While it may sound fun to pick up that sledgehammer and start knocking things down, you might want to give that a second thought. There are some safety and structural concerns you might want to consider before beginning any kind of demolition project. Depending on the size and scope of your job you may be biting off more than you can chew if you don’t do a little research first.
Let’s say you take your first swing of the sledgehammer and nail the wall perfectly, but then promptly hit a water line that you didn’t realize was behind there, that’s going to be a costly oops. When it comes to demolition a professional brings that knowledge to the table. All Star Plumbing and Restoration has the experience to make sure things like piping systems, electrical systems, support beams and more are carefully accounted for before beginning any demolition. It would only take one fairly minor mistake to end up costing you more than you would have spent if you had hired a professional to start with, and likely will end up costing you a lot more time as well. Of course we aren’t perfect but if we get in to something unexpected we have the tools and experience to keep it contained to a small hiccup rather than allowing it to turn into a full blown emergency.
Another advantage to hiring a professional is budgeting. In most home remodeling projects the budget gets completely destroyed by things that the homeowner simply didn’t plan for such as tool rental, dumpster rental, longer time lines than expected, prep work that wasn’t planned for, and more. While you may think you’re going to save a bunch of money by doing the work yourself, that may not end up being the case. Bringing in All Star Plumbing and Restoration means you’ll have an estimate right up front which will include those types of expenses and give you real numbers for your budget. This means you’ll know for sure that you’re financially ready to start the project before you get half way through it, or it may mean that you decide you need to wait a few months, either way having that information lets you make the best decision for your situation.
One final area of concern for demolition is safety. While this may be the last one we’re discussing, it’s definitely the most important. You just never know exactly what you may get into when you start knocking things down, and there’s always a risk of a weak structure completely collapsing and causing serious injury. In addition, old electrical systems pose a risk of shock if not handled delicately, and there’s always the potential for homeowners to release dangerous chemicals into the air they are breathing from old paint or insulation in the walls. In any of these scenarios you may be putting yourself unknowingly at risk.
Contact All Star Plumbing and Restoration today for an estimate on your next demolition project. We’ll provide you everything you need for the safe, affordable completion of your job. Whether you’re ready to start now, or in a year, we’ll be here to help you get it done.