When a restoration company heeds the call for help in, ensuring proper containment is essential for faster and successful project completion. While many rely on the old standards of tape and plastic, they aren’t always the most reliable barrier and require extra time when it’s time to clean up.
Downsides of Tape and Plastic
If the job is small, this simple method may just do the trick. For bigger jobs, a number of factors can affect the ability of these tools to work effectively.
Environmental Conditions — For both abatement and remediation projects, temperature and humidity levels are key concerns. If the mercury drops, many tapes become brittle or lose their ability to stick. High humidity or moist conditions may have the same effects, leaving your containment subject to weak spots.
Surfaces — Depending on the material you are adhering the plastic sheeting to, it may turn out to be a difficult and wasteful experience. A dirty or rough surface makes it difficult for the tape to stick.
Duration — While some projects may be quick, others take time. When the above factors come into play, there is a greater chance of an improper seal as time goes on.
Knowing that time and safety are of the essence, reliable and reusable containment benefit both. Advances in technology have resulted in heavy-duty, reliable barrier systems that use negative air and HEPA filters to confidently seal off damaged areas. They are designed to separate the area while capturing airborne contaminants and particles, cleaning the air and releasing contaminant-free air back into the area. They are designed for a quick set up and take down and can be reused, making them friendly for budgets and the environment.
Although existing containment standards may be up to some tasks, exploring modern options provides added peace of mind, speeds up the process and reduces excess waste.