Any renovation will likely be a great source of dust, including dust from drywall, sawdust and any dust from the general debris due to the renovation. However, this dust can negatively impact one’s health.
The dust can damage furniture, rugs and the finish on hardwood floors by causing scratches on the surface. While it will be impossible to eliminate dust completely, there are some tips to reduce it during your home renovations.
Clear Out Surrounding Rooms and Cover Everything. Remove as much furniture as far away from the construction site as possible. Also cover everything in the room with sheeting. This is especially important for wooden floors.
Protect Everything (Including Registers). It is worth the investment to protect your hardwood floors and carpets. Cover them with polythene plastic and tape everything with duct tape. Similarly tape the plastic to both walls and baseboards (painter’s tape is ideal for this). Consider adding a single layer of foam-board on top of the plastic for additional protection.
Contain the Dust: Seal off other Doorways. Seal off the room with polythene sheeting and run tape around the doors. Zipped plastic sheeting is also an option for those who wish to get in and out of the room.
Mount a Fan to a Window. If possible, it is a good idea to mount a fan to a window at the far end of the renovation room and blow it out. This will bring clean air into the construction area and will prevent dust from circulating into other rooms. Also, remove all window air conditioning units from the construction area as well.
Do Dust Generating Work Outside. Work such as wood cutting, which can create a lot of sawdust, should ideally be done outside. Alternatively, for work that cannot be done outside, it is a good idea to attach dust-collecting vacuums to power saws and sanders.
Sweep and Vacuum at the end of Each Day. To stay on top of the dust, it is important to vacuum at the end of each day. In addition, if you are hiring a builder, consider asking him or her if a final cleaning session is included in the overall cost.
If you’re renovating a store, not a home, be sure to cover areas like registers or computers to minimize or eliminate damage.
It ‘s a wise idea to take appropriate measures to reduce dust as much as possible during your renovation. With these simple tips, you will be able to protect both yourself and your home from any damage.
To make your reno even easier, don’t forget to rent a junk removal bin. Many people underestimate the amount of garbage that piles up after a renovation, and often find themselves having to pay hefty prices to have it taken away. Minimize the amount you’ll have to spend by contacting Gorilla Bins and scheduling your junk removal container today!