As a homeowner, a home renovation is something you probably think about every time and again. If done right, a complete house renovation can have a great positive impact on your structure. A home renovation usually gives you an opportunity to make your structure something unique, one which reflects your tastes and preferences.

In addition, home renovation not only improves both the functionality and comfort of your house, but may help reduce your energy costs as well. Arguably most importantly, it can significantly increase the value of your property.

Despite being an exciting and extremely beneficial adventure, renovation and strip out is not only stressful and costly but often results in generating a lot of rubbish. Remains of wood, metals, dust, plastic remains and debris are just a few examples of wastes that can be produced during renovation projects.

It can be an intimidating and a daunting task to deal with these waste, especially for the DIY fanatics. However, this does not entirely imply that you should just sit back and watch as a rubbish pile in your yard. There are a number of things you can do to ensure your post-renovation cleaning project becomes a success. In fact, with a positive mindset and careful planning, one can easily deal with the post-renovation debris.

If you have just renovated your home but do not know how to handle the waste which may have been produced, you are in the right place. Or if you would like to save yourself the convenience and hire a service that provides interior strip out and rubbish removal. We want to provide you with effective, practical post-renovation waste removal tips and procedures.

Contractor removing an old linoleum flooring

1) Take care of the furniture

Just like any other type of material, your furniture is not resistant to dust and debris. Depending on the number and the size, your furniture can potentially harbour dust. Even if you cover your furniture, the chances are still high that dust and other small debris will find their way into your items.

Remove all the books as well as your important documents from the shelves, pull down all the photo frames, remove all the ornaments before you start to clean your furniture. Additionally, take off the cushions from your couches and dust them thoroughly. You can also use the upholstery attachment on the vacuum of yours to clean and dust the upholstered furniture such as mattresses.

2) Do general cleaning on your new structure

• Wipe down and dust-vacuum all window interiors.

• Sweep and vacuum every surface including your walls and the ceilings. Equally, vacuum all upholstery.

• Remove all debris on your floor. Next, sweep, mop and disinfect floors.

• Remove all clouds of dust from your ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, vents, blinds and grates.

• Even though your contractor may have removed most of the trash and debris, carry your own inspection and remove those he may have left behind.

• For your walls, grab a damp cloth and use it to wipe down the surfaces thoroughly.

• Lastly, examine your cooling and heating unit and see if the filters are intact. Painting contractors often remove air filter while painting only to forget to install them back. This could have detrimental effects on the functionality of your unit.

3) Give out some of the waste materials

What you may consider as waste can be a treasure to another person. When dealing with post renovation waste, you should never throw away all the materials and items that remain as rubbish. If anything, most of them could still be in good condition and this implies that someone somewhere could benefit from them. If you didn’t know, reusing is an effective waste management practice that not only limits the amount of rubbish in the landfill, but ensures resources are efficiently utilised.

You can also take some items to donation centres because they usually accept virtually everything from appliances, lighting fixtures to old windows and doors and any other materials which can be useful to the construction industry.

4) Work with a recycling program

Recycling is arguably the best way to deal with rubbish. The chances are high that there is at least one recycling program in your locality. You can recycle more than just plastic, metal and paper. If you didn’t know, speciality recycling firms will take pipes, textiles, ceramics and even drywall.

Working with a recycling firm not only gives you confidence knowing that your rubbish will be disposed of properly but the much-needed peace of mind. These professionals have the industry experience and knowledge to deal with potentially dangerous products such as mineral compounds, oils, refrigerants among others.

Bottom line

If you have a lot of post-renovation debris from putting apart your interior structures, then Paul’s Rubbish Removal can help clean up. We take everything a skip bin can take and much more! Skip bins often forbid the dispose of carpets and hazardous waste such as asbestos, but not with Paul’s removal. We will accept any type of rubbish and can dispose of it safely!

Call us today at your convenience on 0407 125 125. Our support team is more than happy to customise our services to suit your wants and needs.

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    Excellent service, quote given on the spot for major clean-up of household throw-outs. The team provides quick, efficient and courteous removal! Very satisfied customer.
    Les Thompson - Bondi
    You guys are great, I’ll happily recommend you. I just wished I had found you sooner. I felt your price was a little too low when you quoted… so I didn’t think you would do such a good job… well done for proving me wrong.
    Sheryl D - Maroubra
    Paul, sensational job as always, love how easy you make it look. Definitely won’t hesitate in calling you again should either my family or friends need rubbish removed. Thanks again!
    Simon R - Auburn
    Sarah Ann