You’ve completed your renovations and there’s just one thing left to do before enjoying your new space, cleaning. After all that work, tidying up is probably the last thing you want to do, but the mess left behind after a big construction project can’t be ignored.
We’ve created a guide to cleaning up after construction so you can start enjoying the fruits of your labour.
Tools for the Post Construction Cleaning Job
Let’s start by taking a look at some of the tools you’ll need for cleaning up after a big construction job:
- Dust mop
- Floor cleaner
- Face mask
- Paper towel or cloth
- Used dryer sheets
With all that dust still lingering in the air, a face mask is crucial for keeping harmful particles out of your system. A broom and vacuum will help remove debris from the ground, and a dust mop with the proper cleaner will have your room’s floor looking nice and shiny. Used dryer sheets are great for polishing out scuffs on any surface, just add a couple drops of water and scrub away!
Where to Start you Post Reno Cleaning
Get started with the vacuum and remove as much visible debris as possible. Start from the ceiling and work your way down to the floor until you don’t see any more dust. You’ll probably want to wipe down the walls after this process, as even the best vacuums can leave streaks.
Chances are, your vacuum won’t be able to get to every nook and cranny, at which point you should take the broom and sweep out those hard to reach areas. Grab the vacuum one more time and collect the dust you just brushed out of corners or off ledges. Deep cleaning is critical when it comes to dust particles.
After removing as much dust as possible, you might want to clean any air filters, fans, or vents in the room. These devices can get backed up with dust quickly, so it’s a good time to check them out.
Finish the cleaning Job
Once you’ve removed the dust and checked your air filters, it’s time to focus on the floor. How you approach this step will depend on the surface of your floor. If you have a carpeted floor, then you’re going to want to spend extra time vacuuming as dust can be easily trapped in the fibres. A steam vacuum is a great option for cleaning carpets after construction.
If your floor happens to be a hard surface, then you’ll want to use a dust mop with the appropriate cleaner after you’ve vacuumed thoroughly. If you start mopping while there’s still dust on the ground, you could end up scratching your floor. Also, be sure the cleaner you use is appropriate for the floor’s surface.
When you’re done with the floors, it’s time to check for any marks left behind. Polish them up with the used dryer sheets, and you’re all set. Put away your tools, and start enjoying your new room!
Of course, you could always call Master Maid to do the cleaning for you. We offer post construction cleaning services for both residential and commercial customers. Book an appointment today