One buzzword repeatedly entering the flooring remodel industry conversation is “DustRam®” with the guarantee of dust free tile removal and dustless tile removal. For anyone who has lived through a remodel, these phrases alone are enough to inspire thoughtful consideration.
Having endless debris and choking on dust for months after a renovation is enough to make anyone pause before starting another demolition. After hearing about the rapid increase in demand from consumers and seeing the ease of use with the DustRam® System, there have been several imitators who have tried to join the bandwagon.
They claim “virtually dustless,” “clean tile removal,” “clean air,” and so on. To quote Oscar Wilde — “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”
While it is flattering there are so many copycats emerging in the dustless tile removal industry, DustRam LLC would like to educate consumers about the growing fakery of many who would offer this type of service.
The use of ride-on floor scrapers, negative air scrubbers, fans, water hoses, plastic sheeting, and other methods only reveal their processes will not be dust free. Ride-on floor strippers can damage walls, baseboards, cabinets, appliances, and especially overwatered or soft concrete subfloors; often costing many several thousands of dollars to repair before new flooring can be installed.
Some flat out try to claim they can do dustless tile removal when they cannot. With little regard as to what is required by way of experience and equipment, impostors posing as legitimate professionals throw up a web site and start advertising services they cannot deliver.
Many, if not most, have little more than a few months experience trying their hand at dustless tile removal. Because Google and other search engines know their web sites have very little relevance, these imitators are forced to “advertise” and have “pay-per-click” campaigns just to be found by consumers.
Contractors who need to advertise in this manner should be a red flag for the consumer researching dust less tile removal. If their service is so excellent, then why aren’t they easily found in organic search results?
The contractors with the most experience and the best equipment do not need to rely on pay-per-click tactics. The online search results speak for itself and can reveal to the consumer volumes about a particular contractors expertise and relevance in their field. Consumers looking for the best value and experience from a contractor should exercise caution when hiring from an online advertisement.
Imitation contractors use of implements duct-taped to chipping hammers or grinders and then linked to everyday shop vacuums are not up to par with the DustRam® System — where research, design, and trial-and-error of over 12 years have resulted in the most effective and patented dust capture possible.
Virtually dustless tile removal for a 600 square foot project can leave 12 or more pounds of dust circulating in a home. DustRam® contractors do not have this problem.
Now with the DustRam® system of equipment, their worries are over. The licensed contractors and flooring professionals who purchase this equipment are certified with training at the DustRam® headquarters to ensure their crews follow the appropriate procedures when using the specialized, patented equipment; from start to finish, they capture particles of dust instantly.
Below is a video of Flagstone removal performed by Arizona Home Floors, LLC who was the very first DustRam Contractor in the USA. They were instrumental in the development of all DustRam® System Equipment.
Homeowners can feel secure knowing they have hired a professional who will care for their home as if it were their own, and the process can flow quickly and cleanly during the flooring removal and installation.
With the use of the DustRam® equipment, the crews are more efficient, and turnaround time is faster. The only prep work required is to clear the floor space in the area being removed.
Plastic sheeting and tape, lining up fans to opened windows, securing air conditioning vents, or watering down the concrete are the traditional methods of the past requiring extra time, money, and intense cleaning of every home surface afterward.
None of these were adequate; with DustRam® System, they are no longer necessary.
Regular, everyday dust is troublesome for those with allergies or health issues. It is also detrimental to air conditioning units, electronics, food, and other household items.
The silica dust released into the air at demolition sites, such as a flooring or wall tile removal is not just a contaminant. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) both classify silica dust as a carcinogen impacting the health of any who breathe it in, no matter how small the quantity or limited the time of exposure.
It can take months for the homeowner to feel the dust from a remodel has truly been cleaned, but it can circulate through the house for years afterward. One does not want to hire a company unable to produce a dust free service.
Since consumers are asking for dustless specifically to avoid the contamination of their home, these impostors tout the DustRam® name, using it in advertisements online, claiming to offer dust free flooring removal.
By checking the DustRam® Contractor Map, consumers can see who has been trained and certified as an authorized DustRam® contractor. A homeowner or general contractor who hires a company for quality flooring removal for health, efficiency, and overall value deserves to get their monies worth.
DustRam® is a system of equipment created solely for dust free tile and flooring removal. A full system includes 250+ items, consisting of high powered vacuums, patented chipping hammer attachments, and additional parts dedicated to dustless tile removal. To become a DustRam® contractor, one must be a licensed professional and receive training and certification upon purchase of the system. DustRam® Contractors also have designated territories.
Do not be fooled by imitators with false promises; receive the best value by contacting one of the Certified DustRam® professionals today.
From Oscar Wilde’s Mom — “Be yourself; [DustRam] is already taken.”