Post-construction cleaning services are vital to the completion and opening of a new building or renovated area. Having a building or facility that is clean of debris, dust, and excess material is a great way to ensure that tenants and guests have a good experience as soon as they enter the new space. However, every post-construction clean-up job is different. Although one type of cleaning may not be enough for everyone, each cleaning job should follow a system that helps the customer understand the price of a site and why the prices and scope of work vary. We will cover the three cleaning phases that are common in the post-construction industry along with other factors that affect results. There are many services included in post-construction cleaning.
Different phases of post-construction cleaning
The three phases in post-construction cleanup jobs are different depending on the scope of work, the time taken, and whether the contractor is charging by the square foot or by the hour for each job site. It is important to schedule a tour so that both parties can identify the scope of work and understand the cost as needed. A timeline for the completion of the work and any additional services will be an element that will be considered in a price estimate.
This might confuse some people, considering that many people don’t factor in phases and bundle everything into one type of post-construction cleanup. The three phases that are common in the post-construction industry are rough cleaning, light cleaning, and final cleaning.
Rough cleaning – This could include removing tools, hazardous materials, garbage bags, and preparing the area for phase two, which is light cleaning.
Light cleaning: Light cleaning is the phase where equipment begins to vacuum dust from walls, countertops, floors, and all other surfaces. Removal of tape from builders’ floors and windows. Sweep, scrub, wax and polish your floors to ensure a beautiful, long-lasting shine. This phase may also include exterior / interior window washing. The more detail, the more time or labor it will take to complete the scope of work.
Final Cleaning – This is the most detailed and complete removal of the three. Most of the detail work cannot be completed first. Bathrooms, countertops, and cabinets are cleaned top to bottom. Detail work could be hand washing bathroom tiles or cleaning a crystal chandelier. Often overlooked sidewalks, parking lots, and other paved surfaces surrounding your new construction are likely littered with dirt, sawdust, and other debris. The final cleaning phase will ensure that crews sweep these areas clean and even pressure wash them if necessary.
Equipment tools used for post construction cleaning
The equipment and supplies needed for post-construction clean-up work vary. Making sure all necessary equipment is present for the job before starting a job will help with time and costs. It is also important to consider the use of water, electricity and dumpster, as well as ensure that the tools of the property are provided and available for the job site. This will help increase the efficiency of the cleaning crews and ensure that the contractor’s deadlines are met. Let’s take a look at what materials and equipment are used in a cleaning workplace.
Basic floor care:
- Automatic scrubbers for large areas
- Neutral PH Cleaner
- Rotating Cylinder Polishing / Scratching Brush
- Razor knife
- Protective goggles and gloves
- Hip bucket on a belt
- Extension poles for height
- Microfiber towels
- Window cleaning solution
- Backpack vacuum
- Carpet extractor
- Carpet cleaner for local treatment
- Scrub brush
- Bucket for hot water
There are many factors that affect the final price of a construction cleaning project. Each post-construction cleaning company offers different timelines for their services based on the services requested, the scope of the work, and whether the contractor charges by the square footage or by the hour. However, it is important to discuss exact expectations considering that some companies can expect cleanings to take place overnight. Setting up the job site with all the necessary tools, equipment and labor will ensure that everyone has everything they need to perform r work.
To request a post-construction cleaning Perth quote for your building or facility, simply contact us at the number above or use the quote request form and we will schedule your cleaning budget for the next day.