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Clean Your Job Site
A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014 10:06 AM

Whether we are doing a new home or a remodel, I always look at how clean the area is. Not to mention, the comments we get from the home owners. Why is this so important? I’ll break down the new home verses the remodel.

On a remodel, it’s important to keep the area clean during and after the job. Normally, on a remodel, you might have some demo going on. If you are knocking out walls and counters, you will most likely need a dumpster on site, or the back of a pick up depending on the size. Each subcontractor should be responsible for cleaning up after themselves. If people are living in the house, you need to make sure you do prep work prior to actually starting the job. Cover the furniture, windows, floors, hardware, etc. depending on the scope of the job. Once done, it’s always a good idea to do a good cleaning. A lot of times, you’ve got dust and dirt everywhere. Bring in a cleaning team if needed. Yes, you might be cleaning cabinets, shelves, floors, and more due to the project. But the home owner will love you for not leaving a mess.

On a new home, this is more extensive. You will need dumpsters at the job site. You will need a porta pottie. Designate parking areas. You might have to rope off those favorite trees. Here again, each subcontractor should be responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Keeping a clean job site can also cut down on accidents and more. Safety should be an important thing on any job site. Depending on stages of the home, things might need to be covered to protect them too. After the job is complete, this will require a thorough cleaning. All inches of the home will need to be cleaned, and made ready for the new home owner to just move in. They sure don’t want to open a drawer and see dust, or labels on windows, to name a few.

Yes, it takes a little more effort to clean, but this goes a long way in safety and happy customers. Even if you are doing the job yourself, keep the area clean.

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