Guide to a great hud home
HUD properties are not always in the best shape. They require hours of work and money to be invested to bring them back to life. HUD advises safety as the number one priority when renovating your new HUD home. Wearing protective clothing and a NIOSH-approved respirator when setting foot inside a moldy or damaged property. Before entering the home, you want to make sure that you assess the structural stability and all hidden hazards. A lot of buyers will have already had a professional inspect the property prior.
Next, you must prepare a plan of action for the project. Determine what supplies and methods you plan to use to carry it out. Always make sure to have disposal and a clean-up layout to keep it as clean as possible. Be sure to go slow when pumping water out of the house, then act quickly to dry out and remove all the mold so that it won’t re-grow. A key factor of keeping mold out, is removing all wet insulation and foam padding. Regardless if it looks dry and clean, you must get it out of the house. To keep it as clean as possible, you want to control the dust, capture debris and contain contaminants so that it doesn’t spread worse. Certain methods to do this is put trash in debris bags, or use HEPA vacuums and only use workers that are trained in safe work practices.
Lastly, to assure a smooth renovation, hire only licensed and insured contractors. This can save you substantial amounts of money and responsibility. This includes workers such as:
-Lead-Safe certified renovators
-Certified Asbestos professionals
-Mold Remediation contractors
-Fire and Water damage restorers
In the process of completing the renovation, consider installing hazard-resistant materials, energy-saving appliances, etc. to save you money in the long-term to save yourself from some of the previous problems recurring.
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