Table of Contents
Have you decided that you want to install new carpets in your home? You need to be ready to get rid of the old carpets. Remember that your local trash company may not haul away old carpenters. Instead, you should let our junk experts take it for you.
We’re The Best Company Offers Carpenter Disposal Services
You can always count on us because we can dispose of all types of household junk. Besides getting rid of appliances, electronics, and wood, we can also dispose of your carpet. When possible, we’ll haul it away and make sure it is recycled. We’ll always do our best to get rid of the carpet in an environmentally friendly way.
Pulling Up Carpet
Pulling up the old carpet is simple. You’ll need to forcibly pull it up until it breaks free from the tack strip. It is often a good idea to use a pair of pliers because this will make it easier. Once you’ve loosened the carpet on one side, you can pull it up with your hands. Be sure to cut it into smaller pieces to make it easier to get rid of later.
Removing Carpet Glue
- It is a good idea to start by scraping up the glue with a razor or scraper.
- For stubborn glue, soften it use a steamer or boiling water.
- Once the glue has softened, finish removing it with a scraper.
You may need to repeat the steps above until the glue is gone.
Getting Rid Of The Carpet Tack Strip
Once you’ve completed the steps above, you’ll need to do something about the carpet tack strips. Be careful because you can get stabbed by the nails easily.
- Look for the nail head so you can find the tack strip.
- Use a pry bar or hammer and place it between the strip and the floor.
- Use a hammer to hit the other side of the pry bar.
- Once you’ve done this, the nail will pop up. Remove the nail.
- You’ll need to continue this until the strip can be removed with your hand.
- Place the strip in a bag.
Once you’ve removed all tack strips, sweep the room to get rid of leftover splinters and nails.
Removing Carpet From Stairs
Removing carpet from stairs will be harder. Nevertheless, the process is the same. It is likely stuck down with a tack strip. Therefore, you’ll need to pull it away from the strip. Start with a pair of pliers. Then, you can remove it with your hands. Once you’ve pulled it up, cut it into small pieces so you can get rid of it easily.
Disposing Of Carpet Properly
In some cases, you can throw the old carpet in your garbage can. Some trash companies will haul carpet away for you, but some won’t. Therefore, you need to find out about your local regulations. Otherwise, you can call us and let us handle it for you.
Throwing Carpet In A Dumpster
In some locations, you can throw the old carpet away in the dumpster. However, this isn’t always the case. Plus, there might be limits on the amount you can throw away. It is wise to check the local laws before moving forward. You can also work with us and let our professional remove the carpet for you.
The good news is that most carpets can be recycled. In general, carpets are created using plastic, chemicals, and fibers. If you’re trying to dispose of large pieces of carpet, your local trashman might not take it. Instead, you should take it to your local recycling center. Once you’ve done that, the recycling center will break it down so the raw materials can be reused. They could be used for household carpets, automobile carpets, and more.
Sending Carpets to The Landfill
Although you can take your carpets to the landfill, it is best to find an alternative solution. Remember that it is going to take a long time for the carpet to break down. Therefore, it is going to be a burden on the environment. Recycling the carpet is better.
What About Carpet With Beetles?
The laws regarding carpet beetles tend to vary from one area to another. Therefore, we might be able to take carpet with carpet beetles in your area. Call us today to find out.
Eradicating Carpet Beetles At Home
If you have carpet beetles at home, you’ll need to get rid of them promptly. Start by thoroughly vacuuming your home. Be sure to get the carpets and furniture pieces. You’ll also need to get rid of any clothes and towels that have been damaged by the beetles. Uninfected items need to be cleaned. Don’t forget to use an insecticide to eliminate the bugs remaining in your home. For instance, you can use these materials around shelves, carpets, rugs, walls, and elsewhere in the home.