Just because the construction phase of your project is over, it doesn’t always mean your duties are completely done. While no one enjoys it, cleaning up a construction site is a very important task in officially completing a project. Since our dumpsters are often vital in this step, we’ve developed a construction cleanup checklist to help our clients tackle the job efficiently.
To officially put an end to your home construction project, complete each task on this list:
- Begin at the top of the room, since dust will fall. This means dusting any ceiling fans, tops of doors, and crown molding that could contain debris. A damp towel on top of a broomstick can be helpful for those high-up areas.
- Wipe down walls to remove scuffs, smudges, and any dust that may have accumulated throughout the duration of the project.
- Make sure you check door handles and hinges for any dirt or paint that may need scraping — this is an often-missed cleanup step.
- Clean windows and remove any stickers from new windows. Don’t forget the sills!
- Wipe down light fixtures and bulbs that may have been collecting dust.
- Dispose of any trash that’s been accumulating in the corners of your project site.
- Thoroughly vacuum any carpeted flooring, and make sure you pay attention to the edges and corners.
- Once all equipment and trash have been removed, clean hardwood or tiled floors. This may include sweeping, mopping, buffing, waxing, sealing, etc. Remember that the heavy duty cleaning will be much more convenient now, while the room is empty.
Remember that most of your construction waste can be tossed into a dumpster, so you’ll be able to get rid of all that mess at one time. For a list of prohibited materials, be sure to check out our FAQ section.