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How Do You Get Rid of Carpet After a Flood?

Jul 14, 2022 | Blog, Tips and How Tos

Flood water can be detrimental to not only your home or property, but your carpet and flooring as well. Often times depending on the damage, carpeting needs to be removed and replaced to make sure you don’t suffer any adverse health effects following your flooding. Has your carpet been a victim of flooding and needs to be replaced, but you don’t know how to remove your carpet? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading our blog to find out how do you get rid of carpet after a flood!

How Do You Get Rid of Carpet After a Flood?

Steps to Get Rid of a Carpet

Getting rid of your carpet and padding can be hassle, but with the proper planning you can take of your carpet removal with little to no stress!

  1. Dry Your Carpet Before you can remove your carpet and padding, you need to get it dry. First, remove all excess standing water from the area. You can use standing pumps to suck up all the water! Then place fans around your carpet to dry out the remaining water still soaked into the carpet/padding. Do this for 24-48 hours, all while rotating the fans to cover as much surface area as possible! Once it is dry, if your carpet isn’t attached to the floor and can rolled up and removed without any equipment, you can dispose of your carpet by putting it with your trash. If it is a large carpet, then you may have to take it to a local disposal facility yourself.
  2. Divide Up Your Carpet into Sections Now that your carpet is dry, you need to make an attack plan for how you’re going to cut up your carpet. You will need a box cutter or another cutting tool to be able to cut through the carpet and padding. Start by sectioning of you carpet into three foot wide sections. Then cut long ways long ways from wall to wall. Make sure when you cut that you cutting through both the carpet and the padding.
  3. Roll Up Sections — Now that your carpet is divided up and cut, you can now roll up the sections. Start at one end of the carpet and roll it up along with the padding to the other end. Do this for each section, until all your carpet is removed and rolled up.
  4. Remove Tactile Strips — If your carpet has tactile strips, then you will need to remove them as well. You will need a hammer and a mini pry bar. Take your pry bar, line it up with a nail or screw, and wedge it underneath the tactile strips. Then take your hammer and tap the end of the pry bar until the tactile strip begins to rise around the nail. Do this for each nail in the strip until all the nails have risen out of the floor, then you should be able to remove the tactile strip with ease. Continue this process until you have removed all tactile strips from your floors.
  5. Dispose of Carpet — Now that your carpet is removed, you can dispose of it. Depending on the square footage of carpet, you may be able to dispose of it in your trash. However, if you have a large amount of carpet and padding, then you may have to wait for a bulk trash day in your community, or take it to a disposal center yourself.

Now that you know what it takes to remove your damaged carpet, you may not be so inclined to take care of your carpet removal yourself. But you still need to get rid of your damaged carpet — so what do you do? Give Fire Dawgs Junk Removal a call and we’ll take care of all your carpet removal needs!

How Does Fire Dawgs Help With Carpet Removal?

We help with your carpet removal by sending our two-person crews for your service. Our well-trained, screened, and certified two-person crews are equipped with a 16 cubic yard mini dump truck, packed to the brim with tools and equipment to handle any complexities your carpet removal may cause them. Once on site, our crew chief will confirm your final price before beginning your carpet removal. Giving you the final say in your business decision! Then, our team will work quickly and efficiently to remove your carpet and padding. Our crew chief will provide you with updates throughout the service as needs be. After we complete our requested service in a timely manner, our crew chief will check in with you to make sure we completed your service to your satisfaction.

Sound like the crew you want helping whisk away your nasty carpet and padding? You bet it! But what else does Fire Dawgs help with?

What Other Services Does Fire Dawgs Junk Removal Provide?

Fire Dawgs Junk Removal is a local owned company on a mission to help you get your space back! We are firefighter founded and veteran owned! We can handle any job from brush removals to entire cleanouts — and even simple curbside junk pick-up. Our crews take on the tough jobs that the other guys won’t and get “IT” done! But the best part? We also reuse, recycle, or donate over 60% of the items we haul away! Making us the eco-friendly option for whatever job you need done!

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