While business restrictions due COVID-19 crisis impacted most businesses, the construction business was slightly less impacted, and the work continued (obviously at the slower rate). As the businesses resumed their operations during COVID-19 crisis, the demand for finalizing the construction projects is increasing. For most construction projects, you must follow strict guidelines of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to clean the site prior to releasing it back to its owners. As the businesses resume operations in their new post construction work sites, there is no excuse not to release the property in its best clean condition and shape.
The post construction cleaning is different than a general commercial cleaning or house cleaning. The cleaner must be experienced to be able to complete the task. The cleaner must have a robust cleaning process in place to remove all dust particles post construction within the site. This is not your ordinary dusting. It requires heavy duty equipment with filters. The clean condition of the work site that you are planning to return to the business owners speaks volume including the quality of your work. This is the last portion of your work to maintain your good reputation as a solid construction company. You cannot afford tarnishing your good reputation by hiring an ordinary cleaner.
To do your post-construction cleaning properly, consider doing the following:
1- Hire a professional cleaning company to clean and disinfect (during the COVID-19 crisis) the site prior releasing the location back to its owners.
2- Discus the cleaning/disinfecting with the cleaning company and ask them to provide you a brief description of the cleaning steps involved. Is the cleaning company’s process equivalent or better than what your client expects?
3- While the result is important, share the professional cleaning information with your clients in advance.
4- Ensure that the cleaning company can meet or comply with the city or county regulations within the construction site. You know your construction business is regulated; cleaning is no different.
Remember, the cleaning and disinfecting is a specialized task and requires extensive training. You or regular traditional cleaning companies may not be up to date to do the proper cleaning. Review your cleaning company’s process and ask questions. If necessary, ask for new quotes and how the new cleaning company can put you and your clients at ease. Remember, dusting or wiping surfaces is not enough. Above all, your cleaning company should go beyond the traditional cleaning.
If you are considering a new cleaning company, or if you need to consult with a cleaning company that is well-established and offers well-trained employees, contact Simply Crystal Clean. Simply Crystal Clean has a specific cleaning/disinfection process for all post construction cleaning sites within Orange County. Check out their COVID-19 four-step cleaning/disinfecting process. To take the guess work out of your post-construction cleaning, contact Simply Crystal Clean.