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Help with fiberglass dust

user-7617540 | Posted in General Questions on

I’m the homeowner. Contractor is in insulation install phase, and the cut fibers, I guess, are making me cough a lot. Any ideas to address this before I move in? One friend suggested painting the floors with cheap white paint to seal the insulation fibers up. And, when can I run HVAC before or after drywall mud/sanding? Don’t want to ruin my system bf I even move in. Thanks. 

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    BILL WICHERS | | #1

    Vacuum everything. You can hire construction cleaning companies that specialize in things like this. It's not uncommon for a GC to bring in such a company at the end of construction to clean up everything prior to the owner taking occupancy.

    You won't ruin your HVAC system with fiberglass dust, just replace the filter and you should be OK. I'd recommend having a company come in for a cleaning if you have a lot of dust/mess prior to taking occupancy and running the HVAC system though. It's usually not super expensive to have this work done.


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