Following heavy investment in creating a new residential or commercial building, it’s frustrating to get negative feedback. Especially when it’s based on something preventable that could have been mopped up by proper cleaning for after builds!
There are even situations in which hand-over prep for construction projects ends up being detrimental to the appearance of the building. Perhaps this is your own new build; you don’t want to regret missing these five post-construction cleaning tasks.
Use correct cleaning products and methods
Commissioning a professional clean-up before handover ensures all the correct equipment and products are used throughout the property, including systems to deep clean freshly painted features and wood and laminate flooring. The last thing you need is someone taking the sheen off or scratching a surface, or creating damage or discolouration with harsh chemicals.
Transparently clean glass
Windows and any other glazed features need to be polished properly, and the correct substances need to be used to lift sticky residue or greasy smudges. When the sun shines, it could expose less than perfect attention to detail!
Around electrical fixtures
One of the key points for cleaning after builds is around appliances, sockets, lights and switches. This is where dust and other pollutants can linger, creating a health and safety hazard, as well as a layer of overlooked grime.
Cleaning drains and pipework
Most cleaning companies for after builds have the sense to make sure bathrooms and kitchens are spotless. However, what about the hidden areas, especially drainage leading from new installations? Debris from construction can lurk in pipes, creating snags. Use a firm that tests how clean all features are.
Cleaning inside cupboards and storage
New builds shouldn’t just look clean for handover. They should be treated to a roof to floor cleanse, including cupboards, under stair storage and other closed-off areas. They could have been infiltrated by fine particles and new units have labels and other dirt magnets.