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A mattress is one of the things that virtually all low income tenants leave behind. They are also one of the largest and most expensive items for a landlord to get rid of.
If you have been a landlord for over a month, odds are, you have had to dispose of a tenants junk.
If you have a couch to get rid of, here is a companion post about getting rid of a couch. In my case, I have one last remaining section 8 tenant that I have given notice to move out.
She has been with me for several years, and the drama is always there. Extra people living in the unit, using my rental as storage for her friends, extra garbage left outside, etc.
I had a water leak in the basement that dripped a bit of water onto the floor, and whatever else was being stored there. Luckily, I had a floor drain that all of the water could go to.
One thing you should note with lower income tenants, when they buy a new item, and need to dispose of the old item, they keep it anyway. Even if the disposal is free, they think they can use the old mattress as a backup. Forget about them spending money to get rid of a mattress. The fact it has mold, broken springs or support frame, or a torn cover is fine too, for a backup.
Like the basement of my rental. Forget about charging them money to get rid of anything, they do not have any money. Forget about using the damage depositit will be used up anyway. The first thing you need to do is get the mattresses onto your truck, and away from the rental. With a bedbug mattress, you may want to let the mattress sit outside for a few days to let the bedbugs run away, if they will.
Bedbugs in an Apartment Generally the tools needed for a disposal of a mattress are minimal. A good quality sharp utility knife and a roll of twine will do it.
I buy baler twine from the local farm store. A pair of decent gloves also helps. With a box spring, a circular saw, or a reciprocating saw will also be needed. Lay the Mattress flat Start by laying the mattress flat on the ground. Make sure you have plenty of room to work around it. You want to move around the mattress, not move the mattress around so that you can work on it.
Proceed to run your sharp utility knife all around the entire perimeter, making sure that the knife cuts all the way through the cover. Complete the cut when your knife meets up with the place you started. You should now have a mattress that has a degree cut around the entire perimeter.
Now is a chance to get a workout. All of the staples should just come loose, and the cover should peel off.
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A decent pair of leather gloves will help prevent any cuts from a staple or broken spring. I haul these springs to our local recycling center, for a proper disposal where the springs can be recycled into something more useful. Some scrappers will pick up the springs for free, if you call them.
If it was a real fancy mattress, you may have a bunch of individual springs, and those are more of a mess. Box Spring The box spring is similar. Make sure you are starting from the top side, as the bottom likely has more fasteners on the cover. Run your utility knife around the edge, just like you did with the mattress.
Pull of as much off the fabric as you can. Notice the tag on this box spring, still attached. Never remove a mattress tag from a mattress, unless you are disposing of it.
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