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How to Get the Best Post Construction Cleaning Services

Post construction cleaning.

When the dust settles on your latest construction project, what’s your plan to clean it up?

After the construction crew leaves, you’ll have plenty of dirt and debris to manage before getting comfortable after a renovation. We know you can’t wait to enjoy the new space. If you don’t have the time, energy, or resources to give your home the deep cleaning it deserves, it’s time to check out a professional cleaner.

Are you ready for an expert cleaning service to put the finishing touches on your recent construction job?

With Anita’s, you can set up post-construction cleaning services with convenience and confidence. Read reviews, compare prices, and book trusted local pros that fit your schedule and cleaning needs, all in only a few minutes!

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With Anita’s, you can set up post-construction cleaning services with convenience and confidence. Read reviews, compare prices, and book trusted local pros that fit your schedule and cleaning needs, all in only a few minutes!

Still unsure if post-renovation cleaning services are right for you? Keep reading to learn what a professional post-construction cleanup can do for you!

What Are Post-Construction Cleaning Services?

Construction crews usually won’t leave your house full of trash when they’re complete. They’ll take their tools and construction materials and sweep large debris to make the space generally ready for use. But unless they specify it in the contract, they won’t perform a deep clean to finish the job.

Cleanup following a renovation or construction project can be rigorous, even for smaller jobs. The construction process subjects environments to numerous contaminants you don’t encounter during a standard cleaning.

Fine dust from cut wood or joint compound can settle on surfaces and cause immediate irritation. The flurry of activity during construction will leave marks around the room. Packaging material will leave stubborn gunky messes on new products. 

It’s a lot to manage. And no matter how well your construction crew does their job, they don’t often leave the house looking its best. The construction company cares about the renovation, not the minor scuffs, stains, and grime they leave behind.

What to Expect From a Post-Construction Cleaning Service

A professional cleaning team will perform a detailed top-to-bottom deep clean so your home will sparkle. The following are some of the essential steps you can typically expect from your service.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting countertops
  • Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping floors
  • Dusting stands, shelves, picture frames, and hard surfaces
  • Cleaning ceiling fans, light fixtures, and blinds
  • Vacuuming upholstery
  • Cleaning baseboards, window sills, and door frames
  • Cleaning mirrors and windows
  • Wiping down cabinet interiors and exteriors
  • Wiping out interiors and exteriors of drawers
  • Disinfecting door knobs and high-touch surfaces
  • Small appliance interior and exterior cleaning
  • Major appliance external cleaning
  • Cleaning showers, tubs, and bathroom fixtures

Do you have a unique cleaning request following your recent home construction project? Our goal is that we match you with a provider who can deliver complete customer satisfaction. That’s why we let you set your priorities and customize the cleaning process. Let us know your concerns and focus areas while booking your post-construction deep cleaning job to get the best possible value.

What Do Post-Construction Cleaning Services Not Include?

Post-construction cleaning services focus on areas in the home you touch and see. Their job is to make the interior look good and feel comfortable while reducing common irritants to protect the family’s health.

In our experience, professional cleaners may not always cover all the cleaning tasks you need. If you notice signs of mold during the construction process, for example, you’ll need a mold remediation company. This, of course, depends on the severity of the mold growth. Other areas that will require a separate, specialized service include:

  • Landscaping recovery and cleanup
  • Roof and gutter cleaning
  • Air duct inspection and cleaning
  • Bio-hazard or organic waste removal
  • Plumbing cleanout or repair
  • Exterior pressure-washing
  • Pest control

How Much Do Post-Construction Cleaning Services Cost?

Post-construction cleaning services generally cost between $35 and $70 per hour. The hourly rate is usually for each cleaning crew member. As a deep cleaning, this service can take at least twice as long as your weekly household cleaning. The final cost will depend on several factors, including:

  • The size of the renovated space
  • The cleaner’s experience
  • The quality of the cleaning supplies
  • Your location

Cleaners typically charge by the hour or charge a flat fee. Other cleaning services may set rates by the square foot or number of rooms. For an average home, you can expect to pay around $500–$1,000 for a post-construction cleaning service.

To help you make apples-to-apples comparisons, if the service provider you are getting a quote from gives you a flat rate, ask them how many hours the job will take.

Hourly vs. Flat Fee

Flat rates work for some well-defined cleaning jobs. But an hourly rate gives customers the most flexibility and best pricing. Flat rates leave room to pay more than you need for the work. Cleaners also have more incentive to rush and potentially miss minor details when working for a set price.

Of course, with an hourly rate, there’s always the worry of cleaners moving slowly to extend the cleaning time. It’s a valid concern, but cleaning professionals will typically work as efficiently as possible for their sake and yours.

Cleaners want to provide the best service possible because it can affect their future business. Reviews and referrals drive much of a cleaner’s income. If your cleaning service takes what you feel is an excessive amount of time cleaning, you can end the service early, pay for only the hours worked, and share your feedback.

