After a big remodeling project is done to your home, before you move in and enjoy the space, you need to make sure that it is properly cleaned. Proper cleaning is necessary to ensure your safety when returning to your home. Proper cleaning is also necessary to ensure that you are able to enjoy your newly renovated home to the fullest.
The first major step of the clean-up process is the rough cleaning level. At the rough cleaning level, all of the debris from the construction process is removed, and large cleaning tasks are completed. The following tasks are usually included in the rough cleaning up process:
- Debris Removal: All construction debris, such as left over material, used drop sheets, tape, stray nails, etc., are all removed from your home.
- Walls and Baseboards: All walls need to be wiped down and cleaned off, from the top all the way down to the baseboards, to remove construction dust.
- Floors: Use a shop vacuum to get rid of any large debris and ground in dirt. Then steam clean carpets to remove all dirt.
- Windows: Next, all the windows need to be cleaned. Dust could have built up on the windows that needs to be removed.
This is all the rough and big picture cleaning that you need to complete first.
Once the rough and big picture cleaning is completed, you need to then do the fine cleaning that is necessary after a big construction project.
- Light Fixture: Don't forget to clean the light fixtures. Dust can form on the fixtures themselves as well as the bulbs. Depending on the renovations that were completed, you may need to put bulbs back in your light fixtures as well.
- Built-In Fixtures: Next, all built-in fixtures in the home, such as doors, closets, counters, cabinets and drawers need to be wiped down and cleaned.
- Bathroom: All areas of any bathroom that was remodeled or used during the construction process needs to be deep cleaned, all the way down to cleaning the door knobs.
- Kitchen: If the kitchen was remodeled, it needs to be deep cleaned as well, starting with cleaning light fixtures and cabinets, moving down to the floor.
Once all the fine cleaning is completed, the entire home should be vacuumed and mopped once more to get rid of any dust that was created during the fine cleaning process.
Finally, the exterior of your home may need to be cleaned up a little bit. Make sure all construction debris is cleaned-up outside. Wash off your walkways and driveway to get rid of any fine construction dust or dirt that was left behind by the construction crew. Wash and clean your exterior doors and handles.
You can complete the construction clean-up process on your own after your home is remodeled, or you can hire a business that specializes in construction clean-up jobs to help you with this large tasks.