Whatever type of commercial space you are building or remodeling, a rigorous cleaning is required before your structure is suitable for use. The chances are pretty good that dust, dirt, and construction material scraps will be covering most of the site and that cleanup activities will go far beyond normal janitorial services.
If you really want to make your new building sparkle, shine, and appeal to the kind of residents and/or businesses you hope to attract, or for your own employees to be safe and comfortable, there is simply no substitute for a professional construction cleaning service. The appearance of a newly constructed building is not just a nice way to reflect your business, it can be a reflection of your attention to detail and your standards.
In general, a construction cleaning happens at any stage of construction, and we can offer specific timeline cleans, or as needed for:
Rough Cleaning: Completed after plumbing & electrical have been done and approved.
Phase Cleaning: Completed after a portion of work has been done and the area cleaned before the next phase begins. Important on remodel, especially when done section by section.
Post Construction Cleaning: Completed after all construction is done, also called a Final Clean.
Window & Power Washing: Completed any time windows or exterior need to be cleared of debris.
Garage and Parking Lot: Done after flooding, messy projects or as maintenance care.
A great post-construction clean-up will include, at a minimum, these services:
- Sweeping and prepping sub-flooring for carpeting, tile, etc.
- Washing all windows, interior and exterior, including tracks and frames
- Complete surface dusting
- Removing dust, dirt, scuff marks, and smudges from walls
- Cleaning/dusting ceilings and light fixtures, including fans
- Cleaning all trim, including all baseboards
- Cleaning all door surfaces, including frames
- Cleaning hard-surface floors – buffing/waxing if needed
- Carpet vacuuming
- Cleaning ducts, vents, and heater exchanges
- Removing all trash, plastic coverings, and stickers
- Checking for and removing all construction debris
- Inspecting the space for safety concerns such as exposed wires and leaks
A comprehensive cleaning can take several days to complete, depending on the size and scope of your site. Unique detailing, not included in standard cleaning and janitorial service, ensures safe, clean space for use. It is critical that the safety of your completed building is beyond reproach. If a haphazard cleanup is performed, there may be dust and debris left in hidden spaces that are potentially hazardous to residents or employees.
Dust can settle for months, so regular janitorial services are important, but a construction cleaning service will clean ducts, corners, floors, baseboards and more where hidden dust could become airborne easily. Paint also has a tendency to splatter during construction work, and construction cleaning professionals are looking for it to remove it from where it doesn’t belong. Paint and adhesive removal, especially from floors and carpets, often require the use of special equipment and/or chemicals- so the right tools for the job are important.
The outside of construction sites are a haven for leftover wood, nails, bricks and other debris. Exterior cleaning including the parking areas need to be cleared of potentially hazardous left over materials as well. Your construction cleaning services should collect and remove any waste and haul everything to recycling centers and appropriate trash disposal locations.
A professional cleaning company like AAA Building Maintenance will employ the materials and equipment that are specifically designed for your cleanup, and will do the “dirty work” that ensures a safe, attractive property. Our highly trained employees understand how construction cleaning is different than janitorial services and use the right methods for the specialized task at hand. Whether temporary construction cleaning, ongoing commercial cleaning services, or maintenance support, we are here to help businesses 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.