Knowing how to clean after a renovation is essential if you plan to tackle the post-remodel cleaning yourself. Unlike any other cleaning chore, cleaning after renovation needs to be approached in the most comprehensive and safest manner possible. Dust, dirt, debris and other irritating and harmful elements that get shifted during a remodel project, no matter how big or small, require special care.
In most instances, to ensure your optimal safety, comfort and peace of mind, hiring a professional cleaning service after renovation makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons.
Remodels can leave you exposed to far more dangerous materials than everyday dust. New drywall, joint compound, paint and a plethora of common remodel materials create dust and debris that is not only abundant and apparent but also hazardous to your health. Without proper cleanup, these irritants can cause immediate injury, respiratory problems and potentially long-term illnesses.
It’s hard to over-stress that the remains of building materials end up literally everywhere. The floors, windows and countertop surfaces are often the primary points of focus but similar, if not greater, care needs to be taken on walls and ceilings. Vents are a particular concern because they can recirculate materials, creating new cleaning opportunities and exposing adults, children and pets to airborne hazards.
Professional cleaners should be employed after remodels because they have not only the equipment to handle these areas with greater safety but also the expertise to provide a more thorough cleaning. Cleaners can manage the hard-to-reach areas so you do not risk injuring yourself and they can remove dangerous debris from the ground and common contact points before use. With their help, you can expect to enjoy your new space with peace of mind that you, your family or anyone living in the home will be safe and comfortable.
Time and Efficiency
The common definition of a “quality clean” is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cleaning after renovating. As mentioned, dust and dirt settle on nearly every surface in large quantities through the course of a remodel, even reaching rooms that were not part of the renovation. Cleaning afterwards not only means attending to more surfaces than during a normal cleaning but also a much more rigorous process. A truly adequate cleaning after a remodel is a multi-stage process, with steps including:
- Dry cleaning all surfaces (e.g. walls, ceilings, floors, grates, tabletops) with a microfiber cloth.
- Damp cleaning all of the same surfaces to completely remove dust and disinfect.
- Cleaning inside cabinets, closets and other storage areas.
- Dust mopping the floor before wet mopping.
- Polishing and buffing countertops to reduce abrasion damage.
- Removing and washing vent covers.
- Vacuuming carpets.
As you can imagine, cleaning even a single renovated room can amount to several hours of intense labor. Hiring a cleaning service after a remodel can save you additional headaches and get you back to using the area much quicker.
Material costs are an overlooked consideration that runs in line with the time investment. Not only do you have to lose hours to a cleanup chore but you may also find yourself lacking the necessary tools for effective cleaning and odor removal. This is part of the benefit of cleaning services: They always come stocked with the best equipment.
You need the best when cleaning after a remodel to completely remove the fine material that rests on and embeds itself in the fixtures.
The space feels new and refreshed after a remodel and it follows that any subsequent damage becomes greatly magnified against an otherwise perfect environment. Cleaning is a non-negotiable step in remodeling and, unfortunately, an opportunity to inflict that damage.
If you choose the wrong liquid cleaner for the walls, you can damage the paint. If you fail to safely remove debris from tabletops, you can scratch the surface when you dust. There are a million ways to ruin the brand new space and just as you took on the responsibility of cleaning, so too will you shoulder the burden of repairs.
We are a full service residential cleaning company and commercial cleaning company equipped to keep your home or business in top shape for years to come. Our hundreds of happy clients can testify to the quality of our work, the efficiency of our professionals, and the beautiful clean that they experience. If you’re ready to see how a professional can upgrade your home or commercial building and keep your space sparkling, contact TMG Companies today and schedule a professional cleaning for your home or office or fill out the form on this page and we’ll contact you!