Maintaining a COVID-Save Environment During a Home Renovation
With the long-lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have transitioned themselves to working and learning from home. This, in turn, has caused a significant spike in home renovation projects – particularly those that have to do with creating home office space and/or private areas for kids to participate in virtual classes.
But while updating your home can provide you with more convenience in our “new normal,” how can you ensure a more COVID-safe environment for you, your family, and the workers during your home renovation project?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are several practices that can help to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus when workers are in your home. These include:
- Maintaining a safe distance from others (a minimum of six feet)
- Washing hands frequently with soap and water
- Refraining from shaking hands upon entering and/or leaving the project site
- Having workers wear gloves whenever possible
- Using sanitizers and disinfectants to wipe surfaces and/or equipment that workers and/or homeowners touch (this includes seemingly small items, such as pens, notebooks, and tablets)
- Wearing additional personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as face masks
- Wiping off door handles upon entering and leaving a room or home
Homeowners can also help with making the work area safer by decluttering and clearing out the space they want worked on before the project begins. That way, there are fewer items through which to spread germs.
If your home is in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area and you’ve been considering a large or small renovation, LP Design and Renovation can help. We’ve been turning houses into homes for more than a decade.
To set up a time to chat with one of our experienced home renovation designers, you can reach us by calling (407) 901-6215 or by sending us an email to https://lpinspiredrenovations.com/contact/. We look forward to hearing from you.
In-Home Repair Services. COVID-19 Control and Prevention. United States Department of Labor. OSHA. https://osha.gov/coronavirus/control-prevention/in-home-repair