Office refurbs: what to do when the builders have gone

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After your long-awaited office refurbishment, you’ve finally been given a date you can move back in. Hallelujah! But before you get over excited and think it will be business as usual on the first day back, check out the state of your renovated office before you make plans.

While many building companies do a fairly decent job of cleaning up after themselves, not all do. And even the better ones aren’t likely to leave the place spotless. Renovations are notoriously messy. Unless you have a post-renovation clean built into your contract which is increasingly rare, the industry standard is ‘broom swept.’ Trust us when we say that won’t be good enough to get your space completely clean and dust-free.

Health and safety at work is extremely important, and a thorough clean after any refurb work is crucial. All kinds of toxins can be released into the air during a renovation, including silicates, mould spores, and ultrafine dust that can cause damage to the lungs. So, you can see why a post renovation clean is essential.

Here are 10 things you may need to do once the builders have gone. If you need help and want a professional and reliable cleaning company to get the dirty work done for you, give our specialist cleaning team a call.

1 – Check you are happy with the work

Before you start moving anything back in, make sure you are completely happy with the work. It will save a lot of disruption if you need to get your builders back to finish anything off. Resolving any problems with the renovation work should take priority.

2 – Air the office

Freshly applied primers, paints and varnishes can give off toxic fumes. Be sure your office is sufficiently aired before you think about moving staff back in.

3 – Remove protection, stickers, paint and plaster deposits

You may have the expectation that everything will be perfect when your office refurbishment work is finally finished, but there are often leftover stickers, and paint and plaster deposits that require removal.

4 – Clean the washrooms

Builders don’t have the best reputation for keeping bathrooms spick and span. Give your sanitary facilities a good scrub (or get a reputable cleaning company to do it for you).

 5 – Check all debris has been removed

You may need to get your builders back to remove debris.

6 – Sweep and vacuum all surfaces

It’s not just the floors that will need a good clean. The ceilings and walls will need attention too (dust has a habit of getting absolutely everywhere).

7 – Wipe down fixtures and fittings

That includes doors, cabinets, mouldings, skirting boards, sills, blinds, light fittings, ceiling fans, hinges, handles etc.

8 – Clean inside and outside of fitted cabinets

Dust makes its way into the most awkward places. Just because cabinets have been kept closed during the refurb, it doesn’t mean the insides will stay dust-free.

9 – Clean windows

Be sure to book your regular window cleaner in for a post refurb extra clean.

10 – Professionally clean carpets

If your refurb work didn’t include new flooring, then this is the perfect time to get carpets or hard floors professionally cleaned.

Remember to use correct cleaning detergents to avoid any damage to new surfaces. There is nothing more frustrating than to ruin some of the good work that has been done. That’s why most businesses employ a professional cleaning service to clean up after office renovation or refurbishment work. To make sure your office is sparkling clean after refurbishment, why not use our professional and efficient post build cleaning service? Contact us for a free quote now.

Why choose us for your Post Builders Clean?

When it comes to Post Builders Cleans and Sparkle Cleans we at Supreme Cleaning (Kent Ltd) work with our clients to ensure they are happy with the end result whilst  priding ourselves on our experience and flexibility to enable to achieve that result. We know that circumstances change and that unknown territory often results in sliding timescales and priorities which we have demonstrated we are able to accommodate.  We have worked on small and large projects including schools, colleges and hotels as well as large and small domestic dwellings with many happy clients and testimonials to prove this. We provide excellent customer service, value for money and  expertise to ensure that your clients are delighted when you hand over the building to them.

We also understand the need and importance of Health and Safety on site and will ensure our clients H&S requirements are met in full. We have our own Health and Safety and Environmental policy which we take seriously and all members of our team including sub contractors are made aware of our requirements through induction, refresher training and the use of method statements and  risk assessments. Everybody working within the construction side of our business holds a valid CSCS card and we are currently working towards our CHAS accreditation. We are appropriately insured with £10,000,000 employers liability insurance, £5,000,000 public liability and £5,000,000 products liability insurance.

Builders Cleans, get the job finished!

Builders Cleans

Supreme Cleaning Services are experienced commercial and domestic post builders and renovation project cleaners.

We have carried out many commercial cleans in large hotels, schools, petrol stations and large residential homes as well as smaller domestic dwellings in greater numbers.

One of the things that we understand about construction projects is that they are very unpredictable with timescales often moving backwards due to circumstances out of anybody’s control. Therefore the need for understanding and flexibility from the cleaning company is paramount. We have demonstrated this on past projects and have testimonials to show our commitment to working alongside the builders with our builders clean service in Kent.

We use a team, holding CSCS cards that are experienced at this type of clean and understand the level of work involved including removing paint, plaster, large amounts of builders dust, scrubbing floors, cleaning soffits, removing stickers from windows and sanitary wear and general hard work.

We pride ourselves on our level of expertise, excellent results, flexibility and value for money.

Supreme Cleaning Services also carry out post renovation cleans after new kitchens, bathrooms, extensions etc have been fitted and again we offer the same degree of service and attention to detail as with the bigger commercial cleans.

We know that all the customer wants is to get their home sparkling clean again in order for them to enjoy their new surroundings and we can take the headache out of the cleaning for them.

We are fully insured and can offer testimonials from customers to prove our reliability and ability to do a great job. The customer can simply leave us to it, go and enjoy themselves and come back to their beautiful clean home!

Post Builders Clean – Travelodge- Woolwich

Supreme Cleaning Services are proud to say they have just finished the post builders clean at the 120 room Travelodge in Woolwich in time for the Olympic Games to start. It was a very successful post builders clean and we were praised for our efficiency, competence and flexibility to transform  two re-furbished buildings in to  a sparkling clean and modern hotel. [Read more…]