Useful Hints How to Clean up After Builders or Construction

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The truth is that no matter how careful you were during the renovation project, whether you have covered all pieces of furniture, floors and walls with papers or plastic, in some nooks and crannies always remain specks of grime, thick layers of dust, paint splatters, drops of grout or cement. Regardless of the project, whether you did only repairs in the kitchen, a full refurbishment or even changed the wallpapers in the bedroom, after construction the property is always getting messy and dirty. 

Sometimes no matter how hard you try or what kind of cleaning equipment you use, the outcome is not as satisfying as you hoped for. The question is how to deal with all this dust and grime. If not properly taken care of on time, your home can become a safe haven to tons of germs, allergens, bacteria and other harmful contaminants. Unfortunately, dust can cause a lot of allergies and diseases. To facilitate your life, make sure to read the following article with our tips for efficient cleaning after builders.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the after builders cleaning is one of the hardest tasks. Sometimes it is even more difficult than the construction itself.

Hereby we provide three easy and useful tips from

  1. Firstly, you should try to keep the dust only in the work area. Of course, it is not an easy task since dust tends to get even into the tiniest nooks. However, you should have some preventive measures. This will save you not only time and energy when cleaning later but will protect you from carcinogens and toxins as well.
  2. Protect your pieces of furniture and personal belongings. Make sure to relocate everything which can be moved to another place.
  3. Provide yourself with a proper mop and vacuum cleaner. If you feel like your vacuum is not powerful enough or your mop is past beyond its prime, do not hesitate to arm yourself with decent ones.

How to complete an effective cleaning after the builders

Unpainted Walls

It is a good idea to remove dust from unpainted walls right before you paint them. You don’t want to find the hard way that painting over debris and dust can lead to dissatisfactory paint job, do you? 

Bear in mind that if you have covered your pieces of furniture with protective sheets, you need to make sure that everything is properly protected. Instead of old sheets, it is better to invest in plastic sheets since they guarantee for maximum dust protection. 

To remove dust from the unpainted walls, you can simply use a vacuum cleaner or a broom. The final step is to wash the walls but you can skip it since walls are not painted yet. However, if you decide to wash the walls, make sure you start from the top and move slowly to avoid leaving behind any stains. Before painting, be sure that walls are completely dry. 


Painted Walls

If the walls have been painted already, you have to wait till they are completely dry. In such case, use a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom to avoid harming the paint.


Doing renovations in the bathroom is dirty and slow work. Firstly, you need to clean the sanitary ware and huge debris left behind by the builders. Keep in mind that in each cleaning after the builders, you should begin with the largest items and finish with the smallest. Before you start wet cleaning, make sure to clean with a dry microfibre cloth.

Cleaning Spots

If you find it hard to clean a stain or spot after the construction, you can use a solution of water and ammonia.

Scraping Traces from Silicone

If there are any silicone traces, wait for the place to dry and then gently remove the silicone using a scraper. 

A smell of paint

If you do not like the smell of fresh paint, put a bowl of baking soda in the place since baking soda absorbs the unpleasant odour.

Full House Renovation

Cleaning after building a new house is the most difficult task. The amount of cleaning supplies and elbow grease you need to use are enormous. Floors, walls, windows, ceilings, furniture and lighting need also to be deep cleaned in order for you to enjoy the positive outcome of the renovation project. To get a satisfying result, you must not compromise on quality. Make sure you invest all your energy to deep clean the whole property and leave nothing behind.

If you do not feel like you can do the cleaning by yourself, you can always turn to a professional cleaning company.


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