All of the RATP contracts require the contractors to be insured, licensed, and bonded.
In the Construction Agreement, it states that you are responsible for moving furnishings and removing window coverings. If you need help moving furniture, please make arrangements with a friend, relative, or neighbor prior to construction. If the contractor arrives on the scheduled day, and you have failed to clear the work area sufficiently, your work could be delayed. We will hold a "How to Prepare Your Home for Construction Meeting" approximately 6 weeks prior to the start of construction.
The contractors will cover your floors with drops cloths; however these coverings will be removed at the end of each day. If you are worried about protection of furniture or electronic equipment, please cover these items during the time of construction. You should remove and protect any china, glassware, or valuables to avoid the risk of damage. We strongly recommend that you protect stereo equipment, televisions, computers, and any other electronics that may be sensitive to dust.
Construction in any home is extremely disruptive, and can, at times, get very messy. As part of the Acoustical Treatment Program, we try to take whatever measures necessary to minimize the disruption and mess. The contractors who will work in your home are required to keep all areas free and clear of debris, to use dropcloths, and to clean the work area at the end of each day. During what will seem to be a period of disorder, we will need your patience and cooperation for the project to be successful. Past experience has shown that the lasting result of a quieter home more than compensates for this short-term disruption.