Why You Should Always Do a Post-Renovation Clean

Renovations can often be both an exciting and stressful time. While you are anticipating enjoying your new space and new look, there is a significant amount of work that goes into renovating your space. The changes that are being made can take days, weeks, or even months. Yet, as the renovation work comes to an end and your excitement grows, there is still one important thing to do before you can fully relax: clean up the mess left behind.

Why You Should Always Do a Post-Renovation Clean

If you have hired contractors to help with the work, they will often tidy up when their work is done. Yet that doesn’t equate with a full post-renovation cleaning that will be required for you to comfortably occupy the space again. There is a lot of dust and debris that will need to be cleared away before you get that picture-perfect scene in your renovated rooms. Moreover, cleaning the new space will benefit the health of anyone who will be using the space.

What is involved in post-renovation cleaning?

It is important to know that post-renovation cleaning requires more work than a regular cleaning job. Much of the dust and debris from the construction can hide away in corners and cracks. Getting it removed can be a demanding job. That is why we recommend that you hire a company that specializes in post-renovation cleaning. Regular cleaning companies simply do not have the experience or expertise to get the job done right.

When it comes to getting your space cleaned up after construction or renovation, there are some techniques that help remove all the dust and debris left behind. These include:

Dusting: One of the biggest hazards in a post-renovation space is the amount of dust in the air. This dust can settle on surfaces, hide in corners and cracks, and create a hazardous atmosphere. To ensure that all this dust is removed, expert cleaners will need to wipe down every surface in the room. They will also need to clean out the spaces where dust can hide, such as closets, lockers, corners, and drawers. Cleaners will ensure that any clothing, linen, carpeting, and other material that may have renovation dust collecting in it are properly cleaned and cared for.

Air vents/filters: Unfortunately, the dust from renovation work can make its way to other parts of the home or office through air vents. This is where the expertise of cleaning specialists can prove to be valuable. By carefully removing and wiping down any air vents or filters that may have been exposed to the dust, we can prevent ongoing air quality problems throughout your space. Experienced cleaners can also replace filters that are too dirty to be cleaned.

Flooring: One of the most common places to see debris gather is on the floor. Whether you have linoleum, hardwood, or carpeting, getting it looking its best can take some extra time and effort. Professional cleaning teams have the right equipment and training to do a deep clean following a renovation. The extra time and care that cleaning specialists dedicated to ensuring that your flooring is clean can be seen as an investment. We can ensure that your post-renovation space is not only clean but that it looks its best. This means you’ll feel confident showing off your newly-renovated space to all your visitors.

Windows: Another important factor for post-renovation cleaning is windows and frames. Following any renovation or construction work, it is a good idea to thoroughly clean both the windows and frames. These spaces often attract dust, and cleaners should take a little extra time wiping down the windowpane and frames to remove any leftover renovation dust.

Extras: Depending on the size and scope of your renovation work, there may be some extra cleaning that is required. Professional cleaning companies that have experience in post-renovation cleaning can also provide:

  • Furniture dusting
  • Picture frame dusting
  • Cleaning light fixtures or lamps
  • Garbage removal
  • Appliance cleaning
  • Wall washing
  • Blinds washing
  • Changing bedding
  • Washing dishes

There may also be some customized cleaning work that you would like done in your space. Feel free to talk to your professional cleaning company to see if you can customize a cleaning package that fits your needs and your budget.

Benefits of Hiring Professionals for Post-Renovation Cleaning

Post-renovation cleaning jobs take a lot more time and effort than most other cleaning tasks. It often requires special techniques, equipment, and chemicals to get it done right. Traditional cleaning methods simply won’t cut it when it comes to cleaning up after construction or renovations. This is why it is important to know if the cleaning company you hire specializes in post-renovation cleaning. Professional cleaners that are skilled in post-renovation cleaning can save you time and money in the long run. It is also one of the most efficient ways to get back into your space.

When hiring a professional cleaning company, you should always check references and ask for previous customers’ feedback. It is also your right to know what kind of chemicals they use and whether or not they have insurance or other coverage before they come to clean your space.


When it comes to renovation work on your space, it is important not to overlook the post-renovation cleaning. While many contractors will tidy up after they are done the work, a comprehensive clean will be required to get your new space looking its best. The dust and debris that tend to develop over the days, weeks or even months of renovation work can hide in corners, closets, and other hard-to-reach places. That is why hiring a professional cleaning company that has the experience and equipment required to handle post-renovation cleanup is key.

For more information on post-renovation cleaning, call Sunrise Cleaning at 905-567-1199 or contact us here.