Here are some helpful hints to minimise dust & damage in your home, preparation is the key to dust minimisation. Beware of substantial dust emission from flooring removal, very loud noise from jackhammers, and the possibility of damage occurring. Strip It use industrial dust extraction systems and industrial vacuum cleaners to control and minimise dust but we cannot eliminate dust completely.
1. Empty the contents of cupboards especially where there are tiles on the inside of the cupboard e.g. Pantry & Cupboards the fine dust can find it’s way into every nook & cranny.
2. If there are no tiles on the inside of the cupboard and you do not want to empty them, then seal the doors with masking tape.
3. You can also use disposable (plastic) drop sheets to put over over archways etc. to isolate the areas for stripping from the rest of your home.
4. Remove any wall items e.g. Pictures & ornaments, as these attract dust.
5. Remove all furniture from the flooring area to allow access, Strip It may charge labour fees if we are required to remove furniture.
6. When skirting boards are sitting on top of tiles that are to be removed it is highly recommended that these skirting boards are removed to avoid any damage to them or the paint above them. However on many occasions we are able to remove the tiles underneath the skirting boards but this will result in cracks, chips or scratches to the skirting boards and paint above.
7. Dishwashers & fridges my need to be disconnected & removed, Strip It may charge labour fees if required to disconnect and remove these items
8. Please remove all electronic equipment from surrounding areas to prevent possible damage.
9. Remove all items from your kitchen bench, seal cupboard doors and draws with masking tape.
10. Beware that there my be chips to paint work, skirting boards and kitchen kick boards around flooring ares. All caution is taken, however some tiles and flooring pieces do shatter into small pieces and accidentally scratch paint and skirting boards. In some cases it may be best to remove skirting boards and kitchen kick boards.
11. Ensure all external windows and doors can be unlocked and opened to allow proper ventilation. Remove curtains or blinds if possible, alternatively pull up from the floor and cover with plastic sheeting.
12. Ensure there is easy access to the stripping area from the outside to allow removal of rubble and waste and minimise the passage of workers through your home.
13. Concrete slab condition after flooring removal will depend on the original slab condition before the flooring was laid and how hard or soft your slab is. Strip It will ensure the end result will have all flooring and glue removed, however there my be holes, grooves and marks from removing your flooring.
14. The final condition of timber sub floor depends on removal of flooring layer, how well the flooring is stuck down and the actual condition of the sub-floor. Timber sub-floor may be damaged and marked by removal of nails and glue. All care is taken during the removal process, but in some cases marks and scratches can not be avoided. If sub floor is pine or chipboard, there my be damage and holes to sub-floor as a result of removing directly stuck down flooring.
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- Removing floor coverings usually produces a substantial amount of dust. Where practicable dust extraction units are used however this will not completely remove all airborne dust. It is the client/homeowners responsibility to adequately prepare for the works.
- Strip It may quote over the phone site unseen. We will assume the client has accurately measured the area to be removed. If the area is larger or there are multiple layers of flooring on top of each other the original quote may be exceeded.
- Removing floor coverings and tiles amounts to demolition. By its very nature this can cause damage, while all possible care is taken no responsibility is taken by Strip It in regards to minor damage such as paint chips or scratches.
- Strip It recommends neighbours are notified in advance due to noise issues. This should apply especially in an apartment complex or any building with common or adjoining walls including duplexes.
- Where major damage is caused such as broken windows Strip It assumes liability.
- The act of removing your floor or wall coverings may cause damage to the pad/sub floor or wall render. If the sub floor or render is inadequate for any reason further work may need to be suspended until the owner or client is notified. Strip It will not be liable for the cost of any repairs or damage that may have been caused by an inadequate or deficient pad or sub floor and wall render.
- Customer to provide adequate 240V power, and access to unlocked meter box.
- Plaster wall/paint//skirting damage may occur, absolutely all care is taken but due to the nature of tiles breaking/chipping up and the floor removal process in general this sometimes cannot be prevented and is the responsibility of the client to rectify.
- Strip It requires unobstructed access to the work area/s and for all objects in the work area to be completely cleared (including walls) prior to work being undertaken. Utmost care will be taken however Strip It will not be liable for any damage incurred to items left in or near the work area, Furthermore, Strip It may add labour charges if any item/s (including fridges, dishwashers, tv units, sofas etc..) require moving in order to carry out the works.
- In commercial/industrial premises it may be advantageous to remove floors after hours. This will lessen the risk of complaints from neighbours and the possible suspension of work. If work is suspended for any reason or period including complaints Strip It reserves the right to charge for standby time.
- Any cancellation or rescheduling of any works due to be performed by Strip It must be received no later than 72 hours before the scheduled start time to ensure no minimum charge or additional fees are payable by the client.
- Any late payments after 1 week will incur costs and administration fees to the client.