If you’ve recently completed a renovation project in your home, the next step is to have an after builders clean. This will help ensure that your newly refurbished space is sparkling and ready for you to move into. With so much to remember, it can be hard to know what needs cleaning and what doesn’t. To help make sure you don’t miss anything, we’ve put together this comprehensive after builders clean checklist for homeowners.
Removing Dust & Debris
The first step in any after builders clean is to remove all dust and debris left behind from the building work. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter attachment to get rid of dust on hard surfaces such as floors and windowsills. Don’t forget to also vacuum curtains, upholstery, carpets, rugs and furniture.
Wiping Down Surfaces
To make sure all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned after construction work has been done, use a damp cloth or sponge with an appropriate cleaning solution (such as detergent or vinegar). Wipe down walls, cupboards, shelves, countertops and other surfaces before drying them completely with a clean cloth. Remember to also wipe down window frames and sills, as well as door frames and handles.
Deep Cleaning Floors
Once any dust or debris has been removed from the flooring surface, it’s time for a deep clean. Vacuum carpets and rugs before mopping tiled floors with hot water and a suitable floor cleaner – don’t forget the grout lines between tiles! For wooden floors, you may need to use wood floor cleaner depending on the finish of your flooring. Finally, buff all floors with a dry mop or cloth until they shine!
Furniture & Fixtures
Make sure you move furniture, fixtures, and other items away from the walls while you dust them off. Wipe down the surfaces with a damp cloth or microfibre towel to remove any remaining dust particles.
Windows & Mirrors
Start by washing frames using soap water, then use window cleaner for glass surfaces. A good tip is to always spray window cleaner onto a lint-free cloth rather than directly onto glass surfaces – this will help avoid streaks when wiping them down. When dealing with mirrors, use a paper towel or lint-free cloth along with glass cleaner for best results! Finally, don’t forget about skirting boards – these can often be overlooked but should be dusted off too!
Too much work? Leave it to the experts
Having an after builders clean is essential if you want your newly refurbished space looking its best when it’s time for you to move in (not to mention avoiding health hazards)! Following this comprehensive checklist should ensure that no detail is missed during the cleaning process so that you can enjoy living in your freshly renovated home without worrying about lingering dirt or dust from the construction work.
However, we understand that with a thousand other things going on during your move, this might be a mammoth task to undertake in the middle of it all. That’s where Builders Cleaning Melbourne comes in – call us to arrange efficient and reliable deep cleaning services following construction or renovation work.
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