Controlling Dust for a Healthy Remodeling Environment
About 90% of homeowners stay in their homes during remodeling projects.
If your contractor isn't proactive about dust control, it can permeate every part of your home, from your toothbrush to your dog's fur.
Here are a few ways you can tell whether your contractor is concerned about a livable environment during a major remodeling project. Do they:
- Have a dust control plan? Not just a fan in the window, but a real action plan that will assure you that dust will be contained on the worksite - not in your kitchen.
- Use best practices as part of the plan? Top contractors know that barrier walls and vacuums aren't enough. They use a HEPA Filter Dust Control System because it takes away 90 percent of the airborne dust, even on the most challenging projects.
- Bring up dust control before you even ask? Another good sign that your contractor has a dust control plan and that they are looking out for their client and staff.
Dust isn't just a nuisance, it can be bad for your health too. Remodeling and demolition dust can trigger asthma attacks, allergic reactions and problems for people with chronic pulmonary disease (COPD). Jobsite dust can also have an adverse effect on the health of pets that are in the home during construction.