Austin Demolition: Preparing for Your Residential Demolition Job

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Austin Demolition Services
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Austin Demolition

If you’re doing an extensive home remodeling job, you’ll probably need the services of a professional demolition contractor. From busting down walls to pulling up tile and carpet to removing bathtubs, cabinets and other fixtures, demolition contractors can help you with a variety of things you’ll need done to move on with your remodeling.

We’ve written several articles on this blog about how to find the right demolition contractor for your needs, so we won’t go over that again, but here are a few things you need to know to prepare for when the contactor is actually working in your home…

First, know that residential selective demolition is a pretty quick procedure. Most jobs will only last a couple of days. Even extensive demolition, like fully-gutting a home, will only last about a week or so.

Second, it’s important to realize that demolition jobs turn your home into a job site. This is the main reason it’s important to hire a professional demolition contractor as opposed to going the DIY route. For some residential demolition jobs, you’ll need to stay in a hotel, but others will allow you to still stay in your home. Just be prepared for all the dust, noise, and waste that will be filling up your home.

As we mentioned above, demolition jobs turn your home into a job site and thus, come with several safety risks. To keep yourself and your family safe, avoid the job site. If you need to discuss something with your demolition contractor, call him over to you. Never go to him.

Also, make sure to make arrangements for your pets. Demolition jobs are loud and since your pets have way more sensitive ears than you, it can be both traumatizing and harmful to them.

These are the basics, but if you have any additional questions, you should ask your demolition contractor before he shows up at your home. Make sure you completely understand what’s going to be happening at your home, what they need you to do, what the cost will be, etc.  If your contractor asks frustrated with these questions, look for someone else. It’s your home and you have the right to ask as many questions as you need too!

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