If you have ever remodeled your home or done construction of any kind, you know the amount of dust it can create. One of the most difficult parts of construction on your home, is the mess that is left in its wake. There are a few things that you can do to keep the dust level down in your home during construction. Today, Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like to share some tips that could end up keeping you sane by limiting the amount of dust in your home during your next remodel.
Clear Out the Construction Site
When you have decided to tackle remodeling in your home, the first thing you need to do is clear out the area that will be worked on. The more you can remove from the room, the better. If you can take your belongings out and store them during the remodel, you won’t have to worry about keeping them clean throughout the process.
Use the Right Tools During Construction to Minimize Dust
There are several power tools that come with dust extractors to help keep the dust down during construction. There are sanders, tile cutters, and saws that can be used with a bag on the end to help catch the dust they create while working. This won’t completely solve the problem of course, but can be helpful.
Isolate the Construction Site Area Before Work Begins
Upon starting the project, make sure you isolate the area to avoid the dust carrying throughout your house or business. You can hang tarps or heavy duty plastic in doorways to help keep the mess contained. You can also close off any of the HVAC vents in the room with plastic to avoid dust and debris getting sucked up into the ductwork of your home. At the doorways of the project, you can place a sticky mat on the floor to take off any dust and debris from shoes as people are in and out of the project throughout the day.
Keep Good Air Flow into the Construction Area
During the construction process, if there are any windows in the room, you may want to keep them open to allow as much fresh air as possible. This will allow the dust to be transferred outside rather than settle inside your home. Some construction crews will use large fans that are pointed toward the window to push the dust outside.
Best Way to Clean Dust During & After Construction; Vacuum First
To help keep the dust level down in your project, it is important to keep up with daily cleaning tasks. Sweeping the area at least once a day will help contain the mess and keep the dust down. When your project is complete, do any vacuuming before you worry about the dust on shelves and other surfaces. Vacuuming stirs up dust and chances are you will have to clean everything twice if you clean it before you vacuum the room.
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Construction in your home can be stressful. The mess it creates can add to that stress. Baker Sandoval Cleaning can help alleviate that stress with our construction cleaning services. Let us simplify your remodel and help you get the room put back together after your improvements. Call us today!