When you remodel any part of your home, there are bound to be lots of leftover dust and debris. Most people wait until the project is completed before cleaning, but it’s never a good idea to let all that dust linger in your home for extended time periods. Dust not only is unhygienic, it can also cause repository issues and even allergic reactions in some people. Aside from dust, piles of debris are accidents waiting to happen. Here are 5 great tips from iRemodel Home Renovations on keeping your house tidy during a remodeling project.

Empty Slate

When you know that a room is going to undergo major changes, it’s a good idea to take everything that can be moved out of the area completely.  This will keep dust from gathering on decorations, fabrics and other items in the room. Cleaning the walls and floor also will be much easier if there are fewer things in the room to move around during cleaning, and you can also avoid damage or accidents by reducing hazards.

Cover It Up

If there are things that are just too big to move, or if space is an issue, use a tarp or plastic to cover their surface area completely. Use duct tape on the edges to ensure that the cover is not accidentally moved during a renovation. This will keep the finishing from getting damaged or the fabric from becoming inundated with dust.

Isolation

Here at iRemodel Home Renovations, we make a point to close off any areas we are working on so that allergens and dust don’t float to the other areas of your home during our projects. We use thick flaps that cover the windows and doors or we may use plastic sheeting for minor projects.

Protect the Floor

Your floors are one of the most visible parts of your home, and it’s important to keep them protected during any type of renovation project. It’s easy to make a path of heavy tarp, plastic, or even old carpet leading to and from the area where the work is being completed. This will keep out dirt and grime as well as prevent scratches or other damage to the floor.

Daily Clean Up

It’s always a good idea to clean up the work area at the end of the day. Most contractors will tidy the area by sweeping and throwing away excess debris before heading home for the day. You should make a point to vacuum and dust daily to reduce the amount of buildup that can occur with renovation projects.

Clear the Air

During the remodeling work, and after the work is done for the day, it’s a good idea to keep your screens and windows open to allow fresh air to circulate. This helps reduce the amount of dust that accumulates inside your home and also encourages proper ventilation.

Why Choose Us

At iRemodel Home Renovations, our professional contractors make sure to clean up at the end of every workday. For homeowners that are interested in cleaning themselves, we hope that our tips prove to be a helpful resource. Call (416) 825-2542 to find out more about the services we offer or to schedule your next renovation project.