Dustless Remodeling - What are you tips ?
Keeping dust totally within the work zone is possible. Asbestos abatement and mold remediators have been doing it for years, (if they do it right). It mostly depends on how much expense and time you are willing to dedicate to it. Keep the renovation area under negative air pressure at all times, and exhausted directly to the outside. Build an air lock between the work area and the clean area. Never have both doors to the air lock open at the same time. Use tacky mats inside the air lock and on the clean side, Pull your relief air through the air lock so it is always under negative air pressure to the clean side and the work area is negative to the air lock. Close off all supply and return air vents into the space with 6 mil plastic. Dampen all dusty materials before demo-ing them. Regularly HEPA vac your work area and damp wipe it. Bag all of your debris and wipe down the bags before removing them. Wear disposable coveralls and leave them bagged in the air lock. All this will keep you dust free, but comes with a price for additional materials and greatly adds to the time spent. Good common sense construction practices will keep you relatively dust free without all of the time and money spent for a ton of dust control engineering. It is, after all, construction dust, not toxic hazardous waste.