San Diego Post Renovation Cleanup Services
How to approach your post-renovation clean-up
Unless you explicitly build it into your contract, extensive cleaning is typically not part of your contractor’s job. The industry standard is “broom-swept,” which usually involves vacuuming up larger bits of debris and then running a broom across the floor. Anything beyond this (including cleaning up common spaces such as hallways and elevators) will need to be specifically arranged, and will most likely incur additional costs that you’ll bear as the homeowner.
Renovation clean-up services
Whether you moved out or stayed put in your home during the renovation process, you’ll need to arrange for a deep post-construction clean up once that last drawer pull is attached and the final coat of paint applied. Homeowners can undertake the deep clean themselves or outsource it to one of the many companies that focus on this service. The cost of a deep clean isn’t necessarily determined by the size of a space but by the level of effort. A 3-bed, 2,000-square-foot home costs much more to clean on average, than a 1-bed apartment. Post-construction cleans will cost more so you can expect to at least double these numbers for a deep, post-construction clean.
Clean-up steps after renovating:
- Sweep and vacuum all surfaces, including ceilings and walls
- Sweep, mop, and disinfect floors
- Vacuum all upholstery
- Wipe down doors, knobs, baseboards, moldings, and hardware
- Thorough wipe-down and sanitization of bathrooms and kitchens (including appliances, cabinets, and counters)
- Dust, vacuum, and wipe-down of all window interiors including sills and frames
- Dust all ducts, grates, vents, blinds, ceiling fans, and lighting fixtures
- Clean all hardware hinges and handles, shelves, and cabinets
- Clean inside all closets
- Removal of all remaining trash and debris (although your contractor should have removed most of this as part of the contract)
- Do you have the energy and time?
- How long will it take you?
- Do you have any money left in the renovation budget you could put toward the clean? (Or better yet, build it in now if you haven’t started!).