If your school, office or home has been recently renovated, it is imperative that a thorough cleaning process be conducted as soon as possible. This blog post will take a look at why post-construction cleaning is so important and what that cleaning should look like.
Why Post-Construction Is Critical
The construction process leaves a lot of dust and debris behind that can actually be harmful. It can aggravate allergies and cause respiratory issues even in healthy individuals.
It’s important to ensure that cleaning is done as quickly as possible before the dust has time to move into the air ducts. Any construction project results in dust and dirt particles getting into just about any nook and cranny. For this reason, it is often recommended that people invest in a HEPA filter for their cleaning equipment as these filters are capable of removing very small particles.
Post-Construction Cleaning Checklist
- Vacuum Carpets and Upholstery
Dust can quickly settle into carpets and upholstery after a construction project. So vacuum all carpets and upholstery thoroughly. Start from the top and work your way down.
- Wipe Down Hard Surfaces
All hard surfaces need to be thoroughly wiped down with water. Start at the top and work your way down. Keep in mind that even walls can collect dust. For walls that have been recently painted, you can dry dust instead to prevent any scratching.
Dust also has a tendency to collect in the mouldings and cabinets, along with the tops of any ledges, door frames, light fixtures and other hard-to-reach areas.
Follow this by sweeping and mopping the floors.
- Clean Air Vents and Replace Filters
At various points of the construction process, dust will have made its way into vents, even if only a small part of your business or home was renovated. In order to prevent your filter from spreading dust throughout the rest of your home, cleaning and replacing your HEPA filter are critical. You can do this by first removing the vent covers from the walls and ceilings and cleaning each one with water and soap. Allow them to dry completely. Then, replace the exposed air filters with new ones. This should be done at least every 3 months.
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