While it’s tempting to let your own building crew take care of post- construction cleaning, there are some vital reasons to hire a specialist instead. Besides, you’re probably too busy, and the last thing you want is to waste time and cash correcting a poorly done job.
Here are tips to help you select a good post-construction cleaning company for your future projects:
The post-construction cleanup service you choose will surely affect your own name as a builder, so choose one that is already established in the industry, meaning, a reputable company that has been around for several years. Again, remember that you want a post-construction specialist, not a commercial cleaning generalist.
Building projects are not all created equal, varying in many ways, such as in the installation of appliances and flooring. 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 go with a post-construction cleaning service that offers a broad range of specialized services like professional floor cleaning and polishing, indoor and outdoor window cleaning, and so on. Definitely, you should also ensure that the workers are certified to work with certain cleaning equipment, and are insured and bonded. More services under one roof means less cost to the builder (because you won’t have to subcontract as many people).
Post construction cleaning is typically done within 48 hours of completing a building project, but there are emergencies, such as vandalism, in which cleaners must be readily available. Go with a service that can promptly address these and other cleaning emergencies as required.
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.
Do they bother minor details?
You want a construction cleanup service that will be able to manage itself. Otherwise, you would be defeating your purpose for hiring them in the first place.
How accurate and fair are their quotations and billing?
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.