411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Exciting Backyard Projects That Require an Excavator

Every garden is a blank canvas waiting to be turned into a paradise. There are so many possibilities, whether you’re looking for a fun place...

on Feb 20, 2019

Ingenious Method to Get Rid of Ants at Your Home

Have you ever walked into the kitchen in the morning to go rinse off some dishes and spotted ants?  Or maybe you've been showering and...

on Feb 17, 2019

How Water Softeners Can Help Sell Your Home

Tips On How Water Softeners Can Help Sell Your Home Did you know that having a water softener can help you sell your home? It can, and that’s...

on Feb 15, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages to a Home Inspection in the Snow

People by homes all year long and a little bit of snow doesn't stop a homebuyer if they need to purchase a property. Getting to the house...

on Feb 15, 2019

Simple Steps to Replace an Old Radiator

  If your home isn’t being heated efficiently, it may be time to replace the radiator. Old, corroded radiators use more energy than...

on Feb 15, 2019

How to Protect Your Home and Everything in It During a Renovation

by Boris Dzhingarov on Sep 21, 2018

A home renovation project marks the beginning of something new and therefore, it is almost always an exciting prospect for the entire family. However, home renovations do not come without their own set of potential risks, so safety measures are absolutely necessary to protect your home and everything in it. To make sure that none of the essential safety measures are being ignored, go through the following points.

Cover Everything Up with Dropcloths

Dropcloths can be used to cover up and protect everything in your home from dust, debris, liquid damage and stains. This includes not just the furniture, electronics and decorations, but the floors (hardwood, tiles and carpets in particular) themselves too. However, there are different grades of dropcloths to choose from and unless you select the right type, there’s always the risk that the protection won’t be sufficient. For example, choose a canvas dropcloth with poly backing if all you need is some standard dust protection with lots of leak resistance, but when you are trying to protect your home against chances of serious damage during a heavy renovation project, opt for heavy-duty, slip-resistant dropcloths from Trimaco for complete protection against debris, spills, leaks, stains and dust.

Sealing Off Doors

Every doorway that will not need to be accessed during the renovation should be sealed off. To do this, simply close the door and seal the seams with tape.

Dust Containment Walls are a Good Option

Flame retardant polyethylene dust containment walls in the work area help to keep the dust and debris from spreading throughout the house, but are also great for preventing accidental fires during house renovations, which is a huge bonus.

Communicate Clearly with the Renovators

Good professionals always clean the workspace every day after work by default, but you shouldn’t just assume it. Mention the fact that you expect them to do that and check daily or at least every few days if they are actually paying attention to the post-work cleaning. Aside from the cleaning, also talk to them about the general safety measures which they plan to implement during the project.

Do Not Ignore General Safety Measures

General safety measures apply during each and every construction project and ignoring any one of them could lead to disastrous results. Take note of the following to avoid any of that from ever happening:

  • All tools and especially power tools need to be unplugged and covered up after the day’s work
  • At least temporary fire alarms need to be installed in the working area
  • Place a fire extinguisher or two within the working area
  • Keep the local police and fire department informed in the off chance that there is indeed an emergency
  • If you are not staying in during the renovations, installing home security equipment is advised
  • Safely lock away or even move your valuables from the house

Keep in mind that most of these tips apply to DIY projects as well and not just big jobs that require professional contractors.

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Using Canvas Art to Decorate Your Home

When it comes to decorating your home, there are a ton of options. There are countless paintings you can hang up, sculptures you can put around,...

Interior Design / Decor

Recognize Garage Door Spring Problems when You See Them?

Problems differ and so are their consequences! Some might almost go unnoticed and some will shake our lives. Despite the fact that all garage door...

Doors / Garages

How to Keep Garage Doors for Years

The choices we make define our lives. All decisions you make today concerning your garage door will reflect on your life tomorrow in terms of...

Doors / Garages

Health Benefits of Adding a Hot Tub to Your Home

When it comes to home improvement projects, you have a lot of options. To narrow down the choices, you should choose projects that meet two unique...

Pools / Hot Tubs / Saunas

Kitchen Counters: A Materials Overview

Kitchen countertops are available in an almost limitless array of materials and colors. Nothing beats granite for durability, stainless steel for a...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019