Top Ten COVID-Driven Changes for Your Remodeling Project

Suggested procedures for companies to follow when remodeling homes.

  1. No-touch electronic thermometers to regularly check the temperatures of both the trades working on the job and the owners, (with their consent).
  2. Reducing frequency of having more multiple trades working onsite at once to facilitate distancing.  This slows down production on the job, but we feel it is worth it.
  3. Trades on the jobs and office employees must regularly wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer.  The company provides these on the jobsite.
  4. Coordinating on a daily basis with crews and subcontractors “stay out of the client’s way” during construction.
  5. Having workers wear masks in the presence of Project Managers, the homeowner, and other trades that might be on the job.
  6. Disinfecting doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces with disinfectant wipes at the end of the workday.
  7. Installing more plastic temporary walls than usual, to hermetically isolate work zones.
  8. More frequent use of Build-Clean dust control machines and placing exhaust fans placed windows on kitchen and bath remodels to create a “negative draft”; this removes not only more dust but also airborne virus particles, in the event anyone is infected but is asymptomatic.
  9. Office visits; temperatures of everyone who enters the office are taken.  Masks are required when all visitors, trades clients come in.
  10. Place pump hand sanitizer bottles are placed in all offices, showroom, reception area and kitchen areas, since these are frequently visited.

Remodeling is on the list of federally-approved essential businesses, so many people are using increased time at home to tackle of long-awaited projects. Now’s a great time to remodel!