Removing drywall. 

Concerns when removing drywall test your paint for lead..... 

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   Removing Drywall

 

Will your project  involve removing drywall or demolition? What must you think about prior to you start the process? Prior to you start removing any of your drywall or plaster, you will need to verify of some items. Subject to when the house was built, you'll need to run several tests. What tests are these?

Asbestos. All of us have seen the tv commercials for mesothelioma rare kind of lung cancer that may be linked to asbestos exposure. Asbestos continues to be around an awfully long time, but was used recently in just about all kinds of home building. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned its use in 1977 for drywall products. In case you are removing drywall in your home or project if it had been built or remodeled before 1980, it would be best to get an asbestos test kit.  

 

 

 

Lead. This really is another area of concern in case you are removing drywall. Lead paint was common before 1980. It had been banned in 1977, but like asbestos, there is a stockpile of product which was used up after the ban date. If you believe that your home or project has lead paint, it would be best to obtain a lead test kit. Your contractor might want to be lead certified if they are going to disturb any surfaces or materials that contain lead. You are able to check to determine if your Drywall Contractor is lead certified by checking their license at the CCB. Ensure you are working using a lead certified contractor when removing drywall.

Ok, you've tested your drywall or paint surface and made sure that you just don't have lead or asbestos. Now you happen to be almost ready to begin the demolition process. Almost? Yes, almost. In case you are getting rid of the ceiling, do you have blow-in insulation? In case you have a very small area, you may cope with a very small quantity of insulation that may fall down. Should you be removing a ceiling in a huge room or the complete house, you'll want to get it extracted. Discuss with your drywall contractor to determine if they need a extraction machine. This can make the process much easier, as whenever you take down the ceiling, your insulation will  come down on everywhere. Clean up is extremely difficult.

 

 

 

You might have tested and extracted any blow-in insulation. What exactly is next? What tools do you want  in case you are removing drywall?

Finally this is one of the best part. You do not need very many tools. You need to use a utility knife plus a hammer. Use the knife to score the drywall into smaller pieces. Once you pull a number of the areas off from the wall, it is possible to cut them up. Use the hammer to batter in or pull out any left over screws or nails.

 

      

 

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