New Construction Cleaning Checklist

Rough Cleaning

  • Removal of trash, dirt and small debris from the interior of the unit and dispose of according to the Contractor’s dumpster

  • Clean all tubs, toilets, lavatories, kitchen sinks and appliances

  • Remove any and all temporary protection and labels not required to remain

  • Clean inside and out all kitchen cabinets and vanity cabinets as well as counter tops

  • Scrape and wash inside surfaces of all windows and sliding glass doors – remove any stickers or labels

  • Clean all windows and sliding glass door frames, sills and tracks

  • Clean all utility closets, furnace closets, storage areas, attics and garages

  • Clean all water heaters

  • Clean water valve box (washing machine/dryer area)

  • Vacuum and mop all floors

Final Clean

  • Removal of trash, dirt and small debris from the interior of the unit and dispose of according to the Contractor’s dumpster

  • Clean and polish kitchen cabinets, kitchen counter tops and vanity tops

  • Vacuum inside all cabinets removing dirt and debris

  • Polish all cabinets, vanities, other stained woodwork, stainless steel sinks using appropriate products

  • Clean and shine inside surfaces of all windows and sliding glass doors

  • Clean and shine all plumbing fixtures and related trim to a sanitary condition

  • Clean and shine all medicine cabinets, mirrors and bath accessories

  • Clean and shine all electrical fixtures and trim

  • Clean and shine all appliances

  • Remove all packing materials, temporary labels, operating/maintenance manuals and place in kitchen drawer as directed

  • Clean all wood base, casing, sills and shelving

  • Clean outside and inside of all exterior doors, including thresholds

  • Clean and shine all interior doors

  • Sweep and mop all floors

    • ​Sweep and mop all interior storage areas, garages, exterior patios/porches (will power wash porches/patios if necessary)

    • Dust or vacuum walls and ceilings if required

      • Ceiling fans will be cleaned including globes/light fixtures, blinds, window sills/ledges, baseboards, and inside closets

      • Report any problems (broken or damaged) to builder

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Final Cleaning Scope Overview By Room

Kitchen

  • All outer surfaces washed and wiped down

  • Sink scoured and shined

  • All cabinets, drawers, refrigerator, oven, microwave (if applicable) and dishwasher will be wiped out inside and out

  • Drawers will be removed from cabinets to get any excess debris/dirt, etc. from under drawer if on floor level

  • Refrigerator and stove will be moved to allow for cleaning under and behind each appliance

All Rooms

  • All floors will be mopped and vacuumed

  • All bathroom areas will be cleaned including all fixtures, inside all cabinets and drawers, showers/tubs, sinks and toilets

  • All bathroom mirrors will be cleaned and shined

  • All rooms will be dusted

  • All ceilings/walls, ceiling fans will be cleaned including globes/light fixtures, blinds, window sills/ledges, baseboards, and inside closets

  • Front and Back Porch/patio floors will be swept and mopped if applicable

  • Storage room/area will be cleaned including floor

  • Washers and dryers (if applicable) will be wiped down inside and out

  • Both washer & dryer will be moved to allow for cleaning under and behind

  • Clean interior of all windows

  • Remove all labels and stickers from windows or glass or installments

Touch Up Cleaning

  • All touch ups will be addressed and everything will be considered move-in ready. The process will be considered complete once the garage is swept, floors vacuumed and mopped and any dust remaining will be cleaned.