High dusting is the process of accessing difficult to reach spots, usually in an unfinished or open ceiling, and removing built-up dust, dirt and/or grime. The reason it is called "high" dusting is because the ceiling, rafters, ductwork etc. that is being cleaned is quite often over 16' high and is not that easy get to safely.
Here's an article related to high dusting.
The over accumulation of dust, especially in high hard-to-reach places, is an often-overlooked health hazard. Recently indoor air quality has been getting the attention of facility managers, regulatory agencies, the media and the general public. See our article on Indoor Air Quality.
This type of cleaning is emerging as a unique specialty. People that specialize in high dusting use ladders, scaffolds, and even electric lifts in order to get to the hard-to-reach places. Although there are no "official" standards for this type of cleaning, there are a few things to keep in mind when hiring a company to do this work.
Tips for hiring a company to do high dusting:
High dusting, or any type of ceiling cleaning for that matter, is emerging as a whole new mainstream cleaning specialty with its own unique set of skills, education, and equipment. If you have your own people do this type of work make sure they are careful to keep from getting wiring or other electrical equipment wet. If you need help with this kind of work and you live in the greater Philadelphia area, feel free to
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