A Guide to Removing Carpet

A Guide to Removing Carpet

Our services at Nip Tuck Carpet Repair have assisted many families save a significant amount of money on carpets. Most carpets that individuals think have to be removed may often be repaired. However, there are instances where carpeting is beyond restoration and must be replaced. In this circumstance, you may save money by disposing of the old carpet yourself. It's a simple operation that just requires a little elbow grease. Here's how it's done.

Get Rid of the Molding

If there are baseboards and trim installed over your carpet, gently remove them. You can do this using a putty knife or a pry bar. Reach under the panel with your chosen tool and gently wiggle the nails loose. If the baseboards and trim are in decent shape, save them for later installation.

Make Tiny Strips Off of the Carpet

You may begin removing the carpet now that there are no obstructions in your way. Next, cut the carpet into smaller, more workable pieces first. Whatever equipment you pick, make sure it's razor-sharp for this task. Removing the entire pile is the only way to get at the padding.

Discard the Carpet

After you have made the carpet into smaller strips, you can begin removing it from the space. Roll up the pieces, put them in any sturdy rubbish bag, and dump them.

Before tossing out the whole carpet, consider whether you can reuse any carpet remnants. For instance, some individuals keep a few carpet squares in the boot of their vehicle. In case your car gets stuck, the cut-out squares can be put beneath the tires and may be utilized as traction.

Get Rid of The Adhesive Strips

Finally, remove any leftover tack strips. Glued-down planks with visible nails are fitted around a room to keep the carpet in place. Wear heavy protective gloves since they are incredibly sharp. Place the forked end of a crowbar underneath the adhesive strips. Also, ensure that you use protective eyewear. Discard the tack strips after they've been entirely removed.

That's pretty much all there is to it. Installing new flooring is the only thing to do once the carpet is gone!

By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 7-8-2022