An end of lease clean up means that you are about to get your leased property cleaned from top to bottom from the interior to the exterior including stove, oven, toilet and sink tops. It’s the process of essentially completely removing all traces that you ever lived there. This way, the landlord can then offer the property for rent to a new family and they won’t need to clean up the mess. It also means that you don’t have to keep living there and pay for the maintenance costs. In order to get an end of lease clean up service, you will need to find the right company to do the work.
The first thing that you should do when you start looking for cleaning companies is to make sure that they have the equipment needed. They will need to have the following tools: a power washer, a power blower, a vacuum cleaner and a squeegee. You will also need to provide them with the proper safety gear such as protective gloves, goggles and long pants. A company that doesn’t require proper equipment and protective gear could mean that they aren’t professional enough to do the cleaning.
You also need to check on the reputation of the company and how long they have been doing this type of cleaning. It will also help to determine if they will have any references to offer and if they will even accept cash payments.
Make sure that you call the cleaning company well in advance. If you wait until the last minute, you may not be notified about it at all. When you call the company, ask if they have received the contract and if they received a price quotation. Find out what their cleaning method is going to be and if you will have any say in it.
Once you talk to the cleaning company, let them know that you will not renew the lease and ask them if you can transfer the deposit to a new company if they need to. Once you receive the price quotation, you can either move the deposit to another cleaning company or you can transfer the entire balance owed to the cleaning company. If you are going to do it yourself, make sure that you list down all of the materials that you need and estimate how long the job will take from beginning to end. including time you labor charges.
When you reach the home, make sure to bring along the list of supplies and estimate the amount of time that it will take from start to finish. You will need to make sure that they have everything they need to complete the cleaning. If you can, bring along a friend or two so that you can watch over them. They will probably need a hand during breaks and other times when the house is not being cleaned. Having someone there to watch over them, may help to keep them in good spirits while working.
Try to estimate how long the house needs to be cleaned in total and break it down by room. For instance, the kitchen should take the longest to complete, since the biggest part of the home will need to be cleaned there. The living room will take the shortest while the attic is the least time consuming.
It’s also important that you schedule a cleaning day at the end of the cleaning period to ensure that everything is totally clean. If the property has any appliances, they should be cleaned in the same area. You will also need to make sure that the furniture is completely dry before you decide on a date for the next cleaning.