With the right Mississauga rent a bin from Essential Disposal Services, demolishing your garage doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Like a lot of other bigger projects, you need to start with a plan.

Here’s a few ideas you can use to put together a strategy for this job. Don’t forget to include us on this project. We can take away the debris and rubble that’s generated and safely dispose of it for you. We look after all kinds of demolition waste like glass windows and doors as well as wood and metal.

If you’re looking to tear down your garage, here’s a few ideas to put together a safe and effective plan. 

Get the Right Permit(s)

It’s most often the case that you’ll need a permit from your local municipality to tear down this structure. Most cities need one of these when any kind of building is put up, changed or torn down. If you hire a contractor, they will usually handle this part of the job for you.

Do it yourself and you’ll need to contact your city’s building department to make sure you get the right documents. The process is much simpler for your Mississauga rent a bin choices. You can simply choose from the different sizes on our website. Or, you can get in touch with us and give us a description of your needs. That way we can match you up with the right bin.

After you’ve got the right paperwork, you’ll be ready to get to work.

DIY Tools

If you’re planning on doing the job yourself, here’s a few tools you’ll need to have. Top of the list is always the right safety equipment like goggles, work boots and gloves. Pliers and an electric drill are good to have. You’ll also need to have a steady ladder and a hammer with a ripping claw to pull the walls down.

Start with The Utilities

The best way to demolish your garage is in stages. One of the first is turning off the electricity, water and gas. Your garage might have its own electrical panel. If that’s the case all you need to do is switch off the main breaker.

Shutting off the gas lines is a job for the professionals because they need to be disconnected and capped properly. Same goes for any waterlines and bibbs on the outside of the building. Once everything is safely shut off and capped, you can pull off drywall and start removing wires and pipes.

Keep in mind that a fair portion of the wires and pipes are recyclable. That goes for gas fixtures and electrical and plumbing parts too. Of course, you won’t want to forget to take advantage of our Mississauga Rent A Bin options. The cost for one of these depends on a few different things starting with the size. There are also dumping, pickup and delivery fees.

However, there are no hidden costs to surprise you like fuel surcharges and or environmental fees. One of the other big advantages you get with Essential Disposal Services is same-day service. That includes most places in the GTA.

Taking Down Those Doors

You’ll need to start somewhere, and lots of folks begin with the doors in their garage. Leave them closed and use your hammer to tap the pins loose. They should pop up when you tap on them with a nail from the bottom.

These hinges should be easy to pull out with a flat head screwdriver. It’s just a matter of lifting the door up and off the hinges afterwards. The ideas behind demolishing a garage successfully is taking your time and planning your moves.

The Walls

There is a simple method to pulling the drywall off the walls in your garage and it goes like this. Sawing a line from one into the other down the middle gives you a starting point. After that, you can start pulling it off by hand. Usually it comes right off the wall in big pieces that you can throw out later.

Lots of garages have a concrete floor. These usually need to be broken up into pieces and remove it separately. You’ll have lots of debris once you start. Depending on how much, you can find a bin that’s sized correctly. We have everything from a 6-yard all the way up to a 40-yard dumpster to rent.

Good planning like this is the philosophy we used when we put together our Mississauga Rent A Bin department. If you take a look at the website, you’ll see what we mean. We’ve been serving GTA residents for years now. Order a dumpster from us and it will be delivered and then picked up afterwards from you location.