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Is it Safe to Start a Home Remodel During These Uncertain Times?

Even with some lockdown restrictions easing in Northern Virginia, we know many homeowners are wondering if it’s safe to start a home remodel during this phase of COVID-19. As an essential business, we’ve been open throughout the pandemic and are proud of our team’s hard work to ensure we maintained exceptional standards on all of our job sites to keep our clients and our team healthy and safe but still deliver on-time, on-budget home remodels.

We also know that now is not the time to ease up on any protocols and safety standards. If you decide you are ready to move forward with your remodel, don’t be afraid to ask your chosen remodeling company or general contractor what they are doing to help ensure safety on your project. Here are some of the measures we have in place. This is not an exhaustive list, but it can be used as a starting point for a discussion with your home remodeler:

  • A 3-stage HEPA filtration air purifier to reduce viruses, germs and dust particles in the air
  • Handwashing and sanitization stations at the entrance to job sites
  • Dust barriers with zippered doors that separate the construction site from the rest of the home
  • A screened portable toilet so team members or tradespeople do not use your bathroom
  • Organized and efficiently run job sites keep things clean
  • Close partnership with our trade partners to ensure job site standards are upheld
  • Thermometer checks to ensure anyone with an elevated temperature is not allowed on the job site

Let’s take a look in more detail at one of these measures, specifically 3-Stage HEPA filters. We’ve used these filters on our job sites since 2012 – not because they are required, but because we’ve always been big believers in putting health and safety measures first. These HEPA filters are run in the homes of our remodeling clients to help reduce viruses, germs and dust particles in the air. What you may not know is that these are the same grade of filters now used by hospitals to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Watch this short video in which Mark explains more about how we provide leading edge air quality management in all of our home remodels.

Thinking about starting a home remodel but not comfortable having anyone in your home for an initial consultation? We understand. We offer FREE virtual consultations. Find out what that means and if it’s a good option for you here.

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