What do you think of when you hear the term “Major Construction?” The first thing that comes to my mind is the word MESS! Whether you are having major construction at your home or place of business you have to remember a couple things.
The first is that you will have a disaster even if you hired a professional to do the job, construction is a messy thing and major construction such as gutting a room and redoing it or something along those lines are messier yet.
The Second is no matter how much the professionals you hire clean, it will never be clean enough to please you. I found this out the hard way when I had my bathroom redone. The contractor was fabulous but he just never could clean up the way I wanted it.
When you take the cleaning up part into your own hands you have to remember one important thing…proper disposal of all materials. The last thing you want to do is dispose of something hazardous into the trash or down the drain. By doing either of these things can lead to major issues and probably even more construction!
A lot of people will try to burn materials left over from a major construction job, and that’s all fine and dandy if it’s just wood, but when you start trying to burn materials with chemicals, certain paints and finishes, and other treatments you could run into issues.
Not only is burning some of these items hazardous to your health and the environment, in some places it is actually illegal and you will get a fine if caught. Most times in constructions materials used include things that are flammable and should be kept away from open flames, could you imagine what would happen if that is thrown into the trash and taken to the land fill? The results would not be good at all, the environment would suffer and if they were burning trash someone could end up seriously hurt.
I highly recommend finding out what materials were used during your major construction from your contractor. Be safe and make sure to dispose of materials properly, protect yourself, your family, the environment and others.