Renovation is a taxing project that results in a
lot of dust and pieces of stick all over the
house. After the process, the workmen leave
dust, smudges, trash and scuff marks all over
the house. Cleaning up after a renovation can be
a daunting task. This is especially so if the
renovation was conducted over a large area. If
the area is large, then there is more debris to
clean up. This process requires that you have
the necessary tools to do this. In some cases,
you may not be able to clean up after the
renovation because of your schedule or other
reasons. Thankfully, there are clean up
companies which will conduct Post renovation
cleaning for you.
Surfaces that you should clean after renovation
When cleaning up after a renovation, there are
specific surfaces that require your attention.
In this process, you should clean the walls.
They are usually filled with smudges, dirt as
well as scuffs. Also, you should clean up the
ceilings as well as any ceiling fans if you have
some. The trim, door-frames and baseboards need
to be cleaned as well.
The baseboards are especially notorious for
collecting scuff marks from the boots of the
workmen as well as spills. The door-frames are
more than likely covered in dust. In addition to
these, ensure that you dust the mantels,
handrails and any other woodwork that you have
in your house. It will be covered in dust after
the renovation and the dust can simply destroy
the wood. As you clean up the doors, ensure that
you focus on the door hinges as well. These can
be clogged with dust, dirt or mud. It is
important to clean them so that they can keep
The rocks, bricks as well as marble surfaces in
the house should also be cleaned. This is so
that the dust that has accumulated on them does
not scratch them up and destroy them. The carpet
should also get your specialized attention.
Ensure that you vacuum it. Moreover, you can
blot away any materials that are stuck on it. As
you clean up the carpet, ensure that you focus
on the edges as well. The floor is one of the
larger surfaces that you should clean after a
Ensure that you use the proper method and tools
to clean the floor according to the type of
floor that you have. Wooden floors require very
special cleaning methods so as to avoid
scratching them or destroying the wood. The
windows should also get cleaned. The glass,
frame as well as tracks require to be cleaned.
If there are any stickers on the glass, you
should remove them.
Electrical fixtures should also get your
cleaning attention. The bulbs, bulb roses,
switches and outlets should be wiped carefully.
Ensure that the main switch is off as you clean
the electrical fixtures, this is so that you
avoid getting electrocuted. The vacuum ducts as
well as closets should also get your attention
as you clean up. Don’t forget the blinds and
shutters too. These should be cleaned so that
the wind does not blow the dust that has
accumulated on them into the room.
What you need to clean the house after
There are a number of tools that you will need
to clean up the house after a renovation. You
will need some air filters, brooms and towels.
These should be soft. Moreover, you will need
some tape, a vacuum cleaner and dryer sheets
that have been used. You will also need a mop as
well as cleaning fluid for the specific floor
that you want to clean. The process is long and
pretty tedious. Thus, you also need to be
patient as you clean.
How to clean up after renovation
The main factor that you want to remove from the
house after renovation is the dust. This needs
to be cleaned in a special way so as to avoid
spreading it all over the house again. The first
spot where you can clean away the dust are the
air filters. Dust can collect on these.
Moreover, when air blows through the filters it
can carry the dust back into the house. Thus,
clean the air filters first. If they are too
clogged with dust and debris, you can simply
replace them. After cleaning them, you are sure
that the dust will not be blown right back into
the house after you are done.
The shelves and ledges also require dusting and
cleaning. Ensure that as you clean these, you
remember the wall surfaces around them. If you
have a ledge that is high up, ensure that you
clean it up first before cleaning the wall
surface that is under it. You should not clean
the wall before cleaning the ledge. This is to
avoid having the dust and debris from the ledge
from spreading to the clean walls.
To remove all the dust from the walls, you can
get a soft towel and moisten it with water. Then
you can wrap the moist towel around the cleaning
end of the broom. If you need to, you can wrap
tape around the broom and towel so as to hold it
in place. You can then lift up the moist towel
with the handle of the broom and use it to clean
up the walls. Use wiping motions to remove the
dust from the walls. This can effectively
eradicate all the dust from the walls.
For the baseboards and the ledges, dryer sheets
that have been used are superb for cleaning away
the dust. Dryer sheets that have had a cycle in
the dryer can collect dust from the house by
attracting it. You can wipe the ledges and
surfaces using the dryer sheets. After that,
simply toss the used dryer sheets in the trash.
You can make use of the vacuum cleaner to clean
up the floors. Ensure that you make use of the
proper settings for your type of floor. If the
vacuum cleaner has a filter, keep an eye on it
and lean it as needed. This will ensure that the
unit effectively cleans the floor.