Post-construction clean-up is easy to leave in the hands of your own building crew or a generalist cleaning company, but a specialist can offer many significant advantages. 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 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. If you were to hire a number of companies to do different jobs, that would be very costly.
It’s smart to bring in a post-construction cleanup service that offers a wide array of specialized services, from carpet cleaning and stain removal to window cleaning (indoor and outdoor) and the rest. Surely, you will want to see to it that workers are insured, bonded and certified to handle required cleaning equipment. 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. Select a service that can address these and other emergencies as promptly as possible.
Finally, before hiring a post-construction cleaner, consider three crucial accountability-related questions:
Are they known for reliability?
Choose a construction cleaning company that is popular for showing up on time, prepared and ready to work, and for finishing projects on schedule and without any surprise costs.
Are they detail-oriented?
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?
Spare yourself the stress by hiring a cleaning service that actually takes the time to study a cleaning job before submitting a quote, and that which honors their own quote by not collecting surprise charges once the project has been granted. This is one of the most important reasons to check customer reviews online, where people can give you a good picture of how it is to work with the different companies they’ve used.