Remodeling your home is always going to be an exciting process, but that type of project could result in quite a bit of dirt and grime. If you are getting ready for a major renovation, then you need to come up with a comprehensive plan for keeping your home clean and tidy.

Empty Each of the Rooms

While emptying out some of your rooms might seem like quite a bit of work, that step could save you an incredible amount of time in the long run. In addition to keeping your possessions clean, emptying out the rooms is also going to make the work much easier. If you don’t have enough space to store those items, then you should think about renting a storage unit for a month or two.

Seal Everything Off

Once the rooms have been cleared out, it is then time to seal everything off. Isolating the areas where you will be working is going to minimize how much dust gets spread throughout your home. Luckily, plastic sheeting is very inexpensive, and this task should take you no more than a few hours. You might also want to put some plastic over vents and other small openings where dust could get out.

Clean Out the Debris Daily

Keeping up with daily cleaning will be absolutely vital during your renovations. For larger remodeling projects, you should work with a company that offers rubbish removal services. One of those companies will be able to drop off a large trash bin near your home at the start of your project and then pick it up once your renovations are complete.

Invest in a Good Vacuum

Purchasing a powerful wet/dry vacuum is going to be an excellent investment. A high-quality shop vacuum with a HEPA filter will pick up airborne contaminants and toxic materials before they spread throughout your home. Regularly cleaning your home with a shop vacuum is going to greatly reduce your family’s risk of allergies, asthma flare-ups, and other respiratory problems.

Following the renovations, you might want to think about having your home’s HVAC system professionally cleaned. Even if you went to great lengths to keep your home pristine while you were remodeling, there could still be quite a few contaminants in your ducts, and that dust is going to have a huge impact on your family’s health and comfort.

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About Olga Lockhart

Olga Lockhart, Marketing Manager for Pathway Design & Construction, researches, analyzes, and writes about these key topics: Universal Design, Aging in Place, Northwest building & Seattle remodeling trends, air quality issues, and solutions, during construction. She's also willing to chat about travel and culture out of the office.