Every home improvement produces dust and debris, even relatively simple ones like window replacement. While the mess can’t be avoided, it can be managed. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City shares a quick guide to keeping your home clean during window installation.
Talk to Your Window Installer
During your initial consultation, make it a point to ask your window replacement contractor about how they plan to keep your home clean as they install your new windows. A good window replacement company should have the foresight and planning skills to keep dust and debris to a minimum, and they should be able to discuss this with their clients. Knowing their procedure can help you plan the things that you need to do to keep your home clean.
Place Drop Cloths Away from Paths
Drop cloths are sheets of canvas that can be used to protect work areas against paint spills and drips. They’re washable, reusable and can be used for indoor and outdoor projects. Drop cloths can catch dust and debris, which can help make it easier to clean up after the project is completed.
While the material can protect the floor from tracking dirt, drop cloths may cause someone to slip if the drop cloth is installed right over glazed tile or similar material. Improperly placed drop cloths may also cause installers to trip over them while carrying windows into your home. To prevent accidents, you can cover paths with used cardboard. Your window installers may also have suggestions for which materials are best.
Cover Your Valuables
Dust can get into items like electronics, collectibles and antiques and cause damage. Don’t skimp on covering them by using newspaper or similar material with many entry points for dust; a large single piece of material is best. This is why dust covers or drop cloths are ideal for this purpose. When possible, choose the size that will let you cover your items from the top all the way to the floor.
Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City doesn’t just install the best replacement windows and patio doors in Kansas City; we also clean up thoroughly when we’re done. Find out more about our installation process by calling us at (913) 956-0887 or filling out our contact form to schedule an appointment.