Post-Construction Cleaning Guide

Post-Construction Cleaning Guide

In the final stage of any construction project, whether it's a commercial space or a residential building, the importance of post-construction cleaning cannot be overstated. This crucial step ensures that premises are clean and safe for occupancy, and also aesthetically pleasing.

However, post-construction cleaning can be a daunting task. To guarantee a seamless transition from construction to occupancy, professional cleaning companies play a pivotal role in performing a thorough post-construction cleaning. 

So, what exactly does post-construction cleaning entail? Let's break it down here.

A Thorough Post-Construction Cleaning

While construction debris like cut-wires, broken glass, wood planks, and rusty nails are relatively easy to spot and dispose of, they can still cause injuries when not disposed properly.

Various stains from cement, plaster, silicon, paint, rust and other construction materials are not only unsightly, but also do an injustice to the aesthetics of the architecture and interior design.

There is also the concern of potential accidents and damages during the course of post-construction cleaning, as high-quality finishes require careful handling and appropriate cleaning techniques and protection to preserve their aesthetics. 

Another key concern lies in the invisible threats that linger after construction or renovations. Micro-dust, particles, odours, and fumes from cement, silicon, paint, and other chemicals, pose significant health hazards. 

To address these risks, you should employ the cleaning industry’s best practice to ensure a deep clean, eradicating even the most stubborn residue.

1. Removal of Debris and Dust 

From clearing wood scraps, bricks, screws, nails, tape, paint cans, and drywall pieces, to eliminating dust particles that linger, this crucial step sets the stage for a fresh start. Skilled cleaning professionals will thoroughly sweep, vacuum, and mop the floors, ceilings, and walls, which are essential to create a clean canvas for further cleaning.

2. Window and Glass Cleaning 

Windows and glass surfaces are the gateways to natural light and inspiring views. The use of specialised material and techniques can remove the remnants of construction residue, stickers, labels, and smudges. One should bear in mind that paying close attention to every detail significantly contributes to obtaining a pristine, streak-free appearance.

3. Deep Cleaning of Fixtures and Appliances

Fixtures and appliances add the finishing touches to any space. An experienced team will look into every nook and cranny, so that every light fixture, switch, electrical outlet, windowsill, door frame, shelf, cabinet, countertop, faucet, sink, handle, and even HVAC systems are properly and thoroughly cleaned.
Dusting, wiping, and sanitising these items ensure their optimal function, while enhancing the overall cleanliness of the space. Bear in mind, the correct cleaning solutions must be used for different surface types.

4. Floor Care 

Floors bear the weight of our daily footsteps and deserve meticulous care. Whether it's hardwood, tiles, laminate, or carpets, be sure to use industry-grade equipment and if possible, eco-friendly cleaning solutions. 
Floors should be swept, mopped, and polished to restore their shine and eliminate any leftover grime, while carpets should be deep cleaned to remove any debris, dirt, stain or odour. 

5. Sanitisation and Disinfection

Cleanliness goes beyond what meets the eye. To ensure the well-being of occupants, proper disinfection protocols and high-quality products should be used to eradicate harmful bacteria, viruses, and pathogens. Areas and items to sanitise and disinfect usually include countertops, sinks, toilets, and doorknobs.

6. Air Vent and Duct Cleaning

These are often overlooked, despite being extremely vital for optimal indoor air quality. Imagine all the dust that remains in these air vents and ducts! Engaging specialised services to remove dust, allergens, and contaminants lurking within HVAC systems, ensure that occupants breathe in improved air quality. 

7. Protection of Finishings

Professional cleaners need to take several measures to ensure the protection of finishings. This includes using appropriate cleaning techniques and products specifically designed for different surfaces, employing gentle and non-abrasive methods, implementing protective coverings when necessary, and paying close attention to detail to prevent any damages or accidents during the course of post-construction cleaning. 

8. Final Inspection

A thorough assessment involves a comprehensive review of the entire cleaned space, making certain that all aspects of the cleaning checklist have been meticulously addressed and any remaining imperfections are promptly rectified. All areas should be dust-free, and all fixtures and appliances should be clean and in safe working condition.

Maclean’s Expertise in Post-Construction Cleaning

From obvious debris to hidden particles and dust, thorough cleaning is imperative. At Maclean Services, we understand the unique needs of each industry and customise our professional services to meet your specific requirements. 

Maclean’s comprehensive post-construction cleaning services encompass everything from intensive floor cleaning to delicate fixture maintenance. We ensure that your building is not just clean, but also in optimal working condition. 

Contact us at 03-7773 0300 or email to learn more about how Maclean can help you get your space ready for occupancy.

Beyond Cost Effective Solutions

“Thank you, Maclean team, for the good support and on time completion of the cleaning activities as required at the Phase 2 cafeteria and Phase 2 new wing office floor without any delays which met client satisfaction.”


“The final cleaning has come to an end today. We appreciate your team's full commitment and cooperation in ensuring the successful completion of the cleaning work at Plot H. Your site person in charge and his team has performed well throughout the cleaning period. Their prompt response and action as well as their workmanship on the end-product satisfied us.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to first, thank you for the 9 years of services to the hospital. Maclean has offered a top-level cleaning service with the magnificent team of client service right down to the cleaner.

I am particularly writing to appreciate the cleaner, namely BAL BAHADUR, M. SUMON and MASLINDAH for their professionalism and exceptional work ethic. They are punctual, dependable and presented with more than what has been asked of them.”


