How to approach construction cleaning the right way

During construction cleaning porcelain stoneware tiles are usually easy to clean. Doch befindet sich der Boden noch mitten im halb fertiggestellten Gebäude, gilt es einiges zu beachten. In our short blog series, you can find out how best to get rid of the dirt on tiles during construction cleaning.

Construction cleaning holds a number of challenges for cleaners

Anyone who has been on a building site before can see the differences. Between those where there is relative order even during the work and those where there is something lying around in every corner. In principle, it is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure order during the construction period. The challenge also lies in the fact that different trades go about their business. It is helpful, for example, to provide waste bins and waste containers for different types of waste. Here, employees can dispose of the waste after their work is done.

The different types of construction cleaning

In the case of longer construction times, an intermediate construction cleaning is usually carried out. In addition, a distinction is made between rough building cleaning and fine building cleaning . The latter is also known as final cleaning – it is used to make the building object ready for occupancy so that the keys can now be handed over. The cleaning of all surfaces is part of the final cleaning of the building. This also includes windows, ceilings, railings, radiators, fitted kitchens and so on.

Many cleaning companies already use haid-tec products for cleaning during construction and for intermediate cleaning . In addition to removing loose dirt – for example sawdust – it is important to clean certain areas. These are above all areas that get dirty quickly, such as the construction site access. Interim cleaning is also useful when the tiler has finished his job.

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Construction cleaning with a focus on porcelain stoneware

The haid-tec expertise comes into play when it comes to cleaning the tiles that have been laid over a large area. Here we focus on porcelain stoneware, partly because this covering is used the most. Porcelain stoneware tiles are laid in supermarkets, airports, office buildings and many public facilities. It is generally an easy-to-maintain floor covering if you keep a few things in mind.

With a small blog series on the subject of “construction cleaning”, we at haid-tec want to give an insight into how best to proceed when cleaning construction sites and then devote ourselves to a few things that deserve the special attention of the cleaning staff. This includes tips for general construction cleaning and construction cleaning, the removal of cement residue, rust stains and Glue residue.n.

What else belongs to construction cleaning...

Basically, as a cleaner, you have to know which tools are best for removing dirt, which cleaning agents to use and which stains deserve special attention. This also means knowing which special cleaners to use so as not to attack the surface. One example that causes headaches for many cleaners is the removal of cement residue: leftover material from grouting covers the tiles like a grey veil. This must be removed professionally. If the cement haze is not completely removed, the surface of the floor will be extremely susceptible to dirt or will not be properly cleaned during normal maintenance cleaning.

Another interesting blog article for you:
Cement haze removal – this is how you remove cement haze from floors after grouting
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Acidic or alkaline? That is often the question

Basically, more different types of soiling can be removed with alkaline cleaners than with acid cleaners. Therefore, the porcelain stoneware cleaner is in most cases the agent of choice when it comes to maintenance cleaning, or it is used when, after the cement residue has been removed, the floor needs to be freed from non-mineral dirt and the building needs to be made ready for occupancy.

Tip: For normal street dirt, the “normal” porcelain stoneware cleaner or the alkaline basic cleaner from haid-tec is suitable. On building sites, the construction dust often contains cement components – in this case, it is better to use the basic cleaner acidic.
Attention! An acidic or strongly alkaline cleaner can attack floors made of natural stone.
Porcelain Stoneware Basic Cleaner acidic haid-tec Porcelain Stoneware Basic Cleaner acidic
Fine Stoneware Basic Cleaner alkaline haid-tec Fine Stoneware Basic Cleaner alkaline

An overview of our additional blog posts on construction cleaning

  1. This is how you approach construction cleaning properly. Here’s how to get rid of dirt on tiles. Construction dust, cement residue, rust stains & Co, this is how you approach construction cleaning properly.
  2. Mop or machine? Most of the time you should have both on hand. For rough work, the mop does a good job. The machine is used when large areas have already been cleaned of the coarsest dirt. Tips for general and fine building cleaning.
  3. Goodbye cement veil – this is how you really get rid of the gray veil! Cement film removal – this is how you remove cement film from floors after grouting.
  4. When moisture and metal meet, rust stains form. You can find out how to tackle them here -> Be careful when removing rust stains.
  5. Which stone is a sensitive one? That’s right, a marble floor resents you if you treat it wrong! A granite floor, on the other hand, is almost as robust as fine stoneware. Be careful when cleaning marble and granite Natural stone!
  6. Once the walls have been whitewashed and the painter is in his element, splashes of paint and varnish are unavoidable. Unsightly adhesive residues often “decorate” the floor. These must also be professionally removed. Which cleaner is suitable for what? Spray and away: How to remove sticky markings from the floor Coming soon.

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