How to clean dust after renovation?

What's the best way to contain dust inside the house while you're renovating? Is there something better than dust sheets over doorways? What's the best way to clean it up afterwards?

Asked by Nan on 16th May 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Best way is a hoover mask abd also water to keep the dust fumes down waot. For it to settle then go with a industrial hoover"
Answered on 5th Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Put plastic sheets or covering of some sort dwn and the builders will clean it at the end"
Answered on 19th Jun 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"Yes use plastic pvc sheet something that will block out any dust or get a extraction fan"
Answered on 7th Jul 2023 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"Polythene and duck tape always does well but nothing stops it 100%"
Answered on 16th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"During house renovations, it's important to contain dust and maintain a clean living environment. Here are some tips:

Use zip walls or plastic barriers to create isolated work zones. This prevents dust from spreading throughout the house.

Create negative air pressure in the work area with a portable air scrubber or a fan with a HEPA filter. This captures airborne dust particles and prevents their dispersion.

Protect floors by using adhesive plastic film or canvas drop cloths. Secure the edges to prevent dust from seeping underneath.

Seal gaps around doors, windows, and vents using painter's tape or temporary caulk. This helps prevent dust from escaping or entering other rooms.

Utilize wet methods when working with dusty materials like cutting or sanding. Spraying water or using a damp cloth reduces airborne dust.

Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a dust mask, safety goggles, and gloves to protect yourself from inhaling or coming into contact with dust.

For post-renovation cleanup:

Vacuum all surfaces, including floors, walls, furniture, and fixtures, using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.

Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down surfaces and remove any remaining dust residue.

Consider using air purifiers with HEPA filters to improve air quality in the affected areas.

Launder fabric items separately, such as curtains and linens, to remove dust.

Increase ventilation by opening windows and using fans to remove lingering dust particles.

Following these tips will help contain dust during renovations and ensure a cleaner living space afterward."
Answered on 16th May 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Use a wet-dry vacuum to remove dust quickly and efficiently. It may take more than one pass to remove considerable dust accumulation. Watch for nails, splinters, bits of drywall, and other debris that may have been missed by the construction crew when cleaning."
Answered on 3rd Jun 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"dust making tools to be used with hoover attachment and to make things better, there are air cubes on hire to be placed inside the area as they filter the air from the dust.
If disc cutter used, then water might be the way to reduce the dust"
Answered on 3rd Jun 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Hoover it then mop it. You gotta keep getting fresh water in your bucket."
Answered on 13th Jul 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"Use masking tape over any seals of door ways then use pvc dust sheets and masks up again"
Answered on 16th May 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"sweep what u can then hire an industrial hoover i like to duck tap any gaps like doorways ect"
Answered on 11th Jul 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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