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Cleaning The Soft Dust From Home Improvement ProjectHave you ever do a home improvement or construction project to your house? Whether it is in a large scale project or even just a small improvement project, surely there will be piles of fine dust from the project that scattered all over the place, even at furthest area from the project.

These dusts usually are so soft and light, so it will require a lot of effort and time to get rid of it completely. To save the amount of time and effort to clean it, there are few methods to help you clean your home from these dusts such as;

Do not try to sweep those dusts

Sweeping those light dusts will only make them more scattered all over the place. This is because the dust is so light, it will fly in to the air even with slightest touch. It will be like playing tags with the dust.

Of course if there larger debris from the project such as some parts from the wood, plaster, stone or other material from the project, you will need to sweep them to clean the area. But, do not try to sweep the remaining soft dust immediately after you have disposed the large debris. So, you need to let those dusts are settle few moments before you remove them.

Use vacuum cleaner to suck up the dust

Using vacuum to remove the soft dust is more effective than using broom to sweep those dusts. Vacuum every surface of the floor, furniture, windows and door’s frames using the vacuum’s small attachment.

Use a damp cloth after vacuuming

Vacuumed thoroughly on every surface of object that is in the area including the vertical surface of every object. After you have vacuum the soft dust from the surface of every object in the area and the floor, then you need to wipe every object in the area including the surface of the floor with a damp cloth. If the dust already stick to the surface of an object and cannot be removed with the damp cloth, then you can use cleaning solution that is safe to clean the object.

Cleaning the floor

Regarding with cleaning the floor from the soft dust, you need to vacuum thoroughly if you are using carpets then wash the carpet right away. You can contact a carpet cleaning service if it is too hard for you to wash the carpet.

But, if your floor is hard flooring such as wood or stone tiles, you need to use scrubber drier it after you vacuum it. Mopping it with wet cloth does not effectively clean the dust. You will only make the dust wet and smudge it to the floor causing muddy marks on the floor.

If your home is using floor boarding, you need to put the carpet back on the floor immediately after you have vacuum the floor underneath the carpet. This is to prevent the dust rising up to the surface again from the boarding gaps when people are walking on the board.

Home LandscapingLandscaping provide variety of chance of home improvement for the homeowner make their house become more appealing. One of the most common option is the garden landscaping.

Garden landscaping can become a serious issue especially if the home value is at stake. Although it sound simple, but it may not be as simple as it sound.

Landscaping can contribute a great aspect to improve the home value in a sophisticated manner. An excellent landscaping project can help to improve the property value up to 20% for the prospective buyers even if your home only have small yard.

The plantation and landscaping design will give extra point for the home appraisal. So, it is always a good idea to decorate your front or backyard.

Good planning is necessary to make sure the progress for landscaping project run according to its purpose. Landscaping is more than just about plants, fences or lighting, because it will affect the overall of your house.

If you have more budget for the landscaping project, hiring good landscaping experts could be a worthy investment. This method is very common for most real estate developer. Around 90% of them are using the service of landscaping expert to improve their property value and generate good profit.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommend to invest around 10% of home improvement budget to be allocated for landscaping project. When your home landscaping not attractive, it will make your home appearance become bad too and lowering the interest of prospective buyer for the property.

In many home improvement projects, many homeowners prefer to take care the project themselves. Unfortunately, not all homeowners have the qualifications such as skills nor the experience to handle this important project by themselves.

So, for these homeowners it will be better to rely the home improvement project to a qualified contractor. Finding the qualified and affordable is an important factor to ensure the success of the project.

To find such contractor, homeowner need to do a thorough research. So, here are some tips that can be used by homeowners to find the right contractor;

Recommendation from trusted people

Checking through friends or family to find out if they know good contractor often give good and reliable result. When someone we know has making home improvement project with good result, then you might want to use the same contractor for your own improvement project.

This will make the contractor selection process become faster. Using recommendation from the people that you trust can improve the chance in locating a good home improvement contractor.

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When you cannot get good recommendation for the right contractor from people that you know, you could search it from various advertisement types such as local newspaper, yellow pages, magazines or internet.

Unfortunately this method is harder and quite risky since it will be difficult to decide whether you are dealing with an honest contractor or the shady one. Therefore, it will be better not to be hasty to make the decision on the first contractor that you meet.

Try to get information from some different contractors to see which one that has the best offer on the cost and quality. Homeowners need to keep in their mind that cheaper cost is not necessary a good answer. Good material and good skills from the worker will increase the cost to ensure that the project’s result have good quality.

From the local Better Business Bureau

Local Better Business Bureau (BBB) could provide information for good contractor in area near your location. The BBB will record business company information along with its reputation, especially if the business received complaints from their previous clients. So, homeowner can find the contractor with good record.

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