Home renovations and construction work can be exciting. However, dealing with the mess post-renovation can be quite the opposite.
In fact, any building work carried out in the home can leave behind a big mess. A mess that can feel like a mountain to clean.
There is also the risk of making cleaning mistakes, costing you both time and money.
This makes builders’ cleaning services an essential part of post-build or maintenance work.
These cleans require expert skills and a lot of physical effort, and this is where a professional team can help.
Helping you to achieve the immaculate cleaning you require.
However, if you do want to “do it yourself,” there are a few post-construction cleaning mistakes to avoid.
Mistakes in construction cleaning
You waited too long to get started. After all building and renovation works are complete, the clean-up must get underway. Not only is time money when it comes to site cleaning with new houses needing to be sold looking immaculate, but if it is your property, you want it back in a liveable state asap!
Spaces are overlooked. Make a list of every area to be cleaned, ensuring that all areas are covered. There should be no area left untouched where dust can remain or where bacteria can grow; you must have all the bases covered. Don’t ignore all the nooks and crannies, i.e., don’t only clean the visible areas.
You have the wrong equipment. A professional cleaning team, like Clear Choice, will always come equipped with the right tools to get the job done and done to a high standard.
Trust us, using the wrong tools can lead to unsatisfactory results, potentially creating an even bigger mess. There is also a specific tool for a particular task; for example, some areas might require sweeping, whereas others might clean better with a vacuum. Note: You must use the right tools in the right place.
There’s no collaboration. The most successful teams are those who work together, and this is precisely what you need for site cleaning. For example, working with the building company and homeowner to ensure all building work is fully complete, so cleaning can begin. It can be costly to start the cleaning too early for more mess to appear and undo all your hard work.
Not taking safety into account. Professional teams should always carry out risk assessments prior to starting work, with appropriate PPE worn when carrying out the necessary cleans. In addition, you could deal with industrial cleaning agents that should be used with care.
Not disposing of waste properly. Waste should be removed and disposed of appropriately to avoid accidents, disease, and the risk of hefty fines. Renovation work can last a long time; hence, rubbish during construction work does pile up; we get it. However, this shouldn’t be left to the end of a project but instead taken out in stages to avoid build-up.
Floors aren’t protected. By not covering your floors properly (and no, putting down newspaper doesn’t count), you can risk causing damage and further work. Floors and surfaces in your home should be well protected during the course of any renovation work.
Stains are scrubbed. Please don’t. When a stain appears, it may be tempting to try and scrub it clean asap, but often this only makes matters worse. Instead, use an old cloth or towel to blot the stain away. Using an oxidizer or surfactant can also help; however, always speak to a professional cleaning team for the best results.
Using any type of cleaner. Not all products are suitable for all surfaces. You must always read the label and use the right product for the surface you are cleaning.
Assume a surface is clean. If you haven’t cleaned it, chances are it isn’t clean. Bacteria and germs can be present on all surfaces unseen to the naked eye. So make sure to clean all surfaces thoroughly as part of your cleaning process and checklist.
Forget about windows. Dust and dirt don’t avoid windows, so make sure to include these within your clean. A great impression can often start with clean windows.
Make sure to discuss all areas of your cleaning with your chosen team, ask questions, and check out their online reviews.
The clean-up of building work can be quite stressful, especially as it is not your typical cleaning or something that is tackled every day.
We make mistakes in construction cleaning very seriously.
That’s why we endeavour to always provide high-quality post-building work cleans. We understand what is involved, and we ensure we’re equipped for all eventualities.
Providing an extensive cleaning service, our teams are highly skilled and trained. Ultimately, we get homes back to the safe and clean environment they should be.
With the appropriate insurance and certificates in place, customers return to us time and time again for the high-quality service we provide.
Reference video: Angela Brown Cleaning