After Renovation Cleaning Checklist

by | Oct 21, 2022 | Cleaning Service

After Renovation Cleaning Checklist

After Renovation Cleaning Checklist


You had your home renovated whether it was a major renovation or a simple one, you are likely going to make a mess that might involve dust, paint, toxic materials etc. Golden line Green Care’s checklist will make the after-renovation easy and more efficient.



1. Vacuum Carpets & Upholstery


Remove and vacuum each furniture cushion and the underlying frames. Try vacuuming twice if you feel any residual dust after the first round.



2. Wipe Down Hard Surfaces


Clean surfaces from the top down. Start by wiping the dust off your walls – yes, even your walls collect dust during construction. Dry dusting is the safest way to remove the particles without damaging a wall’s surface, but a damp cloth can also be used depending on your type of paint or wall covering. Refer to the paint or wallpaper manufacturer before using any moisture, and test a small area before proceeding. Moldings and cabinets are another favorite resting spot for dust particles. Take a duster to these areas next. Clean the interior shelves of all cabinets, paying special attention to those hard-to-reach corners. Wipe off countertops and any other flat surfaces before tackling the dirt and debris that’s on or near the floor. Then, sweep out any visible dust, and mop your hard floors from wall to wall.



3. Clean Air Vents & Replace Filters


In a large home renovation project, dust and debris will mingle with the air itself, making its way to your vents. Even if you only renovate one part of your home, treating the air vents and filters in that space is critical to reducing the dust that can spread through the rest of your home. Remove the vent covers from the surrounding walls and ceilings, clean each one with soap and warm water, and let them dry thoroughly. Replace any exposed air filters with fresh ones before replacing the vent covers. Breathing dusty air can lead to allergies and respiratory issues, so remember not to skip this step!



4. Don’t Forget About the Little Things


Clean any other furniture or items in the renovation zone for a fully dust-free living space. Here’s a quick list of commonly overlooked areas:

  • Ceiling fan blades
  • Light fixtures
  • Lamp shades
  • Electronics
  • Small appliances
  • Decorative items




If construction has left you wiped out, and there is a lot of dust, debris, paint fumes etc everywhere in your home you can trust to hire a professional to handle all after renovation cleanup.

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