Repairs and renovations in the home can be stressful for the whole family. If the loud noises, hired contractors, and altered routine is overwhelming for humans, just imagine how it feels for pets!
Thankfully, there are steps you can take to make the process as safe and smooth as possible.
If you are having renovations done to your home, such as hiring professional painters, follow this guide to pet safety:
Potential Renovation Hazards to Look Out For
The first step of protecting your pet is to be aware of the potential hazards involved with a renovation. They will depend on the exact project and how long you expect it to last.
Here are a few dangers to pets you should keep in mind:
- Fumes and toxins: Beware of pets breathing in or ingesting toxic chemicals such as paints, adhesives, and cleaning products. Just like humans, a little exposure won’t be disastrous. But if a substantial amount has been ingested, relative to the size of the pet, call the vet or poison control immediately.
- Choking hazards: Small pieces such as scraps of wood, nails, and screws could be choking hazards for cats and dogs, and cause many other issues if swallowed.
- Strangers in the home: Anxious pets may not be comfortable with strangers working in the home, stomping around and creating lots of noise. If the pet gets in the way of the construction zone, they might get stepped on or accidentally hurt. Scared pets might even act aggressive toward the workers.
- Open doors and gates: If the workers are moving tools and materials in and out of the house, you should also be aware of potential opportunities for your pet to sneak out of open doors and gates.
Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe
The best way to keep your pet safe is to give them their own safe area away from the site of the renovation.
Consider closing them in a bedroom with their crate, toys, blankets, food, and water. Visit them often for cuddles and take them on long walks to burn energy. Try to keep their usual routine as close to normal as possible.
Alternatively, you could take them to a boarding facility, where they will receive more attention and probably have more fun. However, this option will be more expensive, especially for long-term renovation projects.
Professional Residential Painting in Metro Detroit
If you’re looking to hire professional painters who care about the wellbeing of your pet, look no further than Armor Tough Coatings!
We are a locally owned business proud to offer interior painting services for homes in Metro Detroit. We work hard to ensure we complete the job safely and efficiently without disrupting the lives of your family. Best of all, our competitive rates mean you can achieve the home of your dreams without breaking the bank!
Ready to begin your project? Call Armor Tough Coatings today!