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What Are The Phases of Post Construction Cleaning

As a general contractor, you understand that turning over the keys to a newly constructed or renovated building is the ultimate goal of any successful project.

What started as a vision by the client is now a reality, and you are rightfully proud of your team’s hard work.

However, simply having the building up to code and ready for occupancy are not the only factors to consider before moving on to the next job.

To ensure that the new space is truly ready for business, post construction cleaning should be an integral part of your final project checklist.

In this blog post, we will explore the importance of post construction cleaning and the benefits of partnering with a professional cleaning service to ensure the job is done properly.

We will also take a closer look at the three phases of post construction cleaning and highlight the cleaning services offered by 1 Stone Solutions.

Let’s jump in!

What is Post Construction Cleaning

As the name implies, post construction cleaning is the process of cleaning up a newly constructed building after construction work has been completed.

This type of cleaning typically involves:

  • Washing down walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Cleaning windows and doors
  • Cleaning trim and door frames
  • Removing debris from hallways, stairwells, and other high-traffic areas
  • Removing stickers and labels from windows, walls, and furniture
  • Removing dust and dirt from hard-to-reach places
  • Vacuuming carpets and rugs
  • Polishing surfaces such as countertops, tile, and wood floors, etc.

In some cases, the construction crew will do a general cleaning of debris and dust before finalizing a project as a cost-saving measure.

However, this is not enough to make a building move-in ready as there are many details that need to be taken into account in the post construction cleaning process.

This is where professional post construction cleaning services come in to provide a more detailed and thorough cleaning.

Why is Post Construction Cleaning Important?

Post construction cleaning is an essential step to ensure that a newly constructed or renovated building is ready for occupancy. It’s a comprehensive process that involves cleaning, polishing, and removing all debris and dust that is left behind at the construction site after the work has been completed.

Here are some reasons why post construction cleaning is so important:


Post construction cleaning ensures that all construction debris and hazardous materials are removed from the building. This makes the building safe for people to move in without the risk of injuries caused by leftover construction materials.

Professional Results

Professional cleaning services have the right tools, equipment, and training to ensure that the cleaning is done properly. This ensures that the building is move-in ready and looks great for new or returning tenants.

Attention to Detail

Professional cleaners pay attention to details, ensuring that all areas are thoroughly cleaned and polished. They can identify areas that need extra attention and use the right cleaning techniques and equipment to clean them effectively.

Time Savings

If not done properly, post construction cleaning can be a time-consuming process. A professional commercial cleaning company is able to complete the job in a timely manner and quickly turn over the keys to the client.

Cost Savings

Finally, hiring professional cleaning services helps save money in the long run. Professional cleaners are able to do a complete job without any additional costs associated with re-cleaning or repairs due to improper post construction cleaning.

Now that we know why post construction cleaning is important, let’s take a look at the different phases of this process.

The Three Phases of Post Construction Cleaning

Post construction cleaning involves three phases: pre-clean, rough clean, and final clean.

Pre-Cleaning: This is the first phase of the post construction cleaning process and involves removing all debris, including nails, screws, and other construction materials left behind by the construction crew on a daily (or at a minimum, weekly) basis.

At 1 Stone, we refer to this as our Composite Construction Clean — and consider it a stop-gap between the ongoing work of the construction crew and the final clean that happens once the project concludes.

Rough Clean: Once the construction project concludes, the rough clean phase begins. This involves cleaning walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, and other areas of the building that are typically not included in pre-cleaning. This also involves the removal of large items like debris, trash, and other leftover cleaning materials.

Final Clean: This is the final phase of post construction cleaning and involves detailed cleaning of the building. This includes things like vacuuming carpets and rugs, polishing high-touch surfaces, removing stickers and labels from windows, walls, and furniture, and a final clearing of any dust particles, smudges, and fingerprints from the areas that were cleaned in the earlier phases.

1 Stone Solutions’ Construction Cleaning Services

At 1 Stone Solutions, we understand the importance of post construction cleaning and the benefits it brings to the overall quality of a newly constructed or renovated building.

Our cleaning services cover all phases of post construction cleaning and are designed to deliver the highest level of quality and attention to detail. With our professional service, you can trust that your newly constructed or renovated building will be clean, safe, and ready for occupancy quickly and efficiently.

For more information about our Construction Cleaning services, contact us today! We look forward to helping you make your building move-in ready.