What to Know about Remodeling Debris DisposalNow, you’ve probably seen those do it yourself shows where a contractor or homeowner just takes a sledgehammer and starts belting away at a wall. While that’s certainly part of the process, it’s what’s left on the editing room floor that’s most important.
Before anything else, you need to determine whether or not this is a load-bearing interior wall. This guide concerns only interior walls that are not structurally supportive: i.e. non load-bearing. If your wall is partial—one end stops in the middle of the room—instructions are slightly different. If the wall is not load-bearing, you can remove it with impunity. If it is load-bearing, you’ve got problems unless you make provisions for supports to replace the supports you are removing. —The SpruceWhat’s often not shown or only briefly broadcast is the piles of remodeling debris. These don’t magically disappear, either. In other words, you’ll have to deal with all the mess yourself. So, do yourself a favor and schedule remodeling debris removal in advance.
Cape Coral Partition Wall Removal GuideOkay, for the nuts-and-bolts of partition wall removal, there’s really not a whole lot to the process. But, this isn’t to say it’s a cinch or without risk. Here’s what you need to know about partition wall removal:
- 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. Before you start swinging away with a sledge, you should lay down plastic or drop cloths to protect the floor. It’s also advisable to partition off the space with plastic to prevent dust and debris from broadcasting through nearby spaces.
- Tear down the partition wall. Wear a dust mask and eye protection. Also, put on boots and heavy gloves. Then, use a sledgehammer to knock down the wall. Look inside to see if there are any other systems hidden away. If not, you can just demolish the wall with a sledge and pry bar.