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Topic # 143373 12-Apr-2014 16:55
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The rennovation is coming to a slow end (bloody weather) but my attention is now turning to moving back in.

The house is totally empty but has been completely regibbed, plastered, painted, tiled whatever else produces dust\dirt\smell.

What would be the best way of dealing with the cleanup inside the house? Are there professional cleaners that do this? Anyone recommended in Wellington.




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  Reply # 1024086 12-Apr-2014 18:17
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I suggest doing it yourself. I don't know of any cleaning companies that are geared up for cleaning up after building work and standard vacuums can't be used (I know, I blew mine up by sucking plaster dust off my carpet). HirePool have commercial vacuums that can handle plaster dust etc. Between that and a broom you should be able to get everything cleaned up. Make sure you use dust masks when doing it though.

 

As for the smell - open windows as often as you can to get a cross-breeze through the house. Paint smell can linger and its best not to move back in until that smell has gone. Glue smells tend not to be toxic but can be unpleasant to live with, but they do dissipate quite quickly. For my renovation, I found that keeping windows open and putting fans on inside cleared the smells pretty quickly. 

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  Reply # 1024090 12-Apr-2014 18:24
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Do it yourself but not with your own appliances, it will kill domestic cleaners. Hire a industrial strength vacuum cleaner, do that first then all the wiping down etc.




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  Reply # 1024100 12-Apr-2014 18:56
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A good professional cleaning company will do builders cleans.   Will PM you


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  Reply # 1024129 12-Apr-2014 19:53
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Any commercial company will do a clean for you. Definitely the best option.

Commercial cleaners will do a far superior job to what you will do yourself.

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  Reply # 1024175 12-Apr-2014 21:08
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I find renovations kills carpet, mine was never properly clean after renovations. Next time I do anything major I'll have the carpet taken up and stored while it's happening.




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  Reply # 1024176 12-Apr-2014 21:09
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timmmay: I find renovations kills carpet, mine was never properly clean after renovations. Next time I do anything major I'll have the carpet taken up and stored while it's happening.


Didn't use drop sheets? 


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  Reply # 1024192 12-Apr-2014 21:58
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timmmay: I find renovations kills carpet, mine was never properly clean after renovations. Next time I do anything major I'll have the carpet taken up and stored while it's happening.

 

Mine is pretty much wrecked too. What is most surprising to me though is that dust is still appearing. The place has been cleaned top to bottom, repeatedly, but still has dust settling. I've no proof, but I suspect its coming up from the carpet. 

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  Reply # 1024200 12-Apr-2014 22:17
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carpet should really have that sticky plastic film over the top if you plan to keep it.  drop sheets catch drips and light spills but don't keep out all the dust.

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  Reply # 1024258 13-Apr-2014 07:56
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timmmay: I find renovations kills carpet, mine was never properly clean after renovations. Next time I do anything major I'll have the carpet taken up and stored while it's happening.


Have you had professional carpet cleaners in?




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  Reply # 1024285 13-Apr-2014 09:30
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semigeek:
timmmay: I find renovations kills carpet, mine was never properly clean after renovations. Next time I do anything major I'll have the carpet taken up and stored while it's happening.


Didn't use drop sheets? 



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timmmay: I find renovations kills carpet, mine was never properly clean after renovations. Next time I do anything major I'll have the carpet taken up and stored while it's happening.


Have you had professional carpet cleaners in?


Yes tried professionals. After they left I rented a machine from the supermarket and the water still came out black.

I had my floor open for a couple of weeks, dirt went everywhere. Drop clothes would have helped, but I didn't know how bad it was going to be. The carpet needed replacing anyway.




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  Reply # 1024295 13-Apr-2014 10:34
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It really helps if during the renovations that somebody (the builders) do lots of 'little cleanups' along the way (doesn't take long when done in small portions). That way it never accumulates into a total disaster mess.

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  Reply # 1024299 13-Apr-2014 10:53
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timmmay: Yes tried professionals. After they left I rented a machine from the supermarket and the water still came out black.

I had my floor open for a couple of weeks, dirt went everywhere. Drop clothes would have helped, but I didn't know how bad it was going to be. The carpet needed replacing anyway.


I think that I've probably rooted the carpet in our second bedroom while I was ripping all the gib off the walls. Plaster dust and chunks went everywhere. I've tried to keep it tidy as I go, but since there is still furniture in the room (nowhere else to put it), some of the crap ends up where it shouldn't.




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