Dust particles released during home renovation/repairing projects can have a devastating effect on people’s health. It’s not just about dust allergies, either, since airborne dust particles can and often do contain toxins such as heavy metals, silica dust, and even asbestos if the house is old enough. Then, of course, there is the chance that the dust will manage to get out of the renovation area and ruin the entire interior décor in the process.
Dust Can be Dangerous for Health and Safety
Even plain old house dust and sawdust can send someone to the hospital by first causing an allergic reaction to the dust mites, followed at times by a consequent anaphylactic shock. Then, of course, there is the chance of lead from the old paint entering our bloodstream or even combustible dust catching fire from a simple spark of the drill.
Finally, there’s the most plausible and common danger of inhaling silica dust. Silica dust inhalation is related to silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease.
The scariest part is that silica dust is basically found almost everywhere. From natural soil, rocks and stones to manmade concrete, bricks and during sandblasting; silica dust is released into the air in copious amounts, whenever these common building materials are disturbed.
This is not even close to being the complete list, which just further accentuates how dangerousdust from housework can be, especially if you have babies, young children, seniors or any other immunocompromised individuals in the vicinity.
Uncontained Dust Will Ruin Your Furniture and the Surfaces
On the off chance that the dust doesn’t contain any silica or other toxins to make workers or residents sick, it will still inevitably ruin the walls, floor, and the furnitureif you are not protecting them with proper surface protection. Then, of course, there is always the risk of spilled paint or stray drops hitting a surface to make a permanent mark.
How Can You Implement Effective Dust Containment Measures?
As you can probably guess by now, the bottom line is that if you plan to renovate/repair your home, you will need a solid dust containment strategy, which is precisely what Trimaco dust containment products and solutions are all about.
Trimaco is well aware of the dangers associated with construction/renovation dust and is, therefore, capable of providingtop of the line protective films for surface protection and plastic sheets to keep the dust/debris from spreading anywhere else within the house. Trimaco also offers various other protective and masking solutions, all of which come together to create complete dust containmentand surface protection systems. These are designed specifically to capture and isolate the dust and debris hazards, associated with renovations, repairs, and constructions.
Be sure to seal your HVAC ducts as well because if the dust gets inside the ducts, it will be automatically circulated throughout the house, essentially affecting everyone, even if they are on a completely different floor.