Cleaning a house after renovation can prove to be tedious. But, it is something that is inevitable. A house is most likely to be in need of cleaning following the end of a renovation project. But, you cannot achieve the best cleaning results if you do not use the right cleaning method or techniques. To help you achieve the best cleaning results, consider the following information. The tips indicated in the passage work for any kind of house which has just been renovated irrespective of size or architecture. It can be used as a cleanup checklist for any householder whose house was recently renovated.
Cleaning light fixtures
· More often than not, light fixtures often end up being covered in a grime of dust mixed with other kinds of dirt following the end of any renovation project. In order to restore their initial appearance, it is often appropriate to clean them.
· If the old light fixtures had been replaced by new ones, they may not be cleaned at all. However, using a warm moist piece of cloth to get rid of dust on the exterior surfaces of the light fixtures often works perfectly.
· The old light fixtures such as chandeliers and pendant lights have to be cleaned thoroughly using the appropriate cleaning reagents. Oil may be used to get rid of paint depending on the type of paint that was used during the renovation project.
Cleaning the walls
· Walls may be painted or not during the course of a renovation project. The cleaning required after the renovation project has come to an end depends on whether the walls were painted or not. If the walls had not been painted, use of tough cleaning reagents is required. This is mainly to get rid of dust, mold and even paint splashes. Damp clothes and brushes may be used for this purpose if the stains are not very tough.
· Suppose the walls had peen painted during the renovation project, wiping off the dust using a piece of cloth is usually enough.
Cleaning the floor
· The cleaning techniques required for cleaning the floor depend on whether the floor was renovated or it was left untouched during the renovation project. Use of a vacuum cleaner is usually appropriate if the floors had been carpeted during the renovation process or even before. Intense vacuuming is usually required since the carpet often accumulates a lot of dust during the course of a renovation project.
· For tiled homes whose tiles had not been replaced during the project, intense cleaning is required. Vacuuming coupled with a moderately wet cloth is supposed to be enough. This applies to both ceramic and wooded tiles.
· If the tiles had been replaced during renovation, mopping may be the only thing that would be appropriate.
If your house featured furniture while the renovation project was underway, cleaning the furniture will be appropriate. The cleaning technique you will use will depend on the type of furniture. Upholstered furniture has to be cleaned using the upholstery attachment which is present on the vacuum cleaner. Wooden furniture may be cleaned using a damp cloth.
Cleaning the ceiling
· If the ceiling had been painted, it is often a perfect idea to use a feather duster for cobwebs. Any ceiling broom can still do the trick. If there is mold in ceiling, you will have to use cleaning reagents to get rid of it. A long ceiling broom (preferably damp) and a roller brush (for drying the moisture) work quite perfectly.
· If the ceiling had been painted during the renovation project, dusting the ceiling tiles using a feather duster or appropriate ceiling broom is supposed to be enough. If there is a ceiling fan in the ceiling, removing it and cleaning the blades is often appropriate.
Cleaning the blinds
If your house is equipped with blinds, you can clean them using a pair of cotton gloves. These are the most suitable cleaning tools for such a purpose based on their effectiveness. Run the hands across each of the horizontal slats to get rid of dust and any dirt residues. Use of a cleaning reagent may be appropriate if there are any stains which are tough.
Cleaning the wall tiles of the kitchen and bathroom
· If the wall tiles of the kitchen have been replaced, you will not need to use any cleaning reagents to clean them. Rather, a simple damp cloth is supposed to be enough. In case the tiles have not been replaced in both the kitchen and the bathroom, you can use a cleaning reagent to get rid of stubborn stains.
· This is often the case if the tiles are in bright colors such as white, light brown and sky blue. Also clean the mirror in the bathroom using a mirror cleaning reagent. The kitchen cabinets also have to be cleaned whether they have been replaced or not. Use of cleaning reagents is often appropriate if the cabinets are old.
To make the cleaning more effective and worthwhile, the following additional information has been included in the passage. With these additional cleaning tips, you will be able to clean your house thoroughly using minimum effort. You will also be able to save a lot of time.
Break the area into grids
This is by far one of the effective ways to clean and large surface area. The method is necessary to help householders to clean their homes in the easiest way possible while realizing amazing results. This is the only way you can avoid missing out on cleaning certain areas or cleaning the same areas more than once.
Clean from top to bottom
· Instead of cleaning in a haphazard manner, you have to clean in a systematic manner. This is the best way to increase your efficiency especially if you are cleaning dusty kitchen cabinets and displays in the living rooms. The same principle works for tables and chairs.
· When you are vacuuming, it is always better to begin from the furthest point of the room and to drag dirt all the way up to the exit. Avoid scrubbing or wiping surfaces by following a circular motion. Rather, you follow straight lines from the start to the end.