Remodeling your home is a big task, and it’s one that will undoubtedly cause you a little but of stress. Getting rid of all the dust and remnants of that project is something most people don’t even think about until the time comes. We hope this short guide will help you to avoid some problems you didn’t expect to encounter.
There’s nothing better than when your home renovation project is complete. Perhaps you had a complete floor installation done by some local professionals. The noise is gone, the workers have left, and you can finally use your space again. Unfortunately the construction dust is still there, 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 new home.
How to Clean After A Big 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 really important to deep clean your home as soon as you can.
What Tools Will You Need After the Job is Complete?
Depending on the area of your home that you changed up, 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 Buckets
- Trash bags
- Cleaning solution
- Dust pans
What Steps Should You Follow For Cleaning Your Floors?
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 floors will be by dry dusting or mopping. 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 cabinets, 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 without making sure it’s on the floor setting.
- 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 to ensure all fine dust and dirt particles are removed.
How to Protect Yourself 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 an eye on you. 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. We hope this guide helped you!