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im having wood floors put in. wood & cement dust everywhere. how do i get rid of the dust during installation?

it'll probably be another week of them grinding the cement floor and cutting wood boards inside the house until all the wood is installed. there is wood and cement dust EVERYWHERE, and a lot of the downstairs is still just cement and the dust is on that too, so vaccuming/sweeping it isn't really an option, plus the fact that our furniture from the living room which they're laying the wood in now is all in the familyroom and kitchen and can't be moved to sweep underneath. there is a thick layer of dust on EVERYTHING, and we're also coughing from it. is there anything i can do to get rid of this dust without disturbing it with a duster? is there some sort of stuff i can spray that will dissolve the dust?

Answer:

DONT DUST... the cement dust will scratch the surfaces of everything!!! it's abrasive. call a cleaning contractor. rennaissance man misses an important point... if you are using a vacuum you MUST have the vacuum venting it's exhaust to the outside.
May 11, 2017
Vacuuming HAS to be an option if you're going to try to live with this situation. A good shop vac with adequate filtration for such a fine particulate as concrete dust is necessary, and should be used as frequently as necessary, and changed as it gets clogged up, to maintain habitability. You really don't want to be breathing this dust for extended periods. Wear good dust masks while you're in these spaces.
May 11, 2017
No, you can't spray anything to dissolve dust. You have to just wait til they're done and go in with a duster and clean it. You could point a fan out a door I guess.
May 11, 2017

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