We are planning some renovations in our home. How can I find a contractor who will take seriously the need to prevent renovation dust from getting into my home?

You are right to be thinking about this. Ask potential contractors how they plan to manage the dust and fumes created during the work. You can include in the contract the measures that the contractor plans to use so that everyone is clear on your expectations.

You may also want to ask them to consult the www.renovate-right.ca website to get more information. For starters, they can obtain CPCHE's Renovate Right brochure (available in six languages).

Last updated June 2012