A Comprehensive Post-Renovation Cleaning Checklist for Every Room

Whether you’ve just completed a minor update or a major remodel, cleaning up after any renovation can be a big task. Here at Builders Cleaning Melbourne, we’ve compiled a comprehensive post-renovation cleaning checklist to help you efficiently tackle every room. We are the experts in making your spaces sparkle again, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

Entryway and Living Areas

  1. Dust Surfaces – Start by dusting all surfaces including ceiling corners, light fixtures, and shelving. Don’t forget to wipe down your door frames and windowsills.
  2. Clean Flooring – Vacuum or sweep floors to remove any debris. Follow up with mopping or a specialised cleaner depending on your floor type.
  3. Upholstery and Carpets – Vacuum sofas, chairs, and any fabric surfaces. Consider a professional steam clean for a deep clean, especially for carpets.
  4. Walls and Baseboards – Wipe down walls and baseboards with a gentle cleaner to remove dust and smudges.


  1. Appliances – Clean all appliances inside and out, including the refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Don’t overlook smaller appliances like microwaves and toasters.
  2. Cabinets and Counters – Wipe down all surfaces, paying special attention to corners and edges where dust can accumulate.
  3. Sink and Faucets – Use a disinfectant cleaner to scrub the sink and faucets, ensuring they shine.
  4. Backsplashes – Clean any tiled areas with a suitable tile cleaner to remove grout and residue.


  1. Fixtures – Thoroughly clean all bathroom fixtures including the toilet, bathtub, and shower. Use a disinfectant to eliminate any lingering bacteria.
  2. Mirrors and Glass – Clean mirrors and glass surfaces to streak-free perfection.
  3. Towels and Mats – Wash all towels and mats that have been exposed to renovation dust.
  4. Storage – Organise and wipe down your storage spaces.


  1. Bedding and Curtains – Wash all bedding, curtains, and other fabric materials.
  2. Furniture – Dust and polish all furniture pieces, including the insides of drawers and nightstands.
  3. Closets – Vacuum and dust inside closets, ensuring all clothes are clean and dust-free.

Other General Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Air Quality – Replace or clean HVAC filters to remove any circulating dust.
  • Safety First – Ensure all smoke detectors are clean and fully functional.

How Builders Cleaning Melbourne Can Help

While this checklist provides a robust plan for tackling post-renovation cleaning on your own, sometimes the scale of cleaning required can be overwhelming. That’s where Builders Cleaning Melbourne steps in – we offer specialised post-renovation cleaning solutions that ensure every nook and cranny of your home is spotless and sanitised. From window cleaning to mould/mildew removal, our expert cleaners use the highest quality products and the latest techniques to make your home feel brand new again.

Remember, post-renovation cleaning doesn’t just enhance the beauty of your renovations but also promotes a healthy living environment. With Builders Cleaning Melbourne, you’re choosing a partner who values the cleanliness and safety of your home as much as you do.

Ready to get started?

Trust Builders Cleaning Melbourne to not only provide expertise but also peace of mind as you settle back into your refreshed and clean home. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a cleaning session.

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