Post Construction Cleaning: After the Dust Settles

Post Construction Cleaning: After the Dust Settles

Post renovation clean up.

You’re eager to relax and enjoy your new area after completing a home renovation project, right? Not so quickly. You must first perform a post-construction cleaning marathon before you can put your feet up. And yes, it’s just as it sounds, a marathon. Your primary focus should be on removing all construction dust before it enters your air ducts. Almost all home improvement tasks generate dust particles, which find their way into every nook and cranny of every room. Don’t let layers of dust turn your newly remodelled home into an old and gloomy place. Put on a mask and utilize this handy post-construction checklist to put the finishing touches on your lovely new space.

Post Construction Cleaning Checklist

1. Vacuum Carpets & Upholstery

Dust and dirt particles can easily become embedded in draperies, upholstered furniture, and carpeted floors. If allowed time to settle after construction, the result can not only be dirty, but it can also produce itchy, unpleasant reactions for people living in the home. Vacuum all soft surfaces thoroughly, paying special attention to the smallest details. Remove and vacuum each furniture cushion, as well as the frames beneath them. If you notice any lingering dust after the first round of vacuuming, repeat the process.

2. Clean all Hard Surfaces

Surfaces should be cleaned from the top down. Begin by clearing the dust off your walls — yep, dust accumulates on your walls during construction. Dry dusting is the best approach to remove particles without damaging the surface of a wall, however depending on the type of paint or wall covering, a damp cloth can also be used. Moldings and cabinets are also popular resting places for dust particles. Next, dust these areas using a duster. Clean the inside shelves of all cabinets, paying special attention to those difficult-to-reach places. Before tackling the dirt and trash on or near the floor, wipe down the countertops and any other flat surfaces. Then, sweep out any visible dust, and mop your hard floors from wall to wall.

3. Clean Out Air Vents & Replace Filters

Dust and debris will mix with the air and find their way to your vents during a large home renovation job. Even if you only renovated one room, treating the air vents and filters in that room is crucial to reducing the amount of dust that can travel throughout the rest of the home. Remove the vent covers from the surrounding walls and ceilings, wash them with soap and warm water, and thoroughly dry them. Before replacing the vent covers, replace any exposed air filters with new ones. Breathing gritty air can cause allergies and respiratory problems, so don’t skip this step!

4. Don’t Forget About the Minor Details

For a completely dust-free living environment, clean any other furniture or things in the renovation zone. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most usually neglected areas:

  • Blades for ceiling fans
  • Light fittings
  • Shades for lamps
  • Electronics
  • Small home appliances
  • Items for decoration

We don’t blame you if you don’t want to deal with the aftermath of a messy renovation project. In that situation, contact our cleaners. Our skilled cleaning experts are always available to come over and clean up after construction – swiftly, safely, and effectively. Soon, you’ll be relaxing in your own personal paradise, the chaos of renovations behind you and a bright, clean future ahead. Contact us right now if you need post-construction cleaning in your area!

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