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Clean up dust POST house renovations

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user1465146157 Sat 14-Oct-17 22:19:46

We've had our bathroom done and its left so much dust all over the house - trying to sweep it but definitely feel it when you walk in despite our efforts even with the hoover?

Going to mop tomorrow but wondered if anyone had advice about getting rid of it all easily and efficiently?

We don't have carpets yet, getting them next week and wanted the dust gone before they lay the underlay -

should we get a professional cleaner or is this something we can do ourselves (i mean to ensure its properly all gone)


Millybingbong Sat 14-Oct-17 22:23:37

Why are you waiting until tomorroq to mop?

Open windows and clean once or twice and you will be fine.

JoJoSM2 Sat 14-Oct-17 22:23:55

I think you'll need to keep on doing it over and over again. Dust takes a few goes to get rid of.

DecisionTree Sat 14-Oct-17 22:27:21

Spray the air with a mister to bring the dust diwn

DecisionTree Sat 14-Oct-17 22:28:19

Oh - and hoover the air. Seriously.

hiddenmnetter Sat 14-Oct-17 22:41:32

Getting dust up with a wet mop doesn't work well. Try using a slightly damp mop to get dust up after you've hoovered.

After replastering my living room it took me about 3 hours to get the dust up this way. I hoovered once to get the worst of it then dry mopped, let the floor dry and then mopped again. Did that 3 or 4 times and it was ok.

Dust after works always takes a bit of time to sort out.

user1465146157 Sat 14-Oct-17 22:44:39

should of explained we don't live there so thats why we will mop tomorrow! not in yet but need to be soon so need to make it live-able and of course breathable!

thanks for all your tips

we have a young baby so its urgent - do you think a professional cleaner will do more than we can?

ParanoidBeryl Sat 14-Oct-17 23:05:30

I'd mop any hard surfaces such as tiles or wood. Lots of rinsing the mop out in between. Mist the air as pp mentioned. Damp wipe any other surfaces.

I wouldn't worry too much about the floors where underlay is being laid, as it will trap any remaining dust - so long as the worst of it is hoovered up.

I wouldn't waste your time on specialists unless money is no problem.

PigletJohn Sat 14-Oct-17 23:49:59

builders dust will wreck a dimestic hoover (also PCs, cameras and TVs)

Get a builders canister vac with a spare cartridge filter and a pack of bags (they are the size of pillowcases). If you can't get spare filter and bags, don't buy it. The cartridges can be brushed clean when clogged with plaster dust, and eventually washed. The bags will extend their life.

This is good value. It's a cheap make but usually has a 2 year guarantee to you can expect to get your money's worth. It will cheerfully eat broken bricks, nails and plaster dust, and can suck out a blocked drain.

user1465146157 Sun 15-Oct-17 22:00:16

Thank you all - really helpful!

Lucisky Mon 16-Oct-17 12:46:12

I found a damp cloth, frequently rinsed and wrung, was the best for removing builders dust. It does tend to hang in the air though. Get all the windows open for a good blow through.

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