CHOOSING THE RIGHT POST-CONSTRUCTION CLEANING COMPANY
Managing large construction projects is not an easy task. Depending on the size of the project it can take months or even years complete. And the reality is that even when the construction work is complete, the project is still not over. Months or years of dust and debris, loose screws and nails, scrap wood and drywall, and a whole array of leftovers are left cluttering up your latest creation.
That is where post-construction cleaning comes into play. Before any newly constructed building is usable it will require a thorough cleaning. Dust and debris will need to be removed, windows and floors will need to be cleaned, and outside areas will need to be power-washed.
Smart contractors typically outsource post-construction cleaning to a reputable cleaning services provider. These companies specialize in post-construction cleaning and know how to make your recently completed project presentable and ready for occupants.
Hiring the right post-construction cleaning company will help ensure that the job is done right and that it is completed within the allocated time frame. Here are a few tips to ensure that the post-construction cleaning provider that you hire meets your expectations:
Begin your search by looking only for companies that operate within the same area where your project is being built. A nearby company can complete the work more quickly and will not charge you for travel time to and from the site. It also means that any issues that arise can be handled more quickly.
Consider the size of your project and any special services that you require when vetting prospective cleaning services. Larger projects will require the services of a larger cleaning services provider that will have the requisite staff and equipment to handle the job. Hiring an understaffed or under-equipped company may result in delays or additional fees.
A professional post-construction cleaning service will be more than happy to visit your site to evaluate the project and provide an accurate estimate. These companies have the knowledge and experience to estimate the man-hours and equipment requirements for projects of all shapes and sizes.
KNOW YOUR BUDGET BUT BE FLEXIBLE
Take the time to compare quotes from several qualified providers. Bearing in mind that whomever you select will need to meet project deadlines while staying within budget. You will find that companies with the necessary resources will likely cost more than a smaller provider but they are far more likely to complete the project within the allocated time frame. Be flexible with your budget to ensure you hire someone who can meet your deadlines.
READ COMPANY REVIEWS AND ASK FOR REFERENCES
Do your research on prospective providers. Read online reviews on social media and review websites to gauge whether their customers are satisfied with the services they received. Err on the side of caution when considering a poorly reviewed company.
In addition to online research, actual references are a great way to get a more accurate evaluation of a company’s performance. Ask prospective providers for references and take the time to speak with them directly. People who have actually worked with the cleaning service will be able to provide insights that you may not glean from an online review.
ASK ABOUT THEIR SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND INSURANCE COVERAGE
Construction sites can be dangerous. Ask all prospective providers about their safety protocols and training. Are they OSHA-certified? What is their safety record? Have they had any onsite injuries or accidents in the last year? You do not want an unsafe or inexperienced crew working on your construction site.
Any reputable provider will be bonded and insured. Make sure the company that you select can provide documentation to verify their coverage.
TAKE THE TIME TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION
Don’t wait until the last minute to start vetting potential contractors. Making an informed decision will take time and effort so be prepared to start early. Typically when your project is in its final stages is a good time to begin researching post-construction cleaning services. This will give you time to make an informed decision and help avoid any delays in completing the project.
NEED HELP CHOOSING A POST-CONSTRUCTION CLEANING SERVICE?
Complete Care Maintenance can help with free onsite consultations and project estimates. We have decades of experience with post-construction cleaning and will be happy to help you with your next project.