It is important to understand why dust should be controlled, the various forms of dust control systems that are available, and how to select the correct one, and how to design a water spray system to limit the spread of dust. Dust control in Alberta has now taken a different turn.
There are three basic types of dust control systems that are being utilized today that companies can select from. There are systems that operate using a ventilation system in a building to remove or capture dust particles. There are also wet dust suppression systems at the ground level that use water to dampen the soil or other small particles that make them too heavy to become airborne. Airborne dust can also be thwarted with a water system where a spray can join with the particles causing them to fall to the ground.
There are different surface protection and construction dust control products that you can get inexpensively exactly for this purpose. For surface protection, many products have been custom-made in Alberta to suit particular areas in your home. Instead of using a large sheet to just cover things up, there are surface protection cover ups for floors, doors, tubs, toilets, counters, windows, carpets and even HVAC protection to keep small objects, such as screws and nails, from falling into your vents and ducts.
Temporary barrier systems such as ZipWall create a small area in a home or business that is physically sealed off from other spaces. These temporary barriers are a great way to limit dust to a single room, thus making the final clean up quicker and easier. They are usually made of durable aluminum poles that stretch from the floor to ceiling and tightly hold plastic sheeting to create a temporary wall. Using temporary dust barriers with plastic sheeting is a cost-effective way to minimize the spread of dust.
Portable industrial dust collectors are also, in many cases, better than fixed or non-movable cyclone-type dust collection system simply because the unit can be moved to whatever room or site where dust removal is needed. This is especially important if your business is conducted at different work sites or shops on a regular basis.
If you're working in an area and need to insure no dust leaves as you do, consider shoe and boot covers. These slide right onto your boot or shoe, have a non-slip sole and protect the floor while you're working and keeps you from tracking any dust throughout the rest of the house. There are even mats to catch any dust on your feet as you leave the area, again providing more protection for the homeowner.