Austin Demolition: The Pros and Cons of DIY Demolition

Posted: March 20, 2014 in Austin Demolition Services
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If you’re doing extensive remodeling soon, you’re probably looking for ways to save a little bit of money. Many homeowners try to save money by doing as many remodeling task as they can themselves. So is residential demolition, the type you would need for say a kitchen or bathroom remodeling job, something you can do yourself or is it best left to the experts?

To help you decide whether you can do-it-yourself, here’s a list of the pros and cons of DIY demolition…


It’s (usually) cheaper.

Of course, the number one reason people want to do the job themselves is because it’s cheaper. And it will be cheaper…provided you don’t make a mistake. Unfortunately, some household demolition jobs end up being a lot more complex than they first appear. If you’re not confident in your ability to complete the job correctly, including the ability to handle any unexpected problems that may arise, you should consider hiring a demolition professional. It’s usually way more expensive to hire someone to fix a botched demolition job than it would have been to hire a professional to do it in the first place.


Residential demolition jobs require expertise and precision.

Doing a residential demolition job requires quite a bit of precision – the type that can only be learned by experience. As we mentioned above, you may not have the knowledge to complete the demolition job in a way that doesn’t cause unnecessary damage. Also, if you run into an unexpected problem, you’ll be on your own with regards to how to fix it.

Demolition can be unsafe.

Residential demolition jobs turn homes into job sites. When the job site is in your home, safety must be the top priority. If you’re unsure of the different types of safety precautions you’ll need to implement in order to keep yourself and your property safe.

Demolition takes strength and time.

Residential jobs take quite a bit of manual labor. If you’re not in the best physical shape, you might want to consider hiring a demolition contractor to handle it. Also, if you’re cramped on time, a demolition contractor is probably your best bet.

After reviewing this list of pros and cons, you should have a good idea of whether your demolition job is something you can handle yourself or if you need to hire someone.

And as always if you need an Austin demolition company, you can find Dirty Work on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.


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