4 Things You Should Never Skip During an End of Lease Cleaning
When moving out of a rental property, a bond or end of lease cleaning is one of the most important tasks to be done – that is, if you want to have your bond returned to you! If you hire bond cleaners, they will come in and thoroughly clean your entire home, however, there are some areas that your landlord may consider more important than others. Below is a list of four things you should never skip during a bond cleaning.
Cleaning the Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s also a major selling point for property managers, which means the kitchen should be spotless before you vacate your rental property. While a professional bond cleaner will make sure that the kitchen is cleaned thoroughly, you should have an idea of what’s required, as well:
- The oven and stovetop
- Floor and countertop
- Exhaust fan and range hood
- Microwave (if applicable)
- The grout between tile
Washing the Windows
Nothing shows attention to detail, cleanliness and dedication to the cleaning process better than clean windows, and landlords or property managers always check the windows of outgoing tenants. Therefore, window cleaning or washing is a major component of bond cleaning. The window panes, framing and any window coverings should be thoroughly cleaned to the property manager’s satisfaction. Ensure the blinds and/or shutters are handwashed and the drapery is dusted or washed before you leave.
Steam Cleaning the Carpet
For vacating tenants, it’s important to clean all flooring, but especially carpeting. Carpet can be a breeding ground for bacteria, mold and other health hazards. Plus, dirty carpeting is just unsightly. This is one cleaning job that should always be left to the professionals. Shampoos can spread dirt and germs around, which could leave the carpet unsanitary and stained. Many bond cleaners, however, steam clean and sanitise carpeting to ensure it’s properly and thoroughly cleaned.
Making the Bathroom Sparkling Clean
The bathroom is another area of your rental property that must be pristine and sanitary before you move out. This includes:
- Thoroughly cleaning and removing stains from the bathtub, shower stall, toilet and sink
- Removing mildew and limescale from the shower stall, sink, etc. and scrubbing the tile and grout
- Cleaning the mirrors
- Removing all items from the vanity and cupboards
And this is just the beginning! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work required for a proper end of lease cleaning, now’s the time to contact a team of trusted cleaners. How much does end of lease cleaning cost? Call us today for a free quote.
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