The next time you’re doing a renovation in your home, make sure to leave some time for cleaning. This way, when the construction is done, you’ll have an easier time getting back into your normal routine. We’ve listed some helpful tips given by expert post renovation cleaners below that can help with this process!
Vacuum All Surfaces
When doing renovations, dust and dirt are going to be everywhere.
Before you can really clean your house post-renovation, make sure that the floor is all vacuumed up properly first!
This will also ensure that anything left behind by construction workers or debris from floors boards doesn’t get stuck in any of your furniture’s crevices.
Sweep, Mop, and Disinfect Your Floors
The floor is almost always the dirtiest spot in your house.
After you’ve got it all vacuumed, make sure to sweep and mop any dust or debris that’s left behind to ensure a clean surface for when you’re ready to walk on it again!
If there has been any water damage from leaks or flooding during renovations, then be sure to disinfect as well by following normal cleaning procedures with antibacterial cleaners.
Wipe and Clean High-Touch Areas
High-touch areas like door handles and cabinet knobs will be the most used parts of your house.
The more often people use these spots, the more germs and bacteria they’ll accumulate over time!
Make sure to wipe them down with antibacterial wipes as you’re cleaning up after renovations so that there is no chance for any buildups or residue left behind.
Vacuum Your Upholstery and Furniture
Your furniture takes a lot of damage during renovations.
Dust and debris will be all over your upholstery, which is why it’s important to vacuum them off before cleaning with antibacterial cleaners.
You can also take this time to inspect the fabric for any tears or holes that may have formed too!
If you notice anything, then now is the best time to get those fixed, so they’re not as noticeable after everything else has been cleaned up.
If there are stains on your furniture (like paint), make sure to test out an inconspicuous spot first to ensure that no color transfers onto other fabrics through stain removal practices like hot water extraction, dry-cleaning, or dish soap.
Sanitize and Wipe Down Bathroom and Kitchen
Cleaning bathrooms and kitchens can be a full-day project in itself!
You’ll need to use antibacterial cleaners for these areas, so make sure to have plenty of sponges or rags at the ready when you start this part.
Sanitizing is especially important after renovations since there will probably be dust left behind from all the construction that’s been going on!
It’s also good practice to wipe down cabinet doors with disinfectant as well, just in case any residue has gotten stuck behind them while they were closed up during your renovation process.
Also, make sure to clean out under and around sinks too because those spots tend to get forgotten about by many people working on their own homes.
Dust and Vacuum Window Sills and Frames
These areas can get neglected too, but they’re super important for maintaining a clean home.
You’ll want to dust and vacuum them before cleaning with antibacterial cleaners so that the products don’t leave behind any residue or marks on your windows!
If you have blinds up in these areas, then be sure to wash those off as well prior to doing anything else since they will probably need it after all of this time spent renovating their rooms.
Clean Closets Inside Out
If there are any closets inside your house, then it’s best to clean them out too!
Closet doors tend to take a beating during renovations with all the opening and closing they go through.
Make sure that you dust and wipe these down as well so that nothing is left behind for you or anyone else who uses this space after everything has been cleaned up!
Removing Remaining Trash and Debris
Once you’ve finished mopping, cleaning high-touch areas, and wiping down your cabinets, it’s time to start removing all of the remaining trash!
You can do this by sweeping up any dust or debris that might be on the floor after vacuuming.
Make sure not to miss any spots since these are common problem areas during renovations with how many items get left behind in random places.
As an added bonus, while doing this step, take a second look around your house just to make sure there isn’t anything else lying around that doesn’t belong anymore since, most likely, some things will have gotten relocated throughout your renovation process.
For those of you who have recently renovated your home, we hope this blog post has been helpful!
We’ve touched on a variety of cleaning tips and tricks to make the process easier for you.
If there’s anything else we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to reach out.