Dust: it’s one of the most painful parts of any remodel. It gets everywhere. There’s never a project that doesn’t have dust. In fact, an astounding 85 percent of homeowners say job site dust is the highest inconvenience of remodeling.
Once dust gets airborne, it travels in the natural airflow of the house. If air naturally flows from the front of the house to the back of the house, construction in a front room will migrate to the back rooms. That’s right — even in the rooms where construction isn’t happening!
But what if there was a way to mitigate the flow of dust in the air and reduce its travel from one room to another?
Compartmentalizing construction areas and closing off air returns are two ways to reduce dust flow and settling, but there’s another way: HEPA air filters and negative airspace filters.
What are HEPA Air Filters?
HEPA air filters work by attracting and collecting construction dust that enters the air. It uses a fan to draw in dirty air, passes it through a two-stage filtration system, captures the dust, and returns the clean air into the room.
This automatically makes the air cleaner and reduces remodeling dust by 90 percent — making both contractors and customers extremely happy. These machines are ideal for contractors who need to control job site dust in a very effective and low-cost manner. They’re also ideal for homeowners who want to reduce the amount of dust that settles on furniture, objects, and other areas of the home.
What are the Benefits of HEPA Air Filters?
- Dust reduction: The main benefit of this innovation is to reduce the amount of dirt and dust released during demolition and construction projects. The HEPA 360° Air Scrubber from BuildClean exchanges the air (and removes dust) in a 6,000-cubic-foot room six times in one hour. The 360° design picks up dust from all over, rather than just one spot, to maximize particle collection. Dust is dirty, messy, and gets everywhere. There’s no denying it’s a huge annoyance to homeowners before, during, and after a construction project.
- Health benefits: Removing dust from the air before it settles also benefits health. This is more than just dust from drywall sanding. It can be a number of components — a witch’s brew of ingredients — that can also include mold, mildew, and asbestos. HEPA Air Filters can capture all of these fibers as they become airborne so they are not inhaled by people or pets.
- Easy to Use: The HEPA 360° Air Scrubber from BuildClean is rugged, portable, compact, and loaded with features. You simply set it in place, plug it in, and turn it on. As it works, you may notice the quality of the air improving significantly.
Who Should Use HEPA Air Filters?
Anyone conducting home remodeling or construction projects should consider using HEPA air filters and negative airspace filters. Projects big and small accumulate dust and dirt. No matter how much prep, how much you compartmentalize the project, or how much you cover with plastic, you will still have dust.
Many homeowners despise the dust that comes from these projects because it’s difficult to fully clean. They also don’t want dust and dirt around their young children or pets, especially if the loved ones have respiratory conditions like asthma. That’s why using these filters to reduce the amount of dust traveling in the air is perfect for small to large projects in any type of environment.
Contractors and remodelers use HEPA air filters because they lead to a better remodeling process. Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers is proud to use HEPA air filters and negative airspace filters to help reduce dust during renovation and construction projects.
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