Post Construction Window Cleaning | RayAccess, Inc.
Proudly Serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas
Since 2011, RayAccess has turned dust-covered windows on construction sites into streak-free windows that are sparkling clean. RayAccess delivers clean windows after construction so your view can be enjoyed with maximum clarity. We proudly serve both residential and commercial sites for post construction window cleaning.
As a licensed and fully insured contractor, RayAccess technicians are trained at cleaning windows the professional way. Each member of our staff has passed background checks, and acquired certifications to use high access and fall protection equipment.
You can count on us to clean windows and turn your construction site into a move-in-ready destination. Contact us today for post-construction window cleaning.
Cleaning windows after new construction or major renovations:
- Houses & Townhouses
- Condos & Apartments
- Commercial Buildings
- Hotels & Hospitals
- Retail Shops
- Historic Properties
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RayAccess serves the entire Los Angeles area for cleaning new construction windows. RayAccess technicians are highly competent in working on all types of new construction sites or home remodels.
Our team can safely access and clean exterior glass, sills, frames, skylights, glass canopies, railings, structural glass, mirrors, light fixtures, interior windows, and window screens.
What is Post Construction Cleaning:
Post construction cleaning is the removal of construction debris, dust, adhesives and paint specks after construction or renovation is completed. A layer of dust is left behind from the sanding of drywall and wood frameworks. This drywall dust and wood remnants are much more abrasive than everyday household dust.
Therefore cleaning new construction windows requires window washers to use the right tools and follow correct protocol as the construction dust can easily scratch glass. If construction dust is rubbed into glass with the wrong cloth, your new windows can have nicked or scratched glass.
According to the CDC, falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities . Safety and fall protection is our top priority. RayAccess front line workers are certified to use the full spectrum of access equipment such as telescopic water fed poles, ladders, man lifts, suspenders scaffolding, swing stages, and industrial rope access.
Garnering the highest safety ratings, our staff is trained and certified in industrial rope access. Rope access is employed all across the world with over 15 million hours of recorded labor. For the oil exploration industry, rope access is the preferred method for inspection, maintenance, and repair. RayAccess is certified at the highest level of level 3 rope access accreditation.
Workers Comp & Liability Insurance:
Beware of hiring an amateur window cleaning service as you could be at risk of damages or lawsuits. As a fully insured and bonded company, RayAccess carries comprehensive insurance meeting the compliance requirements of our clientele. Our clients are not liable for any property damage or personal injury lawsuit.
Cleaning Windows After Construction The Professional Way:
Besides having the right window washing supplies and access equipment to safely work at height, a professional window washer completes a multi step process to ensure all post construction windows are dust free and sparkling clean.
- Vacuum construction dust from window tracks
- Protect floor and surrounding surfaces from dirty water runoff and drips
- Pre-wash windows to remove dust and particles that can scratch the glass
- Remove paint or adhesive material with glass cleaner, superfine steel wool, and glass scraper (very carefully)
- Apply glass cleaner
- Wash glass with scrubber
- If leftover debris remains, then repeat steps 4 through 7
- Detail edges and corners with dry lint-free cloth
Post Construction Window Cleaning Cost:
The first window cleaning service of a building or house after it’s built is more expensive than routine service. This first window cleaning service commonly referred to as “post-construction” requires a more careful and arduous approach.
Hand cleaning is more effective than cleaning with an extension pole. Post-construction window cleaning also requires additional steps to remove construction dust, paint splatter, and tape.
If you need an estimate for post-construction window cleaning call RayAccess. Our customer service team will schedule a complimentary job walk with our estimator or request architectural drawings of your property.
Hard Water Stain Removal: Sometimes stubborn water stains appear on glass, granite, stainless steel, aluminium, or marble surfaces. These are caused by inorganic compounds dissolved in water. RayAccess has various techniques to remove hard water stains and protect them from happening.
Benefits Of Hiring RayAccess:
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: If there are any issues found with our work, we will return to fix them at no cost to you. We have a customer satisfaction and workmanship guarantee.
NO RISK TO YOU: We are a licensed & fully insured company with workers compensation, general liability, excess liability, and auto coverage. You the property owner or general contractor is not liable when you hire RayAccess.
FAST ESTIMATE & SERVICE: We understand that the new occupants are eager to move in so we move fast. RayAccess makes post construction window cleaning easy by providing free online estimates and easy scheduling. Call us six days a week, our team will respond to your inquiry.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Typically, post-construction window cleaning includes removal of stickers, misplaced adhesives, plaster, stucco, tape, paint and other construction materials as well as dirt and dust from window/door glass and frames. Additionally, deep tracks cleaning can be included per Client’s request. Permanent labels (UL, WH, etc.) will not be removed.
Indeed, improper cleaning techniques and use of worn razor blade scrapers can scratch glass. In our company, every worker is highly skilled and trained in scratch-free construction window cleaning. We use special cleaning solutions to soften adhesives so they can be removed easier, as well as super fine steel wool to minimize use of scraper. When the scraper is used we ensure to use sharp blades, and replace them timely. Scrapping must be done in one direction in a continuous motion.
Unfortunately, windows get scratched during the transportation and construction process. Our technicians detect these scratches before cleaning, promptly take photos, and let our clients know of the pre-existing damage.
The rule of thumb is windows should be cleaned at the very end of a construction project, after all the painting and finish work (including landscaping) is done. However, there are a few exceptions:
- Windows are extremely dirty that cleaning them would potentially create a mess, for example – drips on the finished walls/decor. In this case, it might be better to do the main construction clean up before final finish work, and do regular window cleaning to wash off any remaining dust.
- Landscaping might be in the way of putting ladders/equipment to access exterior windows. Again, main clean-up should be done before finalizing the landscaping, followed by regular window washing if it’s needed.
- There are suspected scratches on the windows caused by transportation, storing, installation or construction work. The earlier such damages are discovered the easier it’d be to replace the windows using a warranty. If damages are detected, post construction window cleaning is halted.
No. Construction window washing requires detailed hand cleaning with special products and tools. While water-fed poles is a cost-effective solution for regular and routine window washing for many high windows, they are absolutely ineffective for post-construction projects. RayAccess has special expertise in using lifts, scaffolding and Industrial Rope Access which allow us to safely access and clean hard-to-reach windows from construction debris at any height.
- Centers for Disease Control and Preventions. (2018).Prevent falls in construction.
What People Are Saying
On behalf of 1033 Ocean Ave HOA, I would like to thank RayAccess for a great job in cleaning and restoring the exterior of our building. Utilizing your rope access system saved our Association much in costs and we are glad to have avoided the need to erect scaffolding to perform the work. Sergey and his crew were very professional and communicated well during the project.
"Great job in washing our building! Very professional team."
"Thanks so much for the great work! The windows look perfect"
"Great job at a great price! Had them come in to clean our building and were able to reach the high windows with no problem! Called for a free estimate, they came that same day and then came to clean to the next day! Friendly staff as well!"
Thank you so much for cleaning windows at our building. The tenants are so happy! They can finally see what's outside their windows!
I'm really happy with work RayAccess did for us on painting the exterior of Loews atrium. At first, I though it would be a nightmare project because of old paint condition and difficult access to some areas. But it turned out to be a very professional and smooth job! Thank you.
RayAccess painted our outdoor movie screen on a high-rise building in Downtown LA. With their Rope Access method, they saved us thousands of dollars in bringing a huge lift and blocking almost entire street. The job was done perfectly! Thank you so much!