Before you start any home improvement or renovation project, you have to prepare yourself for the things you have to expect: the expenses, the disturbance, the noise, and of course, the inevitable mess and dust.
For any DIY project you want to take the necessary precautions to protect your health. Although you can minimize the accumulation of some types of dirt during a home renovation, such as mud, containing dust can be really hard to do. Dust freely floats in the air and most of the time, we only get the chance to remove it as soon as it settles on our furniture and inside our homes.
But don’t worry because there are still several ways you can control dust build up during your home improvement project. Great home renovation companies already practice some of these, but if the company you have hired doesn’t do these yet, you can request for them to take some action in order to prevent or at least reduce dust accumulation in your home.
Lay fabric rolls or plastic sheets on your floors. Fabric rolls or plastic sheets will prevent your floors from being filled with dust. If your floors are covered with carpet, you can use a protective film that sticks to the carpet instead.
Use dust barriers. Dust barriers are a godsend in containing dust into the room being renovated or improved.
Remove or cover all furniture items from the renovation site. Dust tends to settle on various items and can be very challenging to get rid of. This is especially true if the room to be improved in your home has a lot of furniture in it. Imagine removing dust particles from your upholstered couch – sounds like a lot of work, right? So, it’s better if you cover all your furniture items with tight plastic sheets or fabrics to prevent dust from getting on (or into) them. Or better yet, remove all the furniture pieces from the room being renovated.