3 Things That Could Go Wrong During a DIY Demolition Job

Posted: April 29, 2014 in Austin Demolition Services
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Austin demolition Doing demolition yourself may seem like an easy way to save some money, but before you start tearing anything down, here’s a few things that can go wrong that you should consider…

You might end up spending a lot of money.

Ironically, most people choose to do demolition themselves to save money, but then many end up spending tons of money on tools, materials and other things. Not to mention if you make a mistake, getting a contractor to come out there and fix it will cost a lot more money than hiring a contractor to do the job for you originally would have cost. Ask any demolition contractor and they’ll tell you that they’ve all had a homeowner call them to fix a DIY job gone wrong that ended up costing thousands more than the contractor would have originally charged to handle the job.

You might run into a problem you can’t handle.

Selective demolition projects require a lot of skill. It’s not as simple as all the online DIY articles make it seem and if you’re relying on online advice, you’ll have no one to ask for help if you can’t figure out the job on your own. If this is your first demolition job, you’re likely to run into problems you don’t know how to handle and as we mentioned above, if you make a mistake in handling these problems, it can really cost you.

You might run into some dangers.

Demolition can be dangerous. Of course, when it comes to the dangers of demolition, the first thing everyone thinks about is finding asbestos in their wall. Indeed, if you do find asbestos in your wall, you should discontinue your DIY project and call a professional who is certified in asbestos removal.

However, people are frequently injured by some of the sneakier dangers associated with demolition. Improperly contained dust, for example, can cause lung damage and almost 40,000 people are admitted to an emergency room each year because of injuries caused by a ladder!

If you aren’t positive that doing your demolition yourself would be both cheap and safe, you should really consider hiring a demolition contractor.

And as always, if you’re in the Austin area and need an Austin demolition contractor, you can find Dirty Work on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.


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