After the Dust Settles: 4 Important Cleanup Tips After Renovation

By March 5, 2018CleanSpace News

Sound familiar? You’ve just completed a major home renovation and now you’re ready to kick back and enjoy your new found space. Mission accomplished, right? Well, hit the pause button for a moment.

Before you can put your feet up, you need to complete a post-construction cleaning marathon. Your primary focus should be removing all the dust and debris left behind from the construction before it makes its way into your air ducts. Almost all home improvement projects produce dust particles that somehow sneak into every nook and cranny of the space you’ve so carefully renovated.

Don’t let layers of dust leave your freshly renovated home looking old and dingy.

Strap on a protective mask and use this handy post-construction cleaning checklist from CleanSpace Cleaning Services to put the finishing touches on your beautiful new space.

Post Construction Cleaning Checklist:

  1. Vacuum Carpets & Upholstery

Curtains, upholstered furniture and carpeted floors are like magnets for dust and dirt particles. If allowed to settle after construction, the result can not only look filthy, but also cause itchy, irritating reactions to anyone living or invited to your place. Vacuum all soft surfaces, paying close attention to the details. Remove and vacuum each furniture cushion, and the underlying frames. Try vacuuming twice if you feel any residual dust after the first round.

  1. Wipe Down Hard Surfaces

Clean surfaces thoroughly from top to bottom. Start by wiping the dust off your walls — yes, even your walls collect dust during construction. Dry dusting is the safest way to remove the particles without damaging a wall’s surface, but a damp cloth can also be used depending on your type of paint or wall covering. Refer to the paint or wallpaper manufacturer before using any moisture, and test a small area before proceeding. Moldings and cabinets are another favorite resting spot for dust particles. Take a duster to these areas next. Clean the interior shelves of all cabinets, paying special attention to those hard-to-reach corners. Wipe off countertops and any other flat surfaces before tackling the dirt and debris that’s on or near the floor. Then, sweep out any visible dust, and mop your hard floors from wall to wall.

  1. Clean Air Vents & Replace Filters

In a large home renovation project means, dust and debris will mingle with the air itself, making its way to your vents. Even if you only renovated one part of your home, treating the air vents and filters in that space is critical to reduce the amount of dust that can spread through the rest of your home. Remove the vent covers from the surrounding walls and ceilings, clean each one with soap and warm water, and let them dry thoroughly. Replace any exposed air filters with fresh ones before replacing the vent covers. Breathing dusty air can lead to allergies and respiratory issues, so remember – DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

  1. Be sure not to neglect the things.

Clean any other furniture or items that were exposed to the air during the renovation. Even the smallest and most minute items can retain the debris left from the construction. Here’s a quick list of commonly overlooked areas:

  • Ceiling fan blades
  • Light fixtures
  • Lamp shades
  • Electronics
  • Small appliances
  • Decorative items

We don’t blame you if you don’t want to deal with the mess after a disruptive renovation process. That’s what we’re here for. Let us rid you of the burden. Just call, CleanSpace Cleaning Services, our expert cleaning crews are available 24/7/365 to come over and do the post-construction cleaning for you — quickly, safely and thoroughly. Soon, you’ll be relaxing in your little slice of paradise with the chaotic memories of renovation behind you and a bright, clean future ahead.


Geoff Purkis

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