A contractor with an eye-catching photo gallery may win major points with homeowners, but what matters most in home renovations goes beyond what the eye can see. Renovations usually involve demolition, which causes major ramifications for homeowners who choose the wrong contractor for the job. Before hiring a contractor for a demo job, make sure they’re qualified to handle dangerous materials safely.
When Renovations Go Wrong
The worst thing that can happen during your home renovation isn’t shoddy workmanship or plumbing problems. The demolitions associated with historic home renovations can stir up danger — and you might not even know it. Many older homes contain asbestos, lead paint, or black mold. When these toxic substances are released into the air, they can cause respiratory damage, physical illness, and mental health problems. If you work with a contractor who isn’t certified to test and remediate these contaminants, you may get lasting health problems along with your beautiful new interior.
Protect Your Home during a Demo Project
Whether you’re handling home improvement yourself or hiring a professional, always ensure the proper steps are taken to identify and address asbestos, lead, or mold. Asbestos can lurk almost anywhere in the home, black mold grows in damp and dark spaces, and lead paint can be found anywhere from walls to window sills. An at-home test kit may feel like doing your due diligence, but only a trained remediation specialist can safely identify and remove mold, asbestos, and lead paint before it harms your family’s health. Remember that the dangerous “dust” caused by these substances can be invisible to the eye; protect your family and call in the pros.
At Clean Environmental Group, protecting people is our first priority. We have years of experience in performing demo work that adheres to all EPA safety regulations, so you can move forward with your dream renovation without worrying about hidden dangers to your family’s health. Call today for a free estimate.