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.
DIY Interior Wall Removal Guide for North Port Property OwnersIf 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:
- Turn off the power. Partition walls often contain power outlets to make them functional. So, take the time to secure or turn off the power before your 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.)
- Take down the partition wall. Put on a dust mask, eye protection, and heavy boots. Then, use a sledgehammer to break through the middle of the wall. Tear down the rest to finish.