing in buying and selling mobile homes. Passionate about affordable housing, he ensures quality service and customer satisfaction.