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Prevent the Dangers of Inhaling Dust With New Floor Removal Methods

Inhaling dust that results from construction projects can cause a host of problems for home or business owners. This is particularly dangerous during the process of floor removal due to the large volume of dust created during these projects. For every square foot of tile that’s demolished and removed, up to a pound of dust is created and released into the air. Inhaling dust from tile or wood floor removal can be dangerous, leading to anything from minor irritation to chronic illnesses.

How Floor Removal Creates Dust

When a tile or wood floor is removed, contracted professionals generally use jackhammers, scrapers, and grinders to chip away at the flooring. Once the tile or wood is removed, the grinders smooth out the surface beneath so that a new floor can be properly installed. This process creates a lot of dust, which can end up in the air inside of the building or on surfaces throughout it. This dust is often primarily made up of materials like silica, a mineral commonly used in tile.

Possible Risks of Inhaling Dust

Inhaling dust from these projects, even in small amounts, can trigger minor allergic reactions as well as potentially fatal diseases. For this reason, with traditional methods of floor removal, the homeowner or staff must vacate their home or place of business until the project is complete. Fortunately, with dust-free floor removal methods, these risks are eliminated, resulting in a safer and more convenient process. These new methods were created to avoid the risks of inhaling dust, including:
-Triggering an asthma attack or making chronic asthma worse
-Triggering symptoms of dust allergies, like a runny nose, congestion, itching, coughing, sneezing, or swelling
-Causing respiratory irritation or illness, like bronchitis
-Silicosis (a condition that damages lung tissue) or fibrosis (scarring of lung tissue), which can lead to long-term breathing problems
-Lung cancer
-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Prolonged exposure to dust can lead to long-term damage, and can potentially be fatal. Protecting yourself, your family, or your employees from the hazards of inhaling dust during a floor removal process is essential.

Avoiding the Dangers of Inhaling Dust

In order to prevent the consequences of inhaling dust, it is necessary to cut down on or even eliminate dust output during floor removal. Traditional methods of floor removal involve techniques like chipping and grinding, which produce fine dust particles that can be difficult to remove. Fortunately, there is a solution. Floor removal systems that utilize industrial vacuums at the source of tile or wood removal prevent dust from getting into the surrounding environment by eliminating it before it is released into the air.

This is the best option for getting rid of the dust that is created during floor removal. Not only does this method protect the surfaces and furniture in your home or business from being covered it dust, it protects the health of everyone who spends time in the building. Dust-free floor removal cuts down on the cost and time it takes to prepare a space for the process, protects the property and building from damage, and eliminates the time-consuming clean-up usually associated with floor removal. Most importantly, it allows your family to stay in the home or your business to remain open during floor removal because it protects the health of both the workers and the client. If you need flooring removed, there is no need to put your health or the health of your family or employees at risk. For efficient, professional, and dust-free floor removal, call DustBusters today at 866-883-8783.