The biggest cleaning problem after a big renovation job is dust. Sawdust, drywall, and other kinds of dust can build up quickly and cover everything, which is an issue for your beautifully renovated room.
The best way to deal with this is by reducing the amount of dust created during the construction process. Instead of leaving everything until you clean up after the fact, consider these tips and tricks for keeping renovation dust to a minimum.
Reducing Dust Check List
For starters, here’s a list of some of the things you’ll need for reducing dust during the renovation:
- Plastic sheets
- Painter’s tape (like ScotchBlue)
- Garbage bins
- Garbage bags
It’s also important to protect yourself during the renovation, so make sure you have a facemask ready and any protective eyewear you might need. You’ll also want to cover or close any air vents to make sure the dust isn’t being redistributed throughout the building.
Preparing for Renovation
Start by removing anything from the room that doesn’t need to be there and keep these items in a separate room away from the dust. Close any surrounding doors to rooms that aren’t being renovated, and make sure you have a garbage bin ready for any debris.
Next, use the plastic sheets and painter’s tape to cover everything else in the room, including floors, walls, and baseboards. You could also seal off doorways to other rooms to make sure no dust is getting in unwanted areas.
Before you begin renovating, open any available windows and use a fan to keep air flowing out of the room. It might be a good idea to turn off the HVAC system as well.
During and After Construction
There are a few things you’ll want to do during the construction process and afterwards when you’re cleaning up. If you can do some of the dust-generating work outside, it will help a lot in keeping dust levels down, especially tasks like cutting lumber with a saw.
Leave your work clothes in the room being renovated and cover any tools with plastic wrap to avoid tracking dust throughout the rest of the building. Sweeping out those hard to reach areas and vacuuming the rest of the room at the end of each day will also help in reducing overall dust buildup.
When you’re done with the renovations, it’s time to remove the plastic sheets and dispose of any debris. Keep your garbage bins covered as you take them outside and dispose of the big plastic sheets in a sealed bag if possible.
How a Cleaning Service Can Help
No matter how well prepared you are for the renovation process, there’s still going to be a big cleanup required at the end. A cleaning service like Master Maid can help you with that, and we even specialize in post construction cleaning.
Even if you didn’t get a chance to follow some of these tips and tricks, our team will take care of everything so you can enjoy your renovated room even sooner. Book an appointment with us today!