Top Ten COVID-Driven Changes for Your Remodeling Project
Suggested procedures for companies to follow when remodeling homes.
- No-touch electronic thermometers to regularly check the temperatures of both the trades working on the job and the owners, (with their consent).
- 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.
- Trades on the jobs and office employees must regularly wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer. The company provides these on the jobsite.
- Coordinating on a daily basis with crews and subcontractors “stay out of the client’s way” during construction.
- Having workers wear masks in the presence of Project Managers, the homeowner, and other trades that might be on the job.
- Disinfecting doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces with disinfectant wipes at the end of the workday.
- Installing more plastic temporary walls than usual, to hermetically isolate work zones.
- 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.
- Office visits; temperatures of everyone who enters the office are taken. Masks are required when all visitors, trades clients come in.
- 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!