If you’re planning to have a major home renovation, you need to think about a lot of things, including finding the right contractor, checking the total costs, and getting the right materials. 

With all the things you need to do, sometimes you forget about site preparation and protection. Oftentimes, homeowners are more concerned about the project itself and making sure the contractor does their job well. You probably won’t even ask if you have a plan on how they will move the contents of your home during the renovation. 

If this is the case, it will leave you with a lot of stress and worries in protecting your interior, floors, and other belongings. In addition to that, you will have to worry about all the mess right after the renovation.

So to help you protect your home from potential damage and minimize all the mess after every renovation, construction and activity, here are some of the important tips you should keep in mind.

Talk to Your Contractor about Site Preparation and Protection

When choosing a contractor, you should make sure that you have spoken to them about the use of the right floor protection like floor covering materials, plastic, and others. A good contractor will always have a safety plan ready to protect your floors and property, such as using floor covering materials to minimize the inconvenience during post-construction. 

These materials include:

  • Plastic sheeting
  • Carpeting
  • Plywood
  • Underlay
  • Carpet runners
  • Plastic lumber
  • Rug runners
  • Border strips
  • Sisal mat
  • Rubber matting
  • Heavy duty plastic

Decide Whether You Will Stay at Home During the Renovation or Not 

If you will stay inside the house while the construction is ongoing, you need to have a plan on how you protect yourself and your property. The best thing you can do is hire a house cleaning team to clean up regularly. This will help you maintain the cleanliness of the house and get rid of all the dust and dirt. You can also use other protective measures like partitions, screens, curtains, and so on.

If you want to leave your home during the renovation, you should also plan on how you will pack your things. You can put your stuff in a storage space or find someone you can entrust your home to. You may also hire house cleaners to help you manage the cleanliness of your home. If you have kids, you can pack all their toys and clothing, and store them in the basement. 

You can also ask your contractor and their team to assist you in the process. 

Do Post-Renovation Deep Cleaning

After your renovation project, you need to make sure that you do a deep cleaning to remove the dust and other debris left during the construction process. Take extra care to clean the floor, window, and other areas that are easily affected by the renovation. 

Here are some of the cleaning tips you can do.

  • Start with a thorough inspection of the entire home. Check all areas, including coolers, cabinets, and other storage spaces. 
  • Remove all your furniture and personal items.
  • Clean all the areas you can reach.
  • Remove all the wires and cords.
  • Vacuum the floor and all the carpets.
  • Remove all the personal items of the construction workers.
  • Take out the trash.
  • Steam clean all the carpets.
  • Remove all the floor covering materials and protective sheets.
  • Clean all the furniture.

Hire Professional Removal and Cleaning Services

Before starting a renovation project, you should also have a plan for the post-renovation period. As you know, a lot of particles like ultrafine dust, debris, and silicates can affect the air quality in your home during the renovation process. 

With this in mind, you need to hire a professional removal and cleaning service to help you get rid of everything. 


Staying in a messy, dusty, and cluttered home after your renovation is not good for your health. To prevent yourself from being in a stressful situation, you should make a plan for site preparation and protection, as well as cleaning after the renovation is completed.

Javi’s Junk Removal offers the cheapest dumpster rental in Orlando that can help ensure a safe and organized site for any construction project. Let us help you keep your home clean after renovation and post-construction. Contact us today for more details.

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