Mar 12, 2012

The Facts on Do-It-Yourself Home Demolition

If budgets are of a concern during home remodeling projects, a perceived method of saving money can be handling home demolition yourself. We’ve all seen the home improvement shows where a team of professionals demolishes an entire home in the course of a day.  It even looks fun to take your aggression out with a mallet on the cabinetry you’ve loathed for years.  However, there are several reasons why it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

1) Dangers Involved– Unknowingly opening up drywall that houses electrical wires or pipes could have disastrous consequences to both you and your home.  Many people don’t realize it, but the dust created from drywall during the demolition process can make your breathing strained or irritate your eyes.  Additionally, inhaling lead paint or insulation dust can cause abnormalities in your respiratory system. window

2) Mistakes that Damage Your Home-Wall removal is something that should be attempted by a professional.  There are some instances when a wall holds up others or contains electrical wiring or piping that services multiple levels of your home.  A professional can assist you with the most logical solution for rerouting wiring or plumbing so that a wall that you wish to have removed can be done so in a safe manner.  An additional benefit of hiring a home improvement contractor is that they are licensed and insured.  This will prevent you from incurring the costs in the unlikely event that damage occurs.  A reputable home improvement contractor has experience addressing most issues that may arise.

3) Time Commitment-Taking on the task of home demolition by yourself can take days, even weeks.  With the assistance of a home improvement contractor and their team, the process will be much more efficient.  This will allow you to get your entire home restored to livable conditions as quickly as possible.lead paint

4) Unexpected Obstacles– Every demolition is sure to have its share of “surprises”.  It is not uncommon to find a floor or roof with multiple layers of covering, particularly in older homes.  Incorrectly addressing these issues can cost you time and money.

5) Purchasing the Correct Supplies Can Add Up– Professionals who are familiar with demolition have the correct tools for the job.  The added expense of purchasing tools can ultimately take away from your bottom line which was the reason you decided to embark on the process in the first place, right?siding tearoff

6) Inexperience-Home demolition is more than just taking swings with your sledgehammer.  It is a process that requires specific methods to be followed to ensure that the job is done correctly the first time.  Anything else will cost you time and money, or worse damage to your home that cannot be reversed.


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March 12, 2021

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