What is After-Builders Cleaning?
As the name suggests this cleaning service is performed after the builders have finished their work at your property. Most builders should clean after themselves, but this is normally for smaller jobs such as handyman tasks. For major repairs the builders will undoubtedly leave your place in a pile of dust which would need to be taken care of. Don’t be surprised to find out that this service might be the most expensive cleaning service as the amount of work required is much greater compared to other cleaning services. The cleaners will be spending much more time ensuring your property is dust free so that you can move in. This will take time and for larger properties could easily take up to 2 days and a team of 2 to 3 cleaners.
Cleaning all the dust left behind could be bothersome task, especially if you don’t know what you are doing, hence it’s worth it to call in professionals. Dust resulting from building works is not the same as normal dust that you can simply vacuum. You will need to know how to deal with this type of cleaning if you want to do it yourself. There are many companies out there which provide this service and you can find yourself a good deal. If you haven’t performed after builders cleaning yourself in the past, we would advise you to hire someone with experience to avoid any frustrations.
What’s included in after builders cleaning?
There are many tasks that are performed in after builders cleaning service such as: labels removed from surfaces, mopping and vacuuming of surfaces, cleaning the kitchen appliances and cupboards, lounge area dusted behind and under furniture, cleaning of bathroom and removing of limescale. The after builders cleaning service is similar to an end of tenancy cleaning as the property will be cleaned from top to bottom. The difference between the two services is that the after builders cleaning will generally require more time to complete due to high levels of dust. You will need to have the right tools and equipment to remove dust efficiently.
Please have a look at simple cleaning checklist for after builders cleaning service:
- Kitchen – dusting all surfaces such as cupboards and kitchen plots, cleaning all appliances where applicable such as oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, cooker, extractor fan etc.
- Bathroom – cleaning all surfaces and removing build up dust, de-scaling toilet and shower, mopping and vacuuming the floor.
- Lounge/Reception Room – Dusting all furniture including TV unit, internal window cleaning, skirting boards, light fittings and door frames
- Bedroom – dusting all surfaces, removing bed and cleaning under it, wardrobe cleaning, skirting boards, light fittings, and door frames
- Hallways and stairwell – dusting all skirting boards and light fittings
This is a simple cleaning checklist to which most cleaning companies that provide after builders cleaning will adhere. When scheduling an appointment for this service ask the cleaning company to provide you with their cleaning checklist and ensure they cover the basics mentioned here. Ideally, the cleaners should be experienced, vetted and insured for conducting this type of work. It’s very important to provide as detailed information as possible when scheduling an appointment so that the cleaning company can quote you accurately.
For larger properties such as 4-5-bedroom houses insist on site quotation as it will be very difficult to give an accurate quote over the phone. Price differences are common for this type of cleaning especially for larger and dirtier properties as the cleaners may require additional hours to complete the work. Don’t be surprised by this as some builders are quite messy and can leave your property in terrible state. Be as honest as possible and provide the necessary information to the cleaning company. Failure in doing so may result in misunderstanding and frustration by receiving different quote once cleaners are on site. Save yourself the trouble and prepare a cleaning checklist on your own with list of task you would like the cleaners to complete and discuss it over the phone with the cleaning company.
You can find out more about after building cleaning and prices by clicking here. Our after building cleaning service is tailored to suit all individual needs. We’ll do our best to sparkle clean your property leaving it dust free. For free no obligation quote, please call our friendly team today. We are looking forward to assist you.