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The Upfront (and Hidden) Costs of Tile Removal

When homeowners hear the phrase “do-it-yourself” or “DIY", they typically think that it’s a fun, cost-effective option to get home improvement projects done. However, taking the DIY route isn’t always 100% enjoyable or cheap. There are home improvement projects that cost more when you make use of DIY procedures and are far more dangerous to do.

Let’s take tile removal for example. The concept may sound simple (all you need to do is remove and replace the tile), but the cost of the materials and risks are quite high. If you’re planning to remove the tiles in your property, read this article first. You may want to change your mind after learning about the upfront (and hidden) costs that DIY tile removal procedures don’t tell you.

The Risk of Dust mask in Your Home

Cost of Equipment

To remove tiles correctly, you need the proper equipment to do the job. You probably have a chisel and hammer already stashed in your tool box, but do you have a circular saw or angle grinder as well? You can’t start chipping the tiles with incomplete tools because you want each piece to come out of the floor, wall, or counter safely. Buying these tools isn’t an option because they’re quite expensive, so you’ll have to rent them out. In addition, you’ll need the following items to make the tile removal task easier:

  • Pry bar
  • Floor scraper
  • Sander
  • Dust mask

Apart from these tools, you have to consider the gear you’ll need to keep you and your property safe during the entire tile removal process. That means you have to purchase protective shoes, goggles, and plastic sheets to seal the work area.

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Cost of Unforeseen Circumstances and Aftermath

Unless you have enough professional experience in removing tiles, you can’t say your absolutely sure that the tile removal method will go smoothly. Inexperienced homeowners who dabble in various tile removal techniques often encounter problems during the procedure. They could accidentally break more tiles and other surfaces, and even get injured. If the tile removal process is imperfect, they’ll need to start over until it’s done right.

Do-it-yourself procedures also don’t tell you about the mess you encounter in the aftermath. Traditional tile removal methods generate a lot of dust, which can get caught in your HVAC systems. It’s important to get rid of all the debris left over from the tile removal process because it could damage your HVAC system, electronics, and appliances. Not to mention, being exposed to these particles also puts your health at risk. Inhaling or ingesting the debris can cause lung scarring and raise the risk of lung cancer.

In order to eliminate all the debris generated by the tile removal process, you’ll need to hire professional cleaners to ensure that every corner of your property is dust-free.

Call the Professionals at Tile Busters for Help

After taking these facts into consideration, you may not want to remove your tiles on your own anymore. Instead, let the professionals at Tile Busters take care of the tile removal task for you, so the entire process will go smoothly from start to finish.

If you want to remove the tiles in your Northwest Texas property, don’t hesitate to contact Tile Busters today. Unlike other tile removal companies, our method is dust-free, so your property won’t be in danger of dust and debris floating in the air. Our procedures are safer, faster and offer unmatched precision and quality. Give us a call at 903-448-7171 for a free, non-obligation estimate.