My husband and I bought a house and fixed it up for months before moving in.
It was great because the house could be a mess without affecting me.
My husband redid all the floors, I scraped the popcorn ceilings and painted all the rooms. I even gutted a bathroom before I moved in. It was smart to limit the amount of dust on my furniture. After I finished scrapping, sanding and tearing things down, I cleaned the whole place. I scrubbed the walls, ceiling, floors and got the space ready. My husband and I moved all our stuff into a well done, cleaned up house. Shortly after moving in I noticed all the dust on my surfaces. I also noticed I was sneezing, coughing and had headaches. I realized that the whole time we worked on the house, the HVAC unit was running. The HVAC was sucking up all the dust and storing it in the ductwork. We then moved in, and started running the dirty system. I hated constantly cleaning and feeling sick. I called a HVAC company to do ductwork cleaning and it was more than worth the money. They do it much more carefully now because they have a camera to watch what they are doing. They suck up all the dust rather than scrub too. It ensures the ductwork doesn’t get damaged in the process. I have noticed the difference after they have gotten cleaned too. My air feels fresher and my surfaces still clean. If anyone does a dust heavy project, think about your HVAC unit.