Chico Carpet Disposal OptionsLike many other types of construction materials, carpet and other types of flooring are usually on the approved pick up list for the local trash collection agency. These companies typically prohibit construction and remodeling debris. Which means, you can’t just roll it out to the curb to get rid of it.
Pulling up carpet is a relatively easy task although when rolled up a carpet can be very heavy, bulky and difficult to move. If there’s no need to save the carpet it is easier to cut the carpet into smaller sections with a utility knife and move the sections out one at a time. It’s usually easier to cut carpet from the back so when cutting it into small sections, fold a section over revealing the back then slice through the woven backing with a utility or carpet knife. —DIY NetworkPlus, there’s also the padding and the carpet tacking to throw out. Furthermore, you might have to put some TLC into the subfloor underneath. Since carpet is so porous, it’s common to find stains and other sorts of damage to the subfloor. This is why it’s best to have a local junk removal company come out and take care of all the debris for you.
Most Common Carpet Take-Out Mistakes Chico Property Owners MakeHaving made all that clear, it’s not too difficult to do carpet take-out on your own. (Although, you’ll probably need at least one set of helping hands.) It’s really about freeing it from the edge tacking strips and rolling it up. Here’s how to take-out carpet:
- Empty the room and remove the base trim. Don’t make the mistake of leaving anything in the room. Clear it out and then uninstall the base trim along the bottom of the walls.
- Pull the carpet from one or more corners. When the room is empty and the trim is off the walls, then you can roll up the carpet by starting in a corner and working laterally to free one side. You can cut the carpet in half and make two rolls so it’s easier to manage.
- Roll up the padding and examine the subfloor. Next, you can simply roll up the carpet padding into one roll. Or, cut it into two sections to create two smaller rolls.