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How to remove your old kitchen so that it may be thrown in the skip

April 30, 2022 davidcrossan@googlemail.com Comments Off

After months of planning, negotiations, and financial calculations, you’re finally ready to install your new kitchen. However, before you do
that, you must remove the previous one! It can be a scary undertaking, particularly if you’ve never done it before, but have no fear, we’re
here to assist you. Obviously, hiring a skip for house improvements is a critical step, so it makes sense for us to begin there!

How large a skip do I require to remove my kitchen?

In general, a skip with a capacity of between 4 and 8 yards is best for this type of removal. These are the most common skip sizes used
by homeowners for domestic renovations and clearance, so you’ll typically find that 8 yards is the maximum size required. If you really
want to be cautious, you can order the next size up (14 yards), although we wouldn’t say it’s necessary. A maximum of an 8-yard skip will
suffice.

As a side note, double-check what goes in your skip”certain goods are not accepted!

The following items are suitable for inclusion in your skip:

Additionally, here is what you cannot do:

Where to begin

Before you begin, it is critical that you turn off all utilities ” gas, water, and electricity. That does not imply turning off the faucets and
turning off the lights; we mean completely shutting down and disconnecting! Otherwise, it might be prohibitively expensive at best and
extremely deadly at worst. You cannot cut off your utilities on your own”assistance from a skilled specialist is required.

After you’ve disconnected all utilities”and only after you’ve disconnected them”you may begin removing your kitchen.Additionally, you’ll
require a location to put your rubbish, so ensure that your skip has arrived and is conveniently located!

Simple instructions for removing appliances and sinks.

To begin with, while moving any goods that contain water (for example, your dishwasher), keep them upright to avoid any spillages. They
are attached to your utilities by two or three hoses. You’ll recognise them by their colour; there are three types of waste: hot, cold, and
outgoing (red, blue, and grey). Given their weight, it’s recommended that you have someone else assist you in carrying them. Maintain a
safe distance!

We always recommend consulting the manufacturer’s instructions while removing the fittings from your hob, cooker, or extractor. If you
don’t have it, check the webpage instead, and don’t proceed unless you’re certain you understand what you’re doing. It is not worthwhile to
take the risk. Determine in advance whether you’re going to discard them via skip hiring or, if they’re unsuitable, whether it’s worth selling
them to a new owner.

Regarding sinks, you’ll be relieved to learn that removing a standard-sized sink is not difficult. You will, however, need to cut its waste
connections and turn off the mains supply. (As if we haven’t said it enough!) Additionally, there will be undermount fasteners and a
watertight sealant around the underside to deal with, so check underneath it before attempting to wrench it away from the wall. Cut away
the sealant, but wear extremely protective gloves and take your time. In this manner, you can minimise damage to the sink while also
minimising the chance of injury to yourself.

Elimination of work surfaces

Because the majority of kitchen worktops have plainly visible fittings on the bottom, it’s simply a matter of undoing these fittings and
removing the worktop. You may see that some of the joints have a fastened or mitered point; ensure that you undo those as well. Now, if
you have a “waterfall effect” with tiled splashbacks that extend down over the top of your worktops, be prepared to remove the bottom row
in order to properly remove your worktop. Naturally, the worktop will be extremely heavy, and we strongly advise against attempting to
remove it entirely on your own. At the very least, it’s a two-man job.

Disassembly of drawers and doors

The good news is that almost all modern cabinets feature a release clip, which makes it easy to remove their doors without undoing their
hinges. If your kitchen cabinets lack these clips ” which is understandable, as not everyone has them! ” the old way of unscrewing them
does not take an eternity either.

In the meantime, you may remove your kitchen drawers by simply pulling them up to dislodge them from the runners. (It’s so simple that
many of us occasionally discover we’ve done it unwittingly in our daily lives, just before we spend the next ten minutes attempting to
reintroduce the blossoming things.) Additionally, drawers have a retaining clip that must be loosened in order for them to properly
disengage, and that should suffice.

Dismantling your kitchen cabinets

Typically, cabinetry is bracketed to the wall. The base units”those at waist level”will have straightforward mounting places through the
rear wall, albeit their legs beneath will bear the majority of the weight. Units close to one another will very certainly have affixing screws
connecting them, so if you can’t figure out why one of them isn’t coming out, that’s a good place to start!

Meanwhile, the wall units higher up will be supported by strong brackets. Loosen the screws on each side and then simply take it off its
brackets. Take care ” it may be heavier than you think!Ensure that all the affixing screws between each cabinet are removed once more.

Now that your skip has been emptied,

That concludes our discussion! That wasn’t so difficult, was it? All that remains is for our team at CKB Skip Hire to come and collect your
skip, effectively disposing of the majority of your home rubbish in one fell swoop. Once we’ve securely retrieved your skip, we’ll ensure
that the contents are processed appropriately, with the goal of reusing or recycling as much as possible. That’s just one of the incredible
benefits of working with CKB Skip Hire”you can read about some of the other fantastic reasons to work with us here, or if you’re eager to
get started, you can head right to our homepage and submit a few details for a quick skip hire estimate!

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