Remodeling Debris Disposal in PittsburgYour first order of business is to formulate a plan for what to do with the remodeling debris. Make no mistake about it, this will certainly pile up and pile up quickly. It’s more than just a mess, it’s also a safety hazard.
As a homeowner, you should be able to tell which walls in the house are bearing walls and which are partition walls. This knowledge is useful if you are planning any major interior renovations that will require opening up a space or moving a wall. You will be able to estimate the difficulty of the job and get a rough estimate of the costs involved. You will also be in a position to evaluate the construction as it progresses and be certain that the builders are maintaining the structural integrity of your house. —Chicago TribuneSo, take the time to schedule a local junk hauling remodeling removal disposal for you. This way, it will effectively be dealt with. That means you don’t have to take time away from your home improvement project to clear up a mess. And, you can also unload a bunch of other unwanted junk at the same time. (It’s always worthwhile to kill two birds with one stone.)
Partition Wall Removal GuideNext, be sure to have it examined by a structural engineer or another professional who will determine if it’s load-bearing or not. Once you know for certain that it’s just a partition wall, you can easily remove it by doing the following:
- Turn off the power. It’s not at all unusual for a partition wall to contain electrical outlets and/or light switches. That means you’ll have to turn off the power before you do anything to the wall. Then, test to ensure the power is off before you proceed any further.
- Protect the floor. Before you start swinging away with a sledge, you should lay down plastic or drop cloths to protect the floor. It’s also advisable to partition off the space with plastic to prevent dust and debris from broadcasting through nearby spaces.
- Tear down the partition wall. Put on the necessary safety equipment, including heavy boots, a dust mask, and eye protection. Then, use a sledgehammer to demolish the wall.