The very first part of any demolition job is communication. I want to know exactly what stays and what goes. I look at this like talking to a surgeon before surgery. Communication is critical
Before any tools are brought in and before any material is removed everything needs protected, We move any valuables, put runners on the floors and cover anything in vicinity of the project or exit route.
Demolition work by nature is messy. We set up a containment area and seal off the primary work zone. Positive and negative airflows keep the dust from floating where it doesn't belong
There really is a method to demolition. Experience tells us when to use impact and when to use force. It tells us which pieces to remove first and in what direction. It also tells us when to dismantle and when to demolish. There is a correct tool and a better process and that makes all the difference.
Typically some things will need saving. We will take the time to move them to a safe place where they will be out of harms way. We also mark, wrap, label, bag etc. as needed so all the pieces are ready for their next use,
Demolition work generates a lot of material. We recycle the materials like metals to harvest their value. We find ways to give away and donate things that others may want or need. We separate debris so it can be dumped categorically at the landfill and recycled.
In good demolition every bit of the debris should be removed not just the easy stuff. Going back and checking for every nail and every piece separates the sloppy hacks from the professionals
I have done the various trades for many years. I know what the tile guys, the flooring guys, the electricians, the drywallers and other guys want when they start. I train my crew so when we finish our demo they can come and get started with their work not finish ours..
The end of the job is more than just loading out tools and the last bits of debris. The last thing is cleaning. The final steps are rolling up the plastic and the runners, shop vacuuming and dusting, and putting everything back where it goes. The goal is that other than what was torn out it looks like we were never there.