Construction cleanup after a commercial remodel or new build is not likely on your mind when you are dreaming up the plan, reviewing blueprints or even planning interior design. However, post construction cleanup is important for safety, and it may not be handled in the way you are expecting. Here are 5 things you should know when wrapping up a commercial construction project.

Your contractor isn’t a janitor

While a good contractor will pick up after themselves as they go, they are not likely to clean dust and debris typically left behind. Construction cleanup crews are specialized in the tasks they provide and are often hired by a general contractor to do their cleaning, or they have discussed it as outside their scope of work and the client must locate their own janitorial service.

Construction cleanup is unique

Not every commercial space will need the same type of construction clean up tasks. There are several areas a cleaning company can support a remodel project including:

Rough Cleaning: A rough cleaning is done after framing, plumbing and electrical work has been completed, usually prior to inspections and sheet or drywall is installed.

Phase Cleaning: A phase cleaning takes place before a new area undergoes construction and another has been completed.

Post Construction Cleaning: Once all work is completed, a post construction clean allows the space to be move-in ready.

Window Washing: Dust and paint overspray from remodel work can be easily addressed with window/glass washing, both interior and exterior.

Exterior Power Washing: Removing dirt and grime from patios, awnings, sidewalks and other outdoor space is important post clean.

Garage Power Washing: Garage or similar space is very often used for storing construction materials. Clear dust and debris with a good power washing.

Parking Lot Power Washing: Tire or even foot punctures due to rogue nails, screws or other construction debris or waste is a liability. Blast it away and keep the area safe.

The benefits outweigh the cost

A construction cleanup crew understands the specific nature of remodel and new build cleaning. Windows and flat surfaces are particularly dirty with heavy dust, and edges of the floors can hide dirt, caulking, adhesives and debris. Extra attention and detail is given to these areas to ensure safety and health.

Cleaning crews are true professionals

Post construction cleaning is designed to create a true move-in ready environment for staff, allowing business to resume faster. Nails, wood, metal, glass and any other materials that are a product of the remodel are removed and all waste is properly disposed of. Professional cleaning professionals follow the ethical and environmental standards and guarantee their results.

It is easier than you think

Fast, effective and efficient, construction cleanup crews use a systematic approach, and bring all the needed supplies for the best clean. Unlike other janitorial services that are on-going and/or long term, a post construction clean can be a one-and-done, or very short term- just as needed.

Look for a janitorial company with experience in construction cleaning for commercial space, and ask for references to gauge their reputation. The results can lead to higher employee morale and productivity, and a safer, healthier environment. Congratulations on your expansion- let’s make it the best it can be!

Denver based AAA Building Maintenance uses highly trained employees and chemicals specifically formulated for the specialized task at hand. Whether temporary construction cleaning, ongoing commercial cleaning services, or maintenance support, we are here to help property owners and managers obtain and maintain a level of cleanliness they desire. Call us today to schedule your free building audit and quote for your specific needs at 303-716-2802.

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