Important questions to ask before choosing a floor removal service company:
Removing your existing floors is not an easy task! When hiring a professional to do this work, make sure to ask the right questions and avoid problems later on. The following will assist you in asking the right questions and choosing the right company!
Items to take into consideration:
- Does this company have liability insurance?
- Are they licensed in the state of Florida?
- Do they have custom aluminum ramps, fabricated to gain access to your home or business? If not, then you can expect some damage to your doorways, door frames, and thresholds.
- What type of vacuum do they use to contain grinder dust? $100 Shop vac that constantly clogs, or $5,000 pulse vacs? (We have FIVE of them)
- Will this company removes all your thin-set from your slab or only what the ride-on machine can remove? We currently have 7 grinders and are consistently adding new machinery to our inventory.
- What type of power do they provide? Are they tapping electric from your property? Flooring Removal Services supplies our own 220-volt generators to save you even more money!
Your home and/or business is one of your most important assets, make sure to hire a company that will get it done right the first time!
SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
That depends on the type of flooring you have. Generally tile removal takes more time than say laminate, but with our free estimate, we can quickly give you an approximate time frame.
By using Flooring Removal Services Inc for your floor removal needs, you will save money due to our comprehensive services. We offer minimal dust, floor removal that will allow you to forego hiring a cleaning service to remove the particles caused from grinding out the flooring. Also, you will be able to save a little cash due to our waste removal. Costs of waste removal may be your responsibility with other floor removal services; however, with Flooring Removal Services Inc., we will haul away all of the different debris. Lastly, you can save on your bottom line with us because we do not tap into your power. That’s right; we provide our own electricity. We bring generators. Providing the energy needed for the entire service is just another way that we can help save you money!
Unfortunately, we cannot provide an over the phone price estimate. Every client’s needs are unique, and those specific circumstances all have different expenses and service needs associated with them. The cost for your floor removal will vary depending on the types of flooring that you have and the size of the area of the floors that you will need to have removed. Because of the different variables that could affect the price, we must assess the property before we can give an estimate on any costs. We will be glad to provide you with a price quote after we come out and measure the areas where you want us to do the floor removal. You can request a consultation today by calling us now at 1 (954) 248-3646.
Though we do try to keep the noise and dust to a minimum, and we bring only those machines that are necessary for our floor removal process, we realize that our presence can be disruptive. Despite trying to be as efficient and unobtrusive as possible, we recognize having us in your business during operating hours may not be ideal. That is why we have a different set of work hours for our business accounts. I can’t have the noise and machines in my place of business during work hours, do you work in the evening?
Our staff at Flooring Removal Services Inc tries always to be accommodating to any of our clients; however, there are some special circumstances for many of our business customers. While working with any of our clients on a commercial project, we are very flexible to their needs. At your request and after communicating what times are most suitable for you, we can work around your schedule. We will coordinate your availability with our own for a removal time that will work best for you and your company. We offer our services in the evening, and we also work on weekends.
When you call to request a consultation today, at 1 (954) 248-3646, be sure to discuss with us the time restraints you might have for your project.
The floor removal machines that we use will not damage your driveway pavers. Our intention here at Flooring Removal Services Inc is to make it possible for your home or work space to be a more beautiful place. We are a licensed and insured company, and we pride ourselves not only on a job well done but also on our reputation. We would never bring tools or machines that would purposefully damage anything that we didn’t intend to tear up (such as the flooring).Q- Will the machines damage my driveway pavers?
The style of floor removal machines that we use here at Flooring Removal Services Inc. has a specific type of tire. The special tires that we use on our devices are created not to be damaging to any of the surfaces that we would have them on. The rubber that is used to make the tires helps to disperse weight and allows for a smooth rolling motion. The shape of the tires is designed to reduce any damage caused as well. We take every precaution to make sure that we do not damage your home, driveway, or property in any manner.
- Cover all your AC or heat intakes with plastic. This procedure helps prevent clogs in your HVAC system due to latent dust resulting from floor removal.
