4 Key Things to do Post Renovation
After the renovation process, most homeowners would be itching to get right back to their new and improved homes. Still, there are several things you’ll need to engage in after a renovation. Handling these last few bits will give you peace of mind and the opportunity to relax, fully enjoying the fruit of your labour.
1. Conduct a Final Comprehensive Walk-Through
Usually, most reputable contractors will require you to pay the last instalment after the renovation is completed. Instead of rushing to make that payment and call it a day, insist to conduct a last walk-through to observe both the any defects and potential problems.
Be sure to revisit the project specs and the agreement before doing the walk-through. Make sure the contractors have completed every single process listed on paper. If you feel unhappy or dubious about a certain aspect of the renovation, bring it up before paying. It’s better to postpone the finalisation of the project a little bit than to accept the finished product and have regrets for years to come.
2. Invest in a Deep Cleaning Session
While contractors will usually handle construction left-overs and dispose of them, there will still be debris lying around the area. Which is why you’ll still want to carry out a thorough, deep cleaning. Depending on the type of renovation you’ve had completed, chances are there’s a lot of fine dust and debris everywhere. Vacuum cleaning and dusting once isn’t going to cut it.
You will need to plan for some comprehensive and in-depth cleaning immediately after the remodelling. For best results, do hire professionals. These people have the knowledge and the equipment needed to get rid of fine, stubborn and pesky construction waste. If you do choose the DIY route, be prepared for lots of work. You’ll need to go over the flat a number of times in order to get it spotlessly clean. For most people, that’s not an option or they’ll simply end up being dissatisfied with the results.
No matter what option you choose, make sure that the space is spotless before bringing furniture and accessories in. Once these get in place, cleaning will become a mission impossible.
3. Air the rooms
After renovation works, there will always be a construction smell in the air. It will linger on for a fairly long time and you’ll definitely need to do something about it immediately. Good ventilation and airing rooms on a daily basis will both help you improve the situation quickly.
It’s best to get an air purifier with a HEPA filter. Not only will it guarantee good air quality in the years to come, it will also trap dust and particles left over from the construction. Get the air purifier working non-stop for a couple of days before moving in the space. Open windows are also your best friends in this situation. Keep in mind that airing the space isn’t going to work before you complete the clean-up. If there are traces of construction materials and chemicals left behind, you’ll be dealing with the symptoms rather than the root cause of the problem itself.
4. Ensure you are covered with Home Insurance.
Perhaps one of the most common things that many homeowners forgo. To protect your property and get coverage for eventual damage, all homes should ideally be covered with some form of home insurance. Most of the time, a home renovation is an expensive endeavour. Of course, there are excellent promo offers but we’re talking about typical expenses. You’re investing in your flat and your iving space. Protecting that investment is very important if you don’t want to spend a lot of additional money on future repairs caused by unforeseen circumstances.
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