Home renovation can be quite costly. From the new marble countertops to the state-of-the-art chef’s oven, it can all add up quickly. Because of this, many homeowners will try to complete certain projects themselves in an attempt to cut down on their budget. While it might look fun to grab a mallet and knock out an unwanted wall, attempting a house demolition in Kansas City by yourself can be incredibly dangerous—not to mention that one bad move could result in unwanted damage to your home, which could be quite expensive to repair.
Consider these five factors before embarking on a DIY demo project without the help of a professional home demolition contractor:
- Dangerous: All of those home renovation TV shows make home demolition look like a breeze. Unfortunately, they don’t cover how dangerous the process can be. You could easily accidentally knock out drywall covering water pipes or electrical wires. Inhaling dust because you failed to take proper safety precautions can have adverse effects on your breathing and harm your eyes. Additionally, you could harm yourself or others if you’re inexperienced in handling the dangerous demolition equipment.
- Unintentional damage to your home: Do you know the exact purpose of each wall in your home? Unless the answer is “yes,” then it’s probably a good idea for you not to attempt a DIY demo. Walls can do everything from support other levels in your home to conceal wires. Starting to rip them down without the proper precautions could cause significant damage to anything inside of it and the surrounding areas of your home. A professional will have the experience to safely remove walls without any unwanted damage.
- Expensive supplies: Purchasing the necessary tools for a home demolition can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Why not just save the money and hire a professional instead? A demolition contractor will already have the best tools for the job. Plus, this way you can keep that money in your budget instead of spending it on supplies you’ll likely never need to use again.
- Unknown hazards: Most home demolition contractors will conduct an inspection of the house before they start the actual demolition process. This includes identifying any asbestos, lead paint, mold, rotted wood or any other hazardous materials. Failing to complete this important step could hurt you and your project in the long run. By having a professional identify any issues early, you’ll be able to take the proper steps to remedy the problem before the renovation begins.
- Time consuming: Home demolition isn’t a quick task. Typically, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks—especially if it’s your first time doing it. A professional will be able to do the same work in a much smaller time frame so you can get back to living in your home instead of a construction zone as soon as possible.
At Midland Wrecking Inc., we pride ourselves on our ability to complete any house demolition in Kansas City both quickly and effectively. Call us today to learn more!