At Anita’s, we value that kind of transparency. We strongly encourage all customers to read and leave reviews to help us maintain our network of top-tier providers. Our cleaning partners take your feedback to heart. They strive to deliver efficient, detailed work that earns a positive review and repeat business.

Working with Anita’s for Your Post-Construction Cleanup

Finding post-construction or post-renovation cleaning services isn’t a challenge. But finding the perfect fit for your needs and wallet takes a decent amount of research. When you book with Anita’s, we perform all that research for you. We bring top-rated cleaning pros under one roof, letting you book with ease and certainty. In only a few quick clicks, you can:

  • Set up one-time or recurring service
  • Compare cleaner prices side-by-side
  • Read and submit cleaning service reviews
  • Leave messages with providers
  • Make cashless payments and tips

Every cleaner in our exclusive network must pass a thorough background and reference check. You can be confident that your cleaning provider has the skills and integrity to deliver a world-class experience. With our dedicated client services team to give you ongoing support, you’ll always have peace of mind when you book through Anita’s.

Why Hire a Professional Post-Construction Cleaning Service

Experienced cleaners use their knowledge and skills to cover every detail in the post-construction cleaning process. It takes a firm yet delicate touch to preserve a brand-new space while clearing the blemishes. Among other unique tasks, cleaners must deal with hidden areas where dust can escape, clean walls without damaging the fresh paint, and remove dug-in dirt from new carpeting and flooring. 

It takes particular tools and skills to cover post-construction cleaning work with efficiency. With a professional cleaner, you’ll save money on cleaning supplies and avoid the aggravation of an intensive cleaning project.

You can save time and focus on other chores as your cleaner works. Complete your move-in or finish other minor repairs as the construction project winds down. Your cleaning service will handle the challenging tidying task in short order, so you can start enjoying your home as quickly as possible.

How Do You Clean After Construction Work?

A construction site can follow several cleaning stages, beginning with a rough cleaning. After electrical, plumbing, framing, and primary fixtures are in place, the space needs general vacuuming and debris removal to prepare for the final phases, such as painting and carpeting. Contractors can sometimes coordinate this step. You can also hire a cleaning service or do it yourself.

The most rigorous stage is the detailed post-construction cleaning that precedes a move-in. Depending on the size of your renovated space, you may want to perform a heavy-duty cleaning in stages.

After the initial deep cleaning, dust can continue settling for several days as the air circulates. If the renovation or construction project was extensive, you might want to plan another cleaning after a week or two to be thorough.

How Do You Clean Construction Dust?

Dust settles everywhere at construction sites, demanding an exhaustive top-to-bottom cleaning. In general, removing dust requires the following:

  • Dust mask, gloves, and long sleeves
  • A wet-dry vac for large accumulations
  • HEPA vacuum cleaner for final vacuuming
  • Long-handled duster or broom
  • Wet-mop and microfiber cloths

Removing all the dust in one cleaning is always a challenge. Particulate stays airborne and circulates through the air ducts for some time. Another deep cleaning several days after the initial cleaning job may be necessary to remove the remaining dust.

What Is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Construction Dust?

Working from the ceiling down, dust all surfaces with dust mops and microfiber towels. When you reach the floor, run a vacuum across the space. Finish by using a damp duster to remove any remaining particulates.

To learn how to maintain indoor air quality following a construction project, check out our article on reducing dust in the home.

How Do You Clean Lead Dust After Renovation?

If you’re renovating an older home, lead dust may escape into the air when you break and remove old walls and fixtures. Lead paints were in use in homes until 1978. Any amount of exposure can be toxic. Removing lead dust and paint chips as thoroughly as possible will be crucial before settling in.

Have a certified technician test for lead dust in your home if you’re concerned about a renovation. Should they detect lead dust, you must wet-wash all your surfaces and vacuum. When the project is complete, you will need to go through several rounds of wet-washing and vacuuming before using the area.

Does Vacuuming Remove Lead Dust?

Lead dust is extremely hazardous. You’ll need protective clothing, facial coverings, and an appropriate vacuum cleaner. A standard household vacuum cleaner will not remove lead dust to an allowable level. A HEPA vacuum traps 99.97% of particles of only 0.3 microns, much smaller than the 1–3 micron size of lead dust.

Hire a Professional Post-Construction Cleaning Service

Post-construction cleanup will need more than the average deep cleaning checklist for your revitalized space to feel like home. Dust and debris land everywhere during a construction job. Making a clean house a reality takes rigorous work, and few of us have the time or equipment to give it the proper care.

If you live in Santa Cruz County, San Diego County, Santa Clara County, Monterey County, Los Angeles County, or Riverside County, we will match you with a local, professional move-out cleaning service based on your needs, budget, and schedule.

Contact our team at Anita’s to learn how professional post-renovation cleaning services can end your new construction on a high note!


Noah Hoit