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Smart Surface Protection Tips from the New, Improved Surface Protection Center®

Surface protection is a critical part of each construction project. Daniel Bowers spends his days helping construction site managers around the country protect job sites at He says surface protection is a frequently overlooked but integral part of remodeling and building projects. It saves time and money as well as create repeat customers.

Smart Surface Protection Tips from the New, Improved Surface Protection Center®
Chicago, IL, November 22, 2008 --( Surface protection at remodeling and construction sites is a must for smart project managers. Products like carpet film and floor protection equal real money in terms of cleanup and repair costs. Daniel Bowers of of Pro Tect, inc., says his clients also get significant benefit from customer appreciation.

"The industry is based on word of mouth and showing your customers you care about their home can be priceless," Bowers says. While working with Surface Protection Center® clients, he says he frequently hears stories of grateful customers when workers use shoe booties, or boot covers when moving through finished areas.

Pro Tect offers a quick checklist to ensure proper surface protection. First, quality material is critical, Bowers says. Use adhesive films to protect carpets, stairs and hardwood floors. 3 mil thick material should be enough for most jobs. Make sure carpet protector is water based. This means no permanent damage to surfaces if there is an accident. Apply carpet protection products only on clean, dry surfaces. Additionally, make sure job site temperature remains under 100 degrees.

Next, go through the stages of the construction project. In every stage note the need for surface protection, ie - areas where workers and finished surfaces interact. Carpet protection film is a top seller on But contractors should keep in mind the full range of floor and finished surfaces that can be protected. Bowers lists carpet cover, floor film, counter top, window and duct vent as profitable parts of a good surface protection plan.

Dust protection is an often overlooked benefit to surface protection, Bowers mentions. When thinking surface protection also think dust and dirt confinement. Contractors should use prop poles made of good quality metal (no aluminum or plastic) and solid plastic sheeting to seal dust and dirt within confined areas.

"We all know you can't eliminate dust completely but a little planning can go a long way to containing dust and dirt at the job site," Bowers says.

On construction jobs bathroom and kitchen surfaces are prime candidates for smart surface protection. Stairs are a must for carpet cover or floor protection. Finished floor guard for stairs is one of the most popular products at Stairs can be efficiently protected with quick applied and durable material for the length of the construction project. Bowers adds that rosin paper is quickly being replaced by Poly-Craft floor protection mask at higher traffic building sites.

"It's great material and real easy to work with, definitely worth the upgrade in busy sites over rosin paper."

Finally, Bowers notes that the vast majority of Pro Tect customers are repeat surface protection customers. Proof that construction managers who use good surface protection materials use them again and again.

Contact them: is The Surface Protection Center®

phone: 1-800-545-0826

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