Interior Post Construction Cleanup Tips

  • Date 15/01/2016

There is nothing worse than contracting a worker in to do a construction project only to find that once they have finished the job, they left their work waste and mess behind. It can be a messy job but someone has to do it, the construction site cleanup is part of the construction industry and if your contractors leave a mess behind then its time for you to contact them. Although it may seem to be impossible to cover every aspect of construction cleaning project, a good place to start would be to remove trash and working debris on a daily basis, particularly wood chops and paint particles which can pose as dangerous fire hazards.

There are many of construction companies that might make use of another contractor to do the cleanup for them since it can save a lot of time and money by bringing in specialists while its dependent on the size of the job. It is always wise to do a walk-through prior to the start of cleanup for the supervisor to find out exactly what the construction manager's expectations are with regard to cleanup. This will also help to prevent a poor final product as soon as the project is completed.

So, what does construction site cleanup really entail? In general, any scuffs, hand and finger smudges, dust and dirt need to be wiped down off the walls and the same goes for trim, baseboards, windows, door frames and handrails. The room ceilings will also need a good dust and the removal of any cobwebs that have sprung up. All doors need to be cleaned down- which may include all sides, the front, back, sides and the top, and don't forget about their hinges. Any masonry waste will need to be vacuumed and cleaned as instructed. All of the carpeting debris throughout the project will need to be vacuumed as well. Wooden finish, tile or marble floor should be buffed, waxed and sealed. You will need to clean the tracks, frames and glass on windows. Be sure to clean all of the light fixtures and ceiling fans dust tends to accumulate. Wall & ceiling vents, and floor vents will also be need to vacuumed, and in the case of floor vents they will need to be removed so that you can vacuum as deep as the attachments will allow. The electrical outlets and switches need cleaned since may they gather dust and hand smudges. All that is just the basic cleaning inside, it doesn't cover the specific cleaning required in a bathroom, kitchen or the entry way. Not to mention any glass or mirrors and cabinets throughout the house, as well as removing any of the manufacturer's stickers that are not required.

On the topic of manufacturers, you should not forget the importance of which cleaning chemicals should and shouldn't be used. Only cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer should be used, as the wrong chemical can cause irreparable damage and will set your project back as you have to replace any damaged items, especially things of delicate stonework like marble, granite and quartz. It is very likely that you will be unable to do all of the cleanup yourself, depending on the type of project its likely you will need to call in the professionals to finish off your flooring as it will require sealing and waxing. Now that the inside is taken care of you can begin focusing on cleaning up the outside.