Start a Construction Cleaning Business
The construction cleaning business is one of
the most hectic and well paid job within the construction
business. The job is to clean out the dirt after the
construction of a building and to prepare it for the public.
Construction jobs cause a lot of dust and dirt which
includes wooden particles, saw-dust, nails, cement, sand,
carpet pieces, metal scraps, broken tiles, paint cans, unwanted
wires and a large amount of brick dusts.
The construction companies generally employ a
third party for cleaning out the building once the construction
is over. The construction cleaning business is of two types.
One job is to clean the interior of the building and to prepare
it for the residents. The other one is for cleaning the
exterior where large amount of clay, sand, cement, steel rods,
wooden pieces, glasses and other waste are left behind.
Cleaning Business Tools and Duties
The tools depend on the type of job and the
location of the job. The bobcat is a very useful
piece of equipment to quickly clean the rubble
present outside. The waste left behind by the
construction company cannot be cleaned manually.
However, they can be cleaned with extra help, but
it is often time consuming. So it is better to rent
a bobcat to finish off the outside job as early as
you can. Once you are done moving the unwanted
waste, you can then begin cleaning up the area. Use
proper cleaning tools like broom sticks, trashcans
etc for efficiently removing the debris and other
Scrapping tools can be helpful while trying to
remove the spilt cement materials and paint
particles. Make sure that the concrete is clean and
is not damaged by your implements.
Always carry a huge container for stowing the
trash. This comes in handy, as the trash will have
to be removed every now and then.
For the interiors, any proper cleaning kit will do.
Make sure that you have a vacuum cleaner to start
with. The interiors of the building are generally
empty and it is easier to clean those using vacuum
cleaners, as they aren’t time consuming. It is
safer to clean the rooms with broomsticks and mops
before implementing this in case you are running on
a tight budget.
Use a dusting brush for clearing out the dust in
case the vacuum cleaner is not effective. Carry one
all the time, as power fluctuations are common in
Carry a cleaning towel for cleaning the windows and
glasses after dampening them. Use some normal
window washing liquid for cleaning them. Also carry
a separate towel for cleaning the brick and sawdust
from the tiles, stones and windowpanes.
Carpet pieces and wooden filings can be present in
every nook and corner. So carry a tool to pull
these out without causing much strain.
Finally never forget to carry lots of waste paper
bags for dumping in the dirt and dust. The
trashcans may not be accessible and these help a
lot while moving from one apartment to another.
They can be emptied once you are done cleaning the
yourself for the construction cleaning
Find a good name for your construction cleaning
business, one that is easily remembered and not too long. You
will also need a license, bonding and insurance to get started
in your construction cleaning business. Best place to find out
this information is at your local city offices because each
state or country has their own rules on this information.
To advertise yourself in this business you
should have a logo designed, make up a leaflet and send it to
all the construction companies stating what your services will
entail (Or even better once you have done this, go to one of
their construction sites and introduce yourself, give it the
personal touch). And then maybe do a discount price for a
certain period of time to begin with to get your construction
cleaning business started. The discount price will be for the
first job you do for the construction company as an
Then when you are established and have got
yourself a good name in the business through word of mouth from
the companies you do business with you will be able to charge
the price you think your services are worth. It is also more
professional for you and your company if you all where matching
uniforms, overalls or maybe all wear matching T-shirts with
your company logo on them.