Whether you are redoing a room or adding some new addition to your home, or completely changing the way your home looks, any form of construction in your house can create a lot of mess. While you enjoy the fact that there are no more drilling noises that you have to deal with, there are things fr you to do once the construction is over.
The post-construction cleaning checklist is very important as it ensures you do not forget any essential steps and end up with a clean, organized, and safe home. This article aims to give you proper instruction on what should be on your post-construction cleaning checklist.
1.Throwing out the Trash
This goes without saying, but throw out all the trash. This includes the trash of the construction (broken pieces of wood, construction remains, loose screws, etc.) as well as trash of the construction site (old coffee cups, plastic bags, etc.). Throwing out the trash should be on the top of any cleaning checklist, as simply doing it clears up half of the mess in the house.
Another vital task on the post-construction cleaning checklist is vacuuming your house.
This will clean the construction remains and dust that fell on the carpets during the construction work and help you get the best carpet looks which got a layer on it because of the construction. The dust that infuses the air during a construction project can and will find its way onto the furniture as well. So it is very important to vacuum all the furniture as well.
Once you are done with vacuuming, you need to get the mop and start mopping all the hard floors. If you are not sure about what to mop, any surface made of tiles, woods, stones, or bamboo requires proper mopping once a construction project is done.
Given this is a critical time around the world, we highly recommend using appropriate disinfection in the mop water before starting to mop.
4.Dusting Fans and Ceilings
After every construction project, it is very important that you pay attention to the places that are hard to reach, such as ceilings and ceiling fans. Even though these spots are equally exposed to the construction zone like the furniture and floor, these are often overlooked.
Just like on the furniture and the floor, dust-infused air tends to hoard on ceiling fans as well as the ceiling and needs to be cleaned post-construction.
Similar to the ceiling, furniture, and floor, countertops are also exposed to dust-infused air caused by any form of a construction project. However, unlike ceilings, furniture, and floor, dusting is not enough for the countertop of your house. As countertops are comparatively moister and are more vulnerable to microbial, it is better to sponge them.
All you need is some cleaning elements, water, and a sponge, and you can sponge the countertop like you would do the dishes. If you want your countertop to shine as it did before the construction project, just rub it with a damp sponge.
6.Removing Paint from the Corners
During a construction project, especially if there is a paint job involved, it is very common that some strokes of paint will go out of the line and get on corners and edges. It may not be grabbing that much of your attention, but it is a flaw in your perfect room.
So it is important to clean the paint off the edges to give your project a hint of perfection after being done with the construction work.
This is a step that is necessary after every little as well as large projects. Your windows and windowsills may have visible streaks, handprints, construction dust, or splatters of paint on them. These are not only uncomfortable on the eyes but also a sign of uncleanliness.
Ergo it is very important to take Windex and a paper towel, clean the windows and dust and wipe the windowsills once you are done with the construction project.
Dirty mirrors are noticeable and tend to grab peoples’ attention more. So after any form of project or even if you are simply cleaning your house cause you feel like it, take a glass cleaner and a paper towel and clean those fingerprints, handprints, and dust off your mirrors. If you prefer organic products, there are organic glass cleaning products available in the market.
Cabinets beautify your home with modern storage space, spaces that you use every day to keep your utensils of every-day use. After a construction project, it is very vital that you clean your cabinets with disinfection.
You will be touching the cabinets to get your utensils. If they have harmful dust on them from the construction work, it can lead to a harmful situation which no one wants.
10.Cleaning Home Appliances
Your stove, microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and any other home appliance should be clean at all times. During a construction project, the probability of your appliances having dust and microbial on them increases. You may not see it, but your appliances can be contaminated.
As appliances are more at risk of malfunctioning due to external disturbance, you must clean them with proper tools after the project ends.
Vents are often overlooked in the post-construction clean-up, which is simply unfortunate.
Vents have the responsibility of air ventilation of a room and if it has construction remains on it, the room will never be properly clean. Those remains and dust will spread to the entire room through the vents. Ergo, dusting vents after a construction project is a must.
Having a checklist of what to do is always helpful, especially if it is a post-construction cleaning checklist; it helps you ensure your house is clean and safe even after your construction project. Hopefully, this article has successfully informed you of the detailed post-construction cleaning tips and checklist you need.