How to Protect your Home During a Renovation

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Renovating your home can be one of the most rewarding experiences. You not only get the chance to give your home a much-needed facelift, but also create a pleasant and safe space for your family to live in. Nevertheless, the process of executing a home makeover can be incredibly tasking, since you will have a lot of intensive renovation and reconstruction activities going on. Your house will literally be turned upside down over the period of remodelling.

If you plan to continue staying in your house while the renovation is being effected, you need to implement specific measures to protect unaffected parts of your home from filth and damage.

Here are some of the simple and highly effective techniques you can employ to safeguard your home during a renovation.

1) Isolate the Areas Undergoing Renovation

During the renovation process, you will undoubtedly have to deal with a lot of dust and debris from ongoing projects. Therefore, it is very necessary to isolate the specific areas being renovated in order to prevent debris from spreading to unaffected areas. Having too much debris in your living space might pose a health risk for you and your family.

You can use plastic sheeting or tarp to temporarily cover the door frames of the areas undergoing renovation in order to seal them off.

2) Clear out the Rooms or Areas Undergoing Renovation

Before starting any renovation project, you should take out all the furniture, clothing, electrical devices, and decorations from the affected rooms. This will help prevent your valuables from getting damaged. There are many benefits of performing a strip out before commencing a renovation project.

Moreover, clearing out the rooms before renovation also provides contractors with a conducive space to work in, since there are no obstacles to limit their movement as they perform their tasks.

3) Cover Up Your Furniture and Other Home Appliances

While clearing out affected rooms might help protect your furniture and other items in your home from dust, sometimes it is just not practical to remove everything from the rooms undergoing renovation. In such a scenario you should cover your home furniture, electrical gadgets and other important valuables with plastic sheeting to protect them from dust, paint and general dirt.

4) Cover Up Countertops with Cardboard

Normally, during a renovation, any countertop instantly becomes a workbench for placing items on. Sometimes, contractors will even climb on counters to reach certain heights and execute repairs. It is therefore absolutely necessary to take extra precautions to protect your counters.

You can safeguard your countertops from scratches by covering them up with clean cardboard. Also, ensure you wipe the counters before covering them up. You can tape the edges in order to keep the cardboard in a fixed position.

5) Air Out Your Home Regularly

Over the course of your home makeover, you will likely have to get used to having a lot of dust in your house. Nevertheless, you can take steps to prevent dust from accumulating since this can pose a health risk especially if you are still living in the house during the renovation process. Open your windows when work is in progress to allow fresh air in and to get rid of stuffiness. Also, take the time to vacuum your furniture to remove any dust they might have caught in them.

6) Conduct Regular Clean Up

You obviously want to provide your family with a safe and comfortable living space, even when renovation is still in progress. It is therefore imperative that you clean your entire house regularly over the duration of remodelling and remove clutter and debris which accumulate due to construction activities.

7) Seek professional help

Cleaning up your home during renovation is however no easy task, because you will be dealing with a lot of debris and waste. Getting a professional demolition and strip out team to renovate your home for you can be convenient and hassle-free. Some companies will also offer a complete junk removal process along the demolition job. You get the benefits of killing two birds with one stone.

Paul’s Rubbish Removal has a team of experts that can provide you with a professional strip out that is ready for any renovation or refurbish job. We will also clean up all of the debris and waste properly with our large trucks for quick and easy disposal. Our staff is highly skilled and equipped with specialised tools and equipment for handling unwanted rubbish. We aspire to provide you with a safe and hassle-free avenue for waste disposal to ensure you renovate your home effortlessly.

Call Paul’s Rubbish Removal to get your free strip out and rubbish removal quote today on 0407 125 125!

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