Although it’s tempting to entrust post- construction cleaning up to your building crew or a generalist cleaning service, there are some crucial reasons to go with a specialist. Besides, you’re likely too busy, and nothing will throw your time and cash down the drain faster than a back job.
Below are tips to help you pick the best post-construction cleaning company:
Since your choice of a post-construction cleanup service will reflect on your own reputation as a builder, never settle for anything less than an established company with years of experience in the industry. Again, don’t forget that you want a specialist in post-construction cleanups instead of just any commercial cleaning generalist.
Building projects are unique in many ways, including in the installation of flooring and appliances. Say, after the initial removal of debris and sawdust in a condo development, hardwood floors will be cleaned using methods that are different from techniques used to clean a commercial kitchen or a showroom. Hiring several companies for several jobs would be unnecessarily expensive.
It’s best to pick a construction cleaning company that is experienced in a broad range of specialized services, from carpet cleaning to hardwood polishing and more. Definitely, you should also ensure that the workers are certified to work with certain cleaning equipment, and are insured and bonded. The more services the company provides, the more time and cash you’ll save from not having to subcontract more people.
Post construction cleaning must be done within 48 hours of project completion, but sometimes, there are unexpected scenarios that require the immediate help of cleaners, such as preparing the site for the arrival of another subcontractor, or to clean up the area after vandalism. Select a service that can address these and other emergencies as promptly as possible.
Last but not least, ask yourself three questions when considering accountability:
Are they known for reliability?
Find a construction cleaning service that is known for being on time, well-prepared and ready for the job at hand, and for completing the project on schedule and on budget.
Are they detail-oriented?
You don’t need a construction cleaning team that you have to micromanage. Otherwise, it would be counterproductive to bring them in.
Are their quotations and billing fair enough?
Save yourself the trouble by using a cleaning company that actually spends time reviewing a cleaning project before giving you a quote, and honors that quote by not asking for more unexpected charges as the job rolls out. This is one of the reasons you should always read customer reviews online, where people talk about their experiences with the different services they’ve used.