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Containment Walls / HEPAUnless you have been through a remodel project, most customers don't really know what to expect when their contractor starts the demolition. If the project is small it might not matter to much. But if the project involves removing any countertops, cabinets, flooring, ceramic tile, sheetrock, showers, tubs, framing, doors, or millwork, you should be concerned by what is about to happen. Did your contractor warn you about all the dust that will be migrating through your house? Did your contractor ask you or if someone in your home has allergies or is sensitive to dust? Did your contractor tell you how they were going to protect the rest of your home and property from dust and damage? In this article we will tell you what we do and why we do it. First, you should know that we care about you and your home and we go the extra mile to protect you. We pick up after ourselves each and everyday and never leave you with our mess to clean up.
It may not have been obvious, but when we bid your job we evaluated our path of travel from the point of access to the area we are working. We protect all surfaces in the path of travel which often involves wood flooring, ceramic tile, limoneum, carpeting, etc., and/or a combination of all the above. We use specialize products to protect those flooring surfaces from damage during the entire project (pictures below). In the path of travel there are usually other rooms unaffected by the remodel such as bedrooms, living rooms, family rooms, etc.. We install temporary plastic containment walls in the path of travel whenever possible (pictures below). We install protective plastic barriers and/or tarps to cover adjacent furniture and doorways whenever necessary. We install zippered access points so you can get around you house when we are not working. Although no indoor construction project is completely dust free the use of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) negative air filt ration systems will significantly reduce the migration of dusts and fine powders throughout your home.
We use large industrial HEPA negative air filtration systems that capture construction dust like a large vacuum cleaner. A large volume of air is pulled continuously into the filter and clean air is discharged out the other side. This technology is the same, but much much larger, than the small room size air purifying units made by Dyson, HomeMedics, Honeywell, etc.. And we use HEPA rated industrial vacuum cleaners to prevent picked up dust from being redistributed into the air. We hope this article was helpful in your understanding of what we do to protect you and your home.
For complete information on HEPA - high efficiency particulate air please read the article on our Resources pages.