- Drape all of your furniture in plastic as well. This process helps with the prevention of dust accumulation. (We do provide a low dust floor removal; however, some dust is always possible and expected)
- Vacate the room or rooms that are having floor removal. By vacate, we mean that you will want to remove all items off the floor in the areas that we will be working. Sometimes exceptions are made with prior arrangements regarding specific objects. (For example, in most cases the toilet must be removed from bathrooms, but often the vanity can stay in place.)
All the debris and flooring that remains after removal is gathered up and eliminated from your location by our services. When Flooring Removal Services Inc. has completed the floor removal at your home or business, we haul away all the debris created from your flooring as well as any of the refuse produced by our tools and other items that we have used for the services.What happens to all the debris and flooring that you remove?
We believe in responsible disposal, so the process used to dispose of the debris collected from our work site is crucial to us. Unlike other service providers in our industry, we do not haul away the different types of waste from the work location only to put it in a landfill. Instead, we make sure that it is all taken to an appropriate recycling facility.
We take the extra step of going to the recycling facility for two main reasons. The first reason is for your convenience. We don’t want you to be bothered with the work, hassle, or costs involved with waste management. The second reason we remove the waste to recycling locations is that it ensures that all the debris and flooring pieces are disposed of in a green and environmentally friendly manner.
The majority of the glue or thin set that is under your current flooring is taken away during the initial floor elimination. Inevitably, some glue remains in spots, or thin-set persists in places. This is not a cause for concern. Glue and thin-set removal are just another step in our floor removal process. Once Floor Removal Services Inc. has removed the flooring in your home or business we use specialized equipment that helps us to provide the most efficient and effective glue removal.What if there is glue or thin-set left on the subfloor after removal?
Here at Flooring Removal Services Inc, we use 220-volt grinders to eliminate even the hardest to remove spots of glue. These machines are some of the top of the line grinders in the floor removal industry. It is with these tools that we can remove absolutely all glue and any spots that might still have thin-set. The grinding process that we use leaves the subfloor glue and thin-set free. After the completion of this grinding process, your home or business will be ready for your new beautiful floors. In most cases, your floors are ground down and ready to go as early as the next day!
Our company does not actually offer a “dustless” floor removal. We do not provide this type of floor removal because there is no way to eliminate all of the dust produced during a floor removal. However, our team pays careful attention to every detail and uses non-clogging HEPA vacuums, to make the removal of your flooring as dust free and clean as possible. Additionally, we utilize drape clothes as some dust does escape our watchful eyes from time to time.How is floor removal without dust possible?
We also give you tips when setting up our arrangement for floor removal. Those tips include you putting plastic drapes on your nearby furniture and your heating or cooling vents before we get started. We always advise you follow these processes as an added measure of precaution. This way the minimal amount of dust that might escape our tools will be very easy to contain and eliminate.
At this time, Flooring Removal Services Inc does not offer any installations for new flooring. We only work with the removal of your current floors and the preparation of your subflooring. We make sure that your subfloor is appropriately conditioned for the new flooring company to come in and be able to put in your new flooring with as much ease as possible.
We do know a lot about different types of flooring and work directly with some flooring installation companies. If you ask us at the time of your service, we may be able to recommend a local company that we think could be helpful to your needs or give you the name and contact information of some businesses that we have worked with in the past.
When a floor removal is done correctly, it produces a very level and smooth subfloor. Beautifully polished and even subflooring makes the process of laying new floors easier and helps them look nicer. If the original floor removal is not appropriately ground or filed, it can leave glue spots or rough patches that can make any new flooring not stick properly or lay as flat as it should.
Proper floor removal goes hand in hand with the laying of new flooring because the condition that your subfloor is left in will affect how smoothly your new floor will go on and how great it will look. It is essential to have the old floor removed, and your subfloor ground out appropriately.
Our company uses top of the line commercial flooring removal tools including rotary hammers, floor grinders, demolition hammers, angle grinders, and walk-behind floor demolition equipment. Many of these floor removal tools are equipped with specialized HEPA vacuum upgrades.
