October 2019 Blog
Scariest Home Renovation Mistakes
WHAT TERRORS COULD BE LYING IN WAIT BEHIND YOUR ORDINARY BRICK WALL OR HIDEOUS POPCORN CEILING???
Frightened of the unknown? Here are some tips to ease your fears and help you proceed with caution during your home renovation, so that you are not surprised by what is lurking where you cannot see or haunted by a home reno job gone to the dark side.
Call 811 and find out where your utility lines lie before the digging begins. Utility companies can mark where your water, gas, and electrical lines are located saving you from a shocking experience!!!!!!
Menaced by a mold and mildew lab in your old bath? Make sure you install strong ventilation fans about 100 cubic ft per minute in your new bath reno!!!!
Asbestos or lead creeping around in that ceiling or wall?? Thanks to the lead paint disclosure act you already know that A popcorn ceiling is a toxic hazard. However, ripping out walls and tiles can also expose you to lead and asbestos. Best to leave the demo to a contractor authorized to deal with asbestos and/or lead.
Exposure to volatile organic compounds or VOCs can happen from new carpet installation and new paint. To avoid exposure to VOC’s you can purchase low-voc paint and carpeting.
Budget Boos!! Going over budget can be scary. The savvy home renovation planner will set aside 5-10% in addition to their home reno budget for those unforeseen issues Like water damage behind a wall that has caused undetected mold and mildew, or worse yet, animals or pests like termites that have caused hidden damage. These issues can be costly to correct and downright horrifying unless you have strategized ahead to pad your budget as a contingency plan.
So, take the fear out of scary home renovation mishaps, don’t let lurking, creeping, unforeseen, and horrifying surprises scare the bejeebers out of you and steal your hard-earned cash!! Plan and budget for undetected issues when formulating your remodeling budget!