During a remodel or renovation, a homeowner has a very specific vision of how the final product should appear. At times they do not understand the requirements necessary to get from the current look to their ideal.
A good contractor or designer walks the homeowner through each step beforehand, so they have realistic expectations of processes and budget. It is important the homeowner gets the best value for their money spent by avoiding common pitfalls of poor communication or construction scams.
When contemplating a remodel, dust free tile removal is frequently searched. Some contractors and homeowners equate virtually dust free with actual dust free. This is just not the case.
Others promote dustless flooring removal but use deterrents. If there must be water, plastic sheets, and tape, negative air machines, air scrubbers, or fans used, the process is not dust free.
The discerning client knows to check the following to be sure they do not fall for dust free tile removal scams.
The very first item on the dust free tile removal checklist, or for any home renovation project, is to find a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor. In the state of Arizona, homeowners can check the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
Verify the licenses with the state board and confirm the customer reviews available on websites other than the contractor’s own social media accounts. It is important to check for the availability of continuous videos (not stop motion or photo only images) for past jobs completed by the contractor and their crew.
Video proof allows the homeowner to see whether dust is being created and released into the air. Arizona Home Floors, LLC shows this and more at their website https://www.azhomefloors.com/
The homeowner should look at the equipment used by the team members next. A cursory glance over the employees should not show a poor personal appearance, and they should display pride and care for their tools, vehicles, and trailers.
A valid flooring removal company will never use a ride-on floor scraper machine in a residential space, no matter how large the home may be as it will be impossible to capture all the dust created from using such a large machine.
The company should have multiple industrial vacuums with one or more HEPA filters per unit; fans and air scrubbers do not count as these try to manage or clean up dust generated, and do not stop the dust at the source.
The vacuums need to be attached to each piece of the flooring removal equipment as well as the garbage receptacles to ensure dust is not released as tile debris is collected.
After the flooring debris removal, there should still be a HEPA vacuum attached to the concrete grinder as well. These vacuums and filters ensure every step of the process safeguards against dust creation, thereby providing dust free flooring removal. Certified DustRam® Contractors using the patented DustRam® System equipment can offer this value to their customers.
Make sure the contract states the condition expected of the home once the flooring removal process has been completed. Clear expectations of who hauls away the debris and disposes of the trash must be listed.
Then check the videos of recently completed remodels so the homeowner sees how much dust is in the cabinets, closets, electronics, and air ducts; the contractor’s claims in the contract should be able to be visually verified. For a truly dust free tile removal, the home should still be in a livable condition and immediately ready for the next step in the new floor installation.
Using the proper contractor, dustless tile and flooring removal are allergy-free; homeowners and pets can safely be at the house during the removal process with zero ill effects. Health is a large concern as the dust created by demolition is carcinogenic and regulated by OSHA and health organizations.
Anyone with respiratory conditions, allergies, or asthma needs the dust free tile removal process to avoid aggravating factors. Licensed contractors, such as Arizona Home Floors, LLC, follow the requirements for the health of their demolition teams as well as for their clientele.
Even if the homeowner avoids being ensnared by an unscrupulous handyman or imposters there is still uncertainty. A contractor could have the best of intentions but not be organized or experienced enough to avoid delays.
Subpar work could be the result of the handyman or a subcontractor not having the necessary qualifications. Finally, legal issues could arise due to unlicensed contractors and uninsured workers, shoddy workmanship, inferior equipment or incomplete work.
And, only a specially trained, experienced team using tried-and-tested equipment designed specifically for dustless flooring removal ensures a dust free tile removal project for the homeowner. The results will speak for themselves.
In conclusion, to avoid falling for any dustless tile removal scams, an astute homeowner will verify the credentials of any contractor before allowing them into their home. The homeowner should watch videos of work being performed at actual job sites and check there is indeed zero toxic dust being released into the air.
Research the equipment used by the contractor or business; there should be HEPA filters on commercial-grade vacuums hooked up to each part of the flooring removal machinery. All DustRam® System equipment has been manufactured specifically for maximum dust free tile removal results.
A contract with clear language about what dust free tile removal includes should be mandatory. With Arizona Home Floors, the homeowner will save time and money with no clean-up needed, the use of efficient specialized equipment and trained team members, and zero health concerns.