Top 5 Tips for Post Construction Cleaning

If you have just finished renovating your home, chances are that there is a lot of debris, dust, contractor’s residue, and all sort of waste all over the surfaces and even the most hidden parts. Although most construction crew will remove most of the dirt, there will still be some residue left behind, which means that you will have to clean it or call in professional cleaning services. However, because after the construction job you probably do not have much debris left, you can easily DIY clean your house. This article looks at top five tips for post construction cleaning you need to pay attention to.

  1. Design a Work Plan

The first thing you need to do is analyze the mess around your home. Take a walk around the house keenly looking at the dirty and dusty places.

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This will help you spot all the places that need cleaning. After you have noted down the dirty and dusty places, then sit down and think of the tools you will need for the job. At the same time, formulate a plan on where to start, what pattern to follow, and where to finish. This will help you save time. After all, you will be doing the job systematically and efficiently because you know where to look and the right tools to use for every spot.

  1. Gather All the Tools You Need for the Job

Now that you know where to clean, sit down and compile a list of the tools you need for the job. Among the items you will need include a cleanser solution, a steel wire, a soft piece of cloth, warm soapy water, mop, a bucket, a wet-dry vacuum, and probably a power vacuum. Coming up with such a list helps you save time because you will buy them together from one place at the local supplies store. Doing this can even save you money because you will buy the tools in bulk and enjoy some great discounts.

  1. You Can Use Homemade Solutions

The good news is that you do not have to buy any cleaning solution; you can make them right at home. For most surfaces, you can use warm water with detergent or even soapy warm water. With just a single wipe using a soft piece of cloth, you can easily clean the countertops, windows, vents, and cooktop. Ensure to use just a small amount of water on cabinets and countertops because so much water could end up damaging the wood.

  1. Be Gentle on the Windows and Glass

As you wipe and dust your windows, be very careful because too much force or coarse things could end up making things worse with scratches. Experts advise on using a soft piece of cloth and some detergent to wipe off dust down the windowpanes. If the dirt is sticky and strong on the glass, use a ball of superfine graded steel wool to remove the dirt. All you have to do is ensure that you do not scrub back and forth to avoid making scratches on the glass. Superfine graded steel wool is abrasive enough to remove the debris and soft enough not to scratch the glass.

  1. Clean Everything

The ceiling and the fans too will catch some dust and sawdust so do not forget to spruce them up with some spray solution and a paper towel. As you come down the ladder, do the same with the bulbs and chandeliers. As you clean the windows, use a brush to agitate the sediment trapped in the louvers of the windows and the sliding doors then use the wet-dry vacuum to suck the loosened sediment. You can hose off the dust and sediment from the fly screens since these gather all manner of dust during the construction process.

It can be a real hassle to clean your property after the completion of a construction project. At most times, it can be a bit hard for you to decide where to start, bearing in mind all the dust and mess. If you are in such a position, you can consider implementing our tips. However, we recommend that you allow professional cleaners to handle your post-construction cleaning. You will be happier with the results than if you did it yourself. Professionals have the right tools to reach even the most hidden spots. They also have the knowledge and expertise to do the cleaning without leaving any dirt behind or damaging the windows.