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.
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 cleaning up at the end of each day. Fighting 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 and you’ll hardly notice construction ever took place.
So, if you’re done with your remodel and looking for the best way to clean up that pesky dust, we’ve got you covered with these 5 tips.
1. Gather Materials
Having the proper materials to remove construction dust is key! You can clean as you go and avoid multiple trips to your local home improvement store.
2. Check + Replace Air Filters
Check and replace the air filters. This will trap dust before it enters the air ducts and prevent it from spreading to other areas of your home. Check the filters often and replace them as needed. During construction you may want to change weekly. Replace again after construction is completed. This will also remove any of the trapped dust that has accumulated in the filters. Being proactive with the filters will ensure that your home is safe for you and your family.
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’re not alone. Wipe walls with a soft damp towel to collect dust and to wipe it away. For hard to reach areas wrap the towel around the bottom of your broom and secure it with tape.
If your walls were painted recently, avoid using anything moist as it may damage the paint. Let the walls dry for about 30 days before cleaning.
4. Ledges + Baseboards
For ledges and baseboards, re-purpose used dryer sheets to collect dust. Simply wipe a dryer sheet across the baseboards and ledges and toss them in the garbage when you’re done.
Ledges and baseboards are one of the top places where construction dust likes to build up, so even after your remodel is done, continue to wipe them off.
Another option to remove dust from ledges and baseboards are Norwex dusting rags. 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. Always vacuum before you mop!
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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