When all stages of work or renovation are completed, there is still a very representative stage: cleaning. The cleaning that must be done after the completion of the work requires much care and attention, as it is a task that, when not done correctly, can bring problems and headache.
“Acting on cleaning after work is much more than performing a” cleaning,” much because of the type of dirt in the works and the fine dust, ink stains, chemicals, among others. Post-work cleaning demands, above all, technical knowledge of professional cleaning equipment and products, “says Marcelo Pennisi, commercial director of Aspen Services.
Check out tips and suggestions from professionals to carry out the post-work cleaning in the best way possible, as well as necessary products and essential care for the process.
How to perform post-work cleaning
To avoid problems and complications in cleaning, one must understand the path to be followed in this process, that is, understand where to start, how to prevent and what measures can guarantee the success of cleaning. Check out a simple step-by-step guide to your after-work cleaning.
Understand what you will clean and what the needs of each room will be. To perform a good cleaning, above all, it is necessary to know the place and know what products are needed for the environment since each material requires a specific product.
Take cover. Put on gloves and masks when you are making use of stronger products, avoiding skin irritations and other health problems.
Collect all the trash and organize the mess. This will ease the rest of the cleaning.
Take out everything that can be removed before you start sweeping, making room for cleaning.
Start cleaning from the area farthest from the location, up to the entrance.
Start by cleaning from top to bottom, ie, first the ceiling, then the walls and finally the floor.
Do not forget to read the instructions for the use of the products and follow them, ensuring a more efficient and safe cleaning.
How to clean each corner of the building
As said before, each material requires specific care, so you need to research which products should be used in cleaning not to cause problems and damage. Also, it should also be noted what the dirt found in the material to use products that perform cleaning is.
To make it easier, first, rinse the floor by removing the dirt residue, then apply the specific products for cleaning according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Finally, remove accumulated dirt with water.
Cleaning of porcelain tiles, for example, should be done with neutral detergents diluted in water and supported by soft cloths. For this material, the use of products such as hydrofluoric acid, muriatic acid, waterproofing agents, waxes, and brooms with hard bristles is not indicated. The latter can scratch the surface of the floor.
Grouts usually require the use of bleach and chlorine, but there are home-cooked options that can be used, such as white vinegar or baking soda with lemon. Apply the solutions and wait for action.
Water and mild soap, combined with the use of a soft cloth, can be used for lighter metal cleanings. If the metal has stains, acid solutions, such as vinegar or lemon, are the right solution. To polish the metal, use a solution of sodium bicarbonate with water.
For hardwood floors, begin by sweeping the floor with a soft bristle broom, then wipe a damp cloth with suitable products for that material.
For other materials, purchase the indicated products and be sure to read the instructions on the product label to use them correctly.