Store Your Materials Properly

During a major remodel, you will have so many tasks on your plate it will seem as if they’ll never be completed. The last thing you want to handle at the end of a busy day is to clean and organize your materials for the next day’s work. If you’re going to use them the next day, why bother? It may seem like an inconvenience, but you should always properly store your building materials. The only thing more tedious than putting them away is trying to find the one tool that managed to escape your work area between one day and the next. You should expect your contractors to clean their areas and store all materials at the end of the day. You don’t want to be responsible for a tool gone missing or the incompletion of a job because a part was lost. You should also keep track of every material you purchase, and make sure anything unused is accounted for at the end of the day. The best way to do this is with a simple checklist:
  • Are all my building materials accounted for?
  • Are all my tools accounted for?
  • Are all materials and tools in one area of the work space?
  • Are all materials and tools sorted by their use?
  • Can I find everything I need for tomorrow’s work?
  • Do the construction teams have everything they need oor brought onsite?
  • Is everything safe from harm or potential damage?
Materials such as glass doors and tile should be kept in a construction-free zone if not in use. These are easily breakable, and expensive to replace. If you can, wrap delicate items in a blanket or keep them in boxes to reduce the risk of damage. Label delicate items so that people know to pick them up with caution. You will also want to make sure you purchase extra materials so that if a breakage occurs, you don’t have to stop construction to purchase a replacement. Make sure your tools are stored in a box or in the work truck. It’s important that you don’t leave power tools or sharp object lying on the floor. These are a safety hazard, and should be given proper care. If you don’t have a safe place to store tools, move them out to your garage or back patio everyday. It may be inconvenient, but it will give you peace of mind when the next day starts. When you’re ready to start your next home improvement project, call Naffco Flooring and Interiors. We are a team of home improvement experts, offering flooring, plumbing, cabinetry and window treatment services. Naffco can help you turn your current house into a dream home. Call your local office today for a service estimate!