Whether your old tile floor is chipped, damaged, or simply outdated, you’ve likely researched ways to remove it as soon as possible. While tearing up that tile yourself might sound like a fun DIY project, this can be a hazardous activity and should be done professionally. The experts at Floor Coverings International NE San Antonio are well equipped to remove tile in a safe, dustless manner to maintain the health and safety of your home and family.
The Dangers of Tile Removal
Chipping away at an old ceramic or stone floor is a task best left to professionals for many reasons. It may be easy to avoid simple injuries like cuts and bruises by wearing long sleeves and facemasks, or by using caution while handling tools. However, the major risk associated with tile removal is the crystalline silica dust that is produced during the removal process.
This dust contains harmful chemicals that are contained in your floor, grout, and sealant, which can cause health issues when inhaled. Furthermore, this dust is “sharp” and can cause irritation to the eyes or result in tearing of the esophagus. Crystalline silica is a health concern for anyone, but especially for those with respiratory conditions. During tile removal, the dust that’s produced can settle into furniture and carpet, making it difficult to fully eliminate from the home.
Dust Free Tile Removal Solutions
The dangers of dust inhalation during tile removal are why this task is best left to professionals who have the right tools to remove the tile in a dust-free manner. Our experts at Floor Coverings International NE San Antonio use tools that are fitted with high-powered vacuums to remove dust as soon as it hits the air.
We use High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters to ensure a virtually dust-free tile removal process. In order to qualify as HEPA, an air filter must remove 99.97% of particles passing through it. With this technology, we can remove tile in compliance with OSHA safety standards, ensuring your family remains healthy and safe.
Get Started in San Antonio Today
Remove your old tile safely with the help of Floor Coverings International NE San Antonio! Our dustless tile removal process will keep your home clean and your family safe. Give us a call to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect floor to replace your old tile with. We proudly serve Northeast San Antonio, New Braunfels, Schertz and surrounding areas.
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