After all the necessary installation of electric works, plumbing, and framing, this is where the first phase takes place. Removal of large items is the first and foremost step in this phase; items such as debris, trash, leftover materials and other items that cannot be vacuumed. General sweeping or vacuuming will then follow. Removal, but not the cleaning, of stickers from doors and windows, are also included in this phase.
Out of the three phases in the post-construction cleaning, this phase is considered to have the most work and requires a lot of cleaning equipment and tools. Rooms like restrooms and kitchens, those that serve a unique purpose, are being paid attention to. Sinks, toilets, windows, cabinets are just some of the installed items that are being thoroughly cleaned on this phase. This phase is one of the reasons why clients hire a professional cleaning service.
With Sea Breeze, clients can make sure that the most effective and newest cleaning equipment and tools will be provided so that these areas and most inner surfaces such as air ducts will surely be taken care of. Further cleaning of the areas with removed stickers done on the first phase is also being dealt with here; areas such as windows, glass areas, doors, walls, and such. After this phase, it is one step closer to the moving-in of clients.
This kind of cleaning is done to the whole facility from top to bottom; it doesn’t just simply means sweeping of floor, cleaning of the carpet and other visible areas.
Final Cleaning or the Touch-Up Cleaning is the last phase. This happens several days after the second phase, for the reason that dust and dirt may still settle; with this, the cleaning crew will still have time to pay more attention to the final clearing of dust. More than usual, this phase takes only a short time because the usual things that are being cleared on this point are smudges, fingerprints and other imperfections from the areas that were cleaned on the earlier phases.
Post-construction cleaning needs full time and attention and may take a few days to be finished. For a construction contractor that has lots on their plate, this activity is not that easy to manage. Construction contractors are already focused on creating the building and the additional load of cleaning up their mess is such a burden. Therefore, hiring professional cleaners, whether it is through the construction contractor or finding your own is indeed advisable.
If the construction contractor doesn’t offer additional cleaning services, some clients may think to just skip the hiring of professional cleaners and just do this by DIY cleaning, but this must be decided wisely. Inner and hidden sections of the building that most people have no idea with can be overlooked if cleaning will just be done by the clients and not by professionals. This is too risky as it can pose a threat to the safety and health of the people who will occupy the building. Sea Breeze Home and Commercial Services outfits all employees with the proper PPE inclusive of, but not limited to OSHA approved hard hats, protective work pants, safety shoes, protective eye wear as needed and high visibility shirts.