A wall, room, entire roof or everything on the property must go! And not a moment too soon if you ask me!
Stripping out a room is taking out all of the fixtures and any internal materials to be rebuilt by a builder. Using a poly sheeting to cover all vents and doorways to keep dust to the work area will reduce cleaning as the demolition progresses.
Should you begin to take out fixtures make sure you use eye protection, appropriate gloves and boots. Force must be used to remove some items that are moving or richeting off walls or floors. Gloves protect your hands from splinters and sharp edges, many of which you may not be able to see.
Insurance and licensed demolition companies should also have a wide range of resources to complete your project. Materials flying everywhere have been known to damage good parts of your remodeling project. Damage happens, but not intentionally.
Commercial demolition companies keep many different types of machinery and tools to complete the needed work. Safety face masks also help control the amount of dust a demolition stirs up. Protecting those involved should always be first and foremost on every job.
Inquire about the process that will be used as well as the tools. You may own many of the tools you see the demolition workers use, but many you may not be proficient to use on your own. Simple things, such as laying down heavy duty paper on good floors you are keeping, is always appreciated by the demolition crew.
Roll off dumpsters, or other various dumpsters, are usually placed on the property to collect discarded materials. Putting down sheeting around the dumpster will catch small items that can stick to the bottom of your shoes then dragged into your home. Other small items may get shot out of your lawnmower months later.
If there are any materials that can be salvaged, demolition companies may have a way of distributing them to salvage companies or other opportunities. Neighbors may have a need for salvageable materials, which will help with goodwill as most demolition projects can get very noisy for days or weeks on end.
Installing a noise barrier, whether it is a temporary wooden fence or makeshift, will help reduce noise. Some demolition companies have specially designed acoustic enclosures for equipment that will allow such adjustments. Your neighbors will remain long after the demolition crew has completed their work.
Make sure the materials from your project can be disposed of properly by the demolition company of your choosing. There is always a rental property somewhere that can make use of good materials you no longer need.