|Nowadays, we can fix almost anything to suit our tastes,
our homes and living spaces included. Renovations are
exactly what helps us do this. We can now re-build,
re-organize, and re decorate living spaces into what we
prefer. Many real estate professionals understand the
usefulness of this process. It has been used to update many
homes. Updating any space increases it's value on the
market. Not only that, but it makes the space much more
appealing to the eyes and there is as certain comfort that
comes with residing in a fresh new home.
Renovations are especially useful when it comes to updating
spaces to be with the current times. Renovations are an
extremely daunting task. Not only do they take up a
significant amount of time and resources, but also energy.
Results of a renovation project can be quite satisfying, but
before getting to settle down in the newly transformed space
or home, cleaning must take place.
Cleaning any space after a renovation entails a great deal
of work if one chooses to do the process privately. However,
there are many cleaning service companies ready to do all
the work for you. The only catch, however, is the price. As
you may guess, a lot of work equals a lot of money. So the
next best thing is doing the process yourself. Though this
may be a bit intimidating for some, it is not as difficult
as you may think. As long as you know the basics and the how
to's, you are set to do the project all on your own.
The scene following the finalized renovation may be rather
harrowing. Debris, dirt, and other left over materials may
be laying around. The first thing to do here is to get rid
of any unused material. You do not necessarily have to toss
them in the trash if they are still useful. If some material
can be used elsewhere or by someone else, choose to recycle.
Recycling is a good way to make money off of the old
material. You may find that someone may be interested in
purchasing the material at a highly discounted price from
you than to purchase new materials. So it may be a smarter
and more savvy option to recycle.
- Cleaning the windows
First order of business in cleaning after a renovation are
the walls and windows. Cleaning the windows is comparatively
simple. First thing to do is to get rid of the dust and
debris and any material on the window. Then, mix together
some vinegar and water for a cleaning agent solution.
Disinfect every part of the window and wash once or twice.
- Cleaning the walls
Walls are also quite easy to clean. You can opt to use the
same vinegar and water mixture to clean, or change up and
use soap and water. Point is you do not have to use heavy
chemicals to clean the walks. Apply the mixture once or
twice with a sponge while gently brushing. Finally clean
with plain water and dry with cloth.
- After getting rid of the large left over material, the
next step is to start clearing the floor.
There will probably be a large amount of dirt and debris.
This is where a chemical clean up comes in. This process can
be potentially dangerous and hence requires an extra amount
of carefulness and caution. A post renovation chemical wash
refers to thee use of and to remove cement stains. This
process is generally extremely effective. The first thing to
do ensure the floor is absolutely clear of dirt and debris.
Sweep thoroughly. Next thing to do is purchase the no. 3
acid for washing. When cleaning the floor, ensure you are
wearing protective gear. Wear goggles to protect the eyes.
Gloves on hands are a must. Also ensure that no part of the
body is left uncovered to avoid any contact with the
chemical. Carefully wash the floor with a sponge. Once done,
clean thoroughly with water and soap and ensure every inch
is free of acid.
- For a carpeted floor
If your floor is carpet, acid cleaning will not apply.
Instead, use a good suction vacuum with a good filter to
capture particles. A hazard to consider in carpet cleaning,
however, is excessive dirt and particles which can be
harmful to your body. Invest in a good quality mask before
beginning the vacuuming process. A good recommended filter
is a HEPA filter which is strong and can capture even the
finest dust and other particles. Vacuum the area thoroughly,
perhaps going over it once or twice to ensure all particles
that can be potentially harmful. If there are counter tops
or other surfaces, clean using gentle cleaning agents.
It is recommended to leave the window open for the following
few days to allow airing out of particles and clearing of
air. This is a health caution because after the renovation,
there are many harmful particles that were from the old and
new material. These particles include Volatile Organic
Compounds (VOCs). New furniture , paint, and carpets are
also agents that contain the particles. Hence, it's also
recommended to leave windows open to air out after
installation of new objects.
With all said and done, cleaning up after a renovation is a
difficult task. The larger the space, the more difficult it
will be the thoroughly clean. So with the large spaces, it
is recommended to hire cleaning services to help you. Before
you choose the company, however, make sure you are aware of
the products they are using just to be on the safe side.
Chemical washing is a great way to clear out any stains on
the hard surfaced floor, and it requires extra precaution
when handling. Windows and walls, on the other hand, are
fairly simple to clean and do not require much work. Leaving
the space to air out for a few days is great to allow fresh
air in as let leftover particles clear out. Also allowing a
few days for new furniture to settle is good for avoiding
any potential harmful substances that may come with the