Monthly Archives: October 2015

30
October
2015

Demolition Safety and Lead

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Lead is a dangerous substance that can cause harm to your body when it’s exposed to high levels. It’s normal to absorb lead on a regular basis simply from the foods we eat or the air we breathe, but if you’re exposed to high levels of lead either because of your occupation or prolonged exposure to it, you’ll have higher levels of lead in your body than the general public.

Why Lead Can Be Dangerous

Exposure to lead is common in construction workers and people carrying out demolitions. This is why it’s so important to be aware of lead safety when you’re completing your own home renovations. Lead most commonly enters the body through inhalation and once it gets into the blood stream, it can be stored in the organs and tissues. If your exposure to lead is prolonged, the lead stored inside of your body can damage your cells, organs and more. Lead poisoning symptoms include headaches, tiredness, weakness, aches and pains, weight loss and more. Continue reading

30
October
2015

Why Renovate Your Home

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Why renovate your homeDeciding to renovate your home is a big decision. You’ll need to consider things like budget, wants and needs before you decide on the scope of your renovation and before you decide actually what you’d like renovated. If you’re having trouble deciding whether you should renovate your home or start looking for something new that meets your changing needs, we suggest reading through our list of the most common reasons why people renovate their homes. It will give you some food for thought and help make your decision a little easier! Continue reading

2
October
2015

The Difference Between General Contractors & Subcontractors

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Difference between contractor and subcontractorIf you’re undertaking a major renovation or change to your home, you might find yourself confused by the process and the different types of contractors that are involved. In our blog post today, we’re covering the ins and outs of contractors and the types of subcontractors that they typically work with.

Generally, a contractor is someone who agrees to fulfill the demands outlined in a contract. They are legally obligated to do whatever they have promised to do in the contract. Someone who is a general contractor is the person who is in charge of the entire construction site, or home that is being redone, in our case. Continue reading