June 15, 2016.
The first step to getting the new flooring you want is finding a convenient source for carpet disposal. Many homeowners are ridding their home of old carpet that traps dust, dander and mold in your home. Hardwood floors and other solid flooring options have become one of the top trends in home improvements. But first, you need to find a way to remove that old carpet and have it transported away. Here are some tips to make carpet disposal simple.
Save Money by Removing Your Own Carpet
Installing new flooring can be expensive. Unless you are very experienced in construction, installing new flooring is best left to the professionals. However, you can save money on your new flooring installation by removing the old carpeting yourself. Talk to your flooring installers about how much you can save off installation if you ready the floors by removing the carpet – it may be a substantial savings for a little elbow grease.
To remove carpet from a room, you will first want to remove any doors that swing into the room. Doors that swing out can be left on their hinges. You will also need to remove all furniture.
Then, starting at the corners, begin pulling the carpet up and dislodging it from the tack strips that hold it in place. A pair of pliers is all you need. Once you get the carpet started, move along the walls and pull up the entire edge from the tack strips.
Once the edge is no longer tacked into place, the carpet is ready to be rolled up to be easy to remove for disposal. You can cut the carpet into strips to make it easier to handle. For smaller rooms, you may be able to roll the entire carpet into one roll.
If you are also removing carpet from stairs, make sure to start at the top of the stairs. Once again, dislodge the edge from the tack strip and begin loosening the carpet one step at a time. Before you know it, all your carpet will be ready to haul from your home.
Easy Carpet Disposal
The final process is disposing of your old carpet. If you don’t have a truck, this can be a chore. It can also be dirty and dusty work, with heavy and awkward rolls of carpet to carry out of the home. While pulling up the carpet can be simply done with a pair of pliers, you need a strong back and a big vehicle for the actual removal and disposal. That is where Jiffy Junk can help.
We are here when you need a quick, reliable service to haul away almost anything from your home, including old carpeting. Whether you live in Long Island, Queens or anywhere else in Suffolk or Nassau counties, we can come to your home and remove those heavy rolls of carpet and haul them away. If you’d prefer, we can even pull up the carpet ourselves in addition to hauling it away.
This is a good time to get rid of any other junk you have in your home such as appliances, electronics or heavy furniture. Just use our online booking service or give us a call. We’ll be on our way to help you clear your home of any unwanted rubbish.