4 Tips for Preparing Your House for Demolition


Whether you’ve purchased an investment property and are considering removing the current house or your home has been damaged in a fire or natural disaster and is beyond repair, there are many reasons you may be interested in house demolition. In today’s blog post from ELEV8 Demolition in Jacksonville, we are going to discuss four things you need to do before a house demolition. Read on to learn more.

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Find a Qualified Home Demolition Contractor

First and foremost, you’ll want to find a qualified home demolition contractor. While many people think that demolition doesn’t require a specialized skill set quite the way general contractors do, that couldn’t be further from the truth. You’ll want to get quotes from at least a couple of different Jacksonville demolition contractors and make sure the one you choose is experienced, reliable, and insured.

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Obtain the Proper Permits

Once you’ve found the home demolition contractor you’d like to work with, you’ll want to make sure you obtain all of the proper permits. Many times, your residential demolition contractor may obtain these for you.

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Contact Your Utility Companies

Before the home demolition begins, utilities like gas, water, and electricity must be disconnected and terminated at the source for safety. Your demolition contractor will not begin work until the utilities are properly disconnected, so it’s essential you contact your utility companies ahead of time to get these services scheduled.

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Have Hazardous Material Inspections Conducted

When it comes to hazardous materials such as lead paint and asbestos, there are proper removal and disposal methods that must be followed in order to safely get rid of them. Make sure you discuss a hazardous material inspection with your residential demolition contractor during the preparation process.


Hire the Best Home Demolition Contractor in Jacksonville

If you’re considering having a house or other residential building demolished, it’s essential that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable home demolition contractor. At ELEV8 Demolition, we provide the residents of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas with expert residential demolition services. Contact us today to learn more. 

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Our experience, and know-how means we can handle complex buildings up to 8 stories tall, as well as those in close quarters. We offer a turnkey commercial demolition solution (from environmental testing through permit pulling and utility disconnects) to streamline the process.


From house demolitions large and small to ancillary structures (garages, barns, pools, etc.), we are experienced in demolition of all types of structures, so you can rest assured that no residential demolition project is too much of a challenge for us.



If you need a mobile or manufactured home demolished, our demolition company offers same-day quotes and fast and efficient teardowns. Reach out today.