Five Essential Tools for an Interior Demolition Project

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Five Essential Tools for an Interior Demolition Project

Home remodeling projects are often very daunting to start, and interior demolition is completely different from other demolition projects in that you need to be careful not to ruin the remaining structure of the building. Interior demolition consists of removing unwanted aspects of a home’s interior without changing the fundamental structure. To make sure the project is successful, here are five essential tools you’ll need to get the job done.

  1. Pry Bar. Having a pry bar, also known as a crowbar, is a must-have for any interior demolition project. These handy tools use leverage in order for homeowners an professionals to easily break apart materials such as drywall, brick, and stone. Use this tool to pry away nails from wooden planks. Be sure to purchase an S-shaped pry bar and a flat pry bar to get into those hard-to-reach spaces.
  2. Hammer. An essential tool in any handyman’s garage or toolbox, hammers are a wonderful item to have for an interior demolition project. Purchase a standard claw hammer — these are versatile for taking out nails that cannot be reached via pry bar. Use a hammer for opening small holes in drywall for when you are trying to find water pipes, gas, or electrical lines.
  3. San Angelo Bar. This is the ultimate interior demolition tool that you’ll often see professionals wielding around. A San Angelo bar is spear-like but functions much like a pry bar — and is very heavy. Weighing in at 17 pounds, this 72 inch long tool is used mainly for removing floor tiles or wooden planks from the floor. Use the chisel end to remove any stubborn pieces or chip away at concrete.
  4. Screwdriver. A screwdriver may be less intimidating than a San Angelo bar, but still equally as important. Use this tool for more intricate work such as removing electrical outlets or switches. Screwdrivers will most likely be both the first and the last tool you’ll reach for during any interior demolition project. Be sure to have a flat head, a Phillips head, and even an Allan wrench on hand.
  5. Safety Equipment. Another must-have for your home demolition project! Safety equipment should not just be worn by the professionals; homeowners who are big DIYers should also have this standard equipment on hand. Be sure to have a pair of heavy-duty gloves, a hard hat, goggles, and a mask on hand to prevent injury.

For those who want to revamp the interior of their home but don’t feel like getting their hands dirty, calling in a professional demolition expert is always a great alternative. They’ll be sure the job is quick and efficient. BGS Environmental Services, Inc services greater Boston areas such as Quincy, Braintree and Milton, MA.

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