A renovation is not complete until your home has returned to normalcy. Cleaning up after a renovation is still a significant part of any renovation: it includes removing any heavy renovation materials and cleaning up dust and other particles. Here are some tips for making the task a much easier one, allowing you to restore the cleanliness and air quality in your home in no time.
Rent a Dumpster-Removal Bin.
A junk-removal bin makes the process of removing renovation materials like plastic or wood a much easier and streamlined task than having to make multiple trips to a recycling centre or dump. Instead, rent a junk-removal bin and dispose of all material in one go. Some junk-removal bin services will even remove your junk for you.
Wipe Down the Walls/ Furniture and Vacuum.
If your walls are not newly painted (or you have wallpaper), wipe them down with a wet cloth to get rid of any residual dust. Use the end of a broom for the corners. Don’t miss any furniture — pay particular attention to the tops of furniture (like coffee tables), which tend to collect a lot of dust.
Alternatively, if your walls are freshly painted, dry dust them. This alone will go a long way in improving the air quality in your home again. Ensure that you also vacuum all surfaces in your home, including any wood. Follow up hard surfaces by mopping them. Don’t forget to vacuum curtains — an upholstery attachment is often best for this task.
Clean Light Fixtures.
Remove all light fixtures and clean them. Don’t forget to miss the blades of your ceiling fan if you have one.
Clean Your Vents.
Use water that is both warm and soapy to best clean your vents.
Change Your Air Filters.
It is a good idea to check your air filters and replace them. It is also not uncommon for a painter to remove the air filter but forget to put it back in again. Ensure that you do this as soon as possible, otherwise a missing air filter can cause damage to your furnace.
Make the process of cleaning up after a renovation a much easier one by renting a dumpster-removal bin or have our team get rid of it on your behalf. Contact our team at Junk It! today for more. We will remove all of your junk quickly and efficiently.Written June 20, 2016 by