We all know construction is messy. Regardless of what you are building, what materials you sourced from the drywall supplier, what system, there is always residual mess that is created during the construction process. However, this doesn’t mean that the construction site must be messy.
Drywall work isn’t immune to this mess. Note that this doesn’t imply that the drywall installation contractor should leave the site messy. Well, before you begin the drywall work, you may need to relocate the items stored in the room you are working on. You may need to clean the floors, perhaps ensure that the insulation is clean and more, for you take the right measurements and make some marks on the walls easily and accurately.
For homes that need a drywall everywhere, the contractor has to work on bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, basement and more. He has to work on every corner of the house. This implies that all items in those rooms should be relocated or covered while ensuring that the contractor has enough working space.
When the drywall installation begins, it’s difficult to keep the site clean, but the contractor must try to keep it clean. The drywall supplies can sometimes be long, heavy and cumbersome. So the contractor will just leave them lying on the floor, perhaps not in any order. Besides, the contractor will need to cut and resize the panels according to your rooms’ dimensions. Other tasks could include fastening the frames, and if you are replacing the drywall, the contractor will need to uninstall the old one.
How dusty do you think this process is going to be?
Really freakin’ dusty!
In fact, it is the main reason the homeowner should move items from the drywall installation site. Otherwise, the homeowner will have to clean them once the installation process is completed.
After the drywall is attached, the tapers have to apply at least three coats of the compound. Then sanding will follow. This phase requires the contractor to keep the site as clean as possible. If there are materials, tool and debris scattered all over the job site, then, the quality of the work is likely to suffer.
Note that it is easier to work on a clean site. By keeping your project site clean and in good order, you will find your tasks can be completed faster and the output is high-quality. Of course, you don’t like to work with drywall remains lying all over your desk or with pieces of wood lying all over in the room, do you?
A clean working space will also make it easier for you to notice any mistake on in your and correct the defect long before your client notices it.
The site should be kept clean before, during, and after the drywall job is done for easier supervision and inspection. Most importantly, clients always want to notice the quality of the job done, not inspecting the mess created during the work.