Are you about to renovate your bathroom? While doing so, you would definitely need to remove a few things.
You would definitely like to replace some existing things. It can be the sink, the tub, the faucets, or even the bathrooms’ storage cabinets.
These cabinets serve several purposes, and one of these is the medical cabinet in the bathroom.
The medical cabinet serves an essential need because it has the essentials you might need in case of an accident or injury.
Here we will guide you to remove the medicine cabinet from the bathroom wall and then repair the wall afterward.
Steps In Removing The Medical Cabinet:
Before setting for the removal of the cabinets, it is essential to prepare the surroundings to avoid any unnecessary damage to the things around.
It is important to prevent the screws and debris from falling down from the location of the cabinet. Take away all that is around the cabinet.
Remove the objects lying on the sink or cabinets, and then cover your sink with a cover to prevent the sink from getting damaged.
This would prevent the objects from falling down to go into the drain and clog the drain ultimately.
If there is a cover or sheet under the cabinet, then you can easily clear the stuff following down by collecting them in the sheet.
You are about to handle a tough task. Make sure you have all the protective shields, including eye protection, gloves, etc.
As you remove the cabinets, you might come across the sharp blades that can harm you by giving deep cuts. Leave nothing in the cabinet.
Take out everything and place them securely. Start removing the cabinet from the door. Remove the door first by loosening the screws.
Keep the door aside, along with the screws you have removed.
3. Built-In Lighting
These days the cabinets are coming with built-in lightings. Before removing the cabinet, switch off the lights completely.
If there is wiring just close to the cabinet, then you need to be extra careful.
4. Unscrew The Cabinet
We fix the cabinets with screws. Unscrew all the cabinets properly. Loose one screw at a time and then place it securely for some future use.
The surface-mounted cabinets also have screws that fix them to the surface. The recessed cabinets need a putty knife to remove them.
5. Patching The Surface
After you have removed the cabinet, check for the holes that might be there because of the removed screws. Fill these holes. Use spackling to fill the holes.
Then later, smooth it out with the help of a putty knife. Scrap what looks extra on the surface.