How to Remove and Dispose of Your Carpet Stress-Free
Is it time for a change? Perhaps fresh new cozy carpet flooring is the last item on your list. As soon as you pick the perfect rug, you start to wonder how do I remove this old carpet and make room for the new one.
Let’s dive in and discover:
- How to remove carpet
- How to dispose of a rug with the best carpet disposal services from gotTRASH
4 Simple Steps on How to Remove Carpet
Clear Out the Room
Begin by removing any household items and personal belongings in the room. Carpeting can hold a lot of dirt, putting your possessions at risk of damage and contamination. In addition, you’ll need an area that’s free from clutter.
Gather Your Tools and Wear Your Protective Gear
In most cases, the floor underneath the carpet will determine the mess you’ll deal with later. For instance, for a concrete floor, the carpet is glued onto it. For plywood floors, numerous staples and nails hold the carpet down. So, you’ll need different tools and protective wear when scrapping off the glue or pulling out the staples and nails.
Below is a list to get you started:
- Safety glasses
- Dust mask
- Knee pads
- Pry bar
- Locking pliers
- Utility knife
Remove the Carpet
The easiest way to remove carpet is to start from one corner of the room. Using pliers, pull the carpet off the tack strip that holds the rug to the wall.
Once you’ve detached the carpet from the wall, fold back at least 3 ft, then continue to cut it lengthwise using a utility knife. That way, it’s easier to fold the carpet in long strips rather than dealing with numerous unorganized pieces.
The Aftermath – Dispose Carpet
You don’t have to stress about what to do with the junk of your carpet replacement process. gotTRASH will help you dispose of the old carpet and even to clean up the room for you!
Let gotTRASH Take Care of Any Household and Commercial Junk for You
The best news is that you don’t have to wait until the weekday or fear subjecting yourself and your family to a dusty room. You can call gotTRASH any day of the week, including Sundays!
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