Carpet Disposal GuideOkay, so the first thing you need to consider before you begin the actual work. And, that is what you’ll do with that old carpet and the padding. This is where many home improvement project go wrong. That’s because people simply do not think about what they’ll do with the waste.
Getting ready to lug your worn-out wall-to-wall to the curb? You’re not alone. Americans get rid of some five billion pounds of carpet each year—that’s nearly seven times the weight of the Empire State Building. But thanks to an industry/government group called the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), you may be able to recycle rugs you once would have thrown away. —This Old HouseFor instance, if you’re remodeling a kitchen or knocking down an interior wall, you’ll more likely to focus on the finished product. You’re just not concerned with the logistics all that much. Sure, you’ll think about the necessary work. But, what about the remodeling debris removal? This is where things go awry. It isn’t until you’re well into it that you realize something must be done with the remodeling debris. So, don’t get caught off guard. Have a plan ready-to-go.
San Gabriel Residential Carpet RemovalKeep in mind, there’s also the padding to deal with. 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. Now, here’s how to go about residential carpet removal:
- Empty the room. Begin the process with clearing a path from the room to the outside so you don’t have to step around tripping hazards and more. Then, empty the room out and keep the pathway clear.
- Take the base trim off the walls. Next, you’ll take the base trim around the walls off. You’ll just need a pry bar to do so. Exercise caution if you plan to reuse the trim again.
- Pull up the carpet and padding. Start in a corner and pull it up gently. (Don’t yank it or it might tear and begin to fray.) Work across the room from one side to the other. Then, roll up the carpet and do the same for the padding.
- Sweep the floor and then clean it thoroughly. Once the carpet, padding, and tacking is gone, sweep the floor and then give it a good cleaning to finish the job.