Remodeling Safety Tips for Scituate Homeowners

June 2012 is National Safety Month, so I thought it would be  a good idea to share a few tips we think are very important for homeowners to  remember when you are having renovations done at your home.

Remodeling is very exciting and nerve-racking, if you are  not cautious your project could be dangerous even for those people not doing  the actual work. Because when remodeling is happening the normal the safeguards  we all put in place in our home on a normal basis becomes disruptive. No matter  how good your contractor is there is no way to protect against all dangers mid  project. It is very exciting to come home at the end of the day and check out  the changes and progress but please remember the following tips:

Keep kids and pets out of the work area: Children and pets often see a work space as a play area and don’t watch out for potential hazards.

Keep away from any tools or equipment that have been left on site.

Do not turn on any fixtures unless you have been told its okay to do so.

Follow any posted fences or signs, especially when foundations or holes are being dug.

When dust protection is put down it is usually loosed taped or secured, be cautious when walking on it.

Even though wires should not be live that are left exposed do not touch them just in case.

Don’t try to use plumbing fixtures that have been set until you’re given the okay to. 

If you renovation is happening in the winter be sure to keep the heat on in the work area. 

Always wear shoes in a work area.

By taking the time to be aware of your surroundings and potential dangers you can save yourself a lot of time and energy. If you see something on the job site that concerns you please address it with your contractor quickly, that will allow them to explain the reasoning or make necessary adjustments. Good communication is important so that no one gets
hurt.