Partition wall removal
isn’t quite the most challenging home improvement project. But, it’s not one to jump into without knowing a few things for absolute sure, first. Let’s begin with the obvious — is it a load-bearing wall? If you have any question whatsoever, you need to have an experienced professional look at it. Because, if you take down a load-bearing wall, the consequences are huge. It will cause all sorts of problems with the roof, ceiling, and even the interior and exterior walls. (Yes, it’s really that important.)
Partition Wall Debris Disposal
Next 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 Tribune
The 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 Guide
If 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.
With the partition wall removed, you can now start the finishing work for aesthetics. If you need help with renovation cleanup and disposal, we are only a call away. Just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services