Here are a few simple things you can do to help minimise dust and damage in your home or place of business.
- When removing ceramics in or around the kitchen, use disposable plastic drop sheets to cover all bench tops and masking tape to seal all gaps between doors and drawers.
- It is also advisable that when floor coverings are being removed from the inside of a cupboard it should be cleared out and contents moved to another cupboard or room as the fine dust can find its way into just about anything.
- If it is possible, try to isolate the area to be stripped by hanging drop sheets in doorways, archways and stairwells.
- Dust can damage electrical equipment (eg. air conditioning units). Tape them up to keep the dust out.
- Leave all doors and windows open to allow ventilation.
- Depending on the area being stripped, remove all furniture, such as dishwashers, washing machines, fridges, freezers and anything else on the floor.
- Blinds can be bundled together and wrapped with a plastic drop sheet.
Remove pictures and mirrors from walls.
- While all care is taken, please be aware that skirting boards may get damaged in the process removing your floor. Damage is very rare but occasionally happens, and it may be better to remove them completely.
- Lastly, floor removal is extremely noisy. Let the neighbours know we’re coming, particularly if you live in a unit or townhouse where you may also need to seek permission from the Body Corporate.
Please note that we do have some of the best dust extraction systems around today, however, depending on the layout of your house these tools may not be 100% effective.
Coast 2 Coast can arrange to do any of these things on your behalf, if arranged prior to starting the job.