Tidying up the Floors after Major Renovations

There is no denying that renovations are always quite messy. No one likes awful construction dust or materials and scraps spewed around the room. 

These things are not only unpleasant, but they are also quite annoying. And, they can be harmful health-wise. Imagine your pet walking around or even worse children wandering through dirty spaces. Not a picture you want to paint. 

So, if you want to deal with all the mess as quickly as possible and have all the floors spick and span in a matter of hours, keep reading. 

Hiring a professional

It’s always a good idea to consider hiring a company or a professional individual with experience to swiftly deal with all the mess once you finish renovating. 

It doesn’t matter if you personally did all the renovations or not, you need to provide for a deep post-construction clean-up once the last bit of work has been taken care of.

This deep cleaning can be outsourced to one of many companies specialized in this kind of service.

Hiring a professional company to take good care of this is what one of the leading interior fit out companies in Qatar advises and even practices after each job.

Bear in mind that a deep clean isn’t necessarily determined by the size of a space, but rather the level of effort. For instance, a 1,400 square-foot duplex apartment ranges from $900 to $1,500. 

On the other hand, prices range from $1,800 to $3,000 for a 2,800-square-foot house.   

Final notice – the prices listed above are not exact, these figures are average costs gathered from listing in the US. 

If you decide to outsource…

If you want to leave this to professionals, you need to find a reliable company. To truly see if the company you have selected meets the grade, make sure to ask some of these questions. 

First of all, ask whether they have enough time and energy for this cleaning project. 

Always ask how long it usually takes them to clean up. If you have quite a lot of rooms and spaces that need cleaning, be reasonable and accept bigger timeframes. 

But, if you see that these professionals require suspiciously huge periods of time to finish a cleaning project, you may want to steer away from them. 

Finally, this should go without saying but many people make that mistake so it’s worth underlining that you have to ask one question yourself first. 

Do you have a sufficient budget for tidying up? How much money can you put towards cleaning?

If you see that you may not have just enough for the project, think about saving up or taking out a loan.

How to clean it up yourself?

According to Apartment Therapy, it’s best to do things by the book. 

So, first, sweep and vacuum all surfaces. This includes walls and ceilings too. The first sweep has to be good if you want to save more time afterward. 

The move to floors. In other words, mop, sweep and disinfect floors. Once you get that done vacuum all upholstery. 

Move on to doors, knobs, baseboards, moldings, and hardware. Wipe all of that down. Every detail matters!

Once you have finished with your living room, go to bathrooms and kitchens. These rooms need special care. Make sure to sanitize everything including appliances, cabinets, and counters. 

This marks the end of the first phase. 

The second phase should start with a good dusting and vacuuming of all window interiors including sills and frames. After you do that, wipe down everything. 

Move on to dusting all ducts, grates, vents, blinds, ceiling fans, and lighting fixtures. Also, make sure that you clean all hardware such as hinges and handles. Go so far and even clean inside and outside of shelves and cabinets.

Finally, clean inside all closets and remove all the remaining trash and debris. 

Must-have equipment

a vacuum cleaner vacuuming the floor

Last but not least, you need to ensure that you have certain products that are absolutely necessary for cleaning projects.

First of all, you need a good vacuum cleaner. A mop is the next important thing you need to have to effectively clean all the surfaces.

If you have made a huge mess, you will also need a delicate microfiber duster to reach all the corners of your rooms. 

For bathrooms and kitchens, think about using a good grout brush. This kind of brush has the angled bristles that will get the job done effectively and thoroughly. 

Final thoughts

It’s fair to say that this won’t be easy. And, no one likes to spend hours cleaning rooms and all sorts of surfaces. 

But, let’s say that you have done the most difficult part – renovations. Cleaning up is the easier part, in this case. 

So, remember to be thorough and consistent. Leaving dust or scraps can really do a lot of damage afterward. And if you want to learn how to renovate your restaurant  Mirabello Interiors has created an amazing article about that, you should definitely take a look! Good luck.

E. Emmanuel

Emmanuel doesn't want a lot for Christmas, he just wants people to have beautiful and hazard free homes. He loves to write about beautiful things, he also loves to create beauty out of a combination of oddities.