An office refurbishment or revamp is a great way to improve the appearance of your working space and make it more functional. Unfortunately, construction work can be destructive, even if your tradesmen are as tidy as possible. This can leave your space with dirt and dust build-up. Here’s a detailed guide to cleaning after builds to ensure you can get your office in order again.
DIY or professional?
Before beginning your post-refurbishment cleaning, it’s vital to consider whether you should DIY your post-construction cleaning or call in the pros. While the former can save you money, it can waste a lot of time and resources, as you have to learn on the go and purchase all equipment and tools, which can be quite expensive.
Since cleaning after builds is quite intensive, you’re better off leaving it to a specialist cleaning service, as they have the special tools (e.g. commercial floor polishers and wet/dry vacuums) and knowledge required to clean your site properly.
The first stage of post-construction cleaning is rough cleaning. Basically, this is the removal of debris and the major sources of dirt to eliminate the majority of the mess. You can expect a professional cleaning service to:
• Remove any stickers on glass or appliances • Remove construction debris • Wash down door frames, walls and baseboards • Tackle stains, spots and splashes such as paint and adhesive residue • Wipe down glass partitions and windows
Remember, a rough clean doesn’t make your office space entirely clean by ordinary standards. The area still needs a deep clean to ensure your space is sparkling and spotless, guaranteeing the health and safety of your staff.
Once the rough clean is completed, your commercial cleaning service will go back over the entire office with a more thorough clean to remove all the remaining dirt. A deep clean pays more attention to hard-to-reach areas, kitchens, bathrooms, office equipment (such as HVAC systems and vents), walls, doors and cabinets.
The goal of a deep clean is to eliminate dirt that has settled on all surfaces after your office revamp.