Depending on the level of construction needed, you will most likely be wearing your work shoes for the majority of your time at a client’s property. But, for the look of the home and the satisfaction of your client, there is a threshold where you must know when to wear shoe covers in home construction. While it may not be convenient or necessary to wear covers at all times, there will come a point when you must don them.
When Inspecting the Home
Before a project gets off the ground, an inspection is usually held to determine any hidden issues or overlooked spots that need updates or repairs. During these inspections, you may walk through areas with a buildup of grime, dirt, or other nasty contaminants, whether in basements or along the perimeter of the house.
Discover Issues, Don’t Create Them
You have been hired to give the home a thorough inspection that warns the homeowner of potential risks and faults with their house. Tracking around dirt, dust, and mud will only add to the problems they need to solve. During this process, make sure you are wearing elastic shoe covers to preserve the home’s cleanliness and prevent further issues.
When Applying the Last Touches To a Project
When a long project is finally beginning to wind down, there may be some last-minute modifications or small renovations that need to be made. These final touches may not require a lot of employees or equipment to get the job done, but it is necessary to keep your shoe covers on at this time.
Lead To Further Repairs
Due to the fact that the project is so close to being done, any time you walk on the floor—whether it be hardwood, tile, or carpeting—you run the risk of causing damage to surfaces with your work boots. The homeowner will want the house in pristine condition, and causing even mild damage will mean extra time and expense cleaning and fixing your mistakes.
Ask the Homeowner
If you are in doubt and are not sure whether wearing your work boots would be a problem, ask the homeowner what they prefer. Wearing shoe covers in home construction is a vital step to ensuring your client is happy with how you handle their home and is an inexpensive and quick way to preserve the surfaces of their house.