In last week’s post, we covered the importance of post-construction cleanup. In addition, we provided a detailed list of tasks to complete before a new or newly renovated space is truly ready to open its doors.

This week we have broken down those tasks into three phases, the rough clean, the deep clean, and the final clean. Understanding the details of new construction cleanup will help you tackle this job and ensure that your post-renovation cleaning is effective and thorough.

Phase 1: The Rough Clean

The first phase of post-construction cleanup includes removing all of the construction debris, trash, dust, and leftover materials.

Surfaces such as cabinets, countertops, and floors are swept or vacuumed, wiped down, and wet-mopped. For dirty surfaces, remove adhesives, stickers, and masking materials from windows and furniture.

Identify defects on surfaces so the construction company may remediate them. These defects include cracks, chips, or scratches in floor material, walls, and trim.

Phase 2: The Detail (Deep) Clean

This stage of the cleaning process is the longest and begins by repeating a more detailed cleaning of the items and areas from the first stage.

The deep clean requires the most work using specialized tools and equipment. This deep clean phase should include the whole facility from top to bottom and even areas that are not visible. The cleaning crew will focus on restrooms, kitchens, meeting rooms, and other specialized rooms. Give special attention to areas with stickers and labels that have been removed and left a sticky residue.

This phase also includes detailed cleaning of interior surfaces, and installed items such as air ducts, cabinets, sinks, toilets, windows, baseboards, and floors are a must. Using the right tools like microfiber towels and rags and neutral cleaners in the final cleaning will ensure the building is ready to be occupied without lingering residue from any cleaning substances. You should carefully select cleaning solutions to avoid damaging the surfaces.

Because of the scope and detail of this phase, many companies prefer to hire a commercial cleaning service.

Phase 3: Touch-Up Cleaning

Even after an excellent final clean, a bit of touch-up still needs to be done to make the new workspace picture perfect. Touch-up cleaning, or the final clean, is the last phase.

In the days following the detail (deep) clean, you can expect that more dust and dirt will settle, and smudges and fingerprints may still be visible. This last phase gives the cleaning crew time to pay close attention to the final clearing of dust and of remaining cosmetic imperfections.

The final phase does not take long because it is just a spot check that includes touching up smudges, fingerprints, and other imperfections from the cleaned areas in the earlier phases.

The Importance of Professional Cleaners

Post-construction cleaning needs full-time attention to complete and may take a few days. There are many benefits to using a professional commercial cleaning company to finalize your post-construction cleaning. Not only will you benefit from their experience in professional cleaning knowledge, but they also have the tools and equipment to complete the job efficiently and effectively. 

Professional commercial cleaners are familiar with the visible details and the hidden sections of the building that most people may overlook. From rusty nails to allergy-causing dust, professional cleaners have years of experience, giving them the right skills and tools to complete the final step of your construction or renovation project.

When you need debris, dust, trash, and excess materials cleaned up after a construction project, you want to work with a commercial cleaning 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.