GLENVIEW, Ill., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Homes being remodeled have 5 to 8 times more dust particles in the air than others, which can cause serious health issues for homeowners and pets if the dust is not effectively controlled, according to a report released today at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida.
The report is based on scientific air testing conducted by an independent certified industrial hygienist. It explains that a home can be quickly overtaken by hundreds of thousands of dust particles during remodeling, the toxic nature of these particles and how to ensure adequate indoor air quality during a remodel.
Dust-related issues are significant because 90 percent of homeowners stay in their home throughout a project and 85 percent of homeowners say dust is the most serious inconvenience of remodeling, according to the report, which was commissioned by BuildClean Dust Control Systems.
"The research shows that historically contractors haven't been able to effectively control dust, putting everyone in the home at risk for short and long-term health problems," said Brian Paich, Business Development Manager for BuildClean. "Most homeowners aren't aware that the dust is more than a nuisance – it's incredibly dangerous, and they're completely relying on their contractors to protect them. Our goal with this report is to give them the insights needed to make educated decisions for a safe and livable remodeling experience."
Remodeling and demolition dust can trigger asthma attacks, allergic reactions and problems for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BuildClean's new report teaches homeowners how to preserve the livability of their home with effective dust management.
Paich is presenting on the health dangers of remodeling dust and best practices for controlling it at IBS. The presentation takes place at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in Remodelers Central - West Concourse, Level III, Room W304E.
BuildClean removes up to 90 percent of airborne dust generated in the remodeling process, which minimizes the migration of dust and preserves home livability even in the most challenging remodeling projects. The BuildClean unit keeps airborne dust in the work area – and out of the rest of the home – and then eliminates it. The system draws air in through two particle-trapping filters, and returns clean air into the space.
BuildClean™ specializes in dust control solutions for residential remodeling contractors. The BuildClean™ Dust Control System provides continuous and highly effective air filtration and captures many types of dust generated during remodeling projects, including cement, insulation, silica, lead, wood and drywall dust. BuildClean, which is a unit of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., is based in Glenview, Ill. For more product and service information, visit http://buildclean.com/.
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