Renovation and construction can be amazing things.
Taking on a project like this can totally transform the look and feel of an old space, turning it into a new spot to be treasured for years and years to come. Building a new room for a baby can turn an old house into a loving home. Restoring or flipping a property can even turn a “diamond in the rough” into, well, a regular old diamond!
But as countless developers, property managers, and families will tell you, tackling a construction project isn’t always easy. Whether the job is major or minor, there’s no shortage of moving parts to consider. Different teams will have different tasks to complete. Timelines will shift. Work orders will change. As the old saying goes… “Stuff happens!”
One incredibly important part of the construction process that a lot of people overlook? Cleanings! Here’s why bringing on a cleaning team is so important before, during, and after a construction or renovation project.
The Importance of Scheduling
As any project manager will tell you, timing is everything. Getting timelines coordinated can be a major undertaking. It’s a little like juggling – only three or four different people are all trying to keep their balls in the air!
Generally, the contracted cleaning service is typically one of the last vendors that works in a home or property after construction. Often enough, scheduled dates and times tend to change because the homeowner, contractor, or another vendor has changed something.
This is why we know that working with the property on their changing timeframes is always a priority. Before, during, and after a construction project, we always work toward accommodating their needs, wherever and however we can.
In basketball, there’s an old saying that the most important action always happens in the last two minutes of the game. Well, when it comes to construction and renovation, a lot of the early work is just as important as what comes next!
Before construction, your cleaning team can help get a home or property ready, in a way that will make a huge difference down the line. For instance, if construction is only happening in certain areas (and not the whole property), we can help get the house ready to be taped up before the big work starts. At the same time, we can help homeowners keep their space clean, by focusing our attention on the most important areas. That is, if you know what surfaces or appliances are being replaced, we can focus our attention on the spots that do need care, and not put too much attention to detail into spots that don’t need it.
Sometimes, even a renovation project that seems simple can turn ugly, really quickly. While contractors are going to be focused on getting their work done, our main focus can be on keeping the tenant happy.
Bringing on a professional cleaning service can help make the property livable for the homeowner…. Even when the rest of the house starts to feel a little bit like a war zone. For homeowners and contractors alike, we can help keep the peace!
We’ll make sure the homeowner isn’t going completely crazy, by helping to clean up dust, plastic, tape, paint chips, and more. In addition, we can help wipe down walls, windows, and baseboards at regular intervals, and also help with lamp shades, small appliances, and ceiling fans.
So, how much value does a cleaning service bring to a job site? Well, ask yourself: How much are peace, quiet, and comfort worth in the middle of all that constructive chaos?
What makes a house feel like a home? We think it’s all of the little touches.
For example, what happens when homeowners try turning a light… and there’s a thick layer of dust on the lampshade? Or when a resident goes to use their microwave… and it’s filthy, causing them to have to go out to eat?
Like we said, it’s the little things! These small elements can completely transform the feeling of a space for the better. After a construction job, a professional cleaning service can help make sure that the property is spotless, and ready for its occupants (or maybe even showings or an open house).
After a job, your cleaning service can assist with:
- Wiping down walls and baseboards
- Cleaning windows
- Cleaning lights, fixtures, and small appliances
- Vacuuming carpets and cleaning floors
- Dusting wherever necessary
- Making sure that staging furniture looks pristine
- Cleaning up before or after showings or open houses
Making a Sweeping Effort to Make Life Less Stressful
Looking for a cleaning service to assist you before, during, or after a construction or renovation job? Sweeping Dimensions can help!
Over more than 14 years, property managers, homeowners, and contractors across the Chicago area have come to expect the very best from our professionally trained teams. And we aim to be the best, at all times – both in the quality of service we provide, and in the professionalism we bring to every job site.
SDCS is bonded and insured, and our uniformed teams are trained to the highest standards for efficiency and professionalism. We offer flexible time windows, and we can bring all of the equipment necessary needed for any job – including HEPA air filter vacuums, microfiber color-coded cleaning cloths, static free-treated dust cloths, and a focus on green, environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Looking for service for an upcoming project? Want to receive your free initial consultation? Don’t hesitate to get in touch today!