What was once a dark cave could very well become a new room due to basement remodeling. The fun part, obviously, would be the actual remodeling of your basement. The harder yet but a significant part is the actual clearing of all things that existed prior to the remodeling project. Here are some essential must-dos for basement remodeling preparation.
Sort out the things.
Anything accumulated before remodeling must be segregated. Have three piles: one for items you may need during the remodeling, another for possessions you intend to keep, including a final pile for things you wish to donate or throw out. Keep the one for remodeling purposes close; store the second at a new location, and dispose of the third accordingly.
Clean the room.
Get rid of cobwebs, wipe glass, sweep dust, mop floors, and scrub all the walls, windows, and floors. The room will get dirty again during the remodeling process but at any rate, the old dust and grime won’t enter into the mix.
Check for leaks and cracks.
Before starting the remodeling of your basement, locate existing leaks and cracks. Any such seepage or fissure is evidence that the previous waterproofing measures done previously may be flawed or need repairs. These need to be fixed before the renovation of the basement begins.
If necessary, refurbish your basement waterproofing system. More frequently than not, too much moisture can often mean a waterproofing system is absent or the present one should be included in the remodeling. Check the water drainage, usually found on the outside perimeter of the house, for water leaks. Include this renovation in the initial stages of remodeling your basement.
Treat all mold and mildew.
Moisture, as well as the harmful bacteria that come with it, is a hazard to the remodeling of basements. Apply industrial-grade mold removal product to all stains. For good measure as well as to be totally rid of it before basement remodeling begins, scrub all surrounding walls and fixtures with the chemical even if you don’t see any telltale discolorations. If there are stubborn stains on various wall plaster, pipe, or window frame, get rid of them. Make sure to include their replacements during basement remodeling.
Clean out all the air vents.
As a final step before any remodeling, wash out the air vents to stop molds and bacteria from spreading. Replace any insulation that shows discoloration because mold can grow on heated up surfaces during winter. Use a dehumidifier once in a while to minimize the risk of it from growing back. Utilize it during basement remodeling, too.
A clean workplace is a safe one, a dirty one can make the remodeling of your basement a problem. Make basement remodeling less complicated for you and contractors to speed up the job. Before you realize it, your basement remodeling project will be finished.
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