Kitchen Soffit DisposalBefore you bring in your tools and start ripping things down, you should first plan for the enormous amount of debris you’ll generate. Too often, homeowners and others alike just don’t amply plan for the aftermath. They focus on the finished product. And, it isn’t until they can’t avoid it they must deal with all the material debris.
Making the decision to remove the soffits means that you have committed to a big project. Just how big depends on what is lurking behind the soffits. The only way to tell is to cut a hole in the drywall big enough to shine a flashlight and get a good look around. If you’re really lucky, it will just be empty space. But chances are pretty good that you’ll see wiring, air ducts and/ or plumbing pipes. If you are still intent on removing those soffits, all that “stuff” has to be re-routed and you have officially committed to a major remodeling project. —Kitchen CraftsmanMake no mistake about it, a kitchen soffit removal will generate a whole bunch of junk. What’s more, the replacement process will only add to it. So, be sure to schedule remodeling debris cleanup before you start your project.
El Sobrante Kitchen Soffit RemovalNow, as for the kitchen soffit removal, this isn’t necessary something that requires a lot of specialty tools and construction experience, but it does require a good bit of elbow grease. (It also requires a lot of finesse.) Here’s how to do a kitchen soffit removal:
- Cover the counter and floor. The very first thing you need to do is protect the kitchen counter and floor. Cover them with drop cloths. And, be sure to remove anything that’s hanging or stored underneath the soffit.
- Cut into the crease along the ceiling. Next, you use a ladder to position yourself right by the soffit itself. Use a utility knife to cut into the crease between the top of the soffit and the ceiling. Exercise caution so you don’t damage the ceiling. Then, use a reciprocating saw to start to cut the framing down.
- Conceal any wiring or mechanical systems. Once the soffit is out of the way, you’ll see some electrical wiring and/or mechanical items which the soffit previously hid out of sight. You’ll have to reroute these and conceal them again.