Flooring Removal Services Inc also uses very powerful specialized HEPA vacuums that have unique non-clogging technology. Additionally, we provide our own power sources when removing your flooring which means that among the many impressive tools that we utilize during the process, we also use generators to power our equipment.
Floor Removal Services Inc. was created after me, and many of my staff tried doing DIY floor removal in homes and for other people’s homes. After experiencing floor removal-demolition with standard methods, our team believes that the new strategies we employ for floor removal are the most efficient options.
Our services provide not only a quick solution but a clean flooring removal that will prove to be superior to any DIY flooring removal you could do without our equipment. Please give us a call today so that we can discuss how affordable our services are.
Floor Removal Services Inc has precise floor removal equipment that is specialized to our uses. These tools are extraordinarily expensive and could be dangerous to peoples who don’t know exactly how to use them. Many of the machines we use, require a long training period to get the results that we do. At this time, we don’t have a service that provides any of our floor removal equipment or machines for a customer to rent and use.
We do, however, offer many stages of our services. You can get floor demolition, floor removal, concrete grinding, trip hazard removal, epoxy removal, concrete scarifying, and concrete grinding. Our staff is excited to work with you on any stage of your project.
Floor Removal Service Inc cannot vouch for all the other flooring removal companies that come into homes to remove flooring; however, our floor removal service provides a healthier, cleaner, and quicker flooring removal. We are a greener option as well.
Considering the complete list of services we offer, there is no comparison between how much better our services are than other floor removal or demolition companies, and they are certainly going to be better for everyone involved when compared to DIY floor removal.
Though many people advertise that their floor removal is entirely dust free, this isn’t true. Though our floor removal services have very little dust and are one of the cleanest processes around, there are still small amounts of dust produced that can escape our HEPA vacuums.
Overall, “Dust Free” indicates that the company has dust from tile and floor removal removed by HEPA filtration vacuums. These specialized filters are used during the entire floor removal process and neutralize most of the dust before it gets the chance to billow around or become airborne.
Here at Flooring Removal Services Inc., we can cut the flooring right up to the bottom of the kitchen cabinets and underneath the toe-kicks. Having the tools that allow us to take these steps means that you will not have to remove any cabinetry that is in place already.
By not having to remove the cabinets you will save both time and money. You will save time by alleviating the need for you to have to take out any cabinets and it will save you money by preventing you from having to pay someone to do that for you. We strive to provide you with a hassle-free service as possible.
In any situation where the baseboards are not already being replaced, we can remove the flooring up to the baseboard. Similar to the procedure that we can use with kitchen and bathroom cabinets, there is no reason to require the extra step.
Flooring Removal Services Inc wants to provide you with a clean, convenient, job well done.
Unfortunately, this is not a question that can easily be answered. Many factors will affect the length of time required for a job. Every floor removal varies and sometimes even when we think we know how long it will take there are surprises or variations that we did not expect under the existing floor.
Here are a few things that will affect the length of time a project might take.
- How much flooring are we removing?
- What kind of adhesive was used?
- What type of flooring are we eliminating?
- What type of area are we removing it from?
Though we cannot answer how long it will take exactly, here on our FAQ forum, we can reassure you that Flooring Removal Services Inc will complete the project as quickly as we possibly can. Our team has had extensive training, and our equipment is specialized to maximize efficiency. We want the flooring removal that we provide to not only be a quality service that leaves your base flooring ready to lay new flooring but also for the service to be completed as timely as possible so that you can get your home or business back as promptly as possible.
A member of our knowledgeable and experienced staff would be glad to go over your flooring removal project and give you a more accurate time quote. Please get in contact with us for further information.
It is absolutely ok to utilize your HVAC system while we are doing your flooring removal. Regardless if it is heating or cooling, you will be able to continue to live comfortably while we are completing your flooring removal project.
We use specialized equipment and different machines that minimize the dust that is produced during flooring removal. By utilizing these special tools, we not only make the process of floor removal fast and efficient, but it helps us to keep you as comfortable as possible during the entire process.
You can contact a member of our team for more support or to get more details regarding the filtered vacuum floor removal tools that we use and how they can help to protect you, your home, and your HVAC system from being damaged by excessive dust or contaminants that would be caused by typical floor removal.
