3 Steps to Our Dust Free Sanding
1. Dust Containment
The first, and most important, step to our dust free sanding is capturing the fine dust before it becomes airborne. We achieve this by attaching all our sanders to top-of-the-line dust containment units. For example, our big drum sander runs off of Oneida’s Vortex Gorilla Vac, and we also retro-fitted our drum sander with their Vortex Cyclone kit for maximum efficiency. (Check out a short video of us sanding red oak. It’s a bit loud, so you may want to turn down the volume.) Any dust that our dust containment systems don’t pick up is too heavy to be airborne. At several points during our sanding process, we vacuum any dust that accumulates on the floor.
Due to the efficiency of our dust containment systems, we typically don’t need to hang plastic sheathing over doorways and cabinetry. However, we would be happy to hang plastic at your discretion for more peace of mind.
2. Final Coat Pre-Cleaning
After the sanding process is completed and we are done making dust, we spend time cleaning any fine dust that may have gotten by our dust containment units to ensure a dust free environment for the final coat. We do this by wiping down the woodwork and any horizontal surfaces, such as window sills, tables, picture frames, etc., that may have accumulated some fine dust.
After our Pre-cleaning, the project area is usually cleaner than when we arrived!
3. Free Professional In-Home Cleaning
Let’s face it. If only a tiny amount, there is always some dust left behind, even with the best dust containment units on the market, which means we can’t claim a 100% dust free sanding experience. Our solution? We hire a professional cleaning company to come and clean your home after the project is completed. This way, we ensure your home is cleaner than when we arrived.
We have a great relationship with the cleaning company and take full responsibility when we hire them. In fact, many homeowners end up hiring them on a monthly basis after their free cleaning.
Since we often leave your home cleaner than when we arrived, many customers feel they are wasting the free in-home professional cleaning by using it right away. We now allow the free cleaning to be used with-in 6 months of the project completion and in any area of your home!