DIY List of Materials You Need for Post-Construction Cleaning

The end of a construction project is an exciting moment. But when you realize that the process has thrown around a lot of dust and dirt that needs to be cleaned, it gives you stress. Before enjoying your new facility or leasing it to tenants, you have to clean it yourself or hire post-construction cleaning experts.

Construction is important, but the post-cleanup is likewise important for the safety of your tenants and the property value when your potential tenants see a sparkling clean facility. Today, we will be revealing what equipment we use as professional post-construction cleaners. You may have some of these items at your home, others you may need to purchase, and the rest of the equipment are highly professional, and you may need specialized training to operate them. post-construction cleaning

Technically, anyone can perform post-construction cleaning. It depends on how much time, resources, and money you want to invest. Important to note that post-construction cleaning is tedious and time-consuming, but a dedicated, trained crew can help you perform the job efficiently. A post-construction cleanup can take anywhere from a few days to a few months – even when you hire professionals because it is not all about clearing off dust, dirt, and stains. You must ensure that every nook and corner is safe for the resident.

Below is a list of the exact items and tools we use to perform post-construction cleaning in Denver. If you feel overwhelmed after reading, you know who to call for help!

Equipment, supplies, and tools you will need for post-construction cleaning:

  • Rubber gloves, protective eyewear, and hard hats
  • Dust masks or ventilators
  • Corn brooms and push brooms, dust pans
  • Heavy-duty trash bags
  • Mops, mop buckets, and wringers
  • Microfiber cloths, scrub brushes and scrub pads
  • Step ladders and extension ladders
  • Putty knives and razor blades
  • Window washing equipment such as a squeegee, steel wool, and extension poles

Cleaning Supplies and Solutions:

  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Glass cleaner
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Disinfectant
  • Degreasers

Heavy Equipment Requirements:

  • Steam cleaners
  • Pressure washer
  • Carpet shampooing machine
  • Scissor lift for multi-level facilities
  • Water extractor

Much of this equipment requires training to operate safely and effectively. The cleaning solutions must be handled and applied properly to prevent harm to the user and the finishings of the facility. 

The actual post-construction cleaning process can be complicated even if we have many tools and equipment required for the procedure. It takes a lot of organization, checklists, and a trained and qualified team of professionals to clean a construction project after completion.

Here are just a few tasks that must be done for proper cleaning:

  • Dust ceilings and walls
  • Dust fans and light fixtures
  • Dust window treatments like blinds and drapes
  • Cleaning air vents
  • Remove paint drips and scuff marks
  • Wiping baseboards and molding
  • Removing window stickers with razors
  • Washing windows and window tracks
  • Vacuum, mop, sweep, and mop floors (in that order)

Cleaning may seem straightforward, but post-construction can be a different beast. With so much fine dust and other hazardous debris, the job must be done precisely and thoughtfully. It’s not as simple as it sounds, and that’s why there are specialized teams to perform the work. Most construction companies outsource this work rather than doing it themselves because it’s a very different job requiring a specialized team. 

We embrace those who choose to DIY their construction cleaning. As a professional post-construction cleaning service in Denver, we highly recommend using a professional to save time and money. Please contact us today!