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What is a "Dust Room" and why consider using one for EPA RRP work?

Posted by Shawn McCadden on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 02:24 PM

Sticking doorIf you are a certified renovator trying to figure out innovative, efficient and time saving production methods to protect profits on EPA RRP related projects you might want to consider a dust room.

Building a dust room, particularly on very dusty and or longer duration projects might be well worth the time and material costs to build one.  Lets say you need to re-fit existing doors because they bind or maybe change the hardware on a bunch of interior doors. A dust room can contain the dust in one space and prevent the work area in each particular room from exceeding the 6 square foot minimum. 


Planing a door

The following information is from the HUD Booklet titled Lead Paint Safety, A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance and Renovation Work

The booklet also includes very thorough instructions, for working lead safe, specific to performing a variety of project types.  It could be a great resource for contractors trying to collect effective and innovative lead safe work practices, just be sure to stay in compliance with RRP rules.


Building a dust room

Topics: Production Considerations, Estimating Considerations, Work Practices, Containment Considerations