Making big improvements to your business is an exciting time, but it also comes with a big laundry list of things to do before, during, and after the renovation to make sure everything comes together in the end. Construction can be a stressful time, and once the job is complete it’s only natural to want to celebrate your new and improved space – but you owe it to yourself and your business to save the champagne until everything is truly wrapped up, and that includes cleaning.
Cleaning may not be the most thrilling part of the remodel, but it is one of the most important. When it comes to truly unlocking the full potential of your newly designed professional space, here are some dos and don’ts for really making it shine.
Dust, dust everywhere. That may not be the only messy side effect of construction, but it’s certainly the most obvious. You will definitely want to dust all the usual suspects – surfaces, nooks and crannies, and so on, but don’t forget some less obvious places, too. The walls will need to be completely wiped down to clean a layer of debris, and ceiling fans, window sills, and everything in between will need similar attention. Construction dust definitely calls for a meticulous eye to thoroughly eliminate.
Vacuum and clean carpets and upholstery
Any cloth fibers will be prime suspects for places hiding construction dust and debris from the work that was done. For the sake of enjoying your new space in its full glory, as well as for investing in the longevity of your flooring and furnishing, be sure to thoroughly clean all floors and upholstery. A professional cleaning is truly the best way to ensure everything is returned to mint condition.
Replace air filters
Even once the dust and debris has been cleaned from where you can see it, make sure you don’t forget about where you can’t. This is a hugely important step as failing to clean your filtration system will have consequences on the respiratory health on the building’s occupants – you and your employees. Replace the air filters, but also be sure to wipe down the vents themselves with soap and water, as neglecting this step can lead to an increased risk for health issues and sick days, which affects the morale and bottom line of your business.
Power wash exterior
If any of the construction affected the outdoor area of your building, be sure to pressure wash the exterior. In fact, depending on the last time the exterior has been cleaned, a renovation can be a great time to take this step even if the remodel didn’t affect the exterior. Pressure washing can breathe years of new life into your space, and after a remodel everything is at its absolute best – this is a perfect opportunity to bring the beauty of your exterior up to speed with the beauty of your newly redesigned interior.
A renovation is a taxing but rewarding process, and the post-construction cleaning effort is what truly marks the end of it and the beginning of a new era for you and your business. Make sure it’s done right by following these guidelines, or by calling in a team that is guaranteed to deliver the results you and your company deserve.