How to Handle a Renovation Mess

Your home renovation project is nearing its end – or so says your general contractor. To you, your home still looks like a total mess. If your GC finishes the job without actually finishing the job of cleaning up, you do have some options. 

Aside from feeling crabby (and it’s totally ok to feel crabby), here are some things you can do if your general contractor left your home in total disarray after completing your renovation project. 

Contact your Contractor to Discuss the Situation

Most GCs do a good job of cleaning up and trying to keep the job site tidy, but every now and then homeowners run into issues. If you happen to be one of them, the first step should be to call your contractor and ask them what’s going on. Refer to your signed contract so you can cite any specific language that was agreed upon, especially language related to cleaning up and hauling away materials. 

Handle the Clean-up Yourself

If it becomes clear that your GC is not going to take responsibility for the mess, it may be time to take matters into your own hands. You can file a complaint and try to get back some sort of compensation, but ultimately you probably just want your home back in order as quickly as possible.

If you’re going the DIY route, a good option is to rent a dumpster so you can quickly and conveniently get the excess mess out of your house. You don’t need a GC to rent a dumpster, [link to June blog] and it’s likely easier and more affordable than you think.To learn more about renting a dumpster in Round Rock, check out this blog post for 8 things to know, and get in touch with us at Griffin Waste Services to ask your questions. We’re just a phone call away.

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