5 Tips to Control Dust During a Kitchen Remodel

5 Tips To Control Dust During A Kitchen Remodel

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There’s no way around it: Kitchen remodeling is dusty business. Demolition and drywall sanding leaves your house full of grit and grime. Homeowners never have to worry about dust with Kowalske Kitchen & Bath. Our experienced team will take steps to control dust during your renovation. We pride ourselves on leaving your home clean. Trust us to keep your family safe from renovation dust.

Check out these 5 tips on how your contractor can control renovation dust during a kitchen remodel.

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Control Renovation Dust During a Kitchen Remodel:

  1. Isolate the Construction Area
  2. Mark the Path
  3. Remove & Protect
  4. Vacuum & Dust Daily
  5. Work Outdoors

1. Isolate Dust

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The Kowalske team cleared the work area in this Lake Country, Wisconsin home. Kowalske will clean up renovation dust safely every time.

If the renovation is confined to a kitchen, we will isolate the work area to prevent dust and grit from getting out. These steps include:

  • Designating limited entry and exit areas
  • Closing unused doors
  • Sealing gaps around unused doors
  • Covering floors with cardboard
  • Covering carpet with plastic
  • Hanging plastic sheeting across open areas that lead to other rooms
  • Covering intake registers in the work area, so the HVAC system doesn’t spread grit around the house
  • Opening a window, if weather permits, to allow circulation within the renovation space, and rigging a fan in the window space to blow dust out

2. Mark the Path

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Kowalske created a clearly marked path for this Wauwatosa bathroom remodel on the second floor. We hung plastic sheeting to prevent dust in other rooms. We protected the flooring/carpet with cardboard/plastic.

Workers will have to walk in and out of the space, removing old materials and delivering new ones. Renovation dust will inevitably follow on their boots and clothes. Laying down canvas tarps or polyethylene plastic limits the transfer of dust and protects wooden floors from scratchy grit and both carpets and floors from spills. Ask your contractor about preparing exits and entrances for your kitchen remodel.

3. Remove & Protect Items

In an ideal world, you’d remove all your furniture and personal items from your home before the kitchen renovation begins. A more practical solution is to remove small, hard-to-dust items from shelves and tabletops , like knick-knacks and photos, and cover furniture with tarps. Kowalske cleans up dust daily, preventing dirt from building up.

4. Vacuum & Dust Daily

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This Wauwatosa living room is sealed off with a zipper.

Our contractors keep up with the dust every day, a smarter strategy than waiting until the end when grit is embedded in carpets, sofas, and nooks and crannies around the wood molding. When the job is done, Kowalske will do a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning job.

5. Work Outdoors

In the good weather, carpenters can work in a space outdoors, limiting the amount of sawdust in your house. If they do work indoors, ask that they use dust-collecting vacuums with their power saws. Workers using drywall sanders, another primary source of dust and grit, should do the same thing.

Dust and debris are inevitable, but with a little forethought and care, Kowalske will keep your home clean and safe.

Get Started on Your Kitchen Remodel

When you are looking for the best kitchen remodeling experts in the region, contact Kowalske Kitchen & Bath. From concept to construction, we partner with you every step of the way, giving you the kitchen you deserve. Our innovative remodeling process provides you with a hassle-free renovation every time. Trust Kowalske with your next home renovation. Visit our exciting showroom or set up a consultation with us today.

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