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Question DetailsAsked on 9/17/2016

companies that clean up sheet rock dust on cape cod

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Here is a link to one previous question with answers on this issue FYI -

Some Housecleaning (your Angies List Search the List category) companies do this - a few might list it (construction cleanup) on their profile page. Otherwise, I would recommend googling a phrase like this, putting in your town's name of course -

post-construction cleanup mytownname

and then cross-check the company names which come up on Angies List to see if they have any ratings and reviews.

If this was left by a contractor who was not required to clean it up in his scope of work, he might be able to give you a name or two also.

Not real hard to DIY - just requires good top-to-bottom dusting (with good cross-ventilation and HVAC system shut down to clear out airborne dust) followed by vacuuming to get all the dust you can before you go "wet" - then double wet-washing of smooth ceilings and all walls and all water-tolerating floors.

"Double wet washing" is one pass with minor dish detergent in clean cold (warm/hot water promotes it gelling and resetting on the surface) water and sponge to remove as much dust as possible - resoaking and wringing out the sponge every wipe or two (you can flip it between wipes) and changing water in the bucket every time it gets fully milky (commonly every 5 minutes or so) - then before a section (say one piece of wall maybe 8-10 feet long) which has been first pass washed dries, do a second wet washing pass with clean sponge or rag and warm water to remove any residual before it can dry and form a film. The wet washing should be wet sponge or rag but wrung out enough that it does not leave runs down the wall during the wiping (as with all wall washing) because the runs will leave whitish film streaks.

Fabrics and carpets have to be high-air-volume vacuumed dry first (usually two passes till filter does not show significant white), then can be followed by normal carpet shampooing.

And after ceilings don't forget tops of exposed cabinets and furniture and appliances and such, and under/behind large appliances.

HVAC should be off during the dry dusting/vacuuming stage, and the air filters checked (and usually need changing). Generally good to have on during wet wiping to get evaporative circulation and reduce humidity.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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