Every facility is unique. However, one thing commercial, industrial, and residential buildings have in common is that they must be cleaned up after construction projects.
What to Look for in a Post-Construction Cleaning Service
When a construction project is underway but still incomplete, most people look upon the site anxiously awaiting the final product. However, when the construction crew has completed their work, your new space often isn’t move-in ready. Post-construction cleanup services, like those offered at Kep Klen, are necessary to finish the job and truly bring a space to a working or living level. While some companies will do a basic cleanup after the project is completed, a move-in-ready space will take more than a clean sweep of the floors. In a rough sense, there are three phases of post-construction cleaning:
Step One: Debris Removal
After the construction crew finishes their work, there may, and most likely will be, a certain amount of debris left over. This could include extra nails on the floor, pieces of wood, or even unused cabinetry. Before real cleaning can take place, all of this must be swept, or sometimes shoveled, out into dumpsters. Once this step is complete your new space will start to take shape as an actual livable or workable area.
In this step, it’s also a good idea to wipe down all windows, countertops, and other visible surfaces. This isn’t the final clean, of course, but heavy dust on windows and surfaces you may be touching could make cleaning in phase two more difficult.
Step Two: Hidden Spaces
By now, the floors should be clean and the space will be coming together, but there is still quite a lot of work to be done. All less visible surfaces, like the inside of cabinets, baseboards along the walls, or the grout between tiles can all be wiped clean. Once all of this is complete a more thorough window cleaning can take place.
With all the debris off the floor, taken out of cabinets, and removed from the walls and windows, the floor can finally be vacuumed or mopped. A professional cleaning service will take into account your specific flooring material and clean accordingly. After all that construction, you don’t want flooring to be damaged by the improper use of chemicals, so make sure your floors are being cared for properly.
Step Three: Final Cleaning Service
Consider this the touch-up phase. Any smudges left on windows or light fixtures can now be seen and removed. With the space generally clean, small spots that might have been missed in earlier phases are now clearly visible and can be addressed appropriately. The final detail cleaning is what makes a space move-in ready.
After any construction job there is bound to be debris and a hefty cleanup. Kep Klen will continue where the construction crew left off.
Done Right, the First Time
What’s the difference between post-construction cleanup and regular janitorial services? The answer is obvious: post-construction or post-renovation cleaning services shouldn’t be ongoing. An effective cleaning crew will take the whole job from phase one to phase three until your space looks brand new. Leaving a smudge or a bit of dust behind won’t cut it.
Ideally, your cleaning crew isn’t just there to get in and out quickly, but this is often what happens. Getting to know your facility and the nature of the job that was just completed is a staple of Kep Klen’s services. It’s incredibly easy to miss something when you don’t have full knowledge of the job that was just completed!
Move in on Schedule
Fundamentally, the reason to hire a post-construction cleanup service is so that you can keep on schedule. Oftentimes business owners or homeowners will create schedules based on the estimated date of construction completion but fail to take into account cleanup time, especially if the construction crew won’t be involved.
However, businesses and homeowners alike have been choosing Kep Klen for post-construction cleanup jobs in Denver because of our reputation for finishing the job completely and getting people into their new space in a timely fashion. Are you currently in the middle of a construction job, or are you starting one in the future? It’s a good idea to have a solid cleaning crew in mind in advance. Connect with us today. We’d love to show you why we’re Denver’s premier choice!