I bought our house and allowed myself a few months to do some renovations on it before moving in, so I chose to rent our condo a little longer so I could renovate the entire house.
I scrapped every popcorn ceiling in the house, and the dust from taking it down was just horrendous! For our bathrooms and home office, I choose to mud the ceilings and sand in order to make them smooth. I then took the closet bifold doors and sanded them down so that I could add a coat of paint. The last thing I did was sand the walls in our residing room and paint them white. Obviously, a lot of dust was blowing around in our home. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but I kept our Air Conditioning on constantly. I needed the AC pumping cold air on me while I was doing the projects. Going up and down a ladder, crouching, bending and twisting is tiring and hardwork. I was thankful for the cooling system. So, before I moved into our house I decided to wash the entire place from top to bottom. I washed the walls and light fixtures. I mopped the floors and added all new carpets because of the dust. I was so happy to finally move into a perfectly cleaned and fresh new home. Once I got all our stuff moved in I turned on the AC system. I was then appalled at the amount of dust that got on our new curtains, sheets and surfaces. The AC component sucked up all the dust while I was working. It was storing the debris in the air duct and so every room got a layer of dust when I turned our system on.