What Exactly is Post Construction Cleaning?

Post construction cleaning before and after

Post-construction cleaning services are vital for the completion and opening of a new building or renovated area. Having a building or facility that is clean of debris, dust, and leftover material is a great way to ensure that the tenants and guests have a good experience as soon as they enter the new space. However, each post-construction cleanup job is different. Although one type of clean may not fit all, each cleanup job should follow a system that helps the customer understand how a site is priced and why the prices and scope of work vary. We’ll cover the three phases of cleaning that are common in the post-construction industry along with other factors that affect the results. There are many services included in the post-construction cleaning.

Different Phases of Post Construction Cleaning

The three phases in post-construction cleanup jobs are different based on the scope of work, time is given, and whether the contractor is charging by the square foot or by the hour for each job site. It is important to schedule a walkthrough so that both parties can identify the scope of work and understand the cost based on the needs. A timeline for the completion of the job and any additional services will be an element factored into a price estimate.

This might throw some people off, considering that many individuals do not factor in phases and clump everything into one type of post-construction clean. The three phases that are common in the post-construction industry are rough clean, light clean, and final clean.

Rough Clean: This could include the removal of tools, hazardous materials, bags of trash, and setting the area up for phase two which is the light clean.

Light Clean: Light clean is the phase when crews begin vacuuming the dust from walls, countertops, floors, and all other surfaces. The removal of tape left on the floor and windows from the builders. Sweeping, scrubbing, waxing, and polishing your floors to ensure a beautiful, lasting shine. This phase can include exterior/interior window washing as well. The more detail, the more time or labor will be needed to complete the scope of work.

Final Clean: This is the most detail-oriented and thorough phase-out of the three. Most of the detail work cannot be completed first. Bathrooms, countertops, and cabinets are all cleaned from top to bottom Detail work could consist of handwashing bathroom tiles or wiping down a crystal chandelier. Often overlooked, the sidewalks, parking lots, and other paved surfaces surrounding your new construction are likely littered with dirt, sawdust, and other debris. The final clean phase will ensure that the crews will sweep these areas clean and even pressure wash them if necessary.

Equipment Tools Used for Post Construction Cleanup

The equipment and supplies that are needed for post-construction cleanup work varies. Making sure that all the necessary equipment is present for the job before starting a job will help with time and costs. It is also important to factor in water, electricity, and dumpster usage as well as ensure the property tools will be provided and available for the worksite. This will help increase the efficiency of the cleaning crews, and ensure the contractor’s deadlines are met. Let’s dive into what materials and equipment are used on a cleanup job site.

Basic Floor Care:

  • Auto Scrubbers for Large Areas
  • Neutral PH Cleaner
  • Rotary Cylinder Brush for Polishing/Striping
  • Razor Knife
  • Protective Eyewear and Gloves

Window Care:

  • Hip Bucket on a Belt
  • Extension Poles for height
  • Microfiber Towels
  • Squeegee
  • Window Cleaner Solution

Carpet Care:

  • Backpack Vacuum
  • Carpet Extractor
  • Carpet cleaner for Spot Treatment
  • Scrub Brush
  • Bucket for Hot Water

There are many factors that affect the end price for a construction cleanup project. Each post-construction cleaning company offers different timelines for their services according to services requested, the scope of work, and whether the contractor charges by square footage or by the hour. Nevertheless, it is important to discuss exact expectations considering that some businesses may expect cleanups to be done overnight. Setting up the job site with all the necessary tools, equipment and labor will ensure that everyone has everything they need to get the job done.

To request a post-construction cleaning estimate for your building or facility, simply contact us at the number above or use the request estimate form and we’ll schedule your cleaning estimate as early as the following day.

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