Post Construction Cleaning: Value Added Service For Your Clients
Happy New Year! As we reflect on the year that was, we usher in 2019 with hopes and dreams about what the new year will bring. Despite falling home sales in B.C. over the past few months, new developments continue to pop up.
As a construction owner, you’re always looking to serve your clients in the best way possible. Regardless of whether you’ve just completed a commercial or residential structure, providing a functional, comfortable and clean environment is the priority. Subsequently, proper post construction cleaning is a real consideration at the end of every project. But how much value does it add?
While the final product may look pristine, construction itself is anything but a clean process. When the space is open to the elements, dirt and dust can easily accumulate. Sub trades make several trips in and out, and while they’re just doing their job, they end up tracking mud, leaves, and water indoors. There are often nails, screws, shards of metal, bits of insulation, pieces of electrical wiring and litter that inhabit nooks and crannies. Furthermore, sawdust and drywall dust collects from the framing and boarding stages, respectively. While owners are all too familiar with the debris, clients should be aware. Whether you’re moving your business into a new building or moving your family into a new home, you want it to be clean — not only for aesthetics, but for your health as well.
What Is Post Construction Cleaning?
So, what exactly does post construction cleaning entail? First and foremost, a quality cleaning company will remove all construction debris from the project site. All dust should also be removed from ceiling pipes, light fixtures, vents and ducts. A lot of debris ends up in the duct work; if only a surface cleaning is provided, new tenants will breathe that dirt every time they use their HVAC system. Stains should also be tended to, and all surfaces (including trim work) should be scrubbed, dusted and vacuumed. Kitchens and bathrooms should be fully sanitized, floors should be scrubbed waxed and buffed, stainless steel should be polished and walls should be wiped. Additionally, windows, including sills, frames, and glass should be cleaned, complete with the scraping and etching of any labels.
Why Use Professionals For Post Construction Cleaning?
It’s not just the thorough cleaning that provides value; it’s the assurance that the work done is performed safely. Using an unqualified, unlicensed company or your own resources may save you a few bucks in the short term, but if an accident occurs, it can end up costing you big time. Our qualified team wears safety equipment on site at all times to prevent injury and we supply first aid personnel in case of emergency. We also use a licensed scissor lift operator and offer 24-hour live customer support. Aligning yourself with a trusted cleaning company can be very beneficial. You already know the quality of their work and the relationship can extend to other new projects and regular janitorial maintenance on completed projects.
Post construction cleaning holds a lot of value. There are many different areas that collect dirt and debris from the building process; if they aren’t addressed, as a business owner, it can negatively affect your bottom line. If your client suspects or sees evidence of an insufficient cleaning job, they’re likely to make more deficiency or maintenance calls, eating into your profits. As a client, it’s highly advisable that you insist on the inclusion of post-construction cleaning in your agreement or contract for your health and satisfaction. May 2019 bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and new inspirations in your life; here’s to a clean slate!