Remodeling Safety Tips Worth Considering

Posted on Monday, 27th October 2014

Remodeling Safety Tips Worth Considering

Remodeling has become one of the most popular ways to enhance a residential home. With that said, there are some remodeling safety tips worth considering as a way to keep everyone safe throughout the entire remodeling process. For example, it is often a good idea to assign different doors for work crews and those living in a home during a remodeling project. This is a great way to reduce the chances of accidental injury or other related problems.

Hazardous Materials

In addition, it is always a good idea for those with pets to keep animals safely away from the remodeling area. Not only can pets become injured, workers and family members can become injured as well if a pet gets loose in a remodeling section of the home. Equally important is to ensure that all materials and tools are stored safely. Dangerous items such as hazardous materials, ladders, tools and toxic substances should be kept completely out of reach of children at all times.

Isolate A Work Area

Another key aspect of maintaining high levels of safety during a remodeling project is to secure the work area completely. Holes in floors and walls as well as dangerous sharp objects should be adequately protected so that injury does not occur. Using plastic sheeting or a typical tarp to isolate a work area is always a good option as well. This simply prevents pollutants such as debris, dust and toxic particles from traveling throughout the house. As an added note it is a good idea to keep an eye out for any potential for toxins in older homes where lead paint may be present.

Spraying A Light Mist Of Water On Areas That Will Be Scraped Or Sanded

Lead paint requires special treatment and that is why it is important to know in advance if any lead paint is present in a home that is to be remodeled. Work with your contractor to ensure that lead paint is properly handled when a remodeling project begins. Other small tips worth considering include spraying a light mist of water over areas that will be scraped or sanded. This reduces the amount of dust that will become airborne when scraping or sanding begins. Those that choose to repaint various items in a house should consider always painting outdoors. Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today for the best in Phoenix remodeling services.

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