Containment, one of the most underrated parts of remediation work

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Containment setup in an entry.

Containment matters. At Craftech, we take great pride in our cleanliness. When we remove most materials from a structure, we test for asbestos before removal; once we get a negative result, we contain the area before removing it.

Containment helps in numerous ways including;

  • Prevent potentially hazardous substances – such as mold spores, lead-based paint, silica dust, and more – from spreading throughout the entire structure.
  • Creates a barrier to keep dust and other particles confined within a workspace, which helps make clean-up easier for our crews.
  • Creates a closed drying chamber, so we don’t waste time drying unaffected areas.

There are several different ways we can create containment; we always begin with thick plastic sheeting and painter’s tape. Over the years, many companies have developed tools to help set up containment quicker and more efficiently. Zipwall is perhaps the most well known. They have created spring-loaded poles that make building barriers as easy as cutting sheeting, attaching, and raising within a matter of minutes—no longer requiring hours of painstakingly setting up plastic and taping.

Following proper protocol shows us first to contain, then remediate, and restore. There are two types of containment “source containment” and “area containment.” Source refers to containing the source of the loss, such as shutting off a water valve to a broken pipe or extinguishing a fire. Area refers to containing the damaged area to just that, the damaged area. Setting up barriers allows the uncontaminated areas to remain uncontaminated.

We treat our client’s homes as if they were our own; building containment is just one of the many ways we show we care.

Contact us today to experience what makes Craftech different from our competitors.