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Below are some tips when dealing with your basement, but when doing a full-scale renovation it is always best to contact a professional. Don't hesitate to contact Home Renovator 1 and book your quote today. Correct underlying causes of any problems. For example, when repairing damaged paint surfaces, check to see what might have caused the damage. Some causes may include: moisture from the inside- such as condensation, or from the outside - as with rubbing or impact of painted surfaces, or structural damage. Find out more about Basement Moisture Control. Assume Paint in Homes Built Before 1978 Contains Lead. Unless a lead-based paint inspection shows otherwise, you should treat paint in homes built before 1978 as if contains lead. Exposing anyone to lead dust, especially children, is harmful. Do Not Disturb Asbestos. If your project requires disturbing areas containing asbestos, use an asbestos professional or contact your health department for advice before proceeding. Home Renovator 1 works with qualified asbestos professionals. Avoid Exposure to Mould or Bacteria. Some health effects and symptoms associated with mould exposure include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. Moisture control is the key to mold control. Dry damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mould growth. If mould is a problem in your home, clean up the mould and get rid of the excess water or moisture. Fix leaky plumbing or other sources of water. Wash mould off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely. Absorbent materials - such as ceiling tiles and carpet may have to be replaced as they can become mouldy. If your project is likely to expose large areas of microbial growth, consult with an environmental professional about adequate protective measures. Home Renovator 1 has experience working together with qualified environmental professionals. Avoid Creating Dust and Contain Unavoidable Dust. Many renovation activities, from demolition to removing wood casings, can create dust. Use low-dust work practices. Some low-dust practices include: misting surfaces with water before sanding or scraping, covering renovation area with durable protective sheeting, and using barriers to keep dust contained to immediate work area. Provide Ventilation. Exhausting ventilation from renovation areas will help remove dust and other pollutants AND, by creating a pressure barrier, will help keep pollutants from spreading to other parts of the house. After applying paints or finishes, installing flooring, or other activities likely to "off-gas" pollutants, continue to provide maximum ventilation to the space. Typically manufacturers recommend providing maximum ventilation during installation and for at least 72 hours after installation is completed. Protect Occupants from Exposure to Odors and Pollutants. Keep occupants, especially children, away your renovation area. Clean up your work site before they return. Workers should wear proper protection, keep clean, and avoid taking dust home with them! Use barriers such as taped plastic sheeting over doors and other openings, and local exhaust ventilation to prevent pollutants from spreading through the home. When possible, allow materials containing VOCs to off-gas outside before bringing them into the home. Likewise, when possible, apply finishes such as paint and sealants to building materials outside, then bring them into the home after they are dry. Use Appropriate Storage and Disposal Practices. Paints, Solvents, Clean-up Materials, and Asbestos-Containing Materials especially need to be stored and disposed of appropriately Seal containers carefully after use. Keep paint containers in storage areas, preferably equipped with exhaust ventilation, but not near heating, ventilation, or air-conditioning equipment rooms. Following appropriate regulations for disposal of paints containing lead or mercury and asbestos-containing materials is essential. Follow Manufacturers' Instructions. Use the manufacturers' recommendations at least regarding proper use, ventilation requirements, and other health and safety guidelines for all products and materials, including paints, sealants, adhesives, and appliances. Choose Appropriate Materials And Techniques. Basement renovations, require special considerations especially in basement insulation choices, paint choices and painting techniques. Home Renovator 1 has

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