Are you getting ready for a renovation, remodel or home addition construction project? Upgrading and/or expanding your home can be an exciting experience, but there are a few things you’ll need to do in order to prepare for the project to ensure your family’s safety and your own sanity! So in today’s article from the Scranton general contractors at Rudis Enterprises, LLC, we’ll examine how to prepare for a home construction project.
What Should I Do to Prepare for a Home Improvement Project?
As you’re preparing for a home improvement project, you’ll need to tend to a few measures that will keep your home safe and orderly. In some cases, it may be necessary to relocate some or all of your family members for a period of time, depending upon the scope of the project. So simply keep this in mind.
Consider these tips:
Use plastic sheeting to close off the construction area. Construction projects can be dusty and dirty. So to prevent a layer of construction dust coating everything in your home, put up plastic sheeting in the doorways leading to the construction area. This will contain most of the mess. Plastic drop cloths (in the painting section) are often a suitable size.
Close any air intakes in the construction area. Otherwise, you could end up with dusty, polluted air getting sucked into your HVAC system and distributed throughout the home.
Cover your hardwood floors. You’re going to have workers traveling in and out of your home and they’re going to be carrying tools and equipment. There’s a high potential for damage to your hardwood floors. Therefore, invest in some thick plastic drop cloths and tape them down to create a pathway between the door and the work area.
Secure your pets. It’s easy for a cat, dog or other pet to get underfoot or to slip out the door while workers are on-site. So it’s important to secure your pets in a comfortable, safe location that’s well away from the work area. If necessary, you may opt to bring your pets to stay with a friend or family member or could opt to board your pets at the kennel or cattery.
Keep the kids safe. Just like pets, young children may get under foot or slip outside while workers are at your home. There are also lots of inherent dangers at a work site, especially with lots of power tools. So it’s wise to set up a few baby gates to contain young children well away from the work area.
Trust Your Construction Project to a Top Scranton Contractor
If you’re planning to build a new home or want to perform major home improvements, such as a remodeling project or a renovation, now is the time to take action! The winter can pose some challenges when it comes to certain elements of a home improvement project or build, so there are a number of tasks that should be performed in the fall, before the freezing temperatures arrive. So if you’re considering a project, contact the experts at Rudis Enterprises!
At Rudis Enterprises, we offer a full range of Scranton building and home improvement services, including bathroom renovations, kitchen renovations, landscaping and eco-friendly home improvement services, designed to improve home value and boost energy efficiency. We also handle urgent repairs, such as broken windows, damage from fallen trees, and beyond. We serve Scranton and the surrounding region of Pennsylvania.
To get help with your home improvement project, contact Rudis Enterprises, a top Northeastern Pennsylvania and Scranton contractor by calling 800.761.0171 or stop by our contact form to send your project details.