On Monday, Tony made a call to a demolition company and was told that they could do the job for $25k. “A few back-and-forths and I might get them down to $22,000” he thinks to himself. “Either way, this is going to kill my finances – the 2020 budget only allows for a $15,000 expense in this line”. Tony would make a few more calls to other companies, but ultimately settled for one that couldn’t meet him where his budget needed to be.
The common misconception: I am going to pay a lot for demolition because IT involves lots of specialized people and equipment.
Tony represents the vast majority of businesses who don’t realize that the site they are demolishing actually has value to someone else. It’s true that they require costly specialized heavy equipment and specialized manpower. It’s also true that they might require traffic management and city permits, disconnection and transportation of hazardous materials, and disconnection of wires, power, liquids, gases, and heavy-duty infrastructure. However, much of the equipment that is being removed has resell value if put in the right hands. As the old adage goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Iron Flag Power Systems is one of the only demolition companies in the nation who will actually pay the customer to demolish their site. Specifically, Iron Flag is an asset recovery service specializing in decommissioning data centers: the removal of generators, UPS equipment, hazardous waste disposal including freon, glycol and diesel, electrical switchgear, panelboard and breaker safe-off disconnection and removal, removal of raised flooring, and the removal of CRAC units, PDUs, network and fiber cable, and server racks.
Imagine turning a $25,000 expense into a $50,000 revenue. I’ll say it again for emphasis: turn your major expense into a major revenue.
How is this possible? Iron Flag utilizes a unique business model, which recognizes the value of the equipment being removed and allows the savings to be passed onto the customer. In other words, Iron Flag isn’t in the business of ripping off uninformed clients. Many demo companies take advantage of the client’s lack of capacity to shop around and research, by profiting off of them twice – once by charging them to remove the equipment, and again by selling their valuable equipment after removal.
Upon prying back the raised flooring of a data center, you might ask yourself "who the heck would actually pay me to get rid of this mess?"
If you are in need of any of the following services, look no more. Iron Flag is an honest and reliable company with the unique characteristic of finding a mutually equitable arrangement for your demolition. Iron Flag decommissions data centers nationwide, and will provide a polished service from phone call to completion.
If you are interested in discovering the value of your old data center, contact us and we’ll set up a site walk as soon as possible. Unsure if we are a good fit? No problem, give us a call and we’ll explore that answer together.
Iron Flag provides the following services:
Generator and UPS Purchase
Shut Down and Removal
UPS Battery Removal and Recycling
Hazardous Waste Disposal Including Freon, Glycol and Diesel
Electrical Switchgear, Panelboard and Breaker Safe-Off, Disconnection and Removal
Removal of Raised Flooring
Removal of CRAC Units, PDUs, Network and Fiber Cable, and Server Racks
Equipment Appraisal and Reselling
Demo of Walls, Ceiling and Anything Else to Satisfy Landlord Requirements