Whether you are making repairs, remodeling, adding a room or building a whole new structure, construction is a messy business. Fortunately, many contractors have become aware of the importance of keeping worksites neat and clean for the benefit of both clients and workers alike.
There is, however, one thing that workplace maintenance efforts don't always consider is air quality. Dust and debris can make it hazardous to breathe in the work area and affects both clients and workers alike. In situations where contractors are engaged in lead removal or asbestos abatement, air quality is of particular concern.
Another consideration is dampness. During construction, the area may be exposed to the elements, resulting in damp creeping in. This slows down the drywall drying process and can encourage the development of mold and mildew. Both can delay projects and force them to run over budget. In addition, there may be liability issues if mold becomes a persistent problem.
Fortunately, there is a way of purifying the air and reducing dampness in the area. Dehumidification systems, also known as air scrubbers, can be placed in the construction area and run continuously to help ensure that the air remains clean and dry.
The type and size of dehumidifier needed will depend on the size of the site as well as the conditions. A good dehumidifier will include a HEPA air filter which can filter out more than 99 percent of airborne particles.
There are other situations in which a dehumidifier may be called for. In situations where there has been a flood or burst pipes, an air scrubber can be very helpful in drawing out an area and reducing airborne contaminants until contractors can come in to address the situation.
Contractors and individuals who are in need of air purification services do not have to invest in the purchase of an advanced system. Instead, Companies like All American Portable Air can provide air scrubber rental services on an as-needed basis, with the option to purchase if desired. Equipment rental is a cost-effective way of protecting one's environment and health during construction or following a disaster.