If you’re planning to install new carpet, wood, laminate, or tile flooring, the first step is to take out the old carpet, a process known as carpet demolition. Demolition, while it might evoke an image of a wrecking ball smashing through the side of a building, just refers to the process of breaking down and removing the old installation to make way for the new. ABH Services Inc. can perform your carpet demolition fast without causing any damage to your floors or baseboards and haul away the carpet scraps so that you’re left with a clean slate to install your new flooring.
This article will walk you through the basic steps of a carpet demolition so that you can get an idea of how the process works.
Benefits of Professional Demolition
You may wonder if you could perform a carpet demolition yourself. However, there are many benefits to utilizing a professional demolition company like ABH Services Inc. Because the members of a professional demolition team have experience with these services, they know all of the safety precautions to take. They won’t cause accidental damage to your walls, floors, or baseboards. When pulling up carpet, you’re dealing with tack strips, many staples, and other sharp implements that can cause injury if not handled appropriately. Once the carpet has been removed, professionals can assess the quality of the subfloor to ensure there are no issues that need to be taken care of before you install the new flooring. Carpet demolition is a relatively inexpensive professional service that is worth the money to ensure that your new carpet has the right base.
Steps to a Professional Carpet Demolition
- Preparation: The first step in the process of carpet demolition is to remove anything that is on top of the carpet, including anything on the floor, furniture, and any doors on closets or entryways that swing in over the carpet. Everything should be taken out of the room to allow for a clear space to work.
- Disconnect Carpet from Tack Strips: Carpet is held in place around the perimeter by tack strips that are attached to the wall. These can generally be left alone as long as they are in good shape, but the carpet needs to be disconnected from them. Usually the technician starts by taking up one corner and then going around the walls using their hands continuing to pull the carpet away.
- Rip Up the Carpet: Carpet is then rolled up toward the center and taken up in sections. Usually large sections are cut into smaller strip-like pieces to make removal easier. This is done using a sharp utility knife.
- Remove Padding & Staples: After the carpet has been completely removed and taken away, the padding underneath it has to come up. Most of the time, carpet padding is in smaller precut sections and is held down with staples around the outside of the pieces. Occasionally, the carpet is glued down to the subfloor or concrete. Any pieces that are glued down will need to be scraped at underneath with a scraper.
- Clean-Up: The demo team will roll up, secure, and haul out the old carpet. They will sweep and clear off the subfloor so you won’t have to worry about having a mess to deal with. Once the process is complete, your floor will be completely ready to have your new flooring put down.
Carpet demolition can be a messy process, but if you leave it up to the professionals, the job can be done in a few hours with a subfloor that is ready for the new flooring installation. If you’re looking for a professional company to perform your carpet demo, you won’t find a more qualified company than ABH Services Inc. Call us today at 781-941-2422. For more information about our services, visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/abhservices.