Construction & Remodel Cleanup
WHAT ARE THE PHASES OF POST-CONSTRUCTION CLEANING?
For any construction contractor, turning over the key to a newly created building or a renovated one is the ultimate goal for any client that they will be serving. However, after the construction per se, not forgetting to mention the tears and sweat that they have to deal with, the work of a construction company is not yet done until it’s over. For the construction to be completely over, there are more additional works to do before the final turn-over of the key. These additional works include full cleaning of the entire facility or what we call, post-construction cleaning.
THREE PHASES OF POST-CONSTRUCTION CLEANING
After all the necessary installation of electric works, plumbing, and framing, this is where the first phase takes place. Removal of large items is the first and foremost step in this phase; items such as debris, trash, leftover materials and other items that cannot be vacuumed. General sweeping or vacuuming will then follow. Removal, but not the cleaning, of stickers from doors and windows, are also included in this phase.
2. Middle Clean
Out of the three phases in the post-construction cleaning, this phase is considered to have the most work and requires a lot of cleaning equipment and tools. Rooms like restrooms and kitchens, those that serve a unique purpose, are being paid attention to. Sinks, toilets, windows, cabinets are just some of the installed items that are being thoroughly cleaned on this phase. This phase is one of the reasons why clients hire a professional cleaning service.
With Lightning Property Solutions LLC clients can make sure that the most effective and newest cleaning equipment and tools will be provided so that these areas and most inner surfaces such as air ducts will surely be taken care of. Further cleaning of the areas with removed stickers done on the first phase is also being dealt with here; areas such as windows, glass areas, doors, walls, and such. After this phase, it is one step closer to the moving-in of clients.
3. Final Clean
Final Cleaning or the Touch-Up Cleaning is the last phase. This happens several days after the second phase, for the reason that dust and dirt may still settle; with this, the cleaning crew will still have time to pay more attention to the final clearing of dust. More than usual, this phase takes only a short time because the usual things that are being cleared on this point are smudges, fingerprints and other imperfections from the areas that were cleaned on the earlier phases.
Post-construction cleaning needs full time and attention and may take a few days to be finished. For a construction contractor that has lots on their plate, this activity is not that easy to manage. Construction contractors are already focused on creating the building and the additional load of cleaning up their mess is such a burden. Therefore, hiring professional cleaners, whether it is through the construction contractor or finding your own is indeed advisable.
If the construction contractor doesn’t offer additional cleaning services, some clients may think to just skip the hiring of professional cleaners and just do this by DIY cleaning, but this must be decided wisely. Inner and hidden sections of the building that most people have no idea with can be overlooked if cleaning will just be done by the clients and not by professionals. This is too risky as it can pose a threat to the safety and health of the people who will occupy the building.
POST-CONSTRUCTION CLEANING IS A CLEANING SERVICE DONE TO NEW OR RENOVATED BUILDINGS
Below are some of the cleaning requirements that need to be taken care of:
Walls are clean and are free from marks, dirt, and smudges
Power washing and cleaning of windows and frames
Plastic/sticker removal from furniture, windows, and doors
Dusting, wet and dry, of ceilings, lights, fans, heaters
Floors, that are free from debris, especially on edges and corners, are clean and polished
Cleaning of all appliances, cabinets, and shelves from inside and out
Proper disposal of trash and debris
Addressing of any safety issues, loose wires, and leaks, to the construction contractors
Detailed checking, for the last time, of all the space, corners and inner surfaces once the cleaning is completely done