Suspended Ceilings

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Suspended Ceilings

Suspended-ceiling-during-a-roofing-construction-projectWhen it comes to assessing a re-roofing project, there are many challenges. Each facility, be it a manufacturing plant, hospital, school, warehouse, retail store, office space, or any commercial establishment or production facility, is different, and so is its roof. However, one invariably overlooked challenge is how the interiors of the facility are affected when the re-roofing or remodeling is going on outside.

Potential contaminants, including ceiling debris, dust, metal shavings, dirt, and shards of the roof deck, can easily get inside. Many commercial/industrial roofing contractors have realized from experience that professionally installed dust and debris containment is worth the time and investment, much like an insurance policy. Food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, or other sensitive products being manufactured, stored, or displayed, can be contaminated by roofing dust and debris.

255160_224952950857859_2377958_nBesides the products, the expensive equipment, systems, and people inside the building are also affected by the debris falling from the ceiling. An effective solution to these challenges is a temporary ceiling cover that allows the work to continue safely without disrupting operating schedules, thus preventing shutdowns and loss in production. With a higher strength-to-weight ratio, a temporary ceiling is a great option when temporary works are required for the safety of the clients’ assets below while ensuring downtime is to a minimum.

In recent years, more awareness of the harmful dust and debris on construction projects means more action needs to be taken to protect your workers from harmful dirt, easily avoidable with the correct solution. They can also be used as a temporary ceiling for basement and warehouse ceiling covers.

Suspended Ceilings are an important factor in containing debris usually during a re-roofing project.  Probably the most important concept of suspended ceilings is the ability to contain the dust and debris and not shut down production.

Dangers of Construction Dust

Dust is the most common health hazard on construction projects with silica dust being the biggest risk followed by asbestos. Construction workers throughout their careers are exposed to these harmful chemicals, which can lead to other serious chronic respiratory illnesses. We understand the importance of suppressing these harmful elements to ensure the safest working environment for your employees.

Here are some of the dangers involved with construction dust and ways to help suppress these with our temporary ceilings.

Sick Employees:

Most immediate danger associated with construction dust and airborne contaminants is sick employees. Workers getting exposed to contaminates like respirable crystalline silica over time can develop both acute and chronic respiratory illnesses such as Silicosis and lung cancer, forcing employees to leave the industry early due to ill health. Luckily, professional-grade suppression systems, building encapsulations, and temporary roof covers can keep these airborne contamination incidents to a minimum.

Liabilities:

When an employee becomes ill due to improper protection comes liability if the incorrect procedures are not in place or do not meet health code standards to ensure a safe working environment for all employees. Government officials have created regulations that require absolute safety measures to be in place for all commercial and residential construction projects, this includes construction dust containment. Nobody should lose their construction company or damage their reputation because the construction dust containment solution they applied was cheap and ineffective.

Temporary ceilings are suspended covers hung below the roof deck to capture falling debris. It is a reinforced poly that, when installed appropriately, is completely sealed around all pervasions to prevent dust infiltration. These may also be antimicrobial, antistatic, and flame resistant as per the client’s requirement.

The temporary ceiling is installed before the roof is torn off and removed after the project’s completion. It comes in various sizes and weights and is water-resistant, heavy-duty, UV-treated, and fire retardant with grommets and strapping to stand the vagaries of weather and other challenges.

 

According to roofing experts, a temporary ceiling, when installed proficiently, has the following advantages:

Risk Management:

By installing interior protection before any renovation project, the risk of contamination, dust, odor, and debris to your employees and/or products and services is eliminated.

Keeping a Facility Running During Renovation/ Expansion:

Business owners and facility managers are often faced with the dilemma of needing to expand or renovate their space but the inability to shut down operations while the project is going on. Temporary ceilings reduce any prominent disruption to business and production by containing dust and debris during construction.

Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Environment:

Temporary ceilings provide a healthy and safe environment in active occupied facilities during construction by containing dust pollution.

Cost Savings:

Interior protection eliminates any potential damage to the business property and equipment or loss in production ultimately leading to cost savings.

Why CLEANWRAP Interior Protection’s Temporary Ceilings?