To save you the hassle, money, and time, we recommend contacting our floor removal team here at Flooring Removal Services to discuss your flooring project. We will be glad to give you an estimate and talk to you about why we charge the prices that we do.
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. Some of the chemicals found during the floor removal process include silica dust and formaldehyde. When these chemicals are powdered and airborne, they can damage your respiratory system. Depending on the flooring type you have, mold and mildew can be on the scene as well.
These particles are hazardous to everyone, but they are especially dangerous to the following people.
- The elderly
- People with compromised immune systems
- People with asthma or other breathing ailments
These dangers are among the many reasons that we suggest that you have a professional contractor handle your floor removal. Our equipment and processes help to prevent these contaminants from entering your home and affecting you or our team. Contact us, Floor Removal Services, today to discuss your floor removal project in depth with a team of experts.
There is no way for a company to give you a blanket cost for floor removal. Unfortunately, each job will cost a different amount. Various factors will affect the cost of each floor removal project. Some of those factors are listed below.
- The square footage of floor removal needed
- The type of flooring being removed
- The type and amount of adhesive that was used for your flooring
- Specialized or specific tools that will need to be used
Regardless of the size or makeup of a floor being removed, we can assure you that we offer some of the most competitive pricing for our local industry. The floor removal specialists, here at Floor Removal Services, can go over your specific project with you and after answering just a few questions for us, we can give you a better idea of what a particular job will cost. Go ahead and give us a call for an estimate today!
We do have some tools that are designed with vacuum attachments to help eliminate dust. You can be reassured that we use the most up to date and sophisticated tools available. We utilize our own generators to run all of our specialized equipment. Our team of flooring experts knows exactly what tools are needed to complete your flooring removal project the best and most efficient way. If you have more questions about what tools and equipment, we will be using for your flooring removal project, please feel free to contact us today for a free estimate and to discuss what we think removing your floors will require.
Here at Flooring Removal Services, we specialize in all forms of flooring removal including:
Please contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss your project.
Many new homeowners make the mistake of trying to tackle a kitchen or bathroom demolition on their own to save money. This can seem like the ideal solution at the time; however, it is typical for those with little experience to make mistakes or for underlying issues to appear that not only end up costing the homeowner more money but also more time to correct.
hat are some of the risks of a non-professional kitchen or bathroom demolition?Though all the hammer swinging of the demolition process can look fun or like a job anyone can do, the truth is that tearing down a room can take just as much skill as building it did. You must have the proper skill set as well as the right tools. Additionally, demolition can be physically taxing as well as very messy, creating even more work for a do it yourself situation.
If you lack training in the specifics of building or architecture, you could accidentally remove a load bearing wall causing permanent structural damage to your home. While the outside sheetrock or plaster may seem easy enough to punch through, inside the walls, there is more than just wooden studs; there are also water pipes, gas pipes, and electrical wiring. If any of these items are damaged, you may have to contact a plumber or electrician which could increase your costs to be more than what calling a professional demolition company would have cost you in the first place.
Another issue that you need to consider when choosing to do your own demolition is an injury to yourself or anyone else who is helping you do the work. There are huge risks associated with some of the demolition tools as well as the resulting dust and debris. A professional team will be trained on the tools they use. They will also come with specialized protective clothing and gear, and be covered by their company’s insurance, which would pay for their medical expenses from any unforeseeable accident.
Here at Flooring Removal Services, we provide a complete demolition service. This means that we work with you on a timetable that is best for you, the job, and services that you need. We also offer debris removal and recycling.
There are some pieces of specialized equipment that we use for floor removal and demolition that if not handled correctly, can cause damage to homes; however, our teams are trained in using the equipment as well as protecting your property. Another way the demolition process can damage your home is by dust accumulation.
Here are a few ways that we help to ensure the safety of your home during your project:
- We have specialized metal ramps that help us bring in the larger pieces of equipment without negatively impacting your homes entries or exits.
- Many of our machines have specialized tires to help evenly distribute weight and pressure and reduce any chance of damage while in use.
