Tips for the cleaning of the construction site and the cleaning of the construction site

The cleaning of the building and the cleaning of the building are unavoidable. After all, the construction of a new office building or a supermarket generates a lot of dirt. An interim construction cleaning usually makes sense when a subcontractor has completed their work. Once walls and ceilings are finished or walls have been plastered, it is time for the cleaning of the building rough or an interim cleaning of the building. Here you can find out how you or your cleaners can best proceed.

In the case of construction cleaning, a distinction is made between construction site cleaning and construction site cleaning. During the cleaning of the building the coarse dirt is removed, the cleaning of the building is quasi the last cleaning to make the building “ready for handover”. If construction is still in full swing, interim construction cleaning may be requested. This is often commissioned when a subcontractor has completed their work, for example when the roofers and bricklayers have completed their work and the shell of the building is finished with walls and ceilings.

When you as a cleaning company receive the order for a construction cleaning – no matter what kind – do your employees know which utensils are best used? Which cleaners should be used for which type of flooring? We have put together a few tips for you on how you and your employees can best proceed and what to look out for.

First tip beforehand: You can leave the broom at home. All you do with him is kick up dust. Previously cleaned shelves and surfaces are dusted again and the next day you have to start all over again. Better to sweep up the coarse dirt is a slightly damp scissor mop.

Procedure for the cleaning of the building rough

A professional cleaner has the right utensils at hand, knows which cleaners are suitable for which surfaces and how to make large surfaces “shine” perfectly. But everyone starts once and less experienced employees need a few tips for the right approach, especially in the beginning.

Cleaning of building rough – step by step to a clean floor:

  1. Before starting work, check that there is a water connection and that the lights and sockets are already working.
  2. Clear away any large items lying around – pallets, for example – as well as wall debris. Screws and small parts should also be tidied up so that the area is free of obstructions.
  3. Now slightly moisten the mop (only with water!). Use a damp scissor mop to push the coarse dirt together and then remove it with a sweeping mop and shovel. The mop should be slightly damp so that the dust is bound and not stirred up.
  4. As soon as the coarse dirt has been removed and the surfaces are “broom clean”, the cleaning machine can be used. It absorbs the remaining dust and binds it in the dirty water. You can get large areas clean with it.

This last step is then also the actual construction cleaning, i.e. the last cleaning before handing over to the new owner or tenant.

What you should pay attention to during construction cleaning

  • A particularly high cleaning effect can be achieved in the cleaning of building rubble and building cleaners if the brushes of the scrubbing machine are replaced by pads.
  • With the combination of MelaminePlusPads and porcelain stoneware cleaner, even light paint and varnish splashes – for example from whitewashing the walls – are removed.
  • Dose the porcelain stoneware cleaner correctly – as indicated on the canister.
  • The porcelain stoneware cleaner is mildly alkaline; it is suitable both for intermediate cleaning and for cleaning during construction. However, this one is not good at dissolving the cement haze. To do this, you need an acidic cleaner. You can read about the best way to remove the unsightly grey haze in our next blog post, which we will publish shortly: >> Cement haze removal: Here’s how.

Brush or pad? Pad, of course ;-)

Why are pads better than brushes?

Advantage 1: With a cleaning machine equipped with brushes, you usually have to go over the entire floor surface more often. Due to their special composition, the pads absorb the deep-seated dirt in the structured surface of porcelain stoneware better and thus achieve a higher cleaning effect.

Advantage 2: By using the pads you need less aggressive cleaning agents. This saves costs and also makes a contribution to the environment.

Another interesting blog article for you:
Why cleaning with scouring pads and brushes will damage your high-quality porcelain stoneware floor in the long term
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Which pads for which surfaces?

MelaminePlusPads are particularly suitable for cleaning all mineral floor coverings – these can be porcelain stoneware tiles, robust natural stone tiles or coverings made of artificial stone. PolyPlusPads are particularly suitable for resilient floor coverings such as linoleum, PVC coverings and rubber.

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Clean or maintain?

One mistake inexperienced cleaners often make: they think a lot helps a lot. And: To bring shine to the floor, you need caring cleaning agents. Both are wrong. Especially when it comes to tiles made of porcelain stoneware, care products are taboo. Floors made of wood or laminate require care – here, gloss cleaners or waxes are applied during the initial care to protect them from scratches. Care products are also applied to resilient floor coverings such as linoleum after installation and polished out.

All tiles made of porcelain stoneware or natural stone such as granite do not require maintenance products – in fact, they damage and cause streaks and the floor is difficult to clean. Porcelain stoneware and natural stone retain their original beauty simply by being cleaned properly.

Therefore, all cleaning products from haid-tec are non-layer-forming and non-nourishing!

An overview of our further blog posts on construction cleaning

  1. Here’s how to approach construction cleaning the right way. Here you can learn how to get rid of dirt on tiles. Construction dust, cement haze, rust stains & co, here’s how to tackle construction cleaning the right way.
  2. Mop or machine? For the most part, you should have both on hand. For the rough stuff, the mop does a good job. When large areas have already been freed from the coarsest dirt, the machine comes into play. Tips for construction rough cleaning and construction cleanup.
  3. Goodbye cement haze – this is how you really get rid of the grey haze! Cement haze removal – how to get rid of cement haze from floors after grouting.
  4. When moisture and metal meet, rust stains form. You can find out how to get to grips with them here>Be careful when removing rust stains.
  5. Which stone is a sensitive? That’s right, a marble floor will take offense if you treat it wrong! A granite floor, on the other hand, is almost as robust as porcelain stoneware. Attention when cleaning marble and granite natural stone!
  6. Once the walls are whitewashed and the painter is in his element, splashes of paint and varnish are inevitable. Often “decorate” unsightly adhesive residues on the floor. They also need to be professionally removed. Which cleaner is suitable for what? Spray’ and away: This is how you remove sticky marks from the floor.

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1 Comment

  1. Bella Acorn says:

    Thanks for posting. It is great to find new sources of information about cleaning the constructions.

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