Asked on Jun 26, 2019

How to remove carpet?

TheresaNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAKelli L. Milligan
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carpet squares are glued onto cement basement floor , we had a flood from water pipe burst , they are wet and I can't get them off the cement floor , they won't budge .Please help.

5 answers
  • Pat
    Pat
    on Jun 26, 2019

    When our carpet on our Basement cement floor got wet, we used wet vac to get most of water up and then put a couple of fans blowing across the floor. Didn't need to take carpet up...it was glued down partly also. Would that work for you?

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    on Jun 26, 2019

    Thanks Pat, that's good advice if we wanted to keep the 12x12 squares but they have a funky smell from the previous owner of the home and we would like to be rid of them especially now that they are wet .

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 26, 2019

    Try to pry with a putty knife at seam to get started. If can get a corner up, use a hair dryer to loosen glue. Hope it works for you.

  • Rent an industrial shop vac to get as much water out as possible. Then rent a heat gun to melt the adhesive so you can pry it up.

  • Theresa
    Theresa
    on Jun 26, 2019

    Okay I have a heat gun , I will try to get out as much water as possible with our wet vac , thank you Naomie

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