You’re remodeling your home? Great! Get ready for a beautiful new space. The downside? You will have to live among the construction for a while. Construction sites, even in your own home, can be loud, messy, and dangerous. Although it’s probably only a section of your home being worked on, you want to make sure you keep yourself, your family, pets, and guests safe from the work area.
As a Florida contracting licensing company, we wanted to share with you some safety tips of how to live alongside a home renovation. Being in your home, we know its tough to completely avoid the area, especially if it’s in between other rooms and living spaces.
- Block off the area with tape/tables/boards/etc. to keep people out of the room/area.
- Let your contractor know how many children/pets live in the home, so he knows to keep an eye out for them in case any of them try to wander into the site out of curiosity.
- Have a conversation with your children about the dangers of going into the construction space.
- Schedule time out of the house when the contractor is working with larger equipment, or when big deliveries are expected.
- Don’t leave your children home alone with the contractor. You always need to watch your kids.
- Ask the contractor if any poisonous or hazardous chemicals will be temporarily exposed in the air. If so, schedule to be out of the house at that time.
- Try to have the contractor and his crew enter the house a different way than you and your family.
- Keep your pets in closed other rooms so they won’t distract or get in the way of the contractor.
- At the end of the day, ask your contractor to put hazardous and dangerous materials and tools out of reach.
- Have the contractor secure the work area before he leaves for the day.
- Hand a tarp in the doorway between the work space and the rest of the room to block air pollutants.
- Ask the contractor to do some work outside if possible.
- Eliminate any uncovered rodent droppings found in the construction, so they will not spread sickness and disease.
Remember these precautions when getting your home remodeled. It can be a little frustrating having to live a little differently for a bit, but the outcome of your new renovated home is worth it.
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