Home Remodeling and Allergies: What to Expect When Managing Dust
Imagine your perfectly remodeled living room or kitchen.
Now, are you picturing everything covered in a thick layer of dust with messy tools, loud noises, and construction workers throughout the house? It’s no secret that the remodeling process can be stressful.
As former President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, or difficulty.”
Fortunately, there are steps you and your general contractor can take to prevent dust from damaging furniture, floors, and rugs. This way, the finished result for your project will be sparkly clean and won’t end up being your worst nightmare.
The dirtiest work typically takes place during demolition and drywall sanding, but every phase of construction produces dust. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the onslaught before the job starts and maintain dust containment systems to the very last days of your project.
It’s your general contractor’s job to recognize the importance of containing the mess and limiting its reach, but furthermore, it’s their responsibility to ensure its priority remains important throughout the project.
At Quality Craftsmen, we take every step possible to ensure your home is as clean as it was the day we came in, and the main way we go about accomplishing that is through our extensive dust containment procedure.
Dust Containment in Your Marietta Home
You should begin by talking to your contractor about the control process before the project begins to see if they have a removal system to eliminate most of the dust. Ask questions to judge the level of importance they place on maintaining a clean environment and protecting your home.
Before the project starts, we always designate one doorway as the entry and exit to the work area, and the other doors are sealed to limit where dust can travel.
Since most dust stems from cutting wood, tile and drywall, we also try to make as many cuts as possible outside. Covering furniture, air vents, and erecting dust walls and barriers along with attention to floor protection is also very important.
For work that must be done inside, we use the BuildClean Dust Control System to eliminate 90% of airborne dust. This eliminates almost all of the dust that’s left behind and makes any remaining layer of dust easy to clean up with a post-construction cleanup process.
Quality Craftsmen feels that your family, pets, and possessions shouldn’t have to suffer from dust. Having worked with families across the north Atlanta area for over 25 years, we are different from the typical home remodeler. We will work tirelessly to keep you as comfortable throughout the project while giving you the exceptional experience you deserve.
You can call us at (404) 483-7446, or simply fill out the contact form and a Quality Craftsmen representative will be in touch within the next business day!