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Post‐Construction Cleaning Checklist

August 24, 2021

Claire Hebert

Claire Hebert

The final phase of any construction project is cleaning. Once you’ve finished the job, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and make your home ready for daily living again. This final part can last from one day to several days, depending on the size of your construction project and the extent of both the work done and the mess left behind.

To make this clean up efficient, you should start by devising a comprehensive plan. While you can always contact a reliable company in Lafayette and hire professional post‐construction cleaners, you can also have a look at this detailed checklist of everything you need to cover and make your home spick and span in no time.

What to do after renovating?

All the excitement for your renovated home may wear off when the moment comes to clean everything up. Luckily, with the following checklist you’ll be able to cover every single corner without feeling overwhelmed. Before you begin, make sure to prepare all the necessary tools and supplies to reduce the risk of making any mistakes. Then, it’s time to get to work.

Bathroom

Starting with the room that requires a lot of elbow grease, the bathroom is the first on our list. Take a look at the list of things to clean here:

  • Remove any trash and large debris
  • Sweep the floor
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean and sanitize the shower, tub, and sink
  • Sanitize the toilet bowl
  • Clean inside the drawers and cabinets
  • Wipe down counters, mirrors, and cabinets
  • Clean windows, door frames, and baseboards
  • Clean and sanitize door knobs
  • Vacuum the floor
  • Mop the floor

Kitchen

Moving on to the kitchen, there’s quite a lot to clean and disinfect here as well, so here’s a thorough kitchen checklist:

  • Remove any trash and large debris
  • Sweep the floor
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean and sanitize the sink
  • Clean the inside of appliances
  • Clean inside the drawers and cabinets
  • Wipe down all the counters and shelves
  • Clean windows, window tracks, and window sills
  • Vacuum the floor
  • Mop the floor

Living room and other common areas

These common areas where you usually spend most time throughout the day don’t require so much scrubbing. The focus is mainly on removing dust and other debris:

  • Remove any trash and large debris
  • Sweep any area without carpets
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean windows, window tracks, and window sills
  • Wipe down the furniture and other surfaces like shelves and tabletops
  • Vacuum upholstery
  • Clean door frames and doors
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and door knobs
  • Vacuum the floor
  • Wash the carpets
  • Mop the floor

Entrances

Entrance areas are treated last since they are high‐traffic and easily get dirty while you’re cleaning the rest of the house. Here’s how to deal with entrances:

  • Remove any trash and large debris
  • Sweep the floor
  • Clean light fixtures (including exterior fixtures)
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Wipe down any shelves or cabinets
  • Wipe down doors and door frames
  • Clean and sanitize door knobs
  • Vacuum the floor
  • Mop the floor

Outdoor areas

Finally, you should clean up any signs of construction work from the outdoor areas of your home. This includes:

  • Removing any trash such as tape, packaging, and plastic
  • Cleaning the mailbox and garage door
  • Sweeping any patios, decks, and porches
  • Cleaning the walkways by sweeping or power washing

Where in Lafayette can I hire dependable post‐construction cleaners?

Lafayette post‐construction cleanersIf you don’t have the know‐how for post‐construction cleaning, or dealing with it seems too stressful for you, Geaux Maids of Lafayette can help! As a dependable cleaning company, we offer extensive cleaning services tailored to the needs of our clients. So, when you’re done with your renovation project, head off to Lake Charles for a nice and relaxing day as we give your home a thorough cleaning. Call us now!

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