When you live in mainland Australia, no matter which area you are, you are sure to be within a stone's throw of a termite. That's why it is important to ensure that your home is protected. Termite barriers and stump removal all play a part in keeping your home safe. However, because of their size and their ability to move around unseen, they are often difficult to spot. By the time you do notice them, they may already have infiltrated your home.
It is bad enough when termites invade an item of furniture or window frame, but when they infiltrate your flooring you have a serious problem on your hands. Carpet, laminate flooring or hardwood, it doesn't matter, if they are hungry enough, termites will eat the very ground from under you. While it is obvious that a pest control expert can eradicate your termites, once they are gone, you are left with termite tunnel-riddled flooring. You'll likely want to dispose of it, and quickly!
Hire a Skip Bin If You're up to It
Although tearing up flooring is back-breaking work, by hiring a skip bin you can quickly dispose of the mess. This will negate the need for you to take the lot to the nearest landfill site.
Make sure you explain to your skip bin provider exactly the type of flooring you wish to dispose of so that they can arrange a suitable skip bin for you. Some hire companies will only allow certain materials in their bins, so don't assume you can hire any bin service and dump anything you want. Do your research and talk with rubbish removal companies to ensure you hire the right bin.
Hire a Rubbish Removal Service
Pulling up a damaged floor or carpet is hard work, not to mention time-consuming. A rubbish removal service can take care of all the hard labour as well as the removal and disposal of the flooring itself. Hire a full-service rubbish removal company if you don't have the time or the means to dispose of your flooring.
Do Not Burn Flooring
Never burn your old carpets. Many carpets are made of synthetic fibres like nylon and contain benzene, a chemical which has been linked to cancer. Burning nylon carpets also releases harmful greenhouse gases such as nitrous oxide, which is 300 times more lethal than CO2.
Do Not Leave It for the Rubbish Collectors
Most councils won't pick up old flooring and carpets unless they have specifically stated they will do so. You may also have to pay a fee for them to do so.