A lot of people are spending a lot of time indoors these days, and for good reason – but they’re also being productive. A pandemic presents a great opportunity for interior renovation projects, whether for residential or commercial properties. Everywhere you look, walls are coming down, new walls are going up (along with the price of wood!). Whenever there’s a demolition project, a good idea is to pre-book your dumpster bin, the best way to ensure a safe workplace for your demolition Toronto.
Planning your Demolition
Interior demolition Toronto projects are on the rise as people work from home and property owners decide to renovate rather than jump back into a pricey real estate market. Skilled renovators and experienced tradespeople know that there’s a method to the madness when demolishing interior spaces. When walls start to come down to make way for new designs, there are some important things to look out for. However, before you begin your project, make sure you add in the cost of a rental bin to your demolition cost. Having a rental bin on site allows whoever is doing the work to keep the job site clear, removing construction materials like wood, plaster, drywall, roofing tiles, old plumbing and electrical elements. A clean job site is a safe job site, which is critical – especially if you’re trying to complete a DIY project and not used to working in a construction zone. Reduce your personal risk and liability by completing your demolition Toronto project with safety protocols firmly in place.
Starting your Demolition
Now comes the hard part – the actual work involved in your interior demolition Toronto. No renovation is a minor renovation if you are doing the job up to code and professional standards. If you’re tearing down load-bearing walls, you’re looking at renovations that could have major implications for the safety of your building, so it’s best to leave that to the professionals. Still, there’s more to tearing down walls than ripping off drywall and removing two-by-fours. If you’re tearing down a room or an entire floor space, your walls will have electrical wires running through them, electrical sockets, internet cables, phone wires and phone jacks and possibly television cable. Before you rip down the walls you need to ensure the electrical is off and how you’re going to replace those vital elements once you rebuild. As you’re carting these materials to your dumpster, you should also be looking at what materials can be properly reused or recycled. Unless you’ve got endless cash, you don’t want to be tossing out useful materials, especially given the escalating costs of construction materials brought on by pandemic demands. Doors and baseboards will also have to be removed and depending on age and style, you can definitely repurpose a door.
Plumbing in walls and pipes through floors present another challenge for demolition Toronto projects. That’s definitely something you want to leave to professional tradespeople, because your insurance may not cover any issues that arise later if you did your own plumbing. That adds to demolition cost as well, so keep that in mind when budgeting for your project. Ultimately, when tossing everything from HVAC ducts to lathe and plaster pieces to prepare for your demolition, be sure to book your bin.
Contact Junk Out to learn more about getting a bin for your demolition project.