If you have lived in your house for many years, it’s likely that you will need to make some improvements to keep it looking and feeling modern. However, construction work can bring a range of hazards which can cause damage to your property and put you at a higher risk of having an accident. Therefore, knowing how to protect your home during a construction project is essential.
Wrap Window Treatments
Any window openings that may be exposed to dust should be completely wrapped in plastic; however, for windows that you need to open, you’ll want to make sure to cover window treatments in plastic, rather than removing them. If you do plan to remove window treatments, remember that the fabric can rip and get dirty. Replacing window treatments that are damaged can be costly too, so it’s important to bear that in mind before any work begins.
Cover the Countertops
Flat surfaces in your home will inevitably become a storage shelf or a workbench so it’s important that you cover your surfaces. Using products from Trimaco such as x-paper can help ensure you have top quality surface protection and ensure your surfaces are completely covered. What’s more, x-paper is easy to work with and is more durable and long-lasting than regular contractor’s paper.
Wood Chip Path
If your construction project requires contractors to walk back and forth across a muddy backyard, it may be wise to lay down a wood chip path. Keeping mud out of your home can be a challenge, therefore using temporary plywood as a walkway can be one option to eliminate any mud from spilling into your home. This is especially useful if you have carpeted floors.
When your home is filled with building materials and tools, it can be all too easy to bump into a wall and cause potential damage. While fixing wall dingers is straightforward enough, fixing a bent corner bead can be harder to sort. Using strips of cardboard to protect the outside corners can make a huge difference. You can purchase protective corners online, but make sure the cardboard is at least 4 ft high. Also, ensure you hold the cardboard in place with painter’s tape, so the paint does not ruin once it’s removed.
No matter whether you’re doing electrical or plumbing work, there are lots of holes across the home that should be secured. When you have finished work for the day, ensure that holes are properly closed. Doing so can help prevent accidents, deter critters and keep your home safe and secure. Also, make sure that all doors and windows are locked once work is completed. Before you go to bed, you should go around your home to make sure that all holes and entrances and exits are locked, giving you peace of mind.
Before you carry out any construction work to your home, it’s essential that you have protective measures in place which can reduce the risk of any damage caused to your property. Whether it be wrapping window treatments, covering surfaces or laying down a wood chip path, it’s best to make a note of what needs to be done before you begin.