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When you are renovating a home the construction company does much of the work for you, but there are some things that are easily done yourself, which can save money. Removing old carpet is one project that you can easily manage. Make sure that you do a proper removal job so that the installation team can easily get right to work.
Vacuum Your Carpet Before Removing It
First, you should vacuum your carpet before your remove it. That way, you do not have to deal with debris and dirt coming loose when you are removing the carpet. You will breathe in less dirt and get less dirt on you by vacuuming the carpet before you remove it. Do a really nice vacuuming job, going over everything twice to get the carpet as clean as possible.
Clear Out All Furniture
Second, you need to clear all the furniture out of the room. You don't want to have to work around furniture as you get ready to remove the carpet. Instead, you want to have a clear and open workspace. The best way to achieve that is by getting some help removing furniture from the room where you are going to be removing the carpet.
Cut Down the Carpet into More Manageable Pieces
As you start to remove the carpet, get out your knife. You are going to want to cut down the carpet into smaller pieces. Cutting the carpet down into smaller squares will make the carpet more manageable to pull up, remove, and haul out of your house. Cut it down to carpet pieces that are easy for you to handle on your own.
Roll Up Your Carpet
When you remove the carpet, be sure to roll up the carpet. Rolling up the carpet will make it easier for you to handle and wrap your arms around. It will also help distribute the weight of the carpet more evenly across your load.
Rent A Dumpster
Make sure that you rent a dumpster for this project. It is going to take a lot more than your trash can in order to get rid of all the carpet from your home. Unless you want to make lots of dump runs with a truck, renting a dumpster is the more time efficient way to get rid of your all carpet.
Clean the Subfloor
Once you get the old carpet and padding out, spend some time vacuuming and cleaning the subfloor. You don't want to put down new flooring on a dirty subfloor.
Save some money by removing your old carpet yourself. Make sure that you clean your carpet before removing it, cut it down to pieces that you can carry yourself, rent a dumpster to speed up the clean-up process, and spend some time cleaning the subfloor when you'll all done removing the carpet.