How to Clean Your House After a Major Renovation

When you’ve just renovated, a deep-clean is necessary to get rid of all the dust, dirt and excess debris that construction work inevitably leaves behind. If you weren’t aware of this before, you sure will be once you lay eyes on your home interior after renovating.

Post-renovation cleaning is one of those tasks that might seem tedious, but is exponentially preferable to doing a mediocre job and then moving back in only to find that there’s still dust, grime and other unwanted contaminants that you’ll still be living with for years to come.

So if you’re prepared to do the job properly, here’s a few things to consider – including what to do before you even proceed with renovating your Melbourne property.

What to do before renovating

First thing’s first – make sure you seal off all the rooms that aren’t being renovated, as this will prevent dust and other heavy particles from spreading throughout the house. You’ll never completely achieve this of course, as builders still need to make their way around different areas of the property to do their job, but the more you can “zone off” these sections of the house, the better.

It also helps to drape old bedsheets over your furniture to protect the fabrics and other surfaces from being exposed to dust, paint and hazardous chemicals.

If you have ducted air conditioning or any other form of ventilation openings throughout the house, close them all before construction work starts – there’s nothing worse than switching your AC on for the first time after renovations and seeing all the puffs of dust emerging from every vent in the house!

Post-renovation cleaning checklist:

Okay, at this point let’s assume the construction work is done and dusted (no pun intended) and you’re ready to commence with the deep cleaning after renovation. Here’s a detailed breakdown of individual tasks, which we recommend keeping handy throughout:

  • Clean sinks and faucets, including underneath the sink and inside any cabinetry – even the edge of the vanity
  • Dust the tops of shelves and counters
  • Rinse your shower curtains, clean the shower track (if you have one) and scrub the grout between the tiles – an old toothbrush is handy for this
  • Sanitise the toilet, both inside and out
  • Wipe down the baseboards, light switches, doorknobs, skirting boards, electrical sockets, fittings and fixtures
  • Clean the underside of your dining table, chairs, coffee table and other furniture that dust particles might stick to the underside of
  • Wipe down any wooden furniture and dust all your upholstered furnishings
  • Clean windows, mirrors and other glass surfaces, as well as the windowsills and window tracks
  • Dust and polish all surfaces – including the interior shelving of wardrobes, pantries, cupboards, drawers and other cabinetry
  • Clean all the curtains in the house (check if they’re machine washable first) and wash all your bedroom linen
  • Wipe down ceiling fans
  • Sweep, mop and/or vacuum the floors (including underneath appliances and furniture)
  • Collect all the trash that’s accumulated during your post-renovation clean in one spot of the house, and then take all the trash out together at the end

Sound like a lot of work? Call Builders Cleaning Melbourne for comprehensive cleaning after renovation

When it comes to deep cleaning after a renovation, we know what we’re doing. With years of industry experience under our belts, our fully qualified team is well-versed in delivering end-to-end builders cleans that leave no stone unturned. Rest assured, your property will be cleaner than it’s ever been, ready for you and your family to move back in and enjoy your newly renovated space.

Visit our website for more information on our process, or contact us to get a quote – we specialise in post-construction cleans, after renovation cleans, professional window cleaning and more.

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