Partition Wall Debris DisposalNext is to have a plan for what to do with all the debris. If it’s not a load-bearing wall and you’ve confirmed this with a professional, when you tear it down, there’ll be a lot of material debris to clean up and haul away. Forget about trying to put it out on the curb because that won’t fly. It’s not household trash, it’s construction debris. Which means it’s up to you to deal with it.
As a homeowner, you should be able to tell which walls in the house are bearing walls and which are partition walls. This knowledge is useful if you are planning any major interior renovations that will require opening up a space or moving a wall. You will be able to estimate the difficulty of the job and get a rough estimate of the costs involved. You will also be in a position to evaluate the construction as it progresses and be certain that the builders are maintaining the structural integrity of your house. —Chicago TribuneThe best thing to do is schedule a junk removal service to come and pick it all up and haul it off. Take the opportunity to get rid of other unwanted junk at the same time. This way, you kill two birds with one stone and make the most out of it.
Bartow Partition Wall Removal GuideIf you are certain it isn’t load-bearing, you can follow this handy partition wall removal guide to take it down in order to transform the space into something new and different:
- Shut off the power. A partition wall is there to create two distinct spaces. But, it’s also usually used for more than just a single function. Meaning, there are likely electrical outlets and/or switches. So, turn the power off at the main breaker panel, test that it’s off and then, you can proceed.
- Protect the floor. Next, you’ll need to remove any decor and protect the floor with drop cloths or plastic. (You can also hang plastic to help prevent the spread of dust and debris.)
- Demolish the partition wall. Be sure to wear eye protection, a dust mask, and heavy gloves and boots. Then, break through the wall and tear down the drywall and remove the studs. Frame it to finish.