The construction industry is messy. Any construction site can wind up with an intimidating mess to clean up afterward. If you want to make sure that your site is clean and tidy afterwards, it helps to have a checklist. Checklists can be great for workers, homeowners and even the construction site handling the construction cleanup.
General Clean Up
The general cleanup of a new construction site should be as follows:
- Scrub the walls, appliances, doors, windows and other areas
- Dust every nook and cranny
- Vacuum and sweep the carpets
- Clean any interior masonry
- Sweep hardwood and tiled floors
- Wipe down faucets and electrical switches
- Dispose of all trash
- Remove all paint splatter and scuffs
The general cleanup may seem simple but it is easy to forget the little details. This is why having a checklist is helpful.
Entry and Exit Clean Up
When it comes to the entries and exits, you need special cleanup. You need to ensure that all doors and hinges are properly secured and that everything closes correctly. You also need to sweep outdoor areas. You may even want to pressure wash driveways and garage spaces.
Kitchen Clean Up
Kitchen clean up requires everything mentioned on the general clean up list but also requires a few more areas. You need to clean every kitchen appliance! This means cleaning the inside and the outside. You should also check the appliances, particularly where the appliance attaches to the wall. Make sure there is no excessive calking or dust.
Every construction site is different. By no means is the above list an exclusive checklist for all construction sites. Instead, it is important that you create a construction site checklist that fits with your build. In many cases, it helps to have a construction clean up company to help you with your list and likewise to help with the construction cleanup.