Every re-roofing or remodeling project has different challenges. Hence, no two temporary ceiling installations are alike. During the course of installation, numerous situations may arise which require custom applications. When your company simply cannot risk dust and debris contamination during a manufacturing plant, hospital, school, warehouse, retail store, office space, or any commercial establishment or a production facility re-roofing or remodeling project, CLEANWRAP™ Interior Protection’s temporary ceilings are the solution.

Our suspended ceilings can go above or below the spriklers and all of our Interior Protection Systems will allow your HVAC to work exactly how it was designed.  A well thought out and designed suspended ceiling installation will look great and thus allowing quality and safety to your business to continue producing the goods and services.  Working conditions very rarely change once we install our suspended ceiling interior protection system. A suspended ceiling can go directly against the rafters or trusses of the roofing structurer or come all the way down below the lights.  Cleanwrap will install however you and your safety requirements allow.

The crux of any interior protection system is a heavy-duty and high-quality Temporary Ceiling. CLEANWRAP™ Interior Protection uses reinforced engineered poly film and innovative installation methods to prevent dust and debris contamination during re-roofing and remodeling projects. CLEANWRAP™ Interior Protection’s temporary ceilings are installed before the roof replacement or repair begins, remain in place throughout the project, and are removed upon completion.

Therefore, they provide our customers valuable uninterrupted interior protection and peace of mind from roofing debris. CLEANWRAP™ Interior Protection’s Temporary Ceilings offer our clients security against roofing debris by creating a dust and debris containment barrier. The installation of a suspended ceiling allows day-to-day operations to continue while protecting employees, machinery, and processes from roofing debris and dust. During re-roofing projects, dust and debris contamination cannot be risked – temporary Interior Protection is the trusted solution.

Using reinforced engineered poly film and proven installation methods, temporary interior protection systems prevent re-roofing and remodeling dust and debris from cross-contaminating cleanroom type environments within commercial facilities, retail stores, class A office spaces, and just about any type of environment you want to be kept clean. Throughout the project duration, customers can continue to utilize their facility without worrying about negative impacts on their products or daily operations.

Fire sprinklers are mostly located in the same area where the temporary ceiling is installed. Therefore, their positioning below crucial safety systems like sprinklers is usually a primary cause of concern as it might impair the Fire Suppression System. Temporary Ceilings can prevent system activation in the event of a fire. The insurance companies also need to be assured that the Fire Suppression Systems are never impaired.

To address such concerns, CLEANWRAP™ Interior Protection has devised the Hot Drop Away and Green Drop Away systems in Temporary Suspended Ceilings to ensure that the Fire Suppression Systems will continue to function as they were supposed to throughout the Temporary Interior Protection Process. For, Our UL (Underwriter Laboratories) Approved Systems integrate proprietary materials and installation methods for Temporary Drop Ceilings utilizing a heat release mechanism that works as follows.

Should there be a fire, these systems have in-built mechanisms that trigger the plastic covers or polyurethane sheets to fall away, thereby ensuring that the flames or plumes of smoke reach the sprinkler system, thus activating them to function as they were supposed to. This happens because the material releases at the seams, causing the polyurethane sheets to hang from center ties, which allows the heat to rise and set off the Sprinkler System. Temporary Suspended Ceilings also prevent moisture, heat, and other variable elements from causing impairment during the reroofing process.

Every re-roofing or remodeling project creates dust and debris. Although the Suspended Ceiling catches the contamination, another aspect of interior protection is High Structure Cleaning. High Structure Cleaning is performed during the takedown of the suspended cover by using brushes, hand brooms, HEPA vacuums, and other tools to clean and remove non-adhered dust and debris captured on ductwork, pipes, trusses, metal beams, and other horizontal surfaces. Our effective High Structure Cleaning service provides added assurance against site contamination.

CLEANWRAP™ Interior Protection has years of experience and crews professionally trained specifically to install and remove dust and debris containment systems in all sorts of challenging environments. For more information on how CLEANWRAP™ Interior Protection’s Suspended Ceiling applications can work for your company by limiting the infiltration of roofing dust and debris, contact us by calling 888-597-3334 or by sending an email to [email protected].

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