New House Post Construction Cleaning Checklist

March 25, 2022 | Posted in brownbuilding

If you’re new to the world of renovation, you might not be aware of the importance of a post-construction cleanup. At Brown Building Contractors, our specialists find that creating a residential post-construction cleaning checklist remains one of the most neglected procedures in the building process.

Without the expertise of an experienced cleaner, you’re vulnerable to exposure to potentially hazardous substances, lawsuits from improper disposal of construction waste, and inefficient work processes that can draw out the cleanup process and let it eat up more of your time and resources.

Our post-construction clean-up specialists at Brown Building Contractors have decades of experience treating, recycling, and disposing of excess concrete, bricks, and ceramic and tile materials leftover from a remodeling project.

If you need a post-renovation cleaning checklist, consider the one we use for all our customers, along with a few tips and tricks that make us the industry leaders in the post-construction cleaning industry across Washington.

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What To Include in Your Checklist

Organizing a comprehensive new construction house cleaning checklist is no joke. It requires careful consideration so you can be thorough and efficient.

  • Entrances and exits require vacuums and brooms to clean the floors and telescopic tools to remove cobwebs from frames and light fixtures.
  • Living areas need ammonia-free cleaners, mops, and wax to eliminate grime and dirt from doors and windows.
  • Kitchens are high-traffic areas that require antibacterial cleaners to create food-safe surfaces.
  • Bathrooms have claddings and tiles that require mineral spirits and vinegar-based cleansers to disinfect.
  • Bedrooms need lint-free towels and disinfectant cloths to clean light switches, door handles, and curtains.
  • Outdoor Spaces and landscaping installations require crushers to repurpose filling materials.

Equipment To Include in Your Post Construction Cleanup Checklist

If you’re going to clean your home or commercial property after a renovation, you need the right tools to make the job easier.

You will need to include a few tools in your postconstruction cleaning checklist.

  • Microfiber cloths are highly absorbent, allowing you to clean windows, doorknobs, and other surfaces that streak.
  • A vacuum cleaner with an attachment, such as a dusting brush, crevice cleaner, extension wand, or upholstery duster, can help you eliminate dust from living spaces more efficiently.
  • Rental trash bins and heavy-duty trash bags will help you stay clear of tears, punctures, and accidents that will lead to bigger messes.
  • Mops will allow you to clean hard floors, eliminating dust and minor stains.

Post Construction Cleaning Tips

The most critical post-construction tip to remember is to work from the top down. Use a drop cloth to handle dust and spills, and clean and open windows to ventilate a work site. Clean the ceiling, doors, walls, and let the dust settle before vacuuming and mopping the floors.

Make sure to:

  • Vacuum all carpets
  • Dispose of all trash
  • Sponge countertops

Call Brown Building Contractors and Leave New Construction Cleaning to the Experts

At Brown Building Contractors, our post-construction cleanup specialists have years of experience keeping homes and businesses free from overlooked stains, dirt, and grime from renovation projects.

Call us today at 360-459-1043 or fill out an information form on our website and get a free consultation. We’ll help you create a post-construction cleaning checklist and ensure that your work ends before you know it.