Demolition and Clean Outs: How to Prepare

September 24, 2019

When it comes to demolition and clean outs, let us walk you through a few important things to consider before you bring in the pros.

Demolition and clean outs is a fun business to get into. You can ask anyone who has been a part of Sanford & Son Demolition and Clean Out team from over the last 20 years. We’ve provided thorough and safe demolition and clean out services throughout central Maryland—and because it’s important to us that you’re prepared, here are a few things to consider for your big demolition and clean out project:

Safety First

Safety always comes first when preparing for demolition, so we prepare accordingly. The most important part of the pre-demolition process is to make sure the condition of the structure has been professionally surveyed to indicate the possibility of unplanned collapse of the framing, floors, and walls. We are Licensed and Insured - MHIC License No. #111514.


We are a demolition and clean out service that you can count on, again and again. Seven days a week, we respond immediately to all phone calls. We like to keep you informed throughout the process, updating you on our progress, and whatever unforeseen issues that may occur. And with our owner present on every job site, every customer is taken care of the right way.

Remove all Belongings

Before we begin the demolition process, you should know that you won’t want to wait until the day of the demolition to start packing your belongings. Sorting, packing, and removing your belongings can be a longer process than some might realize. Before demolition, we recommend you plan a time in advance to remove your belongings from the structure and away from the demolition area.

Close Off Area

Sometimes, only certain parts of a building are being demolished rather than the entire thing. If that is the case, you want to block off the area that is going to be demolished. This doesn’t mean simply just closing the doors. You want to seal off any vents and windows as well to make sure that dust and debris doesn’t get into other parts of the building.

Make Arrangements

If you are demolishing part of your property, or even a part of your home itself, you want to make sure you have other living arrangements until the demolition job is finished. A demolition zone is no place for you or your family, so you want to find a hotel or other place to stay while the process is taking place. If it’s a commercial building we are working on, be sure to find an alternative workspace for the employees.

Now that we’ve covered the important things to think about BEFORE starting a demolition job, here is a list of our demolition and cleanout services. From residential to commercial, Sanford & Son has homeowners and property managers all over Maryland, in good hands.


demolition and clean outs

  • Shed, deck, and fence removal
  • Above and in-ground pool removal
  • Garage and carport demolition
  • Additions and porch removal
  • Barn and outbuilding demo
  • Mobile home and trailer removal
  • Chimney and fireplace demolition
  • Concrete and asphalt demo
  • Landscaping and
  • garden box removal
  • Property clean up and cleaning
  • Small building tear-downs


demolition and clean outs

  • House and Estate Clean Outs
  • Business and Office Clean Outs
  • Warehouse and Storage Unit Clean Outs
  • Barn Clean Outs
  • Attic, Basement, and Garage Clean Outs
  • Foreclosure trash outs
  • Evictions
  • Carpets Pulled and Hauled Away
  • Household Junk Removal
  • Appliances and Furniture Removed
  • Construction Debris Clean Up
  • Lots and Yards Cleared
  • We Board Up Windows and Doors

From commercial demolition services, to interior demolition, to residential demolition, to clean outs, Sanford & Son is proud to provide thorough and safe demolition and clean outs throughout central Maryland—and because it’s important to us that you’re prepared, enjoy our list of things to consider for your next big demolition and clean out project. For more information on our demolition and clean out services, click here.