This is an expert post by Park Slope Cleaning, a commercial cleaning company with a decade of experience in all sorts of environments. They share their secrets for the perfect post-construction deep clean.
Once the dust has settled and the hammers have gone quiet, it's crucial to reclaim your living space after a big construction job. It's not as simple as picking up a broom—to achieve a spotless and livable environment post-construction, you need to adopt a five-phase cleaning approach.
This includes two dry cleanings followed by two wet cleanings, and a final detail cleaning. This comprehensive method ensures that no construction residue is left behind:
“Our construction teams are often in a rush to complete jobs on time for demanding clients. This can mean creating a mess that must be cleaned up prior to tenant or owner move-in. The clean-up itself is a job requiring professionals with attention to detail, who know to check and recheck the job site to ensure the job is done completely and properly. Park Slope Cleaning is on our short list of go-to cleaners in NYC.” — Josh Blackman, Brownstone Property Group
General cleaning tips
Whether you're dealing with a new store, fresh apartments hitting the market, or a building's redevelopment, there are always challenges with post-construction chaos. Practically speaking, adhere to these steps to make your property clean and inviting.
Kitchen and bathroom tips
These spaces often bear the brunt of construction mess, and as essential spaces they must be spotless. To restore the kitchen and bathroom:
"We make every effort to provide our clients with a clean and organized home. We don’t just make it visually appealing, we strive to create functional spaces that provide an enjoyable living experience." — Janine Sarna-Jones, Organize Me Inc.
Don't skimp on the proper equipment. Another secret is to get professional-grade equipment. After construction, the dust and debris can be particularly challenging to remove. Residential vacuums may not withstand the demands of this heavy cleaning. Consider investing in or renting professional-grade equipment that can handle the post-construction mess without getting damaged. These high-powered vacuums and cleaning tools are designed to tackle tough cleaning tasks effectively.
Cleaning up after construction doesn't have to be a daunting task. By following these actionable tips and adopting a five-phase cleaning approach with professional-grade equipment, you can banish clutter, conquer dust, and create the clean and inviting living space you deserve. Whether you tackle the cleanup yourself or enlist the help of professionals, your post-construction space can be transformed into the haven you envisioned. But don't cut corners on the work—and that's where a trained, professional crew like Park Slope Cleaning may be right to come in to help.
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