Covering furniture during remodeling. Helpful tips to keep dust and construction debris off your furniture during home remodeling. These are techniques we at JMI Flooring & Construction use and want to share.
Are you planning a renovation or remodeling for your home? A important factor to take into consideration is how to protect your home and belongings from construction dust and debris.
Under normal daily circumstances dust can travel and land on all items in your home. During a home remodel project the dust and debris will increase drastically. With a few preventative techniques it will save homeowners time and the backbreaking work of cleaning the entire home.
Covering furniture during remodeling
- Clear Items
Clear the items you don’t want to get dusty from the remodel area. These items can be boxed up or placed in another room. If these items are not removed then they will collect dust from the remodel.
- Cover areas
Cover areas that will not be impacted by the remodel in plastic sheeting. Use staples and duct tape to seal the plastic to prevent dust from entering. If there are large items that cannot be removed then using plastic to seal them is a safe bet to prevent dust. Taking care during remodel to avoid holes or tears in the plastic will ensure your items remain dust free.
One of the fastest ways dust circulates in your home is through the air conditioning system. Dust can end up in every part of your home through circulation. Sealing the room off from the rest of the house can prevent dust from circulating. If this is impossible, it is important to keep the AC off. Sheets of heavy plastic over the room entrance helps keep the dust contained. Regardless, it is always a good idea to replace your HVAC air filter after the completion of your home remodel.
- Create a walk way
Create a walk way for anyone working on the remodel. Ensure everyone is using the same way in and out. If there are windows in the area being remodeled use them to remove or bring materials in. By not carrying debris through the house this can reduce the potential for dust and debris moving to other parts of the home.
- Protecting your floors
During a remodel protecting your floors are vital. If your home has carpet we recommend you put down a protective carpet film that will help reduce the carpet from sucking up the dust from the remodel. If you home has hardwood floors or tiles try using builder’s paper. Make sure the lining covers the floor for the the entire time of the remodel. This prevents your floors from getting dirty and damaged from ground in dust and dirt.
- Shoe guards
One of the biggest culprits for spreading dust throughout the home is shoes. To prevent this from happening try using shoe guards. Think of shoe guards as a glove for your shoes. This will protect your shoes and floors and will prevent the spread of dust throughout the home.
- Major deep cleaning
Do a major deep cleaning once the remodel is over. Use a shop vac to suck up all the dust and carefully remove all of the plastic coverings and any other items used to help prevent dust movement. Use a shop vacuum to clean up the remodeling area daily. By doing this daily it will prevent a dust build up.
Covering furniture during remodeling is just one of the ways we strive to provide excellence during our remodeling process. Our team of residential remodelers and commercial renovation experts are just a phone call away. JMI Flooring & Construction (863) 533-2992