Regardless of the focus of your remodel, you can expect it to have a negative impact on your home’s indoor air quality. Dust and other particles and contaminants are usually generated with the removal of old materials. And if your home is old enough to have possibly been built with asbestos or lead-containing paint, you should definitely be more careful and conscious of the harmful effects of such substances.
Reliable contractors usually take the initiative to ensure safety measures are in place to prevent any significant impact on indoor air quality. But to give you some ideas on how to maintain good indoor air quality during and after your renovation, heat pump inspection and IAQ specialist J & M Air Conditioning & Heating shares some of the best practices below.
Exhaust ventilation is ideal in the work area, as this will help remove dust and other pollutants. It can also create a pressure barrier, which will help prevent pollutants from spreading to other parts of your home. Make sure that maximum ventilation is continued even after applying paints or finishes, installing flooring or performing activities that are likely to off-gas pollutants. Typically, maximum ventilation is recommended during installation and for at least 72 hours after finishing the installation.
Ensure the worksite is contained at all times.
Worksite containment should be done in order to reduce the amount of indoor air pollution during your remodel. This can be done simply by installing plastic barriers or a clear plastic tarp with a zipper. If you’re worried about the air traveling through your vents, you can consult air conditioning service providers on how to minimize the impact on your indoor air quality and protect your HVAC system.
Properly use and dispose of VOC-containing products.
Seasoned workers usually know the proper way to use and dispose of products that contain VOCs. Generally, it’s best to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, so you’ll probably want to check these as well. If there are excess VOC-containing products from your renovation, it might be better to sell or give them away. Otherwise, make sure they’re stored properly in sealed containers, and keep them in storage areas with exhaust ventilation.
J & M Air Conditioning & Heating has been operating since 1967. As one of the leading HVAC contractors in the area, we can guarantee excellent workmanship and customer service. Our technicians can help with various heating and cooling projects including window air conditioner repairs, heating replacements, etc. Call us at (951) 654 3464 (San Jacinto) or (760) 253-9631 (Palm Desert). You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Hemet, CA, and the surrounding areas.