After years of heavy traffic, carpet can get very worn down and will eventually need to be replaced. To save a little bit of money, a lot of homeowners opt to remove the old carpet themselves, which is a great DIY project but a lot of people do not know how to remove carpet properly. With these tips, you’ll have yours removed without damaging the underlying floor or the walls in your home!
Tools You Will Need to Remove Your Carpet
- Protective gloves
- Protective eye wear
- Utility knife
- Floor scraper
Tips for Removing Your Carpet
- Make sure all furniture is cleared from the room to make the removal process easier
- Remove and baseboards/moldings/heater covers that might be covering the edges of your carpet
- Start with the pulling up the edge of the carpet using your pliers
- Use your crowbar to pull up the tack strips that are holding down your carpet
- As you pull up the carpet, use your utility knife to cut it into small pieces to make it easier to carry out of the room
- If there the carpet padding is held down with staples, use your pliers to pull them out; if it’s glued down, use a floor scrapper to pull it up
Once you’ve removed your carpet, the next step is to dispose of it. To ensure it is disposed of through the proper channels and to avoid frustration, call our team at Elite Services Junk Removal & Demolition today at 978-317-5388.