3 Tools for Carlton’s Consistently Clean Construction

Remodeling can be messy. When Carlton Building’s on the site we want your place to run smoothly, and interruption free, as always. That’s why we use these three tools to mitigate mess and simplify safety. Keep an eye out for contractors that go the extra mile to keep your environment safe and secure.

1. Air Scrubbers

According to the EPA air pollution is one of the top 5 environmental dangers facing our planet. The indoors can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside. Keeping work sites safe and sustained is a top priority for us! When working on location, along-side everyday patients, customers and staff we know it’s important that business go off without a hitch. To create a cleaner, safer work environment a negative air machine or “air scrubber” acts to purify. The contaminants are sucked in and pass through a strong UV germicidal light that alters the pollutant’s DNA making them harmless. We’re not the only ones who utilize them. Air scrubbers made it to the pentagon as part of the post 9/11 clean up. The Dri-Eaz is one of our favorites. It’s large but portable. Look for contractors who use air scrubbers to keep your location safe and breathable.

2. Zip Wall

Air scrubbers aren’t the only way to keep the mess of construction out of your business. In their own words Zip Wall is a “comprehensive dust barrier solution for construction, remodeling, and renovation.” Carlton Building Services uses reusable dust panels as an effective replacement for plastic sheeting. They weigh just over a pound and are 9 inches in width. This offers a more functional and powerful barrier between you and your renovations. For health-care facilities and senior living centers dust and dirt can be harsh on frail lungs. Zip Wall puts healthy barriers between our work and those in retirement or recovery. Safer products are good for everyone!

3. Noise free nail guns

Disruption doesn’t stop with dust. The noise of construction can be intrusive and for this reason fuel cell-powered nail guns have become an attractive tool. These nail guns replace traditional air compressors. They make the job quieter and more effective. They are better for our ears and our feet. Cordless tools present one less thing to worry about on a work site. Less tripping means more safety for you and for us (who doesn’t love that?). If you want to take a closer look at this modern day machinery This Old House, a home improvement show and site, recommends the Senco Fusion FN55A and the Dewalt DC608K. These machines help us sustain a more efficient, and quieter, experience.

We’ve scratched the surface here but wanted to maintain our awareness campaign for consistently clean construction. Look for more tips of the trade right here and on our social media platforms.

JP Carlton

J.P. Carlton

J.P. Carlton is the founder of Carlton Building Services, a Hampton Roads-based construction company.