Controlling Hazardous Materials During A Remodeling Project

Posted on Saturday, 25th October 2014

Prior to beginning any remodeling project, it is important to consider all aspects of hazardous materials and hazardous chemicals as they may relate to a remodeling job. Controlling hazardous type materials is one of the most basic and most important safety concerns that any homeowner or contractor can consider prior to beginning a project. Everything from mold to asbestos and lead paint can be present in older homes and may require special treatment to ensure maximum safety.

Toxic Chemicals And Potentially Hazardous Dust Due To Demolition

It is especially vital to consider all aspects of hazardous materials as a way to ensure that health hazards are not encountered. This is especially true when a remodeling project requires complete demolition or even minor demolition. Keeping children and pets away from toxic chemicals and potentially hazardous dust due to demolition is always the best option. In addition, items such as paint stripper and other toxic chemicals that are often used in the construction environment should be secured and kept out of reach of children at all times.

Make Certain That Hazardous Substances Do Not Contaminate

Equally important is to ensure that workers are always fully trained and experienced with handling a wide range of hazardous materials and toxic substances. In homes where a remodeling project will proceed concurrently with family members living in the house, it is vital to make certain that hazardous substances do not contaminate the living area adjacent to a remodeling project. Everything from building materials such as sealants, cleaners, adhesives and a wide range of other construction substances can cause serious danger to the occupants of a home that is under remodeling construction.

Signs And Symptoms Of Exposure To Toxic Materials

There are many symptoms associated with exposure to toxic or hazardous materials typically used in a remodeling project. This includes everything from headaches to respiratory irritation and dizziness among other symptoms. Even memory impairment and loss of consciousness can occur when excessive exposure to toxic chemicals is experienced.

Substances Should Be Handled With Extreme Caution

There are also some substances that are known to cause cancer and that should be handled with extreme caution. Homeowners and contractors alike should take all steps necessary to make certain that indoor pollutants do not affect workers or family members living in a home.

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