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How to navigate pricing when you need a pro to clean up after your renovation

After your bathroom renovation is completed, the last thing you want to do is clean up the post-construction dust and debris at your home. (It’s worth pointing out that contractors typically aren’t contractually obligated to clean your space once the renovation is done.)

So if you’ve already gone ahead and made the investment in a new bathroom, you shouldn’t skimp on the cleanup. After all, all that change isn’t necessarily worth it if you can’t keep it in good condition. In most cases, getting professional service only makes sense.

The price of a cleaning service can vary widely, but you shouldn’t be tempted to simply go for the lowest price. Whichever company you choose, it should first and foremost have the right tools to deal with the dust and debris that can linger after a construction project. Here are some of the things you should look for when hiring a company to clean your post-reno home.

Find A Company That Meets Your Needs

Different cleaning companies clean up different types of spaces. Some work in commercial spaces, others work in residential locations. Then there are some companies that work in a variety of locations. Make sure that the company you hire will work in your space.

You’ll also want to ensure the company you hire is equipped to handle post-construction situations. This type of cleanup will generally involve much more extensive operations than cleaning a space that hasn’t dealt will the dirty operations of demolition, transportation of debris, plus construction and installation of features.

This isn’t a mere vacuum-and-feather-duster cleaning job. Just the amount of dust left behind from construction will get all over your home, up high, down low and finding its way into every nook and cranny. Any company you hire should have the equipment to reach wherever dust might be hiding (i.e., ladders, extendable dusters).

Restore Your Ventilation

Dust will also find its way into your ventilation system during a construction project, and must be cleaned up to keep your residence’s air safely breathable. This service requires more specialized equipment than many general cleaning companies offer. If you want to get your space thoroughly cleaned all at once, you’ll want to hire a company that offers HEPA vacuuming and replaces air filters. It’s possible to hire an air vent cleaning specialist, but you’re more likely to pay less if it comes as part of a complete cleanup operation.

No matter how much money you stand to save choosing a company that lacks specialized ventilation cleaning equipment, it isn’t worth the long-term health costs of breathing in the dust that lingers after a construction project.

Cleaning Supplies

When looking for a cleaning company, it might be worth leaning towards one that uses environmentally friendly products. For example, some use eco-friendly solutions that are non-toxic and free of fragrances. This should be a prime consideration, especially if you have pets or small children who are more likely to get up close and personal with the cleaned surfaces.


We live in the age of immediate information. Searching online for reviews of cleaning services can help you vet your options. On paper, a company may offer what you’re looking for, but positive reviews will help give the credibility that only experience can back up.

Get an Estimate

Once you’ve found a company that seems to match your needs, see if they’ll visit your home and assess your property. That way, they can give you an accurate assessment of how much the cleaning will cost.


Anything can happen on the job. Choose a cleaning company whose team is covered under liability insurance to make sure, if anything happens on your property, you’re not on the hook for any damages.


Once all these considerations are taken into account, you’re in a better position to make a decision based on cost. You can feel confident that what you’re paying for will be well worth it.