Why is post construction cleaning important?
Post construction dust and dirt can be harmful to the health of the building’s occupants and it is quite often difficult to remove. Post construction cleaning requires specialized equipment, products and expertise to effectively remove the airborne dust particles and residue that settles everywhere after construction and renovation, including on furnishings, carpet, wall hangings, windows and fittings, sanitary fittings, walls, hard surfaces and tile floors.
Benefits Of Post-Construction Cleanup
Anyone who’s gone through a major home renovation knows how stressful it can be. You have to spend a lot of time determining what needs to be done and what company is best for the job. But even once the project is all said and done, you’ll be left with a major cleanup job on your hands. Sometimes, you may not even know what to do with all the debris and junk that’s left in your home.
Plain and simple, it is more cost-effective to choose us. Why? First of all, many cleaning and janitorial companies understand the need for this service and will charge a pretty penny for it. We keep our prices fair so that you always have someone to rely on. We also work quickly, ensuring that you never miss a beat and your company can get back to what it was doing.
Efficiency is key when it comes to construction clean up. We understand that the sooner post-construction junk is removed from your office or home, the sooner you can get back to what you were doing.
Dealing with a post-construction cleaning project on your own can be seriously risky. Oftentimes, you’ll have to watch out for sharp objects or breathe in sawdust or other airborne allergens. Our expert cleaners know how to get in and get out without taking any unnecessary safety risks. We work with an attention to detail so that you’ll be left with a clean and healthy home or office once we’re gone.
What is commercial post-construction cleaning and what does it include?
Commercial post-construction cleaning means putting a commercial property into appropriate condition for occupation and use after a construction, remodeling, or renovation project.
Most often it’s performed by janitorial companies for commercial property owners who are going to start using the building. As advised by PropertyCashin in their guide to selling a commercial property, it’s also an important step in preparing a building to advertising and showings.
Thorough post construction cleaning often times helps property owners to significantly increase their property’s value, which is why post construction cleaning is one of the integral pre-selling activities every real estate professional follows.
The debris that needs to be removed from the site can be:
- Hazardous waste.
- Non-hazardous waste.
Check with the dumpster (roll-off) provider to determine what types of construction debris are not accepted at the landfill. As an example, open paint cans with dried paint are generally acceptable while any undried coatings are treated as hazardous waste.
A backhoe can significantly decrease the amount of time needed for the cleanup of exterior debris. A tilting dump waste cart is a convenient way of getting interior waste outside and into the backhoe bucket.
Disposal of Hazardous Waste
The most important consideration when cleaning up hazardous waste is the current safety of the cleanup personnel and the future safety of the building’s occupants. Make sure that all cleanup personnel use approved safety equipment at all times. Equally important, ensure that no hazardous material is left behind to endanger the health of future occupants.
Each type of hazardous waste can have different means of disposal. For instance, asbestos (properly contained) can be buried in some landfills, whereas hazardous liquids are usually incinerated. Contact your local DNR (Department of Natural Resources) for the right disposal facility.
Cleaning up Construction Dust
Construction dust consists of, but is not limited to:
- Asbestos fibers
- Metal filings
- Drywall dust
- Cement products
While sawdust is not as hazardous as asbestos fibers, protect the cleanup crew from any type of dust.
When dust cleaning, having the wrong filter on vacuum equipment is a commonly overlooked problem. For example, the typical shop vacuum bag will not filter out drywall dust. So instead of removing drywall dust, it recirculates the dirty air throughout the building.
For the health of building occupants, clean the HVAC ducts as a part of the deep clean of the interior. Even if the building had temporary heating during construction, dust still accumulates in the ductwork.
Make sure to clean the dust that has settled on ceiling light panels in suspended ceilings. Otherwise, a layer of dirt can reduce the lumen output of lighting fixtures.