How to Clean Your House After a Renovation?

Ideally, you will have discussed site prep and protection with your contractor before starting your renovation project. But even if your floors are properly protected from dents and scratches, you can be sure they will still be covered in construction dust.

If you have respiratory health issues, ask your contractor to clean your house thoroughly or hire a cleaning service. Your health should come first. If you have the time and effort to do it yourself, learn how deep to clean your house after a renovation:

Wear protective equipment and seal off unaffected areas:

At the end of home renovations, different surfaces in your house could be dusty and sticky. Your contractor may have left some debris after finishing their job. Consider wearing rubber gloves, protective goggles, and an N95 mask to protect your hands, eyes, and lungs while deep cleaning your house.

If some areas of your house were unaffected by the renovation, they should be sealed off. If that isn’t the case, consider covering doorways with plastic sheets.

This will help prevent construction dust from spreading from one room to another while you work.

Get the right tools for the job

Now that you have gathered your protective equipment, you need the right tools for the job:

· A broom or a duster with a long handle

· A wet-dry vacuum

· Microfiber cloths

· A mop

· An all-purpose cleaner

You must also be patient, as you cannot clean your house in a single day.

Of course, a major renovation project that transforms your entire house will take much longer to clean out than if you only remodel your bathroom or kitchen, for example.

Start by dusting and wiping all surfaces

To get rid of all construction dust in your house, you must first dust all surfaces.

Start by dusting the ceiling, ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, window and door trim, windowsills, and walls. Use a clean broom or a long-handled duster to reach elevated surfaces easily. As you dust the walls, start at the top and work toward the floor.

The goal is to dislodge construction dust and allow it to settle on the floor so you can vacuum it.

You should also use a microfiber cloth to wipe down doors, doorknobs, hardware, mouldings, and baseboards. Dust all surfaces and wait an hour. After the construction dust settles, it is time to vacuum.

Remove the dust with a wet-dry vacuum

Once the dust has settled, use a wet-dry vacuum to remove it.

You can use your regular vacuum cleaner if you don’t have a wet-dry vacuum. But it might not be as effective at sucking up fine dust particles and larger debris as a wet-dry vacuum cleaner.

Your contractor might have left nails, splinters, and other construction debris behind. You must make sure they do not damage your vacuum as it picks them up.

Depending on how much dust has settled on the floor, you might need to vacuum it more than once to remove it completely.

Wait for more dust to settle

This is where learning how to deep clean your house after a renovation requires patience: after vacuuming the floor, you need to wait for more dust to settle.

It could take some time for airborne dust particles to settle down on the floor, so consider waiting a full week before using your vacuum cleaner again so you can get rid of all of it.

If furniture is in the room, vacuum the upholstery and wipe down all surfaces with a microfiber cloth.

Clean the floors thoroughly and disinfect all surfaces.

When there is no more construction dust in your house, use a mop to clean your floors thoroughly. You can also clean the walls, window frames, and mouldings with microfiber cloths and an all-purpose cleaner. If the renovation affects your kitchen or bathroom, you must disinfect all room surfaces, furniture, and appliances.

After all, construction dust is not the only thing released into the air during renovations. Paint fumes and other chemicals could also lurk in your house. You have to ensure the surfaces where you prepare food, eat, or use toiletries are perfectly clean and sanitized.

When you finish your deep clean, congratulate yourself and enjoy the new look of your home.



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