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POST CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION CLEANING: AFTER THE DUST SETTLES
After finishing a home remodeling project, you want to sit back and relax in your new space, right? Not so fast. Before you kick up your feet, you must finish a post-construction cleaning marathon. Your primary goal should be removing all the dust that results from construction work before it settle in your air ducts. most home remodeling projects produce dust particles that some how sneak into every nook and cranny of the space you’ve so carefully renovated. Don’t let layers of dust leave your freshly renovated home looking old and dingy. Put on a protective mask and use this handy post-construction cleaning checklist from ServiceMaster DCS in Barrington, IL to place the final touches on your beautiful new place.
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POST-CONSTRUCTION CLEANING CHECKLIST
1. Vacuum Carpets & Upholstery
It’s all too easy for dust and dirt particles to embed themselves in curtains, upholstered furniture and carpeted floors. If allowed to settle after construction, the result can not only look filthy, but also cause itchy, irritating reactions for friends, family or guests. Vacuum all soft surfaces, paying close attention to the details. Remove and vacuum each furniture cushion, and the underlying frames. Try vacuuming twice if you feel any residual dust after the first round.
2. Wipe Down Hard Surfaces
Clean surfaces from the top down. Start by wiping the dust off your walls – yes, even your walls collect dust during construction. Dry dusting is the safest way to remove the particles without damaging a wall’s surface, but a damp cloth can also be used depending on your type of paint or wall covering. Refer to the paint or wallpaper manufacturer before using any moisture, and test a small area before proceeding. Moldings and cabinets are another favorite resting spot for dust particles. Take a duster to these areas next. Clean the interior shelves of all cabinets, paying special attention to those hard-to-reach corners.
3. Clean Air Vents & Replace Filters
In a large home renovation project means, dust and debris will mingle with the air itself, making its way to your vents. Even if you only renovated one part of your home, treating the air vents and filters in that space is critical to reduce the amount of dust that can spread through the rest of your home. Remove the vent covers from the surrounding walls and ceilings, clean each one with soap and warm water, and let them dry thoroughly. Replace any exposed air filters with fresh ones before replacing the vent covers. Breathing dusty air can lead to allergies and respiratory issues, so remember not to skip this step!
4. Don’t Forget the Little Things
Wipe off countertops and any other flat surfaces before tackling the dirt and debris that’s on or near the floor. Then, sweep out any visible dust, and mop your hard floors from wall to wall.
Clean any other furniture or items in the renovation zone for a fully dust-free living space. Here’s a quick list of commonly overlooked areas:
Ceiling fan blades
We don’t blame you if you don’t want to deal with the mess after a disruptive renovation process. If that’s the case, call ServiceMaster DCS in Barrington. Our expert cleaning crews are available 24/7/365 to come over and do the post-construction cleaning for you – quickly, safely and effectively. Soon, you’ll be relaxing in your little slice of paradise with the chaotic memories of renovation behind you and a bright, clean future ahead.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANING EXPENSIVE?
The cost of the service varies and depends on factors such as where you live, how soil your house is. However, our expertise, training and satisfaction guarantee are built into the price of service.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO HAVE MY HOUSE CLEANED?
The amount of time it takes to clean the a house can vary depending on the size of the house. Once a skilled and trained technician arrives, they should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take. For standard house size, we ask for at least 3-6 hours to get the job done right and to your satisfaction.
WILL HOUSE CLEANING BE DISRUPTIVE TO MY FAMILY?
Your professionals at ServiceMaster dcs can schedule a time that is most convenient for your family and when most of the household is not present. Depending on the magnitude of the job, we should have your house back in normal operation in a matter of a few hours.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET MY HOME CLEANED?
Most homes required to be detail cleaned once every three to five years. Customers who fall in the following conditions should consider more frequent cleaning of their home:
- Pets that shed a lot
- Recent water damage
- Home remodeling or improvements taking place
- Residents with asthma or allergens
- Humid or moist environmental conditions
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING PRIOR TO THE TECHNICIAN ARRIVING FOR MY SCHEDULED SERVICE?
For safety, the technician should be shown where the fire extinguisher and first aid kit is located. It is best to provide them with any emergency contact information. Home cleaning can be noisy. It is best to do it when most family members are not present.
Prior to cleaning, perform a walk through of the facility to go over where protective coverings such as drop and corner guards will be placed. Also it is necessary to go over the HVAC, how the ducts will be cleaned, and accessibility.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY HOME CLEANED?
Home cleaning helps:
- Reduce energy costs in your home
- Reduce the potential for mold
- Improve indoor air quality