Construction Contamination and Drywall Dust Cleanup
Blown containment from a construction project can cause drywall dust, concrete dust, floor and ceiling tile debris or other contaminants to inundate a computer lab, server room, data center or IT closet.
These contaminants can be pulled into equipment through vents and cooling fans covering boards and surfaces critical to operation. Construction dust of various types can contain materials that are corrosive to circuit boards. In order to operate properly, surfaces inside of electronics should be kept clean to dissipate heat and allow the equipment to cool. A coating of construction dust can undermine the heat dispersion and cause equipment failure due to overheating. Special care needs to be taken to clean the affected areas so re-contamination does not occur.
First steps to mitigate construction or drywall dust contamination :
- Look for dust clinging to the vents and fan holes
- Shut down any non-essential systems
- Vacuum outer surfaces, making sure the exhaust is facing away from the equipment
- Wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth to mitigate any more airborne particles
- Call a specialist to determine how much contamination may be inside components
Need advice or help cleaning your equipment, server room or data center after construction contamination or blown containment? Give us a call at 1-866-380-1708. After hours scheduling is available to help minimize business interruption.
We also provide preventative IT Containment services to assure any construction project in your building will not affect your equipment and cause unnecessary downtime for cleaning.