Construction is a messy job. Working hard to build or improve property can create a clutter of material. For expert post-construction clean-up services, Maintenance Specialists Inc. is the company to call.

The Importance of Construction Cleaning

After the construction project or renovation is done, the area must be clean inside and out. It can be a hassle to clean up the leftover building material scraps, trash, or other debris after a construction job. However troublesome it may be, though, post-construction cleaning is a necessary step in preparing a property.

  • The Right Impression. It is essential to clean a property after any kind of construction work. Whether you want to sell the property or use it for business purposes, you want to leave a positive impression on potential buyers.
  • Health and Safety. Dirt, dust, and debris are just some of the problems associated with construction. There is also the possibility of leftover nails and other sharp objects. Leaving such clutter and filth can jeopardize the health and safety of both your employees and customers. And, before you know it, you’ll have to defend yourself against a lawsuit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Construction cleanup takes place following a construction or renovation project. It involves removing leftover materials and debris as well as cleaning up the area and surfaces using various means, such as washing, wiping, sweeping, and vacuuming.

The post construction clean-up process consists of three stages: Rough Cleaning, Detailed Cleaning, and Touch-Up Cleaning. During these stages, tasks will usually include but are not limited to: sweeping and dusting all surfaces, vacuuming floors, and wiping down doors, knobs, windows, moldings, and other surfaces. It is generally better to hire a commercial cleaning company offering post construction cleaning services.

Dry dusting is the best way to clean up construction dust because it removes dust without damaging the underlying surface. To do this, use a dust cloth, dry duster, feather duster, microfiber, or sponge to remove dust from surfaces.

Deep cleaning is necessary to make a newly constructed house presentable and free from pollutants. It is recommended to hire a professional post construction cleaning service to carry out the job, as professionals usually have the necessary tools and products to accomplish deep cleaning.

It depends on a few factors, such as the size of the house, the extent of the dust and leftover debris, the number of people cleaning the house, and the expertise of those people. Professionals can typically clean small homes in a day or two while larger homes may take two to three days.

Construction final cleaning or detailed cleaning involves the most work and typically needs the use of equipment and products. During this stage, items and surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, wiped, or washed.

Exposure to construction dust for a long period of time can cause respiratory problems such as asthma and silicosis. It can even lead to lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

It depends on the company you hire. In general, though, companies charge based on square footage at around $1 per square foot. Some services, like window washing, may not be included in the pricing estimate.

Get Started With Maintenance Specialists

Types of Construction Clean-Up

There are three general types of construction clean-up, and Maintenance Specialists Inc. offers them all:

Vacant Property Cleanup

Even vacant areas can become cluttered and dirty over time as the dust settles on various surfaces. MSI offers construction cleanup for vacant areas of all kinds. This includes vacant housing, parking lots, warehouses, and any other unoccupied space. We can provide you with a team of professionals to clean your vacant property, leaving it spotless and ready for occupants or customers.

Office Renovation Cleanup

Not only do we provide cleaning services for your commercial property, but we also offer renovation options, as well. Whether you are expanding your business, improving/updating the look, or restoring its former image, MSI will help you through the process. After the renovation, we will make sure your building is tidy so you can continue making your business successful.

New Construction Cleanup

A newly constructed building will definitely need cleaning to maximize its potential. After all, no employee or customer would want to set foot in an area with lots of leftover building materials and dirt. MSI offers cleaning services for newly constructed spaces, big or small. We tackle every job with care and attention to detail. With our help, you can start using or selling the newly built space in no time.

Stages of Construction Clean-Up

Though the cleaning process will largely depend on the service you choose, construction clean-up generally consists of three stages:

Rough Cleaning

The first stage, rough cleaning, involves the removal of large items such as leftover construction materials, trash, and various debris. This is done for both the interior and exterior of the building. After removing all of these items, sweeping and vacuuming will then take place. Newly installed doors, windows, and appliances will likely have stickers on them. Rough cleaning is the stage where these stickers are removed.

Detailed Cleaning

Most of the work takes place during the second stage, the detailed or final cleaning. This stage usually involves the use of tools or equipment as well as cleaning products. The post construction cleaning checklist for detailed cleaning usually includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Doors, windows, and mirrors are washed
  • All surfaces are washed or wiped
  • Walls and baseboards are cleaned
  • Door knobs, light switches, door frames, and windowsills are wiped
  • Cabinets are cleaned (inside and out)
  • Sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers are cleaned
  • Hard floors are mopped
  • Carpets are vacuumed
Touch-Up Cleaning (Optional)

The final stage is touch-up cleaning, which not all cleaning companies offer. This usually takes place days after the second stage to clean up any remaining or settled dirt or dust. Any smudges or fingerprints left on glass and mirrored surfaces are wiped clean off. This is also the part where any leftover materials that may have been missed the first two stages are removed.

How MSI Tackles Post Construction Cleaning

Maintenance Specialists Inc. is dedicated to providing clients with excellent post construction cleaning services. We can adjust to your specific demands, whether that means cleaning everything in one go or separating the process into phases or rooms. Best of all, our services are very affordable and can be customized to fit your budget.

Why Choose MSI?

  • A fully insured and licensed general contractor in North Carolina
  • Years of experience in the industry
  • Technicians wear personal protective equipment at all times
  • Completed Job Hazard Analysis form before every job
  • State-of-the-art equipment and industry-grade cleaning products

For the Best Construction Clean-Up Services

MSI is committed to making your business run as efficiently as possible with the help of our services. In addition to construction clean-up, we also offer commercial cleaning, decontamination, pressure washing, lighting services, building maintenance, and more.

One of the most important parts of running a business is keeping your building clean and safe. We strive to create a better work environment for your commercial property. For the best construction clean-up services in Charlotte, NC, contact us for a free quote or call (704) 405-6000.

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