Inside Wall Debris DisposalYou’ll need 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, but it is construction debris. Which means it’s up to you to deal with it.
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 SpruceThe 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.
Indian Shores Inside Wall Removal GuideOkay, for the nuts-and-bolts of inside 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 inside wall removal:
- Clear and cover the area. Empty the room on either side of the wall. Then, cover the area with tarps or drop cloths to minimize the mess. Additionally, try to keep the area free of children and pets, especially when you’re actually taking down the wall.
- 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.
- Tear down the inside 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.