4 Tips on Post Construction Cleaning

Whether you plan to remodel a retail space, build a new home, or build a commercial property, hiring a professional cleaning company that can handle the post-construction cleaning is going to simplify your life tremendously. No matter the size of the project, Asheville Cleaning Company can tackle any cleaning job that results in a professional final cleanup while helping with the fine detailing of post-construction cleaning to ensure you get the most out of your new place. For the construction to be completely over, there should be no more additional work to do before the final turn-over of the key. 

If you are going to attempt this daunting task alone, here are 4 tips on post-construction cleaning. 

4 Tips on Post Construction Cleaning

Tools and Equipment Needed:

  • Trash bags
  • Vacuum that can handle small particles of dust.
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and mop bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Scrub pads
  • Cleaning bins
  • Cleaning supplies; mostly water to remove the dust and then disinfect surfaces with a non-toxic disinfectant.
  • Spray bottles

Cleaning Requirements:

  • Walls are clean and free from marks, dirt, and smudges- do NOT wet wipe walls that have been painted within a few weeks. It can take paint a while to cure sometimes. 
  • Cleaning window frames, baseboards and all trim.
  • Cleaning ledges and grooves where the dust likes to hide.
  • Vacuuming out the vents.
  • Removal of plastic and stickers from furniture, windows, and doors
  • Dustin ceiling, lights, fans, and heater
  • Floors free from debris and clean and polished
  • Cleaning of all appliances, cabinets, and shelves from inside and out
  • Proper disposal of trash and debris
  • Addressing any safety issues like loose wires and leaks to construction contractors
  • Detail checking for the last time once the cleaning is completely done

1) Rough Clean

After construction is finished and all the necessary installation of electrical work, plumbing, and framing is completed, this is where the first phase takes place when starting post-construction cleaning. The first step is to remove all large items such as debris, trash, leftover materials, and other items that can be properly disposed of and cannot be vacuumed. After the space is clear from big items, do a general sweeping or vacuuming of the floors. Remove stickers from doors and windows and plastic covering from new appliances and furniture. Wipe down windows, sliding glass doors, and surfaces. Make sure that all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and ready for the next phase.

2) Light Clean

This phase requires most of the work and a lot of clean equipment and tools. Rooms that include restrooms and kitchens need to be paid extra attention to cleaning debris and appliances. Things like sinks, toilets, windows, cabinets, and other installed items should be thoroughly cleaned. This phrase is one of the biggest reasons why clients hire a professional cleaning service to save them time and energy in cleaning. With Asheville Cleaning Company, clients don’t have to worry about effective cleaning or cleaning equipment and tools because Asheville Cleaning Company provides all the resources to make sure post-construction cleaning is taken care of. 

3) Final Clean

Final Cleaning is the second to last phase which begins with re-cleaning all glass cleaning followed by an in-depth cleaning of all interior surfaces. During this phase, the cleaning crew pays more attention to clearing settled dust and hidden debris. This phrase takes a short time because most things have been cleaned in the light clean phrase. Post-construction cleaning may take a few days to be finished. Hiring professional cleaners is advisable because clients can skip the DIY cleaning and have a team of professionals that will clean things that may be overlooked by clients.

  • Cabinetry: Inspect and clean the inside and out with a microfiber rag and a neutral cleaner and the tops should be wiped clean to remove any accumulated dust or debris. 
  • Bathrooms: All bathrooms should be cleaned from top to bottom. This includes floors, fixtures, tubs, showers, counters, mirrors, and any other surfaces.
  • Floors: Every floor should be cleaned thoroughly by sweeping and vacuuming with care to ensure that no damage is caused. 

4) Touch-Up Clean

A week or so after the dust settles, go back and wipe down all the surfaces to assure that all the dust and debris are taken care of. Remove any smudges or fingerprints that have accumulated on the glass surface. If the clients and professional cleaners follow these phases will settle your worries and assure your newly constructed space is ready.

Asheville Cleaning Company 

If you are looking for a post-construction cleaning, the team at Asheville Cleaning Company has years of cleaning experience and is dedicated to commercial and residential cleaning with earth-friendly practices, non-toxic cleaning. We have been a small local business since 2012 and will always make sure that all client’s standards are met when you hire for post-construction cleaning. If you are interested in our cleaning services in the Asheville area, please contact us for more details.