Removing your old kitchen and getting it ready for the skip

We have been one of Teesside’s leading skip providers for many years. There is a lot about our business that helps us to stand out. For example, we are flexible in the way we approach our work to ensure we can cater for most projects. Plus, we arrive to deliver and collect skips at the times you specify. So, if you are in need of skip hire Stockton has no better business to turn to than our own.

Kitchen installation is no easy task. You need to plan, discuss details, and go over the finances. Only after you have done all this will you be ready to install the new kitchen. Prior to doing that however, you must take the old one out. It can be a really big job.In this post, we want to talk about removing the old kitchen so that it is ready to go into the skip.

What size skip will I need?

Skip hire StocktonFirstly, we will go over the size of skip you’ll require for the job. Generally speaking, a skip that is between four and eight yards is preferable. These skips sizes are the most popular ones for domestic clearances and refits. In most cases, you will find that eight yards is the largest you’ll need to go. Anyone who wants to be on the extra-safe side can go with a larger model, but it usually won’t be necessary.

You need to know what can and can’t go in your skip too. Examples of the former include non-electrical fittings, domestic waste, building rubble, and bricks. The items you can’t put inside include air conditioning units, fridges and freezers, liquids, plasterboard, and paint tins.

Turn everything off

Before you do anything, it is critical that you turn off all your utilities. We mean gas, water, and electricity. They need to be properly off as well, so make sure you disconnect them. You can run into some expensive or potentially dangerous problems if you don’t.

Once you have done this, you can start removing the kitchen. Ensure your skip has arrived too, since the rubbish will need to go somewhere.

Removing appliances and sinks

When you remove anything containing water, see to it that you keep them upright. This will help you in avoiding spillages. Also, they are quite heavy, so have another set of hands around to help.

For removing the fittings on extractors, cookers, and hobs, you should consult the manufacturer’s manual. Decide in advance if you are going to get rid of them via skip or if they are not appropriate.

As for sinks, thankfully, standard-size designs don’t need much effort to remove. You will have to disconnect the waste connections. Moreover, you must take care of undermount fixings and the watertight sealant around the sink’s underside. When you have done all this, you can take the sink away from the wall.

Removing work surfaces

The majority of kitchen worktops come with easily-visible fittings on the underside. All you will have to do here is undo the fittings so everything comes free. The joints you will come across could have a mitred or bolted point.

Undo these too. You might have a ‘waterfall effect’ where the splashbacks run down onto your worktop’s top side. Here, you must remove the bottom row to correctly remove the worktop.

Keep in mind that worktops will be heavy as well. Moving them will be at least a two-person job. Come to us if you require the highest quality services for skip hire Stockton has available.

Taking off the doors and drawers

Fortunately, most contemporary cabinets have a release clip. This makes removing doors fast and easy. If your kitchen lacks them, a simple unscrewing job won’t take much effort.

With the kitchen drawers, you can remove them by pulling up and releasing them from the runners. Some have retaining clips that you have to release to get things to disengage.

Taking out the kitchen cabinetry

Normally, cabinets are affixed to your wall with brackets. The base units, the ones at waist level, shall have straightforward fixing areas to your back wall. Through their legs underneath, you will find the bits taking all the weight. Those units adjacent to one another will likely also have affixing screws connecting them to each other.

Meanwhile, for the wall units that are higher up, they will have major brackets underneath that support them. On each side, loosen the screws at the back. Then, lift them up on their brackets.

That is all there is to the process. At this point, the only thing left will be for our people to come and pick up your skip. After it is back in our possession, we will dispose of everything properly. What we mean is that we will recycle as much waste as possible.

We will give you the help you need with skip hire in Stockton

At L&C Skip Hire, we know that skips offer people a convenient and practical waste disposal utensil. Ours is an affordable, punctual, and trustworthy company. As such, you can rely on us to cover all your requirements.

So, if you need the best skip hire Stockton has, be sure to contact us. Or, book a skip via our website and we will do the rest. We can even arrange permits.