Preparing Your Home for an Installation
When preparing your home for an installation of new windows/doors, it is sometimes important to make small, necessary changes to your home to accommodate for the works being carried out. This will help you by allowing us to carry out the installation more quickly, meaning we don’t take up as much of your time.
Here are some examples of what you can do before your window/door fitters carry out the works on the day:
Creating a Pathway
When fitting doors and windows, window fitters will need to move in and out of the building and in-between rooms, whilst bringing power tools with them. This means they will need a reasonable amount of space to work with so they can safely access your wall space to refit/install windows/doors. To prevent any risk of property damage, and when preparing your home for an installation, you should move fragile objects to other rooms in your house, and completely declutter the space our window/door installers will need when doing their job.
Installing and refitting windows/doors can become a fairly messy job rather quickly. This is because for many of our works, we need to remove parts of your wall(s) to fit your new windows into it. This results in brick dust, plaster and other materials that make up your walls spewing across your room, and because of the heavy properties of these materials, they tend to be very difficult to clean up.
Although we cannot prevent all mess from occurring in your property because of the nature of the works, when preparing your home for an installation, it is advisable that you cover up furniture with dust sheets, and potentially your carpets. This will prevent stains being caused by the dust embedding into the fabrics of your carpets.
Keeping Pets & Children Away
Assuming your pets are animals which can freely roam around your house and are neither fish nor caged, not keeping pets away in a construction environment puts these animals at risk for themselves, and for our installers. These animals are normally at such a height where their airways are most susceptible to suffering from exposure to inhaling harmful substances such as silica which is found in bricks, – and therefore brick dust – and plaster. They are also at a low enough height for people to not always be consciously aware of, especially when focusing on a task. You can find out more about harmful building substances by clicking here.
Using very loud power tools will frighten most animals, and causes them to bolt which further increases the likelihood for them suffering from an accident. The use of such power tools within the vicinity of these animals will also cause them ear damage. Some of the tools we use are also dangerous in of themselves by having sharp edges, and so when preparing your home for an installation, it is crucial to keep your pets from such an environment to prevent any risk of injury.
Similarly, keeping children away from a working environment is also vital to reduce any risks in the work we provide. Most children are very curious about their surroundings, and so cannot be allowed near complex machinery which can be incredibly dangerous when not handled properly. Allowing children of young ages to be present in the same room can also lead to them inhaling harmful substances (especially when they are of similar height to the aforementioned heights most animals are at risk of inhaling the highest amounts of harmful particles) from our work. This needs to be resolved when preparing your home for an installation.
Therefore, when preparing your home for an installation, arrangements must be made beforehand to either keep your pets caged in a separate room/children supervised in another unaffected area of the house or to arrange family, friends and/or childminders to take them out for the duration of the instalment.
We at Trendguard deeply value the efficiency we are able to carry out our work, as well as the safety in which we carry our work out in. Preparing your home for an installation by doing these three, simple steps fundamentally help us to help you decrease the time we need to do our job, and to minimise any unwanted impacts on your household. For a 12-month free, no obligation quote, please click here.