13 Sep End Of Tenancy Cleaning – Eco Cleaners Dublin
Your tenancy has come to an end and the property which you have called home for the past few months or years needs to be handed over to your landlord in spick and span condition. Your rental deposit may depend upon it. Will you brave the end of tenancy cleaning yourself or will you seek out a professional cleaning company who can provide exceptional end of tenancy cleaning services? If you decide on the former this article will walk you through all you need to ensure your end of tenancy cleaning project is a resounding success. We will also talk you through hiring an end of tenancy cleaning company should you feel that end of tenancy cleaning might be a job which is best left to the professionals.
End of tenancy cleaning – end of tenancy cleaning is basically a deep, intensive clean of a house or apartment when a tenancy has come to an end. You may be incredibly clean and tidy and your property could be in excellent condition and in need of only a light, refreshing clean. You could however have completely neglected your cleaning duties over the past few months and your property could very well be in a very dirty condition. If a light end of tenancy cleaning is all you need best to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself as you will not need professional strength chemicals or a lot of manual labour. A landlord will expect a clean property not completely immaculate allowing for normal wear and tear. Imagine how you would like a potential rental property to look when you are going to view it and then aim to leave the property as close to as clean as you have imagined. The oven should be clean, fridge should be clean, interior and exterior of presses, all kitchen appliances, bathrooms and bedroom/s should contain no trace of you, windows should be clean and smudge free, property should be dust free, freshly hoovered and floors washed. This will guarantee a happy landlord on inspection and handover.
To prepare for your light end of tenancy cleaning and refreshing you will need the following:-
Gloves, to protect your hands.
Microfibre cloths for dusting & surface cleaning.
Furniture polish for dusting.
Glass & mirror cleaner for removing dirt and smudges.
A multi-purpose cleaner for all kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
An oven cleaning product.
Start by pre-spraying the oven and any surfaces which are grimy, giving products time to work will make removal of dirt, grease and grime a lot easier. For more efficient cleaning make a plan, do one job at a time instead of one room and your light end of tenancy cleaning should be done quickly and easily. Dust and polish all surfaces including furniture, pictures, blinds (if venetian), stairs & banisters, window ledges and sills, skirting boards etc. Clean your windows and mirrors. Rinse, wash and wipe any surfaces which have been pre-sprayed (oven, presses, doors, walls (if paint washable), bathroom/shower utensils). Finally hoover and wash floors and your property will be ready for handover.
If your property is extremely dirty and there is quite a build up of dirt, dust and grime cleaning will take longer and stronger chemicals will be required. Strong chemicals are best left in the hands of professionals so it might be a good idea at this stage to look up some professional end of tenancy cleaning companies. You can easily find a reputable end of tenancy cleaning company via Google or other online search engines. Otherwise seek referrals from friends or family who may have previously used similar professional end of tenancy cleaning services. An end of tenancy cleaning company will specialise in this type of work and will have encountered properties in all types of condition. An end of tenancy cleaning company will have highly experienced staff who are trained to handle and use strong chemicals and know which chemicals to use where to achieve the best possible results. An end of tenancy cleaning company will have all the necessary tools and equipment to get a dirty property into presentable condition.
If you find an end of tenancy cleaning company on the internet they may have a book online system or you may need to call to make an appointment. Some end of tenancy cleaning companies will have standard prices quoted on their website, others may need to be contacted for a quotation and may need to see the property before they will give you a quotation. Quotations are usually provided free of charge and without obligation. Generally, if standard prices are provided on a website they will apply to properties which are in an ok condition, if your property is extremely dirty you should speak to someone for a price and be honest about the condition of the property. Not only will it allow the end of tenancy cleaning company to give you a reasonable price to reflect the amount of extra work they will need to do, it will ensure that they have the right amount of staff and the proper chemicals needed to tackle a really dirty end of tenancy cleaning job. Bear in mind that some professional end of tenancy cleaning companies will include oven cleaning as standard but some wont so be sure to check with the cleaning company exactly what is included and what services you need to book as additional services, there is no point making assumptions and booking a clean only to find out that the oven and windows are not included! End of tenancy cleaning companies can usually provide additional services such as exterior window cleaning, carpet cleaning, sofa cleaning, mattress cleaning, curtain cleaning and floor cleaning. If you require any of these additional services you should mention it at the time of booking.
Questions to ask an end of tenancy cleaning company when booking a professional end of tenancy cleaning;-
Be honest about the condition of the property, ask if they need photos or if they need to view the property before giving a price.
Ask what is included in the price, is oven cleaning extra?
Do you need additional services such as carpet cleaning, ask if these can be provided and if they have any package deals.
How long, approximately, will the cleaning take? (most cleans take 5-6 hours, depending on the condition of the property, you should leave the property while the end of tenancy cleaning is being done).
Do you need to pay a deposit or pre-pay? (some companies seek deposits or complete prepayments when booking their end of tenancy cleaning services, others will accept cash payment on completion of the work).
Any special requests should be made at the time of booking.
A professional end of tenancy cleaning will be a full and intense clean of your property. You should expect your property to be in a clean, dirt and dust free condition. You should not expect miracles however, a badly neglected property will not look like new after a deep clean. End of tenancy cleaning is just that “cleaning”, a professional end of tenancy cleaning company will not repair broken items or apply fresh coats of paint, it will remove dirt and grime and leave your property in a clean and much more presentable condition.