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Proper Dust Control for Wood Surfaces

Refinishing wood floors is a messy job. Stripping, sanding, sealing, waxing and polishing wood floors takes a good deal of time and a considerable amount of equipment. Professionals know to expect a good deal of dust in any high square-footage floor restoration. They also get used to stopping the job to cleanup periodically, often sweeping, mopping or vacuuming. By having a commercial vacuum on hand that is designed for dust control, you can control airborne dust and reduce clean up time.

The Dynavac is designed to clean up dust particles that are created during a sanding or finishing phase. Its value comes from a high-capacity tank that holds eight gallons of dust, along with a powerful motor. A special coated filter and shaker system allows you to remove dust throughout the project, saving you time normally spent cleaning or replacing filters.

With a dust control vacuum, you can decrease job time and maximize the efficiency of your crew. The Dynavac can easily be emptied on the fly, making more room for dust. You will also save money on filters.

After the job is finished, consider recommending a high-capacity vacuum to your client. They can also be used to control incidental dust as it accumulates without damaging the finish. Having a capable vacuum on hand will increase their ability to maintain the look and feel of their new floor. This is particularly valuable in retail spaces where proprietors or property owners will be motivated to keep their floors looking shiny and new.

Wood floors are magnets for dust. Almost as soon as you clean it, more dust will begin to accumulate. This is why dust control is almost a separate issue from cleaning wood floors. It is essential to the maintenance of wood surfaces, and your clients will benefit from a quick education on floor care.

Keeping floor surfaces dust free is more than a simple cosmetic issue. Dusty floors are slippery, and they can be a safety hazard to people in socks or soft-soled shoes. They are also unsanitary. Dust mites, often overlooked as a cause of various health problems related to unclean air, can thrive in environments where dust is allowed to fester.

Establishing a plan for routine care is essential to the long term health of newly finished wood surfaces. Discuss a cleaning plan and be sure to recommend an interval between deep cleanings and refinishing. This interval will depend on the type of space and its intended use, along with its size and the foot traffic the owner expects per year.

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