How are double-sided tapes used in abatement?

by | Jul 21, 2017 | Abatement

Traditionally, building containment areas in abatement and remediation jobs has involved using two different tapes; the first, a painter’s tape to mask off and protect the doorway, window, floor or other surface area, and the second, a duct tape to hang the poly sheeting that is used to contain off the area. Today, many contractors bypass this two-step process in favor of a faster, one-step method which is made possible by using double-sided tape.

Double-sided tapes are used to build containment systems for the removal of asbestos, mold, fire or water damage, and other hazardous materials. The double-sided tape allows contractors to eliminate a step and hang poly sheeting faster than with the two-step method. These tapes that are designed for abatement purposes are built with the lightweight adhesive of a painter’s tape on one side, to ensure clean removal when applied directly to a doorframe or other surface that needs to be protected, and the stronger, quick stick adhesive of a duct tape on the other, to adhere firmly to heavy poly sheeting. Many abatement contractors prefer to use a double-sided tape for the simplicity and time savings it offers over the traditional two-step method.

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About The Author

Lisa Zierfuss is Product Manager for HVAC, Electrical and Specialty Building and Construction tapes at Shurtape Technologies, LLC. In this role, she tackles the ongoing product development, project management and market research for the company’s pressure-sensitive tape solutions that serve the HVAC, electrical, remodeling and abatement and general construction markets. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts.