Having a new carpet installed at your place? You decided to remove the old one all by yourself? It’s a smart move and an easy way to save some money. Also, no special carpet removal tools or skills are needed, and the job goes pretty quickly.
Before getting into the work make sure to talk with your installer to find out exactly how much you’ll save by doing the tear-out yourself. Your installer can also give you advice on handling any unusual situations in your home and what to do with the old carpet.
Before you begin tearing up carpet, remove any doors that swing into the room, including bi-fold closet doors. Doors that swing into adjoining rooms can stay in place. Then clear the floor completely, removing all the furniture from the room. Slip on a pair of gloves to protect your knuckles from the abrasive carpet backing and the needle-sharp tack strip. There’s a lot of dust trapped inside old carpet. So if you’re sensitive to dust, strap on a dust mask, too.
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With all this info you should be ready for your ”carpet removal project”. If you have any question feel free to contact us!