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The Fantastic After Builders Cleaning Checklist

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If you’ve ever had renovation work done in your home before, you’re more than likely familiar with the huge mess they can cause. Dust and debris all around! It’s no pleasant sight, for sure.

If you’re wondering what to do and where to start when tackling this mess, worry not! We have prepared an after builders cleaning checklist that is sure to help you on your quest to a sparkling home!

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So, if you:

  • Have had renovation work done in your home;
  • Were left with a mess to clean;
  • Are looking for a simple and organised way to clean after builders,

Then keep reading! This checklist is for you.

After builders cleaning checklist

Before we begin, here is a list of everything you will need when it comes to the final cleaning after building work:

What you need

  • Broom and dustpan
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning detergents for different surfaces
  • Scraper
  • Brush or scouring pad
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Bin bags
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Protective gear (gloves, glasses)

All rooms

The following tasks should be performed in every room that has been renovated. So, add them to your after builders cleaning checklist.

  • Wipe all light fixtures, outlets and switches.
  • Wash walls, dado rails and skirting boards.
  • Clean all windows, frames, sills and tracks.
  • Wipe all doors, frames and doorknobs.
  • Clean any air vents.
  • Sweep, vacuum and mop the floor.
  • Dispose of rubbish, packaging and building materials.

Living room

The whole family gathers in the living room. So, it’s important that it’s kept clean and tidy. Add it to your to-do list.

  • Remove any protective covers you may have placed.
  • Clean all shelves, drawers and cabinets.
  • Dust all furniture.
  • Vacuum and clean upholstery.
  • Vacuum carpets.


Nobody can get a proper night’s sleep in a grimy bedroom, right? If it’s kept clean, you’ll find your rest much more pleasant. Throw your bedroom on your post-builders clean checklist.

  • Remove any protective covers you may have placed.
  • Dust all furniture.
  • Clean all shelves and drawers.
  • Vacuum the mattress.
  • Vacuum carpets.


The place where you prepare food and gather for dinner should, for obvious reasons, be cleaned regularly. Dust and dirt gathering around you is sure to spoil any meal. So, after builders cleaning of your kitchen should definitely be done.

  • Clean all shelves, drawers and cupboards.
  • Sanitise your countertops.
  • Clean the kitchen sink, faucets and the drain.
  • Clean the large appliances – oven, fridge, washing machine, etc.
  • Wipe your small appliances – toaster, kettle, microwave, etc.
  • Remove any cement from the tiles.
  • Sweep, vacuum and mop the floor.
  • Clean the rubbish bin.


The bathroom is the place where we get clean. So, naturally, it should be kept clean as well. Add it to your after builders cleaning checklist.

  • Remove any cement from the tiles.
  • Clean the bathroom sink, faucets and drain.
  • Wipe the mirrors.
  • Clean the toilet.
  • Sanitise your bathtub.
  • Clean the shower.
  • Wipe all cabinets and drawers.
  • Wash the bathmats and shower curtains.
  • Sweep, vacuum and mop the floor.
  • Clean the rubbish bin.

Hallway and stairs

Last but not least, don’t forget to clean your hallways and stairs, too.

  • Clean the bannisters and railings.
  • Wipe surfaces, shelves and drawers.
  • Vacuum your carpets.

Does all this sound like too much work?

If you aren’t sure you can handle this yourself, or if you simply don’t want to spend your day cleaning, why not call the professionals? Fantastic Services can help! Our after builders cleaning service is sure to leave your home looking good as new!

The trained, insured and experienced specialists will follow a thorough checklist and remove any rubbish and building materials left.

Renovation can be messy.

Book afters builders cleaning with Fantastic Services!

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Booking is easy! Just use our online form and choose a time that suits your schedule.


  • Avoid vacuuming plaster dust, as it can clog your vacuum.
  • Dust can gather in all cracks and crevices after building work – be thorough when cleaning.
  • Clean out your air vents to allow for better ventilation.
  • If you don’t want to deal with this yourself, you can always rely on the professionals.


Did you find our after builders cleaning checklist useful? Did you manage to make your home sparkle again? Let us know in the comments!

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