How to Remove Dust After A Home Renovation


After you have performed renovations on your home, there is bound to be a lot of dust left behind. The dust can be difficult and time-consuming to clean up unless you use the most effective methods. You can contact a company, like Millennium Commercial and Construction Cleaning Services, to help you with the construction cleaning. Or, you can learn some tips to clean up the dust yourself. You will also need to take steps to protect your health when cleaning up dust

Wear the Necessary Protective Equipment

When cleaning up the dust after construction, you will need to wear a protective mask so you can protect your lungs from the dust and debris that may enter the air. When your skin is exposed to the dust, it can dry out. Therefore, you will want to wear latex gloves and long-sleeved clothing.

Remove Large Debris

Remove the remnants of your renovation project. For example, if you ripped up tile, remove the old pieces of tile from the area. Doing so will allow you to clear space and will make it easier to clean up the dust around your home. Make sure the garbage bags you use to store and remove debris from your home are heavy-duty.

Seal Off Different Areas

Choose a single doorway that will be the entryway and exit point. Then, you will need to seal the other doorways by using plastic that you should place in every jamb. This will prevent the dust from traveling to other parts of your home so you do not have to vacuum up the dust there.

Use an Air Filtration System

Purchasing an air filtration system can help you eliminate much of the dust that came from the construction project. The air will cleaned regularly, reducing the amount of dust that can become redeposited on surfaces. This will make the cleanup process much faster. Make sure that you also keep the air filters clean. If the filters are not clean, the air will simply circulate the dust.

Vacuum Dust

Rather than simply use a vacuum commonly used to vacuum carpets, you will want to rent or purchase a shop vacuum that comes with a HEPA filter. Avoid sweeping unless you are trying to remove large pieces of debris since sweeping mostly kicks up dust. Vacuum every surface, including floors, window sills, frames, and counters. Baseboards and ledges are easier to clean if you use used dryer sheets. Simply run the dryer sheet across the surface.

Wipe Away Dust On Walls 

To remove dust from the walls, attach a soft, wet towel to the bottom of a broom. Then, use the towel to wipe down the walls until they are dust-free. Start at the top and work your way down. After washing the walls, ring the towel, rinse it and wash the walls again.

Use Sawdust to Make Dust Easier to Vacuum

Dampened sawdust can be used to attract dust and eliminate it. Spread the sawdust over the areas that are covered with dust and vacuum all of it up once the sawdust has dried.


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