Whether you’re building a home from the ground up or doing a renovation, construction in your home is both exciting and stressful. It’s also very messy.
In addition to the obvious mess that construction projects can leave behind like drywall dust, pieces of insulation, or random nails, there are also more inconspicuous products that may remain, which can even be harmful to your family’s health.
This includes things like fumes, toxins, mold spores, silicates, and ultra-fine dust. You can’t see these construction byproducts, but they’re there! That’s why it’s important to perform a proper and thorough house cleaning after new construction or renovation.
Here’s a handy checklist to get you started toward a perfectly clean and safe home post-construction.
Steps to Cleaning Your Home After a Construction Project
- Sweep and vacuum all floors, ceilings, and walls
- Mop and disinfect all hard floors, surfaces, and kitchen and bathroom appliances
- Vacuum all of your upholstery and furniture — if the construction crew didn’t clean up well, you may want to consider renting a shop vac so you don’t ruin your home vacuum!
- Wipe down all window sills and frames
- Dust all ducts, vents, blinds, and lighting and ceiling fixtures
- Clean all door and cabinet hardware
- Remove all remaining construction trash and debris
We know this seems like a daunting clean-up project! Consider making a fun day of it by getting the whole family involved and treating yourselves to ice cream when you’re done.
Don’t Like Cleaning? No Problem!
Of course, maybe even the best ice cream in South Dakota can’t get you excited about spending hours deep-cleaning the house.
If that’s the case, give us a call. We offer cleaning services for all kinds of projects, including general cleaning jobs following a construction project.
Our team will clean your home thoroughly, no matter how small or large the area is. You’ll be able to enjoy your new or updated space with the peace of mind that it’s perfectly clean and safe.
To make an appointment or ask questions about our construction and general cleaning services, reach out to us!
Don’t Forget About Your Ducts
It’s also very important to properly have your ducts cleaned after construction. Failing to do so can leave allergens like drywall dust, plastic coverings, screws, plaster, nails and sawdust behind. Duct cleaning will remove all of those potential allergens before you move in, so you’re breathing clean in your brand-new space.
We recommend that you make sure duct cleaning is included in the contract with your builder. If not, try to negotiate it in, saving you the cost of ductwork cleaning after the project is complete.
However, you always have the Intek team as an option! We offer professional duct cleaning services in the Sioux Falls and Yankton area and would be happy to help.