Finding a new home and the entire relocation process has had its days. At the moment though, plans of families who would like to find a more suitable location that fits them best, needs to be put on hold. It’s difficult under this economy; it’s more likely that parents may go for the second best option. Instead of relocating and leaving, parents are forced to downgrade their plans to remodeling. The economy pushes many people to make use of the place where they’ve been staying when the kids still weren’t around or the family isn’t yet as big.
Turning your once dull house to be more attractive, spacious and modern designed is not without risks. Sometimes, you may even have to call experts when the risks involved reach a certain degree. It is now what’s more popularly called as green remodeling, since the awareness of the public have been heightened because of the great strides of health experts in identifying the concerns a few decades ago.
The following are some practices that you should do while remodeling. These ensures that you’d end up with a fresh new look house without any harm done to someone’s health:
Protect occupants from pollutants
When a household is undergoing a facelift, children or any occupants for that matter is in danger of air pollutants. Sawdust and other particles can make its way into a person’s lungs pretty easily if measures aren’t done to prevent it. As much as possible, isolate the working area and keep it away from the living room most especially. Use heavy plastic or zipper doors to keep unwanted particles from getting out the working area.
Be careful of lead-based paint
In 1978, the government made lead based paint unlawful, meaning that if the structure you’re going to renovate have existed longer than that, there is a chance that its paint may have lead. In this case, a professional needs to be contacted to at least confirm any suspicions, because if proven, lead is a metal that finds its way into a human’s brain and is especially dangerous to children even on minuscule exposure.
Treat asbestos very seriously
The same way with lead, it’s best not to mess around with asbestos. There are professionals whose expertise revolves around being able to handle renovations/remodeling projects that concerns asbestos. Do not disturb it by yourself without contacting an authority who knows how to deal with it.
Ensure proper ventilation
Exhaust ventilation is something that is never forgotten in work areas. All one needs is a fan blowing air in the opposite direction from where the inhabitants are. It keeps pollutants like dust from invading the living space of occupants, which prevents them from causing havoc.
Review proper storage and disposal of harmful materials
Paints and solvents should never be left uncovered while not being used. Store them in close proximity of the exhaust ventilation. Its practices like these that are considered etiquette which first timers may have never heard before. There are plenty of resources on the internet or books available, which can instruct the average person how a professional does green remodeling.
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