If you just bought a house that's considered to be fixer-upper, then you undoubtedly have a lot of work cut out for you. The first step of any fixer upper project is to gut it to get rid of everything. While you're bringing out your inner Chip Gaines and demolishing your kitchen, bathrooms, and just about every other part of your house, don't forget to get ready for the big cleanup afterwards. But what are some things that you can do to make sure that your cleanup goes as safely as possible? This article will take a closer look. Read on to learn a little bit more.
Rent Some More Garbage Cans
The first thing that you should do is contact your local residential garbage removal services and see if you can rent a few extra garbage cans or even a dumpster; that way, you won't have to worry about hauling everything from the house all the way out to the dump. Usually, when you rent some extra garbage cans, the garbage removal company will drop them off at your house and then empty them every week with your regular garbage until you request that they are picked up; this will help you really stay on top of things. Make sure that before you have them come and pick up the rental cans that you put everything in them including things like old drywall, old carpet, and extra wood.
Have Appliances Hauled Away
If you have large appliances, make sure that you hire a separate company to come and haul them away because most garbage facilities won't take them. If you want to earn a little bit of extra cash on the side, you can always sell your appliances online as well.
Hire a Cleaning Service
After you have removed all of the garbage form your house, then it's time to hire a cleaning service to come over and clean everything up. If your house is exceptionally old and suffered from things like rodent infestations, then you will have mouse or rat droppings that need to be cleaned up. A cleaning service can clean everything from top to bottom. In fact, there are even some cleaning services that specialize in this sort of construction type of cleanup so they will know exactly what you should do.
Make sure that you really get everything from your rental property cleaned out after you have gutted it; that way, you have a fully clean slate.