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Builder’s Post-construction Cleaning Services Cost

Whenever a building or property is constructed it has to be cleaned for the residents or dwellers. For this, the builders or residents appoint the services of the post-construction cleaning companies.

The post-construction cleaning company takes the projects and provides their services. However, the difficulty faced by many residents and builders is the cost charged by post-construction cleaning services.

Now, the question arises how much should you pay for the post-construction cleaning? No doubt, the post-construction cleaning service cost varies, based on what cleaning purpose you hire them for.

You have to make sure that the post-construction cleaning service you hire charges not less nor higher according to the market price. For better understanding, let's take a deep dig into this pricing matter.

What Areas Are Assigned For Cleaning?

When hiring a contractor for post-construction cleaning, you have to investigate the spot yourself. To avoid wear and tear in the contract and make it customer-friendly, mention the areas in the agreement.

If not, they will charge an extra cleaning amount which they gain no profits. The areas included in cleaning are usually; floors, walls, windows, courtyard, lawns, etc.

How Many Phases Of Cleaning Are There?

Yes, you read it right. The phases of the cleaning also determine the cost of the post-construction cleaning service. Expressively, there are three phases of builders' post-construction cleaning; rough, final, and light cleaning. Let us discuss these three phases in detail below.

Rough Clean

This cleaning is performed ordinarily before the flooring is installed. It can be a quick cleaning by removing large debris and sweeping the floor or removing heavy dirt and dust from surfaces. You must establish the scope of work performed in the cleaning.

Final Clean

It is the second phase of cleaning after the rough cleaning and installation of the floor. 

Lite Clean

This cleaning phase is performed before the final cleaning to remove dust and soil on surfaces or after the punch list is completed.

How To Set The Cost For Post-construction Cleaning?

Before jumping into the signing of the contract, you must ask some detailed questions to the company regarding some matters. When you reach the point of cost, there are things you need to consider. 

  1. Before finalizing the deal and calling the company to come and clean the site, you must ask them to investigate the location where they will dress. The reason we say so is because of the tantrums some companies show when they see the spot on the day of work. You do not have to face their tantrums. Make them aware of the type of work they will perform.

  2. Some companies do not charge based on the square meter of the spot but charge based on the time and effort they will put into the project. Stay away from these deals. Only hire companies that charge based on a square meter of the spot.

  3. Ask in your surroundings about the experience your constructor friends had working with post-construction cleaning services. Ask them how much they paid for the task.

  4. Set up a pre-meeting with the company to see how devoted and professional they are with their job and your project. They should convince you why you should hire them.

  5. Now, what should be the average pricing? The pricing for each cleaning phase is different because the task is different. Do not expect the contractor to charge the same amount for each process.

  6. The price for the contract will alter on how many days and laborers will work on it. Therefore, ask the contractor how many employees they need to hire according to the time and work.

  7. If any area of the location, let us suppose a room is well-furnished, then restrict the company to go and invade it, because if they create a mess at the place that is already cleaned, you have to re-clean it, which will increase the cost.

  8. Ask them to do the tasks that are mentioned in the contract. Because if they do some additional chores and later ask you to pay for it, you have to pay for it because you do not have an option.



Hiring a builder post-construction cleaning provider is not an easy job. You have to look for many factors before signing a deal with them.

For taking up the project, the things stated above are necessary to consider. Otherwise, the cost will be higher, and the profit would be lesser.

However, the square meter cost method may be beneficial to some extent if accurately strategized. The post-cleaning service should have suitable and advanced tools and equipment to perform their job efficiently. 


Harry Virk

Harry Virk is the director of CleaningPro Auckland. He has years of experience in the cleaning industry and his company is expert at providing exceptional cleaning services in Auckland. He has a passion for helping people and making sure that their homes are clean, tidy, and ready for visitors.

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