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Remodeling is a difficult, dangerous, dust-producing process from start to finish. It's a given that you'll need to protect areas of the existing building from dirt, debris, and damage. Newly installed components like plumbing fixtures, interior trim, built-ins, and cabinets should all be put out of harm's way. Sometimes the protection has to be cobbled together on site to suit the application, but for many situations, ready-made products can save time and money. The range of protective products extends from personal to property protection, and includes both disposable and reusable options. To get a handle on what you'll need, review the job specs and your estimating checklist. Performing a preliminary walk-through of the job premises will