Carpet removal companies typically offer services that include moving furniture, removal of the old carpet and recycling or disposing of the carpet, padding and materials. Some companies clean the site after carpet removal. Many companies perform background and criminal checks on their workers, in addition to providing comprehensive training. Workers and their companies are often licensed, insured and bonded.
Carpet removal professionals are especially useful in labor-intensive situations where the carpet padding has been secured by a method other than stapling, according to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC. Professionals can detect major damage to the subfloor that requires repair prior to the installation of new carpet. Additionally, carpet removal companies are able to assess the condition of existing materials left behind after removal and determine what can be salvaged and reused in the new carpet application. In some cases, professionals are able to remove unwanted odors that may be emanating from the subfloor or carpeting materials.
Many companies offer free at-home estimates. These appointments are usually scheduled with the company prior to the date of service. According to price quote data submitted to RedBeacon.com, the average cost for carpet removal ranges between $142 and $318 for a single level home, and $178 and $462 for a multiple level home, as of 2015.