4. Remove the carpet: Use pliers to grip a corner of the carpet and pull it up. Slowly and carefully. Roll as you go.
5. Remove the tack strips: Tack strips are located around the perimeter of the room or at stairs and thresholds. Tack strips hold the carpet in place. Use a prybar to carefully remove the tack strips. They’re sharp so watch out!
6. Remove the padding: Under the carpet there may be a layer of padding. Like the carpet, use a utility knife to cut the padding into sections. Roll up and remove. Be careful not to cut too deep to damage the sub- floor.
7. Clean Up: Sweep or vacuum any remaining dirt and debris.
8. Separate the materials: Roll up and separate any reusable carpet sections. Then roll up the unsalvageable carpet, the padding and bag the tack strips.
9. Dispose: Check with your local trash service to see if they will pick up your carpet from the curb (if not, we offer a 10% discount for curbside junk removal so you can save some money on carpet disposal if you’re willing to do the work). Otherwise, load the old carpet up and haul off to your local dump or recycling center.