While HEPACART™ and our products are largely targeted towards renovation and maintenance in high-risk areas like hospitals, dust containment systems can be useful in a variety of applications. While these systems may not look exactly like a HEPACART™, AnteRoom, or Dust Buggy™, they are still critical uses of dust containment.
Keep reading for five ways that dust containment could be impacting your life right now without you even knowing it.
1. Hardwood Floor Refinishing
If you've ever watched a home makeover show, you know that intact hardwood floors are an amazing find. But when it comes to refinishing them, they can create an enormous amount of dust. Dust containment systems that attach to floor sanders can virtually eliminate this issue by collecting all that dust in a bag for easy disposal. These types of systems are available in a variety of sizes for big and small home improvement projects.
2. Data Storage
The more of our information is stored virtually - or "in the cloud" - the more demand there is for servers that can store those vast amounts of data. But did you know that server rooms for data storage are highly susceptible to dust contamination? When exposed to high levels of dust from construction or maintenance, these servers' ability to cool themselves to a reasonable temperature can be compromised, leading them to overheat and eventually require repair. Using a HEPACART™ for dust containment during any maintenance that could stir up dust is the best way to keep data storage rooms clean and running smoothly.
3. Street Resurfacing
Resurfacing a street is a fairly regular occurrence in most municipalities. And if you have ever been around when it was going on, you know that depending on the materials used, dust can be a big issue. Construction companies that use concrete grinders featuring dust collection systems can be quite successful in controlling these types of problems and thereby maintaining visibility and mitigating any health risks that might be associated with their particular project.
4. Going Above the Ceiling
It isn't just hospitals and data storage facilities that need work done above the ceiling. Many offices and other buildings house ductwork, cables and other important features above the ceiling panels. While the same regulations may not apply to an office building that apply in a high-risk environment like a hospital, ceiling access dust and debris can still be a nuisance and a health hazard. Using a dust containment system in this type of environment may not be strictly required by law, but it can make certain maintenance projects go that much easier.
Proper dust containment - in all its forms - can make a big difference when it comes to maintenance, remodeling, and construction projects going smoothly and creating less mess. Don't underestimate the power of great dust containment.