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Reasons to hire professional floor sanding services

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 In: Floor Sanding and Finishing News, News

Floor sanding and finishing is truly an art.  While anyone can manage to use sandpaper or sanding machines in order to abrade off the top surface of a hardwood floor, not everyone can do so in a manner that will produce a good result.  Indeed, a poorly executed sanding job can end up leaving the floor looking worse than it did before sanding ever began.

These are primary reasons why it is important to hire professionals to sand your floor to a beautiful state once it has got damaged, but they are far from the only reasons.  There are also safety considerations to keep in mind.

Floor sanding safety issues

Wood products can burn, of course, but for some reason many consumers remain unaware that the dust produced by a sanding operation is flammable.  It only stands to reason that it would be; sanding dust is basically powdered wood.  Those who sand floors on their own may make mistakes that could allow dust to ignite, causing a fire in their home.

The mistakes that could lead to this tragic outcome include operating the sanding machine when the dust collection bag is too full, or failing to clean out the dust bag immediately after a sanding operation has been completed.

In addition, sanding dust can cause damage to human health if proper protective gear is not worn.  This includes protection for your ears, eyes, and respiratory tract.  Wearing all this protection is far from comfortable, which is another reason why many homeowners wisely choose to leave the sanding of floors to professionals.

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