How do I keep my home protected during a renovation?

How do I keep my home protected during a renovation?

July 7, 2016 at 9:29 AM

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Home renovations represent progress and improvement. If you are renovating your home on a small or large scale, you should always make sure it is protected. Inner and outer protection will keep your valuables safe and make sure there are no unexpected costs added to your renovation bills. A well protected home will reduce the risk of any accidents.  In this article, you will find a quick list on how to ensure your home is well protected during its renovation.

Reliable contractor

Before venturing on the road of home improvement, it is preferable to research the contractor you are wanting to hire. The online world offers genuine reviews from people that have already experienced your contractor’s service. Honest word of mouth in this modern world means everything. At the end of the day, these are the people that will have unlimited access to your household. Before hiring any firm, make sure it is licensed.

Your home insurance

Any home renovation, big or small, increases the risk of accidents. Simplest occurrences, such as accidental breakage of a water pipe, can damage your home. If your home is insured, see if the insurance covers any damages that could potentially occur during the renovation process. If it does not cover any risks associated with home improvement, inform the constructor of your status and ask about their insurance coverage.

Protecting furniture and valuables

If your internal home renovation is executed by professionals, they will make sure your furniture and floors are protected with plastic sheets, cardboard or other protective equipment. If you are self-renovating the house, make sure you protect the valuables in the same way a professional would. Scraped floors, stained sofas and damaged pictures are the last thing one wants as the final result. To protect your expensive valuables from theft or breakage make sure you store them either in a safe or move them to an offsite self-storage unit.

Keeping the dust down

Paint stains, screws, and little wood pieces can be easily detected, cleaned or thrown away. Dust, on the other hand, is a destroyer in disguise. To protect your entire house from naked eye invisible particles make sure your HVAC system is adjusted to the right setting or ask the workers to do the sawing and dusting outside. Vacuuming the floors after every successfully finished day when the dust settles down is another recommendation.

Video monitoring 

Video cameras inside and outside of your home allow you to have constant and recorded access to the renovation. With the help of modern technology you will easily keep an eye on the work and progress.

Hide the evidence

Any tools and materials freely lying around your house inform every passerby of your renovation project. Any constructional looking scenery gives a signal that the owners might not present, or that there is a vulnerable area for access. Ask the contractors to clean up the evidence of renovation each day to avoid drawing unwanted attention to your project.