Getting a "Dust Plan" The "dust plan" is the containment strategy every contractor should include as part of his bidding. If a prospective contractor doesn't have an approach to deal with dust, don't consider hiring him. A well-conceived dust plan should tell you:
  • What systems and barriers will be used, when they will be installed and who is responsible for maintaining them.
  • How work habits will be adjusted to contain dust. Look for phrases such as "all cutting with circular saws and chop saws will take place outside, whenever possible" and "drywall sanders will be hooked directly to vacuums."
  • Who is responsible for damage caused by dust, like scratched floor finishes or soiled carpeting.
  • What cleaning service will be used, how long they will work, what the fee is and who pays them.
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