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How to Start a Construction Cleanup Service as a Business

Construction cleanup service providers clear a building’s construction area. This is a bit different from a residential or commercial cleaning service mainly because the work is much more labor-intensive. There is often heavy lifting, ladder work and some debris removal required.


Construction cleanup crews are the people who make sure newly built or renovated homes are spic-and-span before the owners move in and take possession, making it conducive for living.


The Roles of a Construction Cleanup Service

Duties include and not limited to cleaning windows inside and out, dusting and washing all surfaces, removing stickers on windows and appliances, hauling away the last of the construction debris, polishing all the interior glass, marble, and tile surfaces, dusting and washing walls and ceilings, and vacuuming the floors.

Please note to only use products suited for the type of material while cleaning. For example, don’t use harsh chemicals or cleaners when dealing with delicate materials such as granite, marble or quartz.


Startup cost for a Construction Cleanup Service

The cost to start this kind of business is relatively low; you absolutely don’t need a Porsche office if you are going to be starting on a lean budget. The most important thing you need is labor service – your cleanup crew, safety wears and cleaning devices.

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You will also need some chemical cleaners, mops, brooms, a shop vac, ladders, window cleaning materials, and other similar items, wheelbarrow and other hauling materials.

Startup cost should be around $1000-$2000.


Target Market for a Construction Cleanup Service


Typical construction cleanup company clients are commercial and residential property owners. You can work on a newly built home, a warehouse, a factory, or even an apartment complex. To make more money, your construction cleanup company may provide services to networks such as apartments, hotels, and business strips.

You can easily take a stroll to newly developed areas where estates are been built and there you have your market awaiting you.


How much can you charge

Ofcos charges varies with so many factors to be considered like; location, the type and size of property, and even the client.

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That said, the average price for a residential cleaning job is between $500 and $800. Meanwhile, commercial cleanup budgets are about $0.10 to $0.50 per square foot. Most homeowners spend between $227 and $663 per service. Specialty cleanings can be charged at around $1,000.


Getting started

To launch your construction cleanup service, first of, find a good name for your brand and register your company with the necessary registration bodies, get your tax ID. Open a bank account with your business name. Setup your website and social media pages and get your complimentary cards intact. With this, you are good to go with networking and telling more people about your newly launched business. If you’ve got a little cash, you can even throw an opening party and invite prospective clients like estate developers and co.



Construction Cleanup Service is still a bit rare in this part of the world, I think, and a fast growing venture one can tap into and create a brand for him/herself.

What do you think?



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Abbey Oyetunji is a Business Growth Strategist. An IT Mogul & Web Developer. Reach via mail: [email protected]


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