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We offer old carpet removal and disposal at a very affordable rate of $20 per sqm, and if need We remove carpet and tack strip, nails and Staples only $23 per sqm– we’ll come to your house, remove your old carpet, haul it out to our truck, and clean up after.We’ll ensure your old carpet is disposed of responsibly, and we also offer carpet recycling whenever possible. Simply schedule your carpet removal appointment by calling 0423688352. Our friendly, uniformed team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour arrival window. When We arrive, just point to the carpet you want removed and we’ll provide you with an FREE QUOTE up-front, all-inclusive price. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your carpet away from wherever it’s located and finish by cleaning up the area. Plus, we recycle and donate your carpet whenever possible. Since 1997, We’ve saved over 0.5 billion pounds of junk from the landfill, and counting. Are you renovating or installing new carpet and need the old carpet removed We remove vinyl tile floor.

1 We offers carpet removal services. Our professionally trained team will do ALL the work for you, including tearing up the old carpet and pads and recycling it for you. Your Local Carpet Removal Company Can Help (Residential & Commercial): Move furniture Tear up and remove old carpet and padding Decide the final goal of your remodeling. Do you want to save what’s underneath the carpet? Some older houses have ugly, old carpet right over hardwood floors. Pull up a corner of the carpet and see what’s underneath if you haven’t yet. Will you put down new carpet, or hire someone to do so? If so, you may wish to leave the tack strips in place if they are in good condition. Ask the installers you will hire what they prefer. Will you lay tile, vinyl, wood, or another hard floor?

2 Figure out how you will dispose of the old carpet before you pull it up. Carpet may cost money to dispose of, so shop around. If you want the installers of the new floor to haul away the old carpet, make sure they know in advance and figure it into your price. Also, make sure that they know not to charge you for the time to tear out the carpet or move furniture. Call the dump where you usually take or send your trash and find out what they charge for disposal. Some may charge a different rate for carpet, so be sure to mention that it is carpet. Make sure you have some way to haul away the carpet you will discard. Hauling services are often available, as are rental trucks. Check out your phone book and see what you find.

3 Move the furniture out of the area where you will be removing carpet. You will need access to the entire floor. Remember that you have to put that furniture somewhere, so decide where you can put it. You may be able to move it to adjacent rooms where you are not yet carpeting; place it outside (cover it if there is any chance of moisture); or rent a storage area temporarily.

4 Vacuum the old carpet. This step is optional, but it will help to cut down on dust as you pull up the carpet.

5 Wear a dust mask if the carpet is very old or got wet. Wear heavy work gloves, since you will be working around staples, tacks, and rough carpet edges. Also, wear sturdy, thick-soled, close-toed shoes that will protect your feet if you step on a tack strip or staple.

6 Pull up the edge of the carpet, near any wall. Use pliers to grip the fibers if you need to.

7 Use a utility knife or carpet knife to slice the carpet into manageable strips and roll the strips up as you go. If you are trying to salvage the floor underneath, make sure you do not cut grooves in the floor with the knife. One way to do this is to lift the carpet away from the floor as you cut. Another way is to remove the carpet in larger pieces and cut it up somewhere else. Know what a manageable strip is. The roll you produce must be something you can lift and move, and it must fit in whatever vehicle will be used to transport the old carpet away.

8 Remove the carpet padding underneath. In most cases, the carpet padding will also need to be replaced or removed. It should be replaced if it is old or stained or has gotten wet. Carpet padding is usually just stapled down. Pull it up, cut it into smaller strips if necessary for handling, and roll it as you did the carpet.

9 Carry the rolls of carpet and padding out of the rooms where you are working. 10 Remove the tack strips, if desired. Wedge a flat bar (pry bar) underneath of the tack strip (the strip with nails coming through to the top). Make sure you have gloves and eye protection, because it can pop up and puncture skin. 11Pull up staples left from the padding. Pliers and a flat-bladed screwdriver will help get underneath.

12 Clean the floor. Sweep or vacuum as necessary to remove debris left from the old carpet

13 Prepare for the new flooring. This is a golden opportunity to repair squeaks and repair damage. Drive long wood screws into the sub-floor and through to floor joists anywhere the floor squeaks. Apply a stain-blocking primer to prevent old stains from coming up through new carpet. Level the sub-floor and replace any water-damaged wood, as needed. Touch up paint on baseboards and around the bottom of door frames. Be sure to allow ample time for paint to dry before installing new carpet.

Old carpets contain a large quantity of pollutants. Fine dust particles, minerals (lead), soot, dust mites, dust mite feces, insect fragments, and microbial spores settle deep into the carpet where they can not be vacuumed out. These particles and the carpet fibers contain absorbed chemicals, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, and other VOCs. When the old carpet is removed hundreds of thousands of these particles can be spread around your house. The following steps should be taken to minimize polluting your environment:
1- Before starting, open all windows and doors in the rooms from which carpet will be removed. Move all furniture to another room, or enclose in polyethylene (poly) and duct tape. Close all doors to this and other rooms.
2- Turn heating system off and cover all vents with poly and tape.
3- Install one 20” window fan for each 500 – 700 sq. ft. of carpet being removed. The fans must blow OUT of the house (exhaust) in open windows or doors on the down wind side of the building. These work best if the area around the fans are closed off with cardboard to prevent short-circuiting of the outside air, and to draw the inside dusty air from open windows across the carpet.
4- Turn the fans on high speed before the carpet is touched, and leave the fans on and the windows open until one hour after the clean up is complete, (or for 8 hours after if new carpet is installed). Wood stoves, combustion furnaces, and fireplaces should not be operated in the building during this time unless they are located in a room that is closed off order to avoid back-drafting.
5- Cut the carpet into strips about 6’ x 16’ so two people can move them easily.
6- Cover carpet with poly (plastic sheeting). Attach this to the carpet with staples or double-sided tape. This will help reduce the amount of dust that becomes airborne when the carpet is pulled up. A less effective but still satisfactory option for carpets without a lot of mold, is to spray the carpet with water to reduce the dust release before rolling it up.
7- The carpet should be handled as if it were loaded with toxic dust. All movement of the carpet and pad should be done slowly and carefully. The carpet should be carefully rolled, tied, covered with poly and carried out.
8- Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 with the pad.
9- Vacuum the entire floor and all exposed surfaces with a HEPA or allergy type vacuum. Pay special attention to cleaning the area between the tack strips and the wall. Mold disinfecting is a separate step that may be required.

NOTE: Carpets should not be removed when pregnant women or young children are present.

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