Post-Construction Residential Cleaning: What To Do After The Dust Settles In

Nothing feels greater than finishing your home renovation project. But before you sit down, relax, and grab your favorite drink, it’s important to do a post-construction residential cleaning.

The main goal is to remove all the dust that results from construction before it ends up in your air ducts. So it’s important to check each and every nook and cranny of the space you just renovated.

Yes, it’s a daunting task. But, if you’re organized enough, you can definitely find a way to make sure that you’ve covered everything you need in your post-construction cleaning.

Vacuum Upholstery and Carpets

Dust can easily attach themselves in carpeted floors, curtains, and upholstered furniture. If you allow dust to settle in after construction, you will not really like the results. They will look so dirty and can even cause irritating and itchy reactions to anyone who access these areas.

After your construction, make sure that you vacuum all soft surfaces. Pay attention to the details. Remove each cushion ad frames. Vacuum them twice to make sure that you catch all the residual dust after the first round.

Wipe Down Hard Surfaces

Wipe your furniture surfaces from top to bottom. Your walls also collect dust during your renovation so make sure to dust them off as well. Dusting is the safest way to remove dust particles on the wall without damaging the paint. If you’re unsure, refer to the manufacturer’s guide on how to clean your wall if it has wallpaper.

Use a duster to dust off moldings and cabinets. Clean all of your cabinets’ interior shelves and pay special attention to those areas that are hard to reach. Wipe off the countertops and sweep any visible dust on the floor. Finish it off by mopping your hard floors from wall to wall.

Clear Air Vents and Replace Filters

Regardless if it’s a small or large renovation project, dust and debris can also pollute the air, thus making its way to your vents. Prevent it from spreading all around your house by replacing the filters.

Remove the vent covers and clean each one with soap and warm water. Dry them thoroughly and put them back.