bathroom demolition

Steps Before a Demolition Begins

The best way to get to a desired destination is to follow a map. When it comes to renovations and home repair projects, that map is replaced by a comprehensive plan that guides you through the process. Following such steps is critical to do the job efficiently and safely, especially when you’re talking bathroom demolition.

Follow the Steps to Better Demolition Projects

Kitchen demolition. Bathroom demolition. Or complete house demolition. These are major undertakings for a DIY person who isn’t a professional tradesperson. However, it times when it is necessary to save money by doing it yourself, it’s important to take a good look at the steps involved in demolishing a room or structure. Here are a few steps you should consider when conducting a demolition.

  1. Start by renting a dumpster. Bathroom demolitions and kitchen demolitions both create a large amount of waste. There are walls, trim, and ceiling, plumbing and electrical fixtures, flooring, toiletries and other substances that have to be removed. Keeping your workplace safe by removing all debris as it gets created is also a smart more to avoid injury. Much of this type of construction debris can’t be left out for curbside pickup, so rent your dumpster from Junk Out prior to beginning.
  2. Check to ensure you have proper tools. In every house demolition, you’re going to need a variety of items to facilitate the process. That includes a good pry bar for ripping off drywall and tearing up floors, proper screwdrivers for removing electrical fixtures, hammers, pliers, drop clothes, ladders, safety gloves, safety goggles, and some good head protection gear. Don’t start your project without checking to see you have it all.
  3. Clean out the rooms. You can’t conduct a safe and efficient kitchen demolition or bathroom demolition working around things normally found in those rooms. Totally remove everything traditionally found in those areas prior to starting any actual demolition work.
  4. Shut off the electrical and water to these areas. Hit the breakers or remove fuses to ensure there are no live wires running through the walls or to outlets. Use an electrical meter to ensure there is no power. If your bathroom or kitchen sink doesn’t have secondary shut off values, you’ll have to shut water off at the main source. Turn on all taps to drain residual water prior to cutting pipes and plumbing. In a home using gas appliances, you’ll have to ensure all gas pipes are appropriately shut off.
  5. Start your process by removing cabinets and external fixtures like sinks and toilets prior to going to work on removing the walls.

Call Junk Out Prior to Your House Demolition Project

Our team of professionals can rent you the bin you need or actually complete the demolition you need done. We have the experience and the expertise, and can salvage any materials for reuse and recycling. Before you begin, get in touch with us.


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