What is Builders Cleaning

What is a Builders Clean?

A builders clean is performed at the end of a renovation or building project to remove all traces of the building process and  allow the client to move into their new home or building. Cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, bedrooms, joinery, floors, walls, skirtings, windows, and window frames are the most common tasks.
Many cleaners have varying standards to cater to the various types of projects and the client’s ever-changing needs.

How Long Does it Take?

It takes approximately 15-20hrs for a small apartment. 25-30 labour hrs for an averaged sized single story home. 40-50hrs for a double story home.
Many people underestimate the time it takes to do a builders clean as they assume the clean will be quick as the house is usually empty when it’s performed but this is a false assumption. When it comes to cleaning for construction, the time it takes is many times greater, since you are dealing with builders dust which goes on every single surface of the home, as well as grout, cement and silicone stains left over from other trades.

Is Construction Dust Harmful?

Construction dust isn’t just an annoyance; it may also be harmful to your health, and some forms can even kill you.
Breathing these dusts on a regular basis for an extended period of time might thus result in life-threatening lung illnesses. This is the reason why doing a builders clean after a renovation is so important.

Is Post Construction Cleaning Hard?

Although most components of cleaning after a renovation or building project are comparable to ordinary cleaning — dusting, vacuuming, and polishing — the labour is more rigorous and equipment like wet/dry vacuums, commercial floor polishers, and shop vacs may be required.

How Much Does a Builders Clean Cost?

As an average, you can expect to pay $700 to $1000 for an average sized apartment. $1300 to $1800 for a single story home. $2000 to $2500 for a double story home. The price for builders cleaning can vary depending on whether your trades cleaned up after themselves.
Denton Nakumura
Denton Nakumura

Denton is the supervisor at CE Cleaning Company Sydney and has many years experience in the cleaning industry.