The installation and finishing of the drywall creates the most dust during a home or office renovation. It becomes impossible to sweep or remove the dust once it gets into the heating and cooling ducts.
The longer drywall dust sits in your ducts, the harder it becomes to get out and tends to circulate to other areas that you have already cleaned. It is therefore important to clean the ducts or hire duct cleaning services immediately after a reno project is completed. Although getting rid of drywall dust is a nightmare, here are some of the best ways to make it go easier.
Switch off your central heat and air circulation
The first step you should take before getting rid of drywall dust is to turn off your heat and air circulation. This will reduce the amount of dust that is caught in the ducts and reduce the amount of dust circulated to the rest of the house. You can also install a fan near a window to blow air out of the room, reducing the amount of drywall dust left inside the house.
Clear out the furniture
Drywall dust easily finds its way into furniture. Remove any piece of furniture or cover heavy pieces that can’t be moved with plastic secured with tape. This keeps dust from being sucked in into areas inside the furniture that are hard to reach.
Block off all openings
Openings in windows, ducts, the basement or ceiling should be sealed using heavy duty plastic to prevent or cut down the amount of dust that finds its way through the openings.
Frequently clean throughout the project
Clean up dust as soon as possible before it gets a chance to spread to other parts of the house. Clean frequently, even if the sanding is not finished. You can use a broom to sweep the dust or use a sweeping compound if there is a lot of dust. Sweeping removes a significant amount of dust, making it easier to vacuum.
Schedule duct cleaning services
At the end of your project, schedule duct cleaning services to prevent drywall dust from continuing to circulate for months on end.
Dr. Duct makes sure your system is functioning at optimal levels and the air is clean in your home. Call us today at 613-845-0707 to schedule a cleaning anywhere in the Ottawa area.