The arrival of a new member to the family is a very good reason to build that extra room you have always wanted to add to your home. No doubt, knowing how much it is going to cost, and the sheer amount of work that it involves both while construction is happening and afterwards would have been the reason for putting it off so far. This is not to mention all the damage that your possessions would face.

But since the occasion has aroused, and since you can’t put it off any longer, we’re going to help you out. We’re here to tell you that even major renovations of your home can be done without causing any damage to your possessions; regardless to where the renovation is taking place in your home. Here’s how.

Keep it safe.

How do you make sure your valuables and treasured things don’t get lost, stolen or damaged while there are strangers working at your home? Lock it up, of course! If you have a safe, make good use of it. if it’s something important or valuable, yet is too large to protect in a safe, temporarily relocate it to a trusted friend’s home.

Nothing is away from reach.

Know that when it comes to dust, nothing is away from reach. The construction might be taking place the opposite end of where your couch or your valuable paintings are, but trust us, it can still get damaged by dust. Take no chances. Cover everything up. You might want to even consider covering them with plastic sheets for extra protection.

Invest on a temporary security system.

If the construction is happening outside your home, or if it’s happening in a different unit, then chances are that you might decide to stash your valuable in the area that’s closed off. Add an extra layer of protection to your things by investing on a temporary security system. Your IT support company should be able to help you out with this.

A little professional help goes a long way.

Apart from the builders and constructers, there are more professionals who’s help can come in useful. When it comes to construction, cleaning is unavoidable. To make sure that your things get the minimum damage from dust, make sure to clean you home before construction begins. Hire cleaning companies for both the before and after construction cleaning.

Keep away the flames and the flammables.

Though not a usual occurrence, fires are one of the biggest dangers to your possessions. Make sure that your fire alarms are intact and in perfect working condition. Ask the workers to clear out the flammable things at the end of each day. Apart from this, it’s also a good idea to keep a sufficient amount fire extinguishers at hand at all times—just in case!