Are you planning a DIY demolition and renovation project? Doing all the work yourself can save a lot of money, but it is also a timely and dirty project that just might be more than you want to handle alone. Here are seven things you need to be aware before you start a DIY demolition and renovation project.
- It’s A Dirty Job
If you are a regular DIY type of person, you have probably experienced a lot of dirt and grime. Wear clothes that are old as a demolition job will get you dirty and grimy when tearing out walls, cabinets, or flooring. Watch out for rodents and nests, too!
- Hire A Dumpster Before You Start
If you do anything, rent a dumpster so that you have it on hand before you start the demolition phase of your project. Having a place to dump materials quickly is a critical part of a fast finish. You also want to ensure the company you rent it from provides quick pick-up service.
- Get All Of Your Supplies And Tools Ready In Advance
This might sound like a no-brainer, but if you are a newbie, it will more likely be a learning experience since you do not really know just what you need until you need it. The less number of trips to the home improvement store, the quicker you will finish your demolition and remodeling.
- Work Gloves, Goggles, And Masks
- A Hammer
- A chisel
- Electric Drill with lots of different size drill bits
- A paint scraper and spray bottle (wallpaper)
- A utility knife with extra blades
- A screwdriver
- A crowbar (carpets, wallpaper, and flooring removal)
- Commercial-grade trash bags
- Broom, dustpan, and bucket (just trust me)
- Shop-Vac With Hose (Dust)
- Be Vigilant
While you will be tearing out lots of materials, you want to be vigilant not to damage things you will use in the future like windows, sinks, bathtub, cabinets, or lighting. Other than that, have fun.
- Take The Time To Figure Out A Method For The Demolition And Renovation
You should always take the time to figure out what needs to go first as it will greatly free up space for your workers if you get the bigger things like cabinets out of the way first.
- Do Not Get Overwhelmed
Working in the same space every day with what seems like little progress will become overwhelming even when you are most likely making great strides. If you are a person who believes things need to happen quickly, you just might benefit from asking others to help.
- Hire Help
Some jobs are too much to finish, so call us to help. We will bring dumpsters, do the demolition, and haul away the trash. If you have a strict timeline, you will be able to start right away on the renovation phase. We will be around to empty the dumpster, so just ask!
If you would like a free quote on any of our dumpster, disposal, or demolition services, please call us at (781) 941-2422 or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/abhservices/.