What Post-Construction Cleaning Is: All You Need To Know

Post-Construction Cleaning

Post-construction cleaning is a major project and if you lack the experience and knowledge to tackle such cleaning, this can become a daunting task. Post-construction cleaning is specialized cleaning that boosts the aesthetics of the space while also removing the potential health hazards that can be created by lingering construction materials. It is important to know what this type of cleaning is and the kinds of services it can offer to make your newly renovated home or business ready for its occupants. Read below to find out more!


Post-Construction Cleaning: What Is Included?

Post-construction cleaning is a specialized service that differs from general housekeeping and janitorial services. This type of cleaning service will often require a team of professional cleaners to deep clean the property from top to bottom and across all surfaces. 

Some of the services are:

  • Sweeping, pressure washing, and mopping all floors
  • Cleaning walls, windows, ceilings, and all other surfaces
  • Removing all construction debris, heavy materials, hazardous materials, adhesives, and other substances left behind on-site
  • Cleaning of all bathrooms, kitchens, and polishing fixtures
  • Washing all windows and doors
  • Wiping stained woodwork


How To Do Post-Construction Cleaning?

In general, post-construction cleaning is done by first removing debris and dust and then focusing on deep-cleaning surfaces. The cleaning process is usually conducted in multiple phases where initial rough cleaning entails removing bigger debris and garbage, whereas detailed cleaning will involve a meticulous cleaning of all surfaces and corners. Post-construction cleaning involves the use of specialized equipment and tools such as industrial-strength vacuums, pressure washers, and cleaning agents that are meant to handle heavy-duty cleaning jobs. Sometimes, a step ladder will also be necessary to reach higher-up areas such as on top of door frames, cabinets, windows, trim, and other hard-to-reach areas. 


How Much Does Post-Construction Cleaning Cost?

Post-construction cleaning can be a messy job and construction cleaning experts know that there is no one way to approach a cleaning job. There can be left-behind glass, wire, and hazardous materials which have to be removed and for this reason, costs can vary from one cleaning project to another. The
cost of post-construction cleaning can vary depending on several factors such as the size of the project, the scope of cleaning, the state of the space, the location and accessibility of the property, and whether it requires basic or deep cleaning (or both) which can all impact the labour costs. 

So, how much does post-construction cleaning cost? Approximately, cleaning costs for post-construction spaces can range from $0.15 to $0.50 per square foot for basic cleaning services, or roughly $30 to $50 per hour in labour costs. For cleaning that includes more detailed tasks, the cost can be anywhere from $0.50 to $1.00 or more per square foot. A 1,000-square-foot space might cost around $150 to $500 for basic cleaning and $500 to $1,000 (or more) for detailed cleaning, for example. There can be additional fees per area or per square foot for “fluff and bluff” cleaning which consists of a final walk-through and staging of the space. Such specialty cleaning can range from $0.10 to $0.50 per square foot added to the hourly base fee.

At Regency Cleaning Services, our post-construction cleaning crews are specialized in all the specific techniques required to clean up the dirt, dust, and debris left on-site by construction companies. To enjoy your safe and worry-free transition into your newly constructed or renovated home or business, contact us today!