Drywall Dust - Hard to Get Rid of Without Specialized Equipment, Chemicals & Knowledge
After any sort of repair, remodel or new build in a residential or commercial building there is dust in the air especially if drywall is involved. Drywall dust is very invasive, getting into places thought impossible. It usually settles in a thin layer everywhere but even the slightest movement can send the light dust airborne. Trying to clean the drywall dust up with your run of the mill cleaning solutions will smear the dust and create a film of drywall mud.
The solution to this problem is the right equipment, chemicals and knowledge. It is still a tedious process and may require several passes but it will get the job done effectively. Below we will describe several of the best items to combat drywall dust.
The first item to add to the equation is an air scrubber. Most air scrubbers will clean 99% of the particulate out of the air using several layers of air filters. These need to run at least while the cleaning is occurring but ideally for a couple days if possible. This will capture any drywall dust that goes airborne while cleaning.
The major second component is a HEPA vacuum, preferably several and different types. HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air. This is another device that uses a number of air filters to clean. Regular vacuums do not have the layers of filters and will get clogged up and burnt out from the fine particulate.
Another essential element is a good cleaning solution. There are chemicals specifically formulated for drywall dust removal. They are usually acidic in nature, and break down and dissolve the residue.
Most every day people and household cleaning companies do not have these specialty items on hand. If you need help with some drywall dust removal, give us a call at SERVPRO of Dallas Central.