For most homeowners, chances are you will never have to have to go through a residential demolition. However, in the event that the need arises, you need to make the appropriate preparations. There are varieties of reasons why you may find yourself needing to have a home demolition done. These range from termite infestations, compromised structural integrity of your home's foundation, home remodelling, asbestos removal and more. So what are some of the tips to keep in mind before the demolition crew begins their work?
Make storage arrangements.
It is always best to make your storage arrangements well in advance to the demolition date. This gives you a chance to visit the storage site and ensure that it would be sufficient for your needs. Do you need additional storage space included? Would you require a space that is climate controlled for some of your items? Having all these questions answered beforehand ensures that your valuables will be safe and secure once you put them in storage.
Consult with you insurance.
One of the things homeowners will do is ensure that the demolition contractor has the proper insurance in order before they can undertake the project. However, it is also pertinent to check in with your insurance provider too before you engage in any demolitions. One thing to check is whether you have public liability insurance. This cover will protect you in the event the demolition damages your neighbours' property. For instance, if a water pipe bursts during the demolition process and your neighbours' valuables suffer from water damage, the public liability cover will compensate them rather than you having to pay out of pocket.
Reuse materials from your home.
Depending on your reasons to have demolition done, you may find that there are some materials your home comprises of that will be perfectly fine for reuse. For instance, if you installed pavers on your property and they are still in good condition, have them removed and saved for your new property. You should also have a look at other materials such as skirting boards, doors and more. All this should be done before the wrecking ball makes contact with your home, as once demolition occurs nothing will be salvageable. Moreover, if you do not want to reuse the materials and finishings from your previous home, you could opt to sell them as second hand goods. You could end up making some money from items that would have been lost in the demolition process.