How to prep a home for demolition
Here at Urban Environmental, we have quickly become known as one of the top companies in the Vancouver area for demolition, and we love the work. From helping families restart after significant issues with a home to making way for new development, our team has been handling safe and proper demolitions since our inception. Naturally, we have been asked a few times on how to best prepare for demo day, and we thought it was time to put pen to paper on how to prepare a home for demolition.
Remove the contents
If you are planning to complete demolition of a current home, you will need to remove the contents from inside. This means moving, storing and then eventually moving these contents once the new structure or house is built. This can be a painstaking job but will make things easier once you start the demolition process.
Pull the blueprints
If you are dealing with an older home, you never know what surprised could be in store for you! If you have access to the original blueprints from the owner, or if they have been handed down to you, it will be a great help when it comes to limiting potential issues on site. These blueprints can help showcase any old gas pipes or electrical problems that could make demolition dangerous. If you do not have access to the original plans, try appraisal records of the home and note the changes throughout the years and account for them on the property.
If the home has been out of use for some time, you will need to spend the time and care to take care of any pests that may have made their home inside the property. Find a trusted exterminator and work with them to ensure that pests are noted, and taken care of. The reason for this is that if you complete a demo and pests infest the rest of the neighbourhood, it can be linked back to your property. Secondly, extermination will help make the demo site safer, and help limit health concerns of companies like Urban Environmental as well as your staff or family.
Plan for rubbish removal
Make the calls early and secure bins, and rubbish removal teams to help the transition from demolition day to clean up go a little smoother. This way larger pieces can be quickly removed, and cleanup of the site can start as soon as possible.
Urban Environmental can help coordinate, and ensure that demolition is environmentally friendly and goes off without a hitch. Call our team today, and see how we can help deliver a top of the line demolition service that will go above and beyond your expectations.