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Chapter 15.


 “Clean up and lay the carpet ”

3rd Council Inspection 

Council inspections must be called to do the final inspection and approval. 

It is very important to have on site: 

  • Council approved plans (marked “builders' copy”) 

  • Specifications and the soil report 

Note: if the plans are not on site when the inspection is called, the council inspector will not pass the job. 

It’s not over till it’s over!

Even after contractors have sweated and toiled over the actual construction of a project, they are still responsible for cleaning up the mess. For a small job, this isn’t a difficult task, but imagine cleaning up after the construction of a house or building. With dust, dirt, scuff marks, smudges, stickers, trash, and more to take care of, it’s not an easy job, especially when you’re exhausted from the completion of the project.

That’s where our construction cleanup checklist comes into play. When you’ve finished the construction, but you’re surrounded by dirt and debris, our checklist will help ensure that you don’t forget anything. Or, if you’re thinking about hiring a professional cleaner, our construction cleanup checklist will show you just how much work and stress you’ll be saving yourself. 


  • Clean walls (includes dust, dirt, scuffs, smudges) 

  • Dust ceilings and ceiling fans 

  • Clean trim, baseboards, window frames, and doorframes 

  • Dust handrails, mantels, and other various woodwork 

  • Clean sides and tops of doors 

  • Remove any paint, mud, and debris from hinges 

  • Vacuum carpet (taking care around the edges) 

  • Clean floors (this may or may not include buffing, waxing, sealing, etc.) 

  • Clean windows (glass, tracks, frames, etc.) and remove any stickers 

  • Clean light fixtures and bulbs 

  • Clean electrical switches and outlets 

  • Remove floor vents so that you can vacuum ducts 

  • Clean inside closets, inside cabinets, and on top of shelves 

  • Remove drawers and clean underneath 

  • Clean blinds/shutters 

  • Remove and dispose of all trash 

  • Remove and dispose of any protective plastic film 


  • Vacuum, dust, and clean shelving and drawers 

  • Clean cabinet doors, tops of cabinets, glass, etc. 

  • Scrub countertops, edges, and splash backs 

  • Dust mop walls and floors 

  • Clean excess caulking, adhesives, and debris from sinks/faucets 

  • Clean appliances inside and out (and under) 

  • Remove all packaging, plastic, labels, etc. and throw away 


  • Clean cabinets inside and out 

  • Clean excess caulking, adhesives, and debris from sinks/faucets 

  • Clean toilets 

  • Dust mop walls 

  • Clean mirrors and glass 

  • Remove any stickers from toilet, bathtub, sink, etc. 

  • Remove all packaging, plastic, labels, etc. and throw away 

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