What you need to know about builders’ cleans

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What You Need to Know About Builders’ Cleans

Whether on a full blown building site or a small home renovation project, all construction work creates mess, which is why help is needed to get the finished project looking presentable, attractive and clean.

Brick dust, wood shavings, spilled chemicals and the general tramping of dirty work boots are all unfortunate effects of getting that new kitchen or office development, and will require more than just a going over with the hoover and a wipe down with a dirty cloth.

So find yourself a qualified cleaning company that can provide builders’ cleans, performing a professional job on your premises, from removing all debris and waste materials to removing all industrial strength stains.


There are a number of factors that make up a successful builders’ clean. For example: speed is key. The final period of a construction project is usually a hectic and chaotic rush to get all work complete to schedule, which is why builders’ cleans must be performed quickly and efficiently so as to adhere to projected opening times of new schools, hospitals and leisure centres or moving days for new homes.

In the majority of cases, builders’ cleans will be necessary only after all checks of the new build have taken place – a process known as “snagging”. A full risk assessment will then be carried out by the project manager, determining any dangers posed to health and safety.

All cleaners involved should hold relevant qualifications to carry out the work – COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) is an essential accreditation that must be held by all commercial cleaning companies, and may be of particular necessity during builders’ cleans.

Professional commercial cleaning companies, such as JMS Cleaning Services, should hold these and a number of other appropriate accreditations, such as verification from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and the Contractor’s Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS).

They will have advanced equipment, and be available for high-powered jet washing on all brickwork and exterior areas, hard floor-stripping, carpet cleaning and interior deep cleans, applying the finishing touches to your new extension or commercial complex.

Clients are able to pick and choose which specific cleaning services they require, with tailor made schedules drawn up for each job, whether they require high internal ceiling cleaning or scrubber drying machine cleaning on concrete or linoleum floors.


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