What Is Included In A Post-Construction Clean-Up?

by | May 18, 2024


After a construction project at a retail location, the space will need a good cleaning to get rid of the remnants of the construction crew and their dust. This takes time and know-how. You also don’t want to be responsible for any safety concerns from leftover nails or tools. That’s why you call for professional post-construction clean-up.


What should you expect when you request post-construction clean-up services? We will cover everything included in a post-construction clean-up from the very beginning of the process to the end.


Professional Project Planning

We have experts who will work with you from the beginning to ensure that all expectations are clear and agreed upon. Here is what you can expect from the planning process.


  • Initial Preparation; First, we need the details of the project. Some things we need to know right away include…
  • Expectations; It’s important to establish expectations from the very beginning. Start by proving the budget you want to pay and the basics of the job. This is a good time to cover any time restraints you may be under. Finally, clarify the best communication practices for questions or concerns throughout the project.
  • Space; Provide as much information about the space that needs cleaning from the beginning. What is the size of the area? When will the cleaners have access to the space? What rooms are included?
  • Specific Requests / Areas Of Concern; Some jobs have specialized needs, such as high windows or unique building materials. You also want to make us aware of anything you want specific attention paid to, such as the windows or the floor.


Gathering Materials

One reason people avoid retail construction cleaning themselves after a renovation is they lack the proper tools. We have everything we could possibly need, and we have the know-how to use it. Before we start, we will gather all of the supplies, including:

  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Scrubbers
  • Pressure Washer
  • Sponges
  • Brushes
  • Dusters
  • Ladder
  • Cleansers
  • Bleach
  • Floor Polish
  • Rags
  • Garbage Bags
  • Magic Erasers
  • Plastic Covering

Cleaning Prep

Before getting started, we do everything we can to keep employees safe. We do this by requiring employees to wear the proper protective equipment while cleaning. We also open the windows to keep a constant flow of air. We will then create a plan of attack to get the cleaning crew on the same page on how to complete the job, generally starting in the back and moving toward the entrance.



What can you expect to be done during the post-construction clean up? Here is our step-by-step process to show you how we will tackle the problem and restore the space to be even cleaner than it was before the construction.




Step 1: Garbage Removal

Most contractors remove most of the garbage as part of their contract. However, you will notice that some items do still get left behind. We will remove any garbage and dispose of it properly. This does not include hazardous materials or excessive amounts of trash.


Step 2: Dust

Construction produces a lot of dust. That means that the first step of cleaning up a construction site will involve getting rid of all of that dust. We do this by dusting all surfaces from top to bottom.


Step 3: Sweep & Vacuum

Now that we have all of the dust off of the surfaces in the building onto the floor, we need to pick it up. Depending on the type of floor, we will sweep up the dust or vacuum it. We will also vacuum all of the upholstery on the furniture.


Step 4: Basic Wipe Down

Next, we will wipe down all of the major surfaces. The major surfaces include the countertops, appliances, cabinets, doors, windows, and walls. We have the know-how and supplies to tackle all types of materials that come our way.


Step 5: Detailing

We take the extra step while cleaning your post-construction site by going back to pay close attention to the small details. Some items we return to detail include:

  • Doorknobs
  • Baseboards
  • Hardware
  • Windowsills/frames
  • Fans
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Fans
  • Ducts
  • Vents

Step 6: Detailed Floor Cleaning

We will return to the floor to clean it more thoroughly. Heavy duty vacuums will make carpets look like new. We also have floor cleaners for hardwood, tile, or any other flooring materials. We will reach every nook and cranny, moving items as necessary to get underneath.


Step 7: Sanitation

We have all recently learned just how important sanitation is to our health. We use products that sanitize your surfaces to eliminate any germs that may have come into contact with them. We also make a point to adhere to sanitary cleaning practices through the entire process, wearing gloves, and enforcing strict protocol for sick employees.


Step 8: Inspection

Finally, a team leader will inspect the end result to search for anything not up to our high standards. We have a detailed checklist in place and make sure all items are completed properly before telling you we completed the job.




Call for Post-Construction Clean-Up

At Clean Horizons LLC, we take pride in providing one of the best cleaning services in the Lehigh Valley area. Every job gets high priority, and we strive to personalize the results to your specific needs and expectations. Don’t trust just anyone for the job. Leave it to the professionals, and we will show you how we take a common task and produce exceptional results.


We are ready to help you with your post-construction clean-up job. Our staff is trained and has worked in a variety of settings like multi-family housing and retail construction. Call us at Clean Horizons today to speak with a representative and get a quote on your project! (610) 657 – 5621