4 Tips to preparing for a house demolition and remodeling

Any home remodel requires careful planning on the part of the homeowner and anyone assisting him. Demolition is a part of any house remodeling job. Before you install your new kitchen counters, you would need to take out the old ones. Even new flooring requires you to take out the old carpet.

Even remodeling the usually smallest room in the house, the bathroom would require a lot of demolition, especially if you want to change the tiles. If the demolition job is done without much planning, it will surely fail and that would endanger the whole renovation project.

To make sure that does not happen, read through this article and follow the tips below so that you can readily prepare your house for demolition and remodeling.

 

  1. Consider the timing of your demolition and remodeling – before you start the demolition, you should already know how long until the project is finished. It would be difficult to start a demo job if you would need to travel for a business trip for example. Also, if you have children, the noise from the demo would surely disturb them. So it might be a good idea to start the project when they are back at school so that they won’t be disturbed.
  2. Make sure to seal off all areas that will not be remodeled – unless you are doing a full renovation where the whole house would be remodeled, you need to make sure that the part of the house that would be remodeled will be sealed. Cleaning up drywall and plaster can be difficult to clean, and you can be sure that if there is an opening, it will find its way there. Don’t just close doors to rooms, you need to make use of sheet plastic and use blue tape to seal everything together.
  3. Turn off the power when doing the demolition – this is very important because you need to make sure that everyone taking part in the demolition is safe. Make sure to switch off the electricity, and if you would need a light just use an extension cord. When demolishing a wall, make sure to also know what is actually behind the wall. It would be unfortunate if there is a live electricity wire behind the wall and someone would get electrocuted. Aside from electric wires, you might also burst a water pipe or stumble upon asbestos which is harmful to the health.
  4. Have the right tools for your demolition project – there is nothing wrong if you want to do the renovation project yourself. Maybe you’ve done small jobs before and now you want to try doing a major remodeling project. One of the things you need to do is to make sure that you have the right tools and equipment to do the job. If you don’t want to buy, you can just rent them from Rent1 Excavator Rental. They have all the heavy equipment you will need for a major demo and remodeling project.

 

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