How to Clean After Your Home Renovation
Jun 21, 2018
There’s nothing better than when your home renovation project is complete. The noise is gone, the workers have left, and you can finally use your space again. Unfortunately the construction dust is not gone, leaving you with the task of cleaning up your space. Lucky for you we are here to help you through the process of how to clean after renovation so you can enjoy your remodel.
How to Clean After A Remodel Project
Whether big or small, any type of home renovation project is going to require you to do a bit of cleaning before you dive back into your normal daily routine. Construction dust will fall anywhere and everywhere, and since it can be harmful to your family and pets, it’s incredibly important to deep clean your home as soon as possible.
What Post Remodel Tools Will You Need?
Depending on the area of your home that you renovated, you may or may not need all of these tools, but you’ll want to have on hand:
- Rubber gloves
- Protective eyewear
- Face mask
- Mop and/or broom
- Mop Buckets
- Trash bags
- Cleaning solution
- Dust pans
What Steps Should You Follow For Post-Remodel Cleaning?
No matter what room you remodeled, you should always start with wiping down your walls, molding, and hard surfaces. The safest way to clean your walls will be by dry dusting. Dust collects everywhere, so you will want to make sure that you don’t forget to clean the molding and baseboards.
Once your walls have been cleaned, the next step is to clean your hard surfaces from the top down. Clean your countertops, the interiors and exteriors of cabinetry, handles, knobs, doors, and hardware. Don’t forget to tackle any lighting fixtures, fan blades, blinds, curtains, vents, and ducts. Nothing is off limits for cleaning after a home renovation. A good rule of thumb is if it's in your home, clean it.
At this point all surfaces should be clean, and ultimately, more dust and debris will have collected on your floors, which is why your floors should be cleaned last.
For hard surface flooring:
- To help eliminate fine particles of dirt and grit that can act like sandpaper and will scratch any floor, vacuum or sweep.
- Do not vacuum with a beater bar unless the beater bar is switched off.
- Use a dust mop to remove any remaining particles.
- Vacuum regularly to avoid any dust and dirt particles from wearing on your carpet.
- Call a professional carpet cleaner to ensure all fine dust and dirt particles are removed.
How to Remain Safe during Your Remodel Cleanup
Always make sure that you are wearing a face mask, as the dust particles can be dangerous. If you are standing on a ladder or platform to reach high areas, make sure to have someone nearby to keep you steady. Lastly, be sure that large pieces of debris, nails, and tools are removed and properly stored away.
Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your beautiful new space.
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