When you have a renovation being done to your home, you have to prepare for many things you might not be used to every day. You have to prepare yourself for the mess, for the excessive noise, and for the workers coming and going in the part of your home you are renovating.
Aside from these, during home remodeling projects, there are also some untoward occurrences that might happen. While some people say that ‘accidents happen’, you should still do everything you can to stop them from happening.
You have to keep your family safe during home renovation, and to be able to do this, here are some steps you can take:
Ask your contractor and workers to use a separate door to gain entry to your home.
Letting the workers use another door to get inside your home can help you track them easier and will give you a little privacy. In relation to this, ask your kids and other family members to just use the door that’s not reserved for the workers.
Ask the workers to keep their tools in a safe place before leaving the site each day.
Frankly speaking, the builders or workers shouldn’t even be reminded of this anymore, but it’s better safe than sorry. Tools or building materials lying haphazardly on the floor can cause accidents.
Keep your children away from the renovation area.
Don’t let your kids play, run around, or even go near the renovation area. The renovation area is usually filled with dangerous tools, dust, and sometimes, even toxic chemicals. Keeping your kids away from the renovation area will keep them away from danger.
Keep your pets away from the renovation area, and away from the workers.
It’s only natural for your pet dogs to be unwelcoming to strangers entering your home. Therefore, keep them on leash at all times and away from the areas your workers will be accessing. Keep your dogs away from the worker’s entrance to keep the workers safe as well.