Getting rid of Building Work Dust

Building Contractors, Design & Build Project Management, Refurbishments & Extensions

dafs2Have you ever noticed how, when your building work is completed, no matter how careful or tidy your contractors were, you find dust and debris for weeks on end. Depending on the scale of the work, dust can appear in the strangest places like inside cupboards, drawers, on walls, windows and most other places. Once the work is finished and the builders have left, it’s a good idea to wait a while in order to let the dust settle. It’s tempting to get it done immediately, but rushing in and cleaning too soon will mean wasted time and energy, having to redo everything several times.

This settling time can be anything up to two weeks! Any debris or rubble can be cleared away using a dustpan and broom to help get rid of larger pieces of unwanted material. Use a vacuum to remove dirt from carpets and upholstery to avoid it being trodden or ground in. You can do this every few days for about two weeks. Warm water and a gentle floor cleaner should be used for wood, laminate, tile or stone flooring. [after checking the manufacturers instructions of course].

Curtains and blinds will harbour lots of dust, so vacuum your curtains carefully before washing them, and wipe over PVC, metal or wood blinds with a damp cloth. Run a long handled feather duster over your walls, and clean the inside of your windows.

To deep clean your home, apply an antibacterial product to work surfaces etc, alternatively make your own with lemon juice, baking soda and lemon juice or vinegar. Rub this concoction over work surfaces and rinse. When dusting pay attention to skirting boards, picture frames, electrical goods, mirrors and ornaments. A microfibre cloth is ideal for this task and will grab the dust particles, leaving a shiny, dust free finish.

If you can’t face a big clean up, you can call in professionals like Berkeley Cleaning Services Ltd, who have a vast experience of cleaning all kinds of environments. One of their specialities is builders cleans for homes, offices, schools and retail outlets in Essex and East London. They offer a Free quote and Free initial clean for new contracts, so call Berkeley on 01245 252 044.

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