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A Major Clean-up After Major Home Improvement
You are eager to show off your home in full splendor now that all the construction works are finally done, but feel down-hearted at the thought of having an insane amount of cleaning to do first. It’s a total mess and you can’t bring yourself to start scrubbing or you simply have no idea where to start. We’ve all been there. Home improvement projects can transform our homes in unimaginable ways, but in the meantime, you’re left with an uncanny amount of dust you never thought was possible. Before you can enjoy your new pleasure dome to the fullest, it requires thorough cleaning and detailed inspection of every nook and cranny of your home with all hands on deck. If you have no one to help you out though, you can safely rely on cleaning services Burbank to lend you a helping hand. Either way, let’s take a quick look at how to deal with a house left messy by remodeling works.
Start with a Prep
Dust be gone is easier said than done. Let’s assume that your contractor included the removal of actual solid trash in their undertaking. Still, this leaves dust everywhere, and we do mean everywhere, as most contractors don’t include an extensive cleaning routine in their service.
To properly prepare, you’ll need to stock up on cleaning supplies, as well as a trusted vacuum, brooms, mops and towels. Drier sheets are also handy dust collectors. It would be wise to also get a face mask so as to protect your lungs.
Check out your air filters and vents too, as unclean filters and vents don’t have the capacity to trap dust efficiently. In fact, they might even let dust, paint fumes, mold and other toxins circulate in the air you breathe.
Get to Work
The removal of post-construction dust requires more than your average cleaning. It also requires planning so the cleaning process wouldn’t prove futile. What’s more, not having a plan might get you stuck with a single corner of your home so you’ll run out of energy to do the rest.
Post-construction dust is so fine that it can make its way into every crevice of your home. This goes even for the rooms that weren’t included in the construction process, if any. Such dust is extremely dangerous as you can’t even see its fine particles, yet, without even realizing it, you, your family and pets will be inhaling them.
Start from the top and work your way down. You’ll need to wipe down all the hard surfaces without allowing the dust to be dispersed and settle elsewhere, otherwise you’re likely to end up with even more work. In addition to the floor, you’ll need to fastidiously vacuum the walls and the ceilings. If the carpets, curtains and upholstery weren’t stashed away right away, you’ll need to vacuum those too.
After vacuuming, use a damp towel to remove any remaining dust particles. For freshly painted walls, however, dry dusting is better. Don’t forget to also clean the blinds, knobs, handles, hinges, light fixtures, ornaments, picture frames and the like.
#1 Cleaning Services Burbank will gladly do this for you
Having gone through the ordeal of having a major construction project done in your home, you’ll want to sit back as someone else does the cleaning left in its wake. Leave it to a team of cleaning professionals in Burbank and other areas to enjoy a beautifully revamped and perfectly clean home!