Negative Air | Remodeling | Madison WI | Sims Exteriors and Remodeling

Remodeling using a negative air machine helps protect indoor air quality, workers and family members.

At Sims Exteriors and Remodeling, we take pride in creating satisfied customers at all stages during a remodel.

Our commitment is to be sure the entire remodeling process is as easy as possible on the homeowners, who, after all, have to accommodate an entire work crew while a remodel or renovation takes place. What we want to avoid is adding insult to injury by having loads of dust from a project stay in the room we are working on or, worse, have that dust travel throughout the house. That is why we have added a NIKRO mini poly air scrubber.

Using A Negative Air Machine For Clean Remodeling Projects

In the simplest terms, an air scrubber is a portable filtration system. It draws in air from the surrounding environment and passes it through a series of filters. These filters efficiently remove particles from the air to help improve indoor air quality.

As a remodeling contractor committed to your satisfaction, we seal off the room we are working in and use the negative air machine to pull airborne particles from the inside air and expel it outdoors. The work area is cleaner for our staff and just as important, little if any dust makes it to the other rooms in your home. We feel there is no reason for homeowners to have to manage the disruption of a remodeling project AND dust in every other part of their home as well.

Remodeling Can Contribute To Poor Indoor Air Quality If Not Corrected

An air scrubber helps create a cleaner, safer indoor environment for occupants while remodeling is being done. It’s great for during the remodel project, but also afterwards. Think of it. Without the negative air pressure pulling airborne particulates out of the project area, dust will settle in other areas of the home. Unless it is cleaned completely, which is virtually impossible to do, dust will recirculate until it is removed by cleaning or being breathed in by family members and pets.

Just to give an idea of how effective negative air machines with air scrubbers can be when used during remodeling projects, just look at the list of particles found on in filter on renovation projects after water damage –

  • Debris
  • Fibers
  • Ascospore
  • Aspergillus ochraceus
  • Aspergillus versicolor
  • Bacillus sp. 1
  • Bacillus sp. 2
  • Bacillus sp. 3
  • Chactomium sp.
  • Cladosporium spp.
  • Epithelial cells
  • Hyphae
  • Pollen
  • Insect parts
  • Micrococcus sp.1
  • Micrococcus sp. 2
  • Nigrospora spp.
  • Paecilomyces sp.
  • Penicillium sp.1
  • Stachybotrys – like
  • Taeniolella spp.
  • Torula spp.
  • Trichoderma sp.
  • D. Pteronysisinus (Der p I) (dust mite)
  • D. Farinae (Der f I) (dust mite)
  • Cat allergen (Fel d I)

In The Air Before A Remodeling Project

You do not need a remodeling project to lessen air quality. Most commonly occurring air pollutants are the result of normal human and animal activity, plants, insects, cleaning products, and personal hygiene products. The normal introduction of dirt and certain soil and plant borne mold spores into the indoor environment occurs through open windows, doors, and foot traffic. These particulates comprise most of what is found in normal indoor dust, both on surfaces (such as carpets) and in the air.

A remodeling project can easily add a great deal of additional debris and airborne particulate. That is why Sims Exteriors and Remodeling uses a negative air and air scrubbing machine. The reality is we will probably leave your home after a remodeling project with less dust and debris than what was there when we started. Be sure to ask your remodeling contractor if they have any way of protecting your indoor air quality – or will they make it worse.

Providing A Clean Remodel In Madison WI

If you or anyone in your family has any allergies, it is a good idea to consider a remodeling contractor using a negative air machine that also scrubs the air.

For the answers to any questions you may have about clean air remodeling, contact Sims Exteriors and Remodeling. We are remodeling specialist, including additions, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement remodeling serving Madison WI, Middleton, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, McFarland, Fitchburg, Verona, Oregon and all of Dane County.

Contact Sims Exteriors and Remodeling at 608-825-4500 or email for more information about clean air remodeling in Madison WI.

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