The key to final construction clean-up

> Final construction clean-up: these are your tasks

> Remove construction dust and debris from glass surfaces

> Clean window frames

> Remove silicone seal residues

The last tiles have been laid, the last cable connected: there's still a lot to do for the building to be clean and ready for occupation. It's time for the final construction clean-up. This also includes plenty of work for window and building cleaners. A business segment that pays off.

Removing protective films, paint residue, traces of sand and cement: once the builders, installers, and architects leave the site, the building is far from ready to be handed over. Once the materials and equipment have been removed from the construction site and the rough cleaning has been completed, it's time to call in the professional glass and building cleaners.

Their mission: remove any protective films, labels, and construction dust an debris left by mortar, plaster, paint, or drilling. In addition, they ensure that the window surfaces have no streaks, dust, or traces of wiping.

Want to tap into this lucrative market? Then you should consider the following tips:

Remove construction debris

Scrapers are most frequently used when construction work on commercial and residential properties has been completed. This work can be particularly challenging due to the cement, mortar, or paint that has been left behind on the glass during construction. The scraper is the most effective tool for this. It's also good for removing adhesive tape, vinyl lettering, and stickers.

Tips and tricks for using scrapers can be found here.

Removing silicone sealant residue

To remove excess silicone sealant, moisten the glass surface with the washer and water and use a glass scraper. The silicone residues can then be removed with a cloth soaked in a solvent.

Thorough window cleaning

Finally, you should always carry out a classic, thorough window cleaning. This is the only way to ensure that the window surfaces are clean without streaks. The best way to remove stubborn impurities is to soak them with plenty of water first. Products with extra-long scrubbing fibres such as the ErgoTec Ninja washer are best suited for this purpose. It absorbs a lot of water and therefore has an extremely high cleaning power.

After a thorough scrubbing, it's time to squeegee off the remaining water so that the glass is left with a streak-free shine.


Pay meticulous attention to existing or previous damage: document it and report it. This will get any rebuilt or renovated building in tip-top shape again and ensure client satisfaction. 

Do you have experience with final construction cleaning? Send us your tips and tricks or mission photos as a comment or post them on Facebook.

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