- We cover all areas that are not being actively renovated with plastic sheeting and tape to stop the spreading of any dust that gets stirred up.
- Many of our tools have vacuum attachments to help with dust control. We also utilize air scrubbers, which drastically decrease the level of dust in your home.
- We never use harmful chemicals during our demolition or floor removal process. We ensure that all demolition is done with tools and machines only because protecting your property, you, your family, or your customers is essential!
Here at Flooring Removal Services Inc., we pride ourselves in not only doing a project well but ensuring that the surrounding property of the area we are demolishing is left as beautiful as it was when we arrived. We make the care of your home or office a top priority as well as ensure you and your family or customers are safe during the entire process.
There are tons (sometimes literally) of debris with any demolition or flooring removal job. Any company worth your money will clean up after themselves. This process should include refuse removal.
When doing any demolition, floor removal or renovation, there is a lot of debris and garbage, will I be charged a separate removal fee?Here at Flooring Removal Services, we believe that you and your family or business have enough to worry about during your remodel, and we want to help ease your mind in any way that we can. One of the worries we help alleviate is debris removal. Not only do we pack up and haul away all of the garbage and materials left from your job; our team sorts it and ensures that each type of debris is recycled and handled with appropriate safety.
Our debris removal not only eliminates a task that you would not want to tackle, but it also ensures the safe handling of any hazardous materials and is environmental responsibility. We always want to do our part to help our planet, and one of the best ways to do that is by handling debris removal ourselves. By taking this extra step, we can rest assured that all materials are recycled appropriately for the best impact on our planet.
Typically, the kind job we are doing determines the types of debris we handle. There are many different kinds of refuse. If it is only a flooring removal project vs. a full kitchen or bathroom demolition, the variety of materials are limited. Some of the more common debris types that we remove are listed here:
Here at Flooring Removal Services, we remove all the debris from your flooring removal project or demolition job away from your home or office as soon as the project is complete.
Though it can be tempting to try a flooring removal on your own, there are a few key benefits to hiring a service to complete these projects.
- Hardwood flooring removal is a lot of work. Doing it yourself means doing all that work by yourself. When you hire Flooring Removal Service Inc., we do the hard work, and you can relax or spend your time on a different project.
- These types of flooring removal projects can require costly and specialized tools. Here at Flooring Removal Services Inc., we bring and use all our own quality flooring removal tools and equipment.
- It is imperative to get a good price quote, and then compare costs to manual removal. Many times, you will find hiring our professional services actually costs less than doing it yourself. You must take the cost of tools, cleaning products, debris removal, and most importantly, the time you will spend completing the project into consideration.
- Many DIY homeowners think that doing the project on their own will be more affordable. This is a misnomer, and something most eager DIYers do not typically think about is how much time doing the project on your own will take vs. having the service completed professionally.
- When doing any flooring removal, there will be assorted debris. If you choose to do this project yourself, you will be responsible for hauling and dumping all of the flooring refuse. Paying to dump these materials can be costly, and disposing of them can be dangerous. At Flooring Removal Services Inc., we load, remove, haul, and recycle all garbage and unwanted materials.
- You can cause unintended damage to your home or incur a personal injury when doing any flooring removal service. It is crucial to have an insured contractor. Flooring Removal Services is a fully licensed and insured flooring removal service.
It is a common misunderstanding that professional floor removal services are only for commercial properties. Here at Flooring Removal Services, we offer both residential and commercial services. There is no job too big or too small for our company to tackle.
A trip hazard occurs when the floor or ground beneath it buckles, causing unevenness. These hazards can be very dangerous to yourself and your guests. While you may find that you get used to a small raise or dip in your flooring over time; one absentminded move can result in disaster.Why is it so important to get my home or business’s trip hazards handled professionally?
Having guests over to enjoy your home is fantastic and fulfilling; however, having trip hazards on your property can be a real risk for your company, your home, and yourself. If a guest were to fall on your property, he or she may be injured in a way that would require them to sue you and your homeowner’s or business insurance to help cover the costs of their medical bills. In the long run, getting your trip hazard professionally checked can save injuries, money to pay for said injuries, and even more money from the increased cost of your insurance premiums.
