Post Renovation Cleaning – 5 Things to Include in your Checklist
Before you can kick back and relax in your newly renovated space, it’s essential to complete a post-renovation or a post-construction cleaning checklist. Removing all the dust from the recent construction before it ends in your air ducts is your primary focus.
Did you know that almost all home renovation projects produce dust particles that can sneak into every tiny corner of the space you’ve just renovated?
Don’t let layers of dust take over your freshly renovated space! Strap on a protective mask and follow our handy post-renovation cleaning checklist from our professionals at Golden Line Green Care.
Post Renovation Cleaning Check List
1. Vacuum Carpets and Upholstery
Curtains, upholstered furniture and carpeted floors are magnets to dust and dirt particles. These dust particles can embed themselves profoundly, and if allowed to settle after construction, can cause the space to look filthy but can also be itchy and create an allergic reaction.
Vacuum all soft surfaces, paying close attention to the details. Each furniture cushion and the underlying frames should be removed for thorough cleaning. You may need to vacuum twice if any residual dust is left.
2. Wipe Down Hard Surfaces
Always clean surfaces from the top down. You can start by wiping the dust off your walls. Your walls collect dust during construction, so it’s important to wipe these thoroughly. Dry dusting is the safest way to remove the particles without damaging your paint or wall. Before using any moisture, it’s important to refer to your pain or wallpaper manufacturer. It’s best to test in a small area before proceeding with using any moisture.
Don’t forget to clean the mouldings or cabinets! These areas are a favourite resting place for dust particles. Using a duster should take care of it. When it comes to cabinets, make sure to clean the interior shelves of all cabinets, paying particular attention to the hard-to-reach corners. Wipe off countertops and any other flat surfaces before taking care of the dirt and debris that’s on or near the floor. Finally, sweep out any visible dust, and mop your hard floors from wall to wall.
3. Clean Air Vents and Replace Filters
In a large home renovation project, dust and debris will mingle with the air and make their way to your vents. Even if you have only renovated part of your home, cleaning the air vents and replacing the filters in that space is critical for reducing 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 then let them dry thoroughly. Replace air filters with fresh ones and then replace the vent covers. Remember breathing dusty air can lead to allergies and respiratory issues, don’t skip this step!
4. Overlooked Areas
Clean any other furniture or items in the renovation zone to ensure a dust-free space. Here is a list of commonly overlooked areas:
- Ceiling Fan Blades
- Light Fixtures
- Lamp Shades
- Small Appliances
- Decorative Items
These areas are often forgotten and can become landing areas for dust.
5. Clean your Windows
Windows attract dirt, dust, and grime, which will build up and affect the quality of light. Make sure to clean your panes and frames thoroughly.
Post-renovation cleaning can be overwhelming. Golden Line Green Care has extensive experience in post-renovation cleaning in Toronto and the GTA. The benefits of hiring professionals for post-renovation cleaning are that they know the tasks that need to be completed and have the products and tools to use for effective cleaning.
A thorough cleaning post-construction or post-renovation is important in order to ensure a safe and healthy home.
Just as renovations are investments in your property, proper cleaning is just as essential to protect that investment. Golden Line Green Care can help you with your post-renovation cleaning! Contact us today!
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