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This post focuses on the importance of proper job preparation, and by that I do not mean the design, budgeting, and selection process (of materials and your contractor).
What I’m talking about is after the contract is signed, and before the demo begins.
It’s where the dirt and dust containment stuff is setup. the vinyl sheet tenting, the sticky paper through the walkways, etc, etc.
You should consider this to be a preview of how throughout your contractor is. Since the way people do anything is the way they do everything, if they do a very throughout job with this, they will likely do a throughout job with everything. If this is done poorly, it’s likely the rest of the work will be as well.
I consider it important you be there for this portion of the work for you to get a sense of them. If the job prep is not being done to your satisfaction, now is the time to speak up and don’t be shy about it.
How the contractor handles dust and dirt containment should be discussed before the contract is signed, but even at this stage it’s important you as the homeowner, you as the customer, set the tone for the level of professionalism you require.
If your contractor exceeds your expectations during job prep, great! If not, speak up. All issues are easier to fix earlier. Once the workers are into a rhythm, it’s harder to establish a new one.
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