sweeping the porch without making downstairs neighbors mad - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
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post #1 of Old 06-26-2010, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow sweeping the porch without making downstairs neighbors mad

I have a deck, directly above another family's deck... But whenever I sweep, all of the dust and debris falls through the spaces between the wood and lands on their tables and chairs below me. How can I still sweep but avoid making their deck a huge mess, every time??

The porch floor is made of wood panels, with about 1/2 inch spaces in between them. I feel terrible getting their porch messy, but the sweeping needs to be done!!

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post #3 of Old 11-02-2011, 02:01 AM
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A previously painted surface should be cleaned with TSP. If mildew is present, remove it with a bleach and water solution. Rinse thoroughly after removing the mildew and allow the porch to dry completely. Scrape or sand the surface free of any loose or flaking paint. A pole sander may help you with this part of the job. Clean the porch floor Damp Mop to thoroughly remove any dust created by the sanding.
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post #4 of Old 11-02-2011, 02:18 AM
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I would also probably opt for the vacuuming option first but I am sure they understand that you cannot help the cracks in the deck. It is great you are concerned about their feelings but I am sure if it were too big of a problem they would come talk to you about it Best of luck!

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