Building renovations and new builds are so exciting, not only for the owners but for the community they will be serving. Recently, cities have been awarded funding throughout Georgia to help revitalize their communities, including the city of Atlanta. This week’s blog post will talk about the importance of post-construction cleanup and the tasks to consider when understanding the project’s overall scope.

The Last Phase of Renovation

Nothing is quite like a freshly finished commercial space where everything is new, and all systems work their best. However, once the construction is done, one more step of contract work needs to be completed before the project is officially complete, the post-construction cleanup phase. Post-construction cleaning removes any remaining debris, dirt, dust, and garbage from the construction site. 

In part two, we will cover in detail the three phases of post-construction cleanup to help you tackle the job and have your new commercial space ready to welcome new tenants and customers.

What’s Left Behind

Most contractors do some basic cleanup at the end of construction, but detailed cleaning is not their job. These tasks can include removing construction dust with HEPA filtration vacuums, cleaning dirty windows, removing stickers from doors and windows, and cleaning the floors of the finished site.

After the construction crew has packed up, what remains can be a huge undertaking that requires attention to detail and more time than you may have available to do yourself.

Tasks to Tackle Before Opening the Doors

Below is a brief overview of commonly needed tasks after both new building construction or a building renovation:


  • Walls cleaned, free of blemishes and marks.
  • All surfaces dusted (desks, tables, furniture).
  • Vacuum carpets and remove stains. 
  • Door handles and light switch plates cleaned.
  • Furniture dusted and cleaned.
  • Office equipment dusted and cleaned.
  • Phones cleaned and sanitized.
  • Windows and windowsills cleaned.
  • Air filters checked.

Commercial Kitchens

  • Cleaning of all cabinets, inside and out.
  • Countertops dusted.
  • Sinks and backsplashes cleaned.
  • Windows cleaned.
  • Floors swept and mopped.
  • Wipe and sanitize appliances.


  • Sinks and countertops cleaned and sanitized.
  • Clean and sanitize toilets and stalls.
  • Mirrors and hand dryers or towel dispensers cleaned.
  • Floors swept and mopped.
  • Baby changing station cleaned and sanitized.

Post-construction cleanup is a significant undertaking and needs to be done one step at a time. Next week in part two, we will break down the tasks into three phases that will help make the project more manageable and ensure proper handling of each area.

When you need debris, dust, trash, and excess materials cleaned up after a construction project, you want to work with a janitorial company that is dependable, efficient, and trustworthy. Learn more about Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services, Inc. post-construction cleanup services. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discover more about the importance of post-construction cleanup.