Post-Construction Cleaning and Its Phases

Post Construction Cleaning and Its Phases

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Post-Construction Cleaning and Its Phases

For any construction contractor, handing over the keys to a newly constructed or refurbished facility to a client is the ultimate goal. However, after the actual construction, not to mention the tears and sweat they must endure. The task of a construction company does not finish until it gets cleaned. Before the last key gets handed over, there are still more tasks to accomplish before the completion of construction. These extra tasks include thorough cleaning of the entire place or post-construction cleaning.

It is clear from the word “post-construction” that this cleaning gets performed after the construction phase. A building contractor can clear up debris, but meticulous cleaning is not a part of their work scope. This type of cleaning does not involve sweeping the floor, carpet cleaning, and other areas; it needs cleaning the entire facility from top to bottom. The following are some of the cleaning obligations:


  • Dusting, wet and dry, of ceilings, lighting, fans, heaters, and other fixtures
  • Clean, polished floors free of clutter, especially on edges and corners
  • Pressure washing and cleaning windows and frames
  • Plastic/sticker removal from furniture, windows, and doors;
  • Vacuuming
  • Trimming
  • Thresholding
  • Cleaning of all cabinets, shelves, and appliances inside and out
  • Proper trash and debris disposal
  • Addressing any safety concerns, such as loose wires and leaks, to the construction contractors
  • Carefully check, one last time, all the areas, corners, and interior surfaces after the cleaning finishes.

These cleaning requirements above get completed through the three phases of post-construction cleaning, one step at a time.

First phase: Rough Clean

The first phase starts here, following installing the required plumbing, electrical, and framing systems. The first and most essential stage in this phase is the removal of large objects, such as debris, trash, leftover materials, and others that need not get vacuumed. The next step is to sweep or vacuum anything in sight. This phase also includes the removal of stickers from doors and windows, but not their cleaning.

Second Phase: Light Clean

This phase of post-construction cleaning, out of the three, is regarded as having the most effort and requiring cleaning supplies and instruments. Bathrooms and kitchens are two examples of rooms that fulfill a specific function. A few installed things that get meticulously cleaned during this period are sinks, toilets, windows, and cabinets. One of the reasons customers choose a cleaning service is for this stage.

Our customers may have the guarantee that the best and most up-to-date cleaning tools and equipment get offered. It ensures that these locations and the interior surfaces, like air ducts, get thoroughly cleaned. Here, additional cleaning of the first phase’s sticker removal work gets performed on surfaces like windows, glass areas, doors, walls, and other similar surfaces. After this stage, the clients’ move-in is one step closer.

This type of cleaning involves sweeping the floor, carpet cleaning, and other areas. It also involves cleaning the entire facility from top to bottom.

Third Phase: Complete Cleaning

The penultimate stage is final cleaning, sometimes known as touch-up cleaning. The purpose of doing this a few days after the second phase is to give the cleaning crew time to focus more on the final dust clearance when the dust and filth may still have time to settle. Because smudges, fingerprints, and other flaws from the regions cleaned in the earlier steps get removed at this point, this process does not last very long.

The clean-up after construction requires complete focus and may take several days to complete. This task is hard to manage for a contractor in the building industry with a lot on their plate. Construction workers are already preoccupied with erecting the structure, so adding the responsibility of cleaning up their mess is a strain. Therefore, hiring qualified cleaners is wise, whether through contractors or independently.

Some clients may consider skipping hiring a professional cleaner and only doing this by DIY cleaning. The construction contractor does not offer additional cleaning services but must get selected carefully. If cleaning gets done by the customers and not by specialists, the inner and hidden areas of the building that most people are unaware of may go unnoticed. It is too dangerous since it might endanger the occupants of the building’s safety and health.

The restrooms, kitchen, office spaces, conference rooms, stairwells and elevators, utility rooms, and storage spaces are just a few of the locations in focus. With post-construction cleaning, we always ensure to meet the client’s expectations and that nothing can match what they can provide.