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Post Construction & Renovation Cleaning Guide

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Renovation cleaning serves as a necessary and final step in any remodelling or home construction project. Ensuring that the building is free of any debris makes it safe for any inhabitants.

Hence, the team at Jani Queen is here to provide you with a guide to post-construction cleaning.

Final Walkthrough with Contractor

Before any post-renovation cleaning can happen, you need to go over the construction done with the contractor. You need to make sure that everything has been done the way you want before cleaning up. If there are any outstanding issues or repairs that need to be done, it’s best to have them completed before the renovation cleaning begins.

Gather Cleaning Tools and Supplies

After the walkthrough is complete, you need to either purchase or rent the necessary equipment and chemicals to clean up the property. The cleaning supplies that are necessary include;

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  • Broom (with soft bristles)
  • Brush (with stiff bristles)
  • Dustpan
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths and cleaning rags
  • Mop and bucket
  • Cleaning solution (for floors, walls, windows and other surfaces)
  • Water, etc.

Some personal protective equipment (PPE) is also recommended. Some of the debris left behind (glass, nails, etc.) might be sharp and dangerous. Dust masks and goggles will protect you from drywall dust, splinters, and other airborne particles.

Start With A Rough Cleaning

In the first stage of renovation cleaning, you should take care of the large debris pieces and any major sources of dirt. This will allow you to clear up the vast majority of the disorder and get into the nitty-gritty. 

Use A Top-Down Approach

The best way to clean up is to work from the highest point and gather the trash and debris on the floor to conclude. This makes the process more efficient by limiting the motion of the garbage. A top-down approach also saves more time by reducing the amount of doubling back required.

Deep Cleaning

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After the initial cleaning, you follow up with a thorough, more detailed, cleaning. At this point, your major concern is where the dust from your initial cleaning settled. You need to vacuum as many areas as possible, including soft objects like cushions, carpets, and curtains. Hard-to-reach areas like vents, grates, appliances, and lighting devices should be given extra attention. Hard surfaces need to be wiped down with wet cloths and all gathered debris should be thrown out again.

Final Touches

After the deep cleaning, your post-renovation cleaning is practically complete. All you need to do is a final inspection to ensure that everything has been cleaned to your satisfaction. If you notice any issues like more dust on surfaces or smudges on windows, you can wipe them down with a microfiber cloth.

Jani Queen – Professional Cleaning Services in Ottawa

Before you can benefit from your new construction or renovation, you need to clean up thoroughly. Without effective cleaning, the inhabitants of the building are at risk for serious medical conditions and physical trauma due to the dust and debris left behind. Use a comprehensive clean-up to protect those in the building and make the most of the construction.

Please contact us if you need professional cleaning services. Jani Queen has provided meticulous and reliable cleaning services for more than 30 years. Our janitorial cleaning and facility maintenance services have satisfied many clients in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. Our dedication to delivering the best has earned us a stellar reputation and track record. With our help, your cleaning needs are met completely.

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