Top Four Questions to Ask an IP Provider

July 14th, 2015 General


Interior Protection Top Four QuestionsSo you need Interior Protection. Now what?

Whether you are a roofer, general contractor or a company that needs a dust and debris containment solution, there are certain things you should expect from your Interior Protection provider beyond keeping your facility clean.  While they should meet the same requirements as any contractor, there are key qualities you can look for that will help ensure your project’s overall success.

Here’s a quick rundown of the top 4 questions you can ask to find out if the company you are talking to is the right fit for the job.

  1. What products will be used?  There’s no reason for plain old plastic these days.  Technology has far surpassed the drape and cover products found at your local hardware store.  Make sure the barrier materials used meet the needs of the facility where the work is being done.  Want antistatic, antimicrobial or flame resistant?  Those and other options make the difference depending on what is being protected from dust and debris.
  2. Do you have an in-house team?  Reliable and properly trained installers make the difference.  It is important that the team members who will be on the job site are fully aware of the project requirements and are following the guidelines set by you and the Interior Protection company.
  3. Will I have a single point of contact?  All projects can have pitfalls.  Find out who you will have ongoing contact with to make adjustments or ask questions should issues arise.
  4. Is safety a priority?  Everyone knows that safety is critical in the construction industry.  All firms should understand the importance of both your onsite rules as well as overall OSHA requirements.  But find out if they go above and beyond the requirements to encourage a safe workplace.  Determine what safety resources they have and what types of training they require for their employees.  The company should have OSHA Trained staff with any additional certifications that are applicable.

Any Interior Protection provider should be willing and able to address the above.  And, regardless of who you choose for your dust and debris containment, understanding their answers to these questions will help to set the expectations for a successful project for everyone involved.

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