A building’s interior doesn’t necessarily have to be new.

Even though the construction crews may have cleaned up, the space is often not spotless. To make a good impression on the intended occupant, there is often a lot of dirt and other debris left over from construction.

It is not enough to remove brick dust and plaster. You will need to clean and polish fixtures and fittings, remove labels, tighten loose screws, sweep up waste material, and get rid of paint spotting from floors and other surfaces.

Check out our six top Builders Cleaning in Auckland tips for after-builder projects to learn how to make sure your project looks its best.

1. You can do it yourself
Not recommended – It’s a bit like moving house, it takes more effort than it seems! It’s hard enough to open a venue without having to worry about cleaning it. Hire the professionals to do the job professionally, efficiently, and with minimal hassle.

A professional commercial cleaning company will provide a site survey and a quote for free so that you can easily discuss the work required and how much it should cost.

2. What’s Next After You Have Built Clean? Sparkle Clean? Or both!
One after-builder clean may be sufficient, but snagging will create more mess. Snagging that involves sawing, sanding, etc. will require that everything be cleaned again. After builders cleaning companies will inspect your site to determine the extent of the cleans required. For the best possible price, get a quote for a two-stage ‘Build and Sparkle’ clean.

3. It all comes down to the details
Ask for a detailed quote to ensure there are no misunderstandings at the end. Reputable cleaners will provide free site surveys so that customers understand all details, no matter how small.

4. Beware Hazard Ahead
Many hazards are left behind after builders leave site, and they may not be obvious. While nails and other discarded materials can be easily identified and cleaned up, hidden dangers such as building dust that can cause breathing problems are also possible.

You should ensure that the cleaning crew is properly equipped with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). They will have to adhere to all safety rules and take a site orientation course if the site is still active. They might also need to hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme qualification, such as a green laborer’s card.

5. Equipment
A lot of equipment is required to clean after a builder. SkyVacs, which are long-range hoovers with high reach, make it easy to clean up dust on beams and shelves. Scaffold towers are a great option for cleaning difficult to reach places. PASMA-qualified operatives can set up this type of equipment. Make sure that your contractors are accredited and trained to provide the best cleaning.

6. Sign off
After the job is completed, take a final look with your cleaning company. Cleaning staff can resolve problems quickly and efficiently onsite, rather than having to arrange a return visit. It is important to have a supervisor on each job that can sign off. The best companies offer electronic sign-off (via iPad, etc.) which provides a photo report of the before and after for your records.