South Bay Junk Away

Carpet Removal Services

5 Star Carpet Removal Services

Thinking of house renovation but having trouble replacing an old carpet or putting in hardwood floors?

However, if you throw out a large carpet in a less than ideal condition, it may not be accepted by your trash collection company. We’re here to help.

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Carpet recycling made easy For You

SouthBay Junk Away takes all types of household and commercial carpeting. After we remove your carpet, we evaluate its condition and decide whether it should be disposed of or recycled.

Rest assured, we always choose the most environmentally-friendly method available.

  • How do you pull up carpet?

To tear up your old carpet, pull the carpet free from the tack strip connected to the wall with pliers.

Once the carpet is free, pull the carpet up by hand. Remember to cut the carpet into smaller pieces as you go to make it easier to move and dispose of.

  • How do you remove carpet glue? 

Once you’ve ripped up your carpet, you may notice some leftover glue on your foundation or walls. 

Here’s how you can remove carpet glue from your home surfaces:

How our services work

Our Carpet Removal Process

  1. Schedule your Junk Removal service here or by calling 310-359-6961.
  2. Our friendly team will contact you within 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment. When we arrive in the area, we’ll check the items you want to be removed and provide you with an up-front all-inclusive price. 
  3. We’ll do your request, being sure to only touch the items we’re taking away, and sweep up the area. We’ll then collect payment once the job is complete.
Carpet Removal

How do you remove carpet from stairs?

To remove carpet from stairs, start by pulling the carpet free from the tack strip.

Pull the carpet towards the ledge of the stairs and use a utility knife to cut along the nose of the landing.

Using both hands, pull the carpet from the vertical riser until the carpet is completely removed. Remember to cut the carpet into small, manageable strips as you go and place them to the side for proper disposal. 

How do you dispose of carpet?

Carpets can be thrown into the garbage with other household waste.

However, your local waste pickup service may not accept old carpet in large quantities.

Instead, you may be required to bring the carpet to a designated waste drop-off facility, or wait for a bulk-trash pickup day.

Can you throw carpet in a dumpster?

Some municipalities allow carpet to be thrown away in dumpsters.

However, the amount of carpet you throw away may be limited. Rather than risk having the carpet not accepted, check with your local waste removal site first. Some companies may offer used carpet pickup or require you to transport your carpet to a facility on your own.

How Do You Remove Carpet Tack Strips?

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Carpet is held in place by small planks of wood studded with nails known as tack strips. These pieces of wood can be reused when laying down new carpet. To remove your carpet from tack strips:

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Is carpet recyclable?

Yes, nearly all types of carpet can be recycled. Carpet is made from a combination of fibers, plastics, and chemicals that make it hard to break down in landfills.

And because most old carpet is thrown away in large quantities, many trash collectors will not accept it.

When a carpet is brought to a recycling center, it is broken down into its raw components so it can be reused in new products, including plastic found in household items, auto interior parts, engines, industrial flooring, and even parking barriers.

 

Can carpets go to the landfill?

Carpets are made of complex fibers, chemicals, and plastics that are hard to break down in landfills.

Between the effect used carpet has on the environment and the limit on how much will be accepted by trash pickup companies, your best bet may be to recycle your old carpet.

Some communities mandate that some small appliances must be recycled.

But even if there isn’t a law in place to prevent these items from ending up in landfills, it’s always important to recycle these items where possible before it will cause a huge damage to us and to our surroundings.

Does Southbay Junk Away pick up carpet with carpet beetles?

Rules and regulations vary from city to city. We are able to accept carpet with carpet beetles at some incenses.

To find out if your local team accepts carpet beetles, ask in advance.

How do you get rid of carpet beetles?

Getting rid of carpet beetles starts with vacuuming all of your carpets and upholstered furniture.

Next, discard any clothes, towels, or linens that have been eaten to prevent the spread of infection.

Once you’ve thrown out any tainted cloth, wash the uninfected linens and clothes with warm, soapy water.

Use insecticide in any other areas that can’t be washed in the machine, such as walls, edges or carpets, shelving, and cracks and crevices.

You can also dust boric acid in areas that are hard to reach.

Once your inside is clean, remove any outdoor sources or nests. Remember to clean your home frequently, and seal any unused clothing or fabrics in plastic containers.