When vacating your rented premises, you’re required to return the property in “broom-clean” condition. At the beginning of your lease, the landlord charged you a fixed amount of bond money. To get 100% of it back, you need to clean the house as per the real estate standards, or as per the landlord’s checklist. This is called end of lease cleaning or vacate cleaning.
What is the difference between lease cleaning and regular cleaning?
Regular cleaning is what most people do on a daily or weekly basis to maintain a good level of hygiene around the house. End of lease cleaning, on the other hand, covers areas that aren’t traditionally cleaned regularly. You’ll finally have to face the monstrous dust clouds and any cobwebs, thoroughly clean each room, wash all the blinds, remove scale from the bathroom and kitchen tiles, make sure all the windows and doors sparkle, etc. The list is long and specific. The bottom line is that you’re expected to restore the premises to the condition it was when you moved in. This is often a tall order for most tenants but if you intend to get your deposit money back, the cleaning has to get done.
Planning is critical. Waiting until the last minute to clean the premises is a recipe for disaster. A month before you vacate, you should go through the lease agreement to establish exactly what’s expected of you regarding end of lease cleaning. Different landlords have different expectations and this is normally stated in the lease agreement. Once you know what’s expected, you can begin by thoroughly cleaning the house room by room so that when you’re almost ready to move out, you’re left with very little to clean. Planning ahead also gives you ample time to consult with cleaning professionals.
Why hire a professional cleaning company?
With hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, end of lease cleaning can be stressful. Moving out involves packing all your belongings, and this in itself is usually all-consuming. Coupled with the stress and the time it will take to clean properly, it makes more sense to hire cleaning professionals who will automatically lift a huge chunk of weight off your shoulders. For an end of tenancy cleaning, you need more than just cleaning supplies – you may need modern machinery like polishers and burnishes, floor sanders, carpet cleaners, scrubbers and so on. Professional cleaners use high-quality products and have advanced equipment that you probably don’t have access to.
With their experience, latest methods and modern cleaning tools and machines, professional cleaning contractors have the technical knowledge about how to clean different items and areas properly. With flawless cleaning, you’re more likely to get your full deposit back than you would if you did the cleaning yourself.
If your lease has come to an end, you don’t have to be caught up by the daunting work and added stress of end of lease cleaning. Leave the task to a professional cleaning company. This will leave you ample time to take care of the other urgent matters that demand your attention.