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How to Safely Clean Up Construction Dust After A Window Renovation

How to Safely Clean Up Construction Dust After A Window Renovation

16 November 2023
Cleaning After Window Installation

How to Safely Clean Up Construction Dust After A Window Renovation

Renovating your windows is the ideal way to freshen up your home and provide that all-important energy efficiency. If you have all of your windows replaced at once, there could be a lot of clean-up to consider to ensure that there are no allergens or contaminants in the air that you or your family could inhale. Cleaning after a large renovation project means that you can enjoy your space without the risk of health issues – that’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you navigate your way through the window renovation clean-up process. Contact us today if you’re looking to replace your windows and our team will be happy to help guide you through the best styles.

Clean the Carpets and Soft Furnishings

Before a window renovation, it’s important to take necessary precautions to prepare for the amount of dirt and dust that will make its way into the room, such as covering soft furnishings and the carpets closest to where the work will be taking place. Any mess created during the renovation should fall onto the covering, allowing for quick and easy cleanup. Afterwards, it’s always ideal to first let the dust settle and then go around the room with a vacuum or deep clean with a carpet cleaner to ensure all of the dirt is gone. This will prevent it from being tracked through the house or staining the carpet over time. 

Clean the hard furnishings and hard surfaces

Even if you are just replacing windows, the dust that gets created can travel across the room and land on surfaces furthest away from the work. Similarly to the carpets and soft furnishings, you can cover these up to prevent much of the dirt from contaminating the surfaces, but you can also give these types of surfaces a wipe-down to remove dust and dirt. For hard flooring, you can use a mop and vacuum cleaner to clean the floors and remove any lingering dirt.

Clean the walls

The walls around your window will bear the brunt of most of the dirt and dust, especially with the removal and reinsertion of the window. If the walls are painted, you can use a microfibre cloth to gently dry dust the dirt. In some cases, the dirt may be more difficult to clean off the wall, so we would recommend using a damp cloth dipped in warm water to gently remove marks. If you use wall cleaner, always check the instructions to ensure you don’t accidentally remove the paintwork.

Clear any ventilation system

Ventilation is important when you’re having a renovation done on your home. Dust and dirt can linger in the air during the replacement process, which is why we recommend letting it settle before you start the cleaning process. As this dirt can build up in any ventilation system in your home, it’s important to ensure it has been cleaned. These particles can be transferred to other areas of the house and can trigger allergies if they are inhaled. If filters are looking dirty, replace them with new ones or clean them out with soap and warm water. Let these dry before they are put back in place.

Finishing touches

There are a few other items around the house that you may not have considered as part of the clean-up routine. Again, it is always best to do a thorough clean throughout your home to prevent you and your family from inhaling allergens and contaminants. Some of these may include:

  • Lighting fixtures.
  • Interior accessories.
  • Electrical appliances.
  • Ceiling fans.
  • Lamp shades.
  • Electronic devices (these should be cleaned with care).
  • Decorative items.

Window Renovations with Salop Glass

Window renovations can improve not only the look of your home, but the energy efficiency too. If you‘re looking for a window renovation for your home, then make sure to take a look at our range of products from your local glazing specialists at Salop Glass in Shrewsbury. We supply and fit A-rated UPVC windows, as well as double-glazing replacement units if you wish to keep your current window frame. To discuss your options further, please contact us today.