Get Rid of the Dust Left Behind After Construction
Are you remodeling the kitchen or adding on a new bedroom? If so, you likely have a lot of dust and debris hanging around, even when construction is done. Instead of spending hours cleaning it up, get the pros involved! At Maid Mia, we are experienced in cleaning services and come quickly to your home to detail clean it from top to bottom.
How does our after renovation cleaning program work?
We start with a thorough detail-clean throughout your house over the course of the first two cleans. On the first clean, our maid service will thoroughly clean your apartment, with special attention on your kitchen and bathrooms. On the second session, we’ll clean your entire property, but this time we’ll provide detail-clean services in your sleeping and living areas. We’ll continue to maintain this detail-clean level throughout your home throughout our next visits by providing deep cleaning services on a rotating basis.
No new build or renovation project is over until every contractor has finished his or her piece and the entire area has been cleaned and inspected. Properly cleaning up a construction site is about more than simple housecleaning or even deep cleaning and debris removal. It includes everything from ridding the walls of scuff marks and smudges to waxing floors and scrubbing windows. Perhaps more importantly, through the post-construction cleaning process, it is possible to thoroughly inspect every nook and cranny of the project. This helps homeowners ensure that everything is in place, secure, and safe before marking common jobs such as remodels or additions “complete” and beginning to use their new space.
What Construction Cleanup Includes
In the case of a ground-up new build, the construction cleanup process takes place in three stages. Depending on the extent of your project, you may only need some of these services performed.
Rough Interior Cleanup
Cleaning the spaces of a construction site prior to adding the final element, such as floors, is important because it ensures that the final install is clean and secure. This type of construction site cleaning job generally includes all of the following:
- Sweeping and prepping floor underlayment for carpet, tile, etc.
- Washing all interior windows
- Dusting surfaces
Final Interior Cleanup
Once the final elements are installed, a more thorough and detailed interior cleaning must take place. The details of this type of cleanup vary significantly from room to room. Kitchens and bathrooms, for example, include cabinetry, appliances, fixtures, and countertops that all need specialized care. However, a good final interior cleanup always includes a few key jobs:
- Cleaning walls, including removing dust, dirt, scuff marks, and smudges
- Dusting ceilings and light fixtures/fans
- Cleaning all trim, including all baseboards and door and window frames
- Cleaning the faces, sides, and tops of doors
- Cleaning floors, including buffing/waxing if applicable or vacuuming carpet
- Cleaning ducts, vents, and baseboard heating exchanges
- Cleaning windows, including tracks and frames
- Removing all trash, plastic coverings, and stickers
For large renovations, additions, and new builds, messes happen both inside and outside the home. A final, thorough exterior cleanup job rids the property of excess trash, prepares it for finishings such as landscaping and paving jobs, and generally increases the curb appeal of a home. This project stage includes:
- Removing all trash from the property, including lumber and debris
- Washing exterior windows and doors
- Sweeping and dusting any entry doorways
- Sweeping and/or power washing the driveway and any other paved surfaces
- Dusting all exterior lights
Considerations for Residential Cleanups
When hiring Maid Mia specifically for a residential cleanup job, it is important to consider some additional factors unique to this situation. One important consideration is the amount of debris that needs to be removed. This is an especially important factor in DIY projects because removing a lot of construction waste can increase charges dramatically since it needs to be hauled out.
Timelines are also important. Small cleanup jobs on a one- or two-room addition can be done in less than a day, whereas whole-home projects may take two or three full days to complete. Make sure to time your cleanup to take place immediately after construction ends in order to give yourself the opportunity to discuss any issues that may be uncovered during cleaning with the contractor. This also ensures that you get to move into your new home or start using your fresh addition as soon as possible.