5 Tips To Dust Control During a Kitchen Remodel

5 Tips To Dust Control During a Kitchen Remodel

There’s no way around it: Kitchen remodeling is a dusty business! Demolition and drywall sanding leaves your house full of grit and grime. Homeowners who hire Kowalske Kitchen & Bath can feel confident that we ensure dust control during your kitchen remodel. Our experienced team will take steps to dust protection during construction. 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:

1. Isolate Remodeling Dust to the Construction Zone

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

  • Designating limited entry and exit areas
  • Closing unused doors
  • Installing zippered plastic doorways between rooms 
  • Sealing gaps around unused doors
  • Covering floors with cardboard
  • Covering carpet with plastic sheeting
  • 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
  • Using a HEPA air scrubber to remove the dust and clean the air

2. Protect the Path from the Renovation Area to the Exit

Workers will have to walk in and out of the home, removing old materials and delivering new items. Renovation dust will inevitably follow on their boots and clothes. Laying down cardboard or polyethylene plastic limits the transfer of dust and protects wooden floors and carpeting from scratchy grit, paint and drywall dust. Ask your contractor about preparing exits and entrances for your kitchen remodel.

3. Remove & Protect Personal Items

In an ideal world, you’d remove all your furniture and personal items from your home before a kitchen renovation begins. But this is not possible for most homeowners. A more practical solution is to remove small, hard-to-dust items from shelves and tabletops, like knick-knacks and artwork, and cover furniture with plastic sheets. Kowalske cleans up dust daily, preventing dirt from building up and entering the finished spaces.

4. Vacuum & Sweep Daily to Control Dust

Our contractors keep up with the dust every day, a smarter strategy than waiting until the end of the project. You don’t want grit embedded in carpets, sofas, and nooks and crannies around the wood molding. It’s important to sweep and vacuum daily. When the job is done, Kowalske will do a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning of the jobsite.

5. Use Saws Outdoors When Remodeling

Cutting wood and drywall inside a home creates dust in the air that can travel throughout the home. In 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 also use a dust collection vacuum.

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 professional kitchen remodel you deserve. Our innovative remodeling process provides you with a hassle-free renovation every time. Trust Kowalske with your next home renovation. Visit our beautiful showroom or set up a consultation with us today.

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