Renovating is a great way to upgrade your home or office, but you must follow proper safety rules in the process. Safety measures are extremely important when working with power tools, sharp objects, chemicals, and everything else that goes into a renovation project. Improper adherence can result in illness, injury, or even death to those working on the project. While it may seem like wearing protective eye gear and a mask is common knowledge, you would be surprised how often these simple steps are overlooked. iRemodel Home Renovations has put together a list of five safety rules to keep in mind during your next renovation project.
Pay Close Attention to Ventilation
Wearing a mask will prevent dust from being inhaled, but it is also important to ensure that your workspace is properly ventilated. Paint, adhesives, and even gas from tools can give off fumes that can quickly overwhelm any room. Open windows during your active work times or set up an active ventilation system if the weather stops you from leaving windows open for extended time periods. It is a good idea to also close off the vents in a room to separate the work area from the rest of the HVAC system.
Create a Detailed Renovation Plan
Planning may not seem like a traditional tip for safety, but it can help prevent accidents during your project. Some aspects of a renovation project are more hazardous than others. Planning your work with this in mind can reduce the likelihood of accidents. Listing out the dangers of each part of the project will help you properly prepare to protect against them.
Keep Pets and Kids Safe
Animals and children won’t understand the danger of being in a renovation zone. It is important to keep the areas that are being renovated closed off to pets and children to prevent serious accidents. Kids may touch chemicals or tools that can cause serious harm, and pets may eat something toxic.
High-Quality Tools and Materials
Renovating can be an expensive proposition, and there are plenty of ways to save on every project. One aspect you should never downgrade is the quality of tools used to renovate or the quality of materials you use in your home or office. Low-quality tools are more prone to breaking, and low-quality materials have a higher chance of becoming damaged than better quality materials.
Maintain Proper Cleaning Procedures
Cleaning up after a renovation project is just as important as planning the project itself. Renovating uses a lot of chemicals, tools, small sharp implements, and more. It is important to take the time to clean up spills, pick up nails and screws, and make sure the area is free of toxic or dangerous items. Along with proper post-construction cleanup, it is important to disinfect as well. Many cleaning companies even offer special post-construction cleanup packages that will address these unique concerns.
How iRemodel Home Renovations Can Help
Upgrading your space can improve the efficiency and aesthetics of any home or business. If you are considering Toronto home renovation or an office renovation, we can help. Give us a call at (416) 825-2542 to find out more.