Interior demolition projects require tremendous attention-to-detail in order to be done properly, and there is always a benefit to hiring a professional to make sure the job is completed without issue. Make sure you are ready for your next interior demolition by following these steps!
Planning for Your Demolition Project
When you first meet with your contractor, they will need to perform a walkthrough of the structure to note any potential issues and learn more about its history, including when it was built, previous issues and whether or not renovations have occurred. Mold history will be discussed, with plans for potential remediation put into place if found during demolition. After discussing the design, a blueprint will be drawn out based on the new layout. Depending on the building, you may be required to submit the plan for local approval.
Preparing the Structure
Making sure the area is completely prepared for demolition will prevent further damage or injury during the project. All furniture and belongings will be removed from the immediate area and the room will be sealed and closed off to prevent dust and mold from moving through the building and contaminating new areas. Fans will be run throughout the process to minimize dust movement, and debris will quickly be vacuumed up. If mold or asbestos are found, your contractor will be prepared to remove them safely.
The demolition itself can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how large the project is, additional removal required and the type of materials you are removing from your home. For instance, if you are taking out concrete walls, it could take more time than removing wooden floors.