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OT: Cleaning After Construction

Posted by jmcgowan (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 2, 12 at 15:21

For those of you who have finished up with your construction -- did your builder/GC hire a professional cleaning crew or did you clean yourself (or have your own cleaning person help)?

Any benefits to having the builder get in a professional crew? Personally, I feel like I will want to clean after a crew, so I'm thinking why pay so much money for this...but maybe I'm missing something? We are on Time & Material with our GC.

Also, any advice on cleaning painted walls? How did you do this without marking up the paint?

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RE: OT: Cleaning After Construction

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers! My savior. The cleaning crew consisted of DH and myself. We have been in the new house 2 months and the dust is crazy! I am cheap and have not hired anyone - yet. DH wants me to because in our "downsize" there is much more livable space. What was I thinking?!?!?!

RE: OT: Cleaning After Construction

Our GC hired a professional cleaning crew, one specializing in post-construction cleaning. I thought they did a great job, then they came BACK several weeks later. Sparkling. No way we were going to clean up AFTER them.

Wish I could get DH to "splurge" on getting some crew into the rental house we have SLOWLY been vacating over a month. I have severe mold, mildew, and dust allergies; anything perfumed or harsh makes me gag. To me it is not worth my health or my time to clean the place inefficiently and inexpertly. Like I said, we've been getting out of there slowly over a month and cleaning up slowly bit by bit as we get out of there. A cleaning crew could make short work of this, I'm sure.

I think cleaning painted walls can be handled by a microfiber mop or a swiffer or any of those gentle surfaces with no hard bits. I think Magic Erasers are good for most things EXCEPT paint, but that's anecdotal evidence.

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