What Construction Cleanup Includes

In the case of a ground-up new build, the construction cleanup process takes place in three stages. Depending on the extent of your project, you may only need some of these services performed.

Rough Interior Cleanup

Cleaning the spaces of a construction site prior to adding the final element, such as floors, is important because it ensures that the final install is clean and secure. This type of construction site cleaning job generally includes all of the following:

  • Sweeping and prepping floor underlayment for carpet, tile, etc.
  • Washing all interior windows
  • Dusting surfaces

Final Interior Cleanup

Once the final elements are installed, a more thorough and detailed interior cleaning must take place. The details of this type of cleanup vary significantly from room to room. Kitchens and bathrooms, for example, include cabinetry, appliances, fixtures, and countertops that all need specialized care. However, a good final interior cleanup always includes a few key jobs:

  • Cleaning walls, including removing dust, dirt, scuff marks, and smudges
  • Dusting ceilings and light fixtures/fans
  • Cleaning all trim, including all baseboards and door and window frames
  • Cleaning the faces, sides, and tops of doors
  • Cleaning floors, including buffing/waxing if applicable or vacuuming carpet
  • Cleaning ducts, vents, and baseboard heating exchanges
  • Cleaning windows, including tracks and frames
  • Removing all trash, plastic coverings, and stickers

Exterior Cleanup

For large renovations, additions, and new builds, messes happen both inside and outside the home. A final, thorough exterior cleanup job rids the property of excess trash, prepares it for finishings such as landscaping and paving jobs, and generally increases the curb appeal of a home. This project stage includes:

  • Removing all trash from the property, including lumber and debris
  • Washing exterior windows and doors
  • Sweeping and dusting any entry doorways
  • Sweeping and/or power washing the driveway and any other paved surfaces
  • Dusting all exterior lights