Remodeling Debris DisposalYou’ll need a plan for what to do with all the debris. If it’s not a load-bearing wall and you’ve confirmed this with a professional, when you tear it down, there’ll be a lot of material debris to clean up and haul away. Forget about trying to put it out on the curb because that won’t fly. It’s not household trash, but it is construction debris. Which means it’s up to you to deal with it.
Before anything else, you need to determine whether or not this is a load-bearing interior wall. This guide concerns only interior walls that are not structurally supportive: i.e. non load-bearing. If your wall is partial—one end stops in the middle of the room—instructions are slightly different. If the wall is not load-bearing, you can remove it with impunity. If it is load-bearing, you’ve got problems unless you make provisions for supports to replace the supports you are removing. —The SpruceThe best thing to do is schedule a junk removal service to come and pick it all up and haul it off. Take the opportunity to get rid of other unwanted junk at the same time. This way, you kill two birds with one stone and make the most out of it.
Partition Wall Demolition in SarasotaIf you are certain it isn’t load-bearing, you can follow this handy partition wall demolition guide to take it down in order to transform the space into something new and different:
- Shut off the power. A partition wall is there to create two distinct spaces. But, it’s also usually used for more than just a single function. Meaning, there are likely electrical outlets and/or switches. So, turn the power off at the main breaker panel, test that it’s off and then, you can proceed.
- Protect the floor. Next, you’ll need to remove any decor and protect the floor with drop cloths or plastic. (You can also hang plastic to help prevent the spread of dust and debris.)
- Demolish the partition wall. Be sure to wear eye protection, a dust mask, and heavy gloves and boots. Then, break through the wall and tear down the drywall and remove the studs. Frame it to finish.