“We are writing to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional work of the cleaning crew who was responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of our office premises. Over the past few weeks, we have observed the excellent work that Nur Alom has been doing, and we must say that his dedication and professionalism are truly commendable.

I have personally witnessed Nur Alom going the extra miles to ensure that the office is clean and hygienic especially during these challenging times post pandemic. His commitment to maintaining a clean and safe environment has been exceptional, and he has made a significant contribution to keep our workplace safe and healthy for all employees. “


“We would like to express our thanks towards janitor Suriakala for excellent cleaning services rendered during Deep Cleaning activities on 14th and 28th January 2023. As well, we find her job deliverance is excellent and committed on daily routine tasks.

Hereby, we extend our thanks to Bobby, Fahmi for their prompt response of any inquiries and replacement planning during janitor's absence. We are also thankful to be supported by the Maclean team for

  • deep cleaning upholstery office chairs, sofa
  • fabric wall meeting rooms
  • fabric cubicle – employee workstation areas
  • lobby reception, breakout area, workstation area
  • floor scrubbing at carpeted area total approximately 3,617sqft
  • floor scrubbing at pantry vinyl floor area"

“Excellent cleaning services. Prompt response of any inquiries and fast planning during your janitor on leave”


“Excellent service during the summer break for the school opening preparations - efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail and accountability you have demonstrated on the housekeeping service.”


Our Supervisors and Crew Are Well Trained

“I received a verbal compliment from client on Crew’s performance & improvement after we had engagement meeting. Well done and keep up the good work!”


“Services provided by the crew on site was good and amazing, especially the head of the crew obviously showing his excellent performance on managing his team that provided high quality cleanliness service throughout the year. They have shown a great team spirit and hope this can continue and maintained in future. I would also take this opportunity to congratulate Miss Nadia who trained such a good team and of course your good services to our company as well.”


“Thank you very much for the team you lead! Professional and high efficiency!”


“Convey our outmost appreciations for the excellent service provided to our team in Bayan Lepas. Your team, which is Samy and his supportive team, have been doing great jobs & supported us. Samy has been committed to all the tasks given with fast response from him & the teams.”


“Formally and sincerely express our gratitude for the amazing honesty your team shown during recently lost and found case. Nurhayati Binti Abdullah had shown exceptional discipline and dedication to her daily work. Her actions directly impacted our image and Maclean directly benefited the team and company on a greater level. Once again, thank you for the leadership shown by Maclean’s management team – Kak Mis on the diligence and integrity adopted for all the team on the site.”


“Layanan yang sangat baik, berdisiplin, komited, sabar, berbudi bahasa dan sentiasa positif.”

3S Centre

“Thank You for the Good Service. I would like to express my deep appreciation for the women who are doing the cleaning at our premise. I am very satisfied with their work! I would like to thank Diana (supervisor) and Sajib who always monitor and ensure someone to cover when the cleaners go on leave. Good teamwork and dependable.”


We Are Well Versed with Various Industry Compliancy Requirements

“Congratulations “Maclean Team” as all cleaners have successfully passed the EHS training that was conducted on site.

We are satisfied with their service”


“Thanks for your team’s kind support to maintain the cleanliness of our LMM plant during our two important events:

(1) EHS Corporate Audit

(2) EHS Plan Forum Recognition”


“Thank you very much for giving 100% support and for ensuring we followed and maintained proper social distancing amid the events.”


“Gratitude for Maclean’s performance and support during our compliance audit held last October. Maclean’s team has made so much effort in order to keep our business running with full compliance. It's a good image that we comply to every legal requirement that was relevant with Maclean’s help. Maimunah has been key player into this Audit weeks.”


“Many thanks to Zura for the last compliance audit which covered compliance in pharmaceuticals.”


“Our management would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for the excellent service provided to our facility especially for the fresh goods department, for maintaining cleanliness as per our standard.”


“Able to answer questions from Auditor during ISO Audit.”


Understanding Urgency and Providing Personalised Attention

“We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to you and your team for all the hard work going the extra mile ensuring everything is ready for the event. We know there were a quite a bit of last-minute requests, but you guys managed to extend your excellent service and that made a difference definitely. We appreciate your contribution and management also relay their appreciation and gratitude to all the Janitor team. Thank you so much for being good support for this event and hope this good performance can be maintained.”


“Hope you are doing great. For the past few months Samy Rau has been supervising our Penang location. We are very grateful that he has been showing his interest and helping me to solve a lot of problems. His presence here during the site visit has made us able to voice up regarding most issues directly. Most pending issues have been resolved. We hope that we will make a better team in future.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Samy and the team, especially Ali Raihan, Sajib Sikdar and all Maclean team members for helping our team on the water leaking issue that happened. Their fast respond to our call during midnight and coming to help us to handle the situation. Keep it up and continue to work together and support our Facilities team.”


“They are remarkable with their attitudes. The way they go above and beyond to ensure that all our events are presented well, their sense of collaboration and attention to detail is greatly valued.”


“I would like to extend our appreciation for the amazing work done by your team on site especially team leader, Maimunah in supporting several occasions of main event. They have been supportive in terms of logistic, pre-event preparation and on top of that making the event running smoothly.

Please pass my appreciation to Maimunah, Sulaiman, Susilawati and Haipah for their support.”


In addition to the above, we are proud and grateful to receive 2 awards from CBRE:

  • Exceptional Service Award 2022 
  • Best Safety and Covid Response Award 2022

So, try us out and experience the Maclean service first-hand. 

To find out more on how we give you the best value for your budget without compromising your health or safety, please connect with us at 03-7773 0300 or

Aug 2023
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