Our professional staff at Flooring Removal Services Inc., can come in and look at the size of the hazard and identify what it will take to get it corrected. Additionally, we offer you a timetable as well as an accurate cost assessment and handle your project with professionalism so that you do not need to worry about your trip hazard anymore.
The first step to correcting your flooring trip hazard is an assessment. We come to your home and look at the size of the issue and evaluate what steps are needed to correct the problem. This is when we will give you an estimate for costs and time.
In the next step, we lay down plastic sheeting and tape off the area which minimizes any dust that might go into the other parts of your home or business. This is a necessary step to help protect your home from any damages the dust could cause.How will you correct my flooring trip hazards?
Next, we use grinders, scarifiers, and specialized scraping blades to even the flooring. We go over the area with each tool individually until we have removed the entire protrusion that is causing the trip hazard. All our flooring tools have tungsten carbide blades, which allow us to smooth any surface efficiently.
In our final step, we clean all debris and dust in the confined area, then collect our plastic sheeting and leave your home trip hazard free. With our fleet of hauling trucks, we can remove all debris safely and efficiently, and take it to the appropriate facilities for proper recycling and disposal.
Some types of carpeting can be easier to remove than others, that is true; however, at Flooring Removal Services Inc., we recommend always having your flooring professionally removed for a few different reasons.
- When lifting any flooring, you never know what you will find underneath of it. This is particularly true with carpeting. Many flooring installation companies lay new carpet over an assortment of different flooring, and when you pull back the rug, you may find that you have to hire a flooring removal service anyway to get rid of old linoleum or poorly cared for hardwood.
- Carpet Securing:
- At best, your carpeting and flooring pad are secured with tacks. These tacks are small and sharp. While it is easier to remove carpeting when it is tacked, in the long run, it can be more dangerous. Many DIYers find that it is easy to get poked or cut by a tack, or that some tacks fall out and find their way into other parts of their home.
- At the worst, your carpeting and pad are glueddown. This can make removal by hand nearly impossible. Even if you can pry the flooring up, you will likely still have glue and bits of padding stuck to your floor which if left could make your next flooring uneven or dangerous. To get the glue off the floor without hurting the base flooring, you need specialized tools and a certain amount of skill.
- Debris Removal:
- Some projects only have small amounts of debris to remove, leaving homeowners wondering about all the stories they have heard regarding the nightmare that refuse removal can be for a DIY floor removal project; however, carpet removal is not one of the low debris situations. Standard rooms have more than one piece of carpet and multiple pieces of padding. These items are usually rolled for removal, butsome dumping places do not accept carpet rolls while others might charge you a hefty fee to utilizetheir facility for disposal.
Contact Flooring Removal Services Inc., today! We can help you get your carpeting removed and the flooring underneath ready for your next step.
Like all flooring types, linoleum has its challenges. Each job, depending on the situation, takes a different amount of time; however, typically, we can remove all flooring pretty quickly. Some projects even take as little as one day.
Linoleum is generally placed using glue, and that means we will likely have to grind and scrape all of the residues that are left after the linoleum is pulled up. While this process can take some time, our professional and experienced team, at Flooring Removal Services Inc., can offer you the most expedited service and ensure that you will be completely happy and satisfied with the state of your floors after the removal.
Concrete flooring can be beautiful, economically friendly, low maintenance, and ecological. However, because it is not the most popular choice, many people who buy homes or businesses with concrete flooring have never had to clean or care for it. If you have foundation bulges, which can cause trip hazards, we can help.Can concrete grinding help level foundation bulges in my flooring?
Generally, the process for removing a trip hazard caused by a foundation bulge is grinding. We block off the section of your home or business that needs work with plastic for dust protection, then use concrete scarifiers, grinders, and scrapers to make your floor even again. After this process, you can have it resealed or polished.
If you are experiencing trouble with your concrete flooring and think you could benefit from a section being evened out, please contact Flooring Removal Services today! We would love to discuss options with you and set up a plan to help get your flooring back to a safe and even level.