Construction brings a huge set of challenges before the entire process falls into place. But even once you’re done with construction, there’s more work to do. In fact, you may need to spend a good amount of time and resources cleaning and preparing the space to move into it. Continue reading this piece to ace your post-construction cleaning.
It is a critical process that ensures your property is safe, clean, and ready for tenants, employees, etc. Whether you’re constructing the entire property from scratch or just partially remodeling it, cleaning up your property after construction is important.
However, post-construction cleaning can be extremely tricky. Here is a guide to help you out.
First and foremost, make sure you have the right materials, including safety equipment like eye protection, rubber gloves, and dust-preventing face masks.
You will need the following materials:
- Trash bags
- Broom and dustpan
- Cleaning supplies (detergent and all-purpose cleaning solutions, etc.)
- Spray bottles
- Wringer mops or steam mops
- Scrubbing pads
- Vacuum cleaner
- Step ladder
- And other items according to your specific needs
Vacuum the Carpets
If your space has carpet floorings, it is important to vacuum the carpets before you move in any furniture. After construction, your carpets are very likely to have a lot of dust, dirt, and debris from the construction process. Simply vacuum them thoroughly, maybe even twice, to ensure clean floors. You might also need professional carpet cleaning if you didn’t cover your carpets before the construction.
Remove Residual Paint
Paintwork is an important part of the construction process. However, paint can get onto things that don’t need painting. Or, the painter may accidentally touch hinges with the paintbrush when painting. While it is important to remove this residual paint, painters often leave these defects as they are. Make sure you check all objects present in the space as well as the hinges to wash off this paint.
Mop Hard Floors
Just as how carpet floors need cleaning, do not forget the hard floors. It is just as important to mop the concrete, wooden and tiled floors to remove extra dust.
Wipe the Mirrors
The mirrors serve the purpose of reflecting all objects in your home or office space. It is not long before people notice your mirror, making them an important part of any room. This also suggests that you must remember to wipe down all the mirrors so as to remove any dirty streaks and spots. You can use a microfiber cloth with a mirror-cleaning solution for best results.
Dispose of the Trash
It is common to find leftover trash at construction sites, such as coffee cups, plastic bags, paint spray bottles, and construction debris. Make sure you categorize all the trash and dispose of it accordingly and safely.