One of the questions clients always ask us when we’re starting a project is “how messy will it get in my house?” When remodeling, there is always construction dust that will appear, but we make it a priority to clean up as much as possible and limit the dust that gets into the space.
Today, we’re sharing our tips on how to get rid of construction dust in your home during a remodel or renovation.
When living through a kitchen remodel or bath remodel, keeping the construction dust to a minimum is key. It starts to build up over time if you’re not consistently fighting against the dust and cleaning up at the end of each day. Cleaning up construction dust isn’t nearly as hard as it seems if you’re equipped with the right materials. If done right, you can quickly get your home back to a state where you can can hardly tell construction even took place.
So, If you’re already done with your remodel and looking for the best way to clean dust after renovation, we’ve got you covered with these 5 tips.
1. Gather Materials
Having the proper materials to remove construction dust is key because it will help you get it done more quickly and it helps to have these materials on hand, so you can clean as you go about the remodel.
2. Check + Replace Air Filters
One of the first tips on how to clean construction dust is to clean and check air filters around your home. This will allow you to trap dust before it enters the air ducts. Check the filters often and replace them after you are done with the construction project. Doing this will ensure that your home is safe for you and your family. Doing this will also remove any of the trapped dust that has accumulated in the filters.
We love using BuildClean, which is an air filter cleaner, but it’s different from the usual dust fans and vacuums. It minimizes the migration of dust throughout a home during remodel by “scrubbing” the air that passes through it.
3. Dust Walls
If your question is how to clean construction dust from walls, you will need to wipe your walls with a soft damp towel and then wrap it around the bottom of your broom. Secure it with tape if you have to and then push the towel along your walls to collect dust and to wipe it away. Using a broom handle will help when trying to reach the top of your walls.
If your walls were painted recently, then you should avoid using anything moist on them as it may damage the paint itself. Let the walls dry for about 30 days before you are sure you won’t do any damage and then you can use moisture to remove the excess dust.
4. Ledges + Baseboards
When it comes to ledges and baseboards, you can make use of used dryer sheets to collect dust. Dryer sheets that have been through the dryer once will still collect dust very well, just wipe them across the baseboards and ledges and toss them in the garbage when you’re done.
Ledges and baseboards are on the places where construction dust likes to build up, so even after your remodel is done, continue to wipe them off. Another method that we like to remove the dust from ledges and baseboards is using Norwex dusting rags because they work really well and are very environment friendly.
When it comes to floors, you should vacuum them if your vacuum is HEPA certified with a good filter. Mopping regularly will also help to keep the dust under control when the job is done. This will allow you to handle floor cleaning and general house cleaning as well.
Make sure to use a floor cleaner that is compatible with your floors and won’t ruin them or remove the stain. Ask your supplier or installer what cleaning supply they would recommend for your floors.
And there ya have it! Our tips and tricks on how to get rid of construction dust so that your home is clean and safe for your family.
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