When it comes to your home renovation, there is no denying that the demolition part is going to be a huge factor. However, even though it may seem like a great time smashing stuff up, it can actually be very dangerous, extremely frustrating, and worst of all, very expensive if not done correctly. In fact, if it is not done right, it can even potentially cause your entire renovation plans to be put on hold.
With all of that being said, you are going to want to approach the start of your demolition with the mindset that it is actually going to be its own project altogether, as opposed to just the first step in getting a much larger project completed. There are even some people who specialize in demolition, so you should try your best to approach your demolition in the very same way that these professionals do if you are going to be doing all of the demo work yourself. Just remember that it is not at all uncommon for parts of the demolition project to trickle over into the actual construction part of the project, which will unfortunately lead to much wasted effort on your part.
Here is everything that you need to know about properly doing your demolition for your project and staying safe at the same time brought to you by BISON Demolition Group Melbourne.
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Safe Demo Practices
Before you do anything, be sure that you have shut off any and all electrical and water to the entire property. Once this has been completed, it is time to get ready to do some demolition.
Be Sure You Have the Right Tools
Just like you are going to want to use the proper drill or saw for some type of construction project, the same goes for demolition. You must be sure that you have all of the right tools prior to getting started on your project. While you would think that this would be a no-brainer, you would be surprised how often people get started with their demolition, only to discover that they don’t have all the tools that they need in order to complete the job.
So at the bare minimum, you are going to want to have a sledgehammer, a prybar (which is going to be the hand held tool that is flat), a crowbar (the bigger the better in this sense), and finally, a claw hammer that you are not necessarily too in love with as it will get banged up and can even potentially break. To make removal of everything easier, you may want to have a wheelbarrow as well.
Wear Protective Gear
Keep in mind that you are doing demolition for a project, not starring in a fashion show. With that being said, be sure that you are wearing the right protective gear to get the job done safely.
Seal Off the Area
Prior to getting started, be sure that you have enclosed the entire area that is to be demolished. This will help to prevent any dust and other particles from being transported to other areas of the house, including the air ducts and other vents.