Archives: December 2016

If you have ever remodeled your home or done construction of any kind, you know the amount of dust it can create. One of the most difficult parts of construction on your home, is the mess that is left in its wake. There are a few things that you can do to keep the dust level down in your home during construction. Today, Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like to share some tips that could end up keeping you sane by limiting the amount of dust in your home during your next remodel.

Clear Out the Construction Site

When you have decided to tackle remodeling in your home, the first thing you need to do is clear out the area that will be worked on. The more you can remove from the room, the better. If you can take your belongings out and store them during the remodel, you won’t have to worry about keeping them clean throughout the process.

Use the Right Tools During Construction to Minimize Dust

There are several power tools that come with dust extractors to help keep the dust down during construction. There are sanders, tile cutters, and saws that can be used with a bag on the end to help catch the dust they create while working. This won’t completely solve the problem of course, but can be helpful.

Isolate the Construction Site Area Before Work Begins

Upon starting the project, make sure you isolate the area to avoid the dust carrying throughout your house or business. You can hang tarps or heavy duty plastic in doorways to help keep the mess contained. You can also close off any of the HVAC vents in the room with plastic to avoid dust and debris getting sucked up into the ductwork of your home. At the doorways of the project, you can place a sticky mat on the floor to take off any dust and debris from shoes as people are in and out of the project throughout the day.

Keep Good Air Flow into the Construction Area

During the construction process, if there are any windows in the room, you may want to keep them open to allow as much fresh air as possible. This will allow the dust to be transferred outside rather than settle inside your home. Some construction crews will use large fans that are pointed toward the window to push the dust outside.

Best Way to Clean Dust During & After Construction; Vacuum First

To help keep the dust level down in your project, it is important to keep up with daily cleaning tasks. Sweeping the area at least once a day will help contain the mess and keep the dust down. When your project is complete, do any vacuuming before you worry about the dust on shelves and other surfaces. Vacuuming stirs up dust and chances are you will have to clean everything twice if you clean it before you vacuum the room.

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Construction in your home can be stressful. The mess it creates can add to that stress. Baker Sandoval Cleaning can help alleviate that stress with our construction cleaning services. Let us simplify your remodel and help you get the room put back together after your improvements. Call us today!

Getting ready for Christmas is always an exciting journey. Some Christmas music playing as you pull out the decorations, and sip on hot cocoa as the peppermint candles glow. This is an excellent way to invite the Christmas spirit. But have you ever noticed that sometimes getting your home ready for Christmas often invokes a bigger mess?
 

Tips to Keep Your Home Tidy, Clean & Organized While Decorating for the Christmas Holidays

Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like to relate some tips and advice on keeping things tidy while you decorate your home for the holidays.
1. Buying a Freshly Cut Christmas Tree to Minimize Pine Needle Mess. Without a doubt, when you head to off to the tree lots, you want the perfect tree that is up to your standards. No matter what characteristics you have to have on your real tree, perform a quality test before you buy!
Christmas Tree Quality Test:
– Pull on a few random needles, if there is little to no resistance that is a red flag it is dry and may not last the season without leaving a giant pile of needles on the floor.
– Shake 1-3 limbs lightly to moderately; if they feel brittle or needles fall off in excess, it is another indication it is extremely dry and will not last the season.
– Finally, evaluate the stump, if it has a sticky coating, it means it was cut awhile ago and will not last.
If you take the time to ensure your tree is fresh and will last the duration of the holiday season you can minimize the pine needle mess as well as the sappy buildup. Additionally, they will not be as flammable as the trees that were cut over a long period and are far dryer.
– For safety, keep your tree away from fireplaces or heating vents. Cut trees are susceptible to catching on fire and heat will cause them to dry out faster.
– If little, immature, and curious fingers can gain easy access to your tree, avoid hanging the fragile ornaments on the bottom, this will avoid breaks and messes.
– Invest in a Christmas tree stand that has a dish, not only will these keep your tree hydrated, it will help contain sap and needles; minimizing the filth.

2. Candle Wax Spills & Soot Damage on Windows Requiring Cleaning. Candles have a tendency to contribute to plenty of messes. Opt for the electronic candles that have no mess, and increased safety. If you are insistent on using traditional candles, keep them from flammable materials and windows to reduce a smoky film on the windows. If the candle drizzles excessive wax, place a small dish or something similar to keep the mess contained and easily cleaned. Keep them lit away from reach where they can easily knocked over. Always extinguish flames before leaving your home, or retiring to bed.

3. Unpacking Christmas Decorations. When unpacking your decorations, get them out methodically to avoid the chaos and mess involved in getting over zealous. Put away the regular décor as you go. For interior and exterior lights, keep the cords securely tucked away in the corners and floor, taping them down in a stylish manner. This keeps it from being an eyesore, the cord mess orderly, and helps naturally clumsy folks from finding extra items to trip over.
 

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If you need help getting your home clean in time for holiday parties and gatherings; contact Baker Sandoval Cleaning and our experienced experts will get your home spotless and fresh for your guests.

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