Moving out of the current property to a new one is both challenging and emotional. The excitement of new beginnings can be impressive, but the amount of work you have to do to clean the current tenancy can profoundly affect it. If you don't plan to hire professionals for a move-out cleaning, you should at least be prepared for the amount of work ahead. Many disputes occur for insufficient cleaning, and you may not get the full deposit back for that. If your mind is set on doing the move-out cleaning yourself, the following information will be helpful.
Do you think you're ready for the end of tenancy cleaning?
Whether you plan to do the move-out cleaning on your own or hire professionals, you need to know what is move-out cleaning. At Sil All Services Northampton, we are honest and can provide you with all answers on move-out cleaning and other forms of deep-cleaning services. On a side note, deep cleaning can take many forms: end of tenancy cleaning, one-off cleans, after builders cleaning, after party cleaning, deep office cleaning, etc. We can cover them all because we have the skills, knowledge, products and equipment. Plus, our work is of excellent quality and our rates are competitive.
Remember the inventory list that the landlord had given you when you moved in? Use it and examine it to see if you have all the necessary tools for cleaning. You should also ask your landlord to offer you their final inspection checklist. Use the documents to make sure that you will achieve the criteria and get the full deposit back. Before proceeding with the cleaning, pay attention to the following aspects:
- Ensure to replace any damaged items and repair all damage that happened during the lease
- If you're not hiring the professionals for the cleaning, take several days off to do the cleaning. Move-out cleaning requires a lot of time, attention to the most minute detail, and effort. If you also have to wash the carpets and upholstery, they will need a few days to dry.
- Gather the cleaning products and equipment you need for the cleaning. The last thing you want is to damage the upholstery/carpets/furniture with inappropriate cleaning products or equipment.
- Many people lack the skills and products to clean particular types of carpets or pieces of furniture. We strongly advise you not to attempt cleaning on your own, if so. At Sil All Services, we are experts in deep cleaning and can help you clean upholstery, carpets, furniture, etc., without altering their material, structure, colours, or design.
Should you hire the professionals or clean on your own?
We know that it's not easy to decide whether to hire professionals or do on your own the end tenancy cleaning. The team at Sil All Services provides excellent cleaning services at affordable rates, and we ensure a total deposit return. At the same time, we understand why people are hesitant about hiring professionals for such services. We strongly recommend you make an informed decision and gather all the information you need before deciding.
Move-out cleaning is a lot of work. But how much work exactly?
Don't rush into deciding on cleaning on your own. You should think about your cleaning skills, the number of rooms you have to clean, and the amount of time you have for thorough cleaning. When in doubt, it's best to stay on the safe side and hire professionals for move-out cleaning services. Sil All Services makes for the most reliable company in Northampton as we offer excellent cleaning results at competitive rates. Save yourself the effort of cleaning on your own and the stress of not getting the full deposit back, and hire the most dependable cleaners in the Northampton area, which is us.
Seven rules to follow
Being meticulous in cleaning is crucial for best results. Without going into details, here are some rules to keep in mind if you do the cleaning on your own:
- Start early
- Use the inventory
- Get the proper tools and products
- Plan the cleaning
- Pay attention to the most minute detail
- Clean outside the house, if applicable
- Run a final check
What do landlords and letting agents look for with cleaning?
Even if people still have personal approaches to cleaning, it's only fair to say that most landlords and letting agents are highly discerning. The only way not to leave room for personal takes on cleaning is to use the inventory list provided at the beginning of the tenancy. Nevertheless, the landlord/letting agent should only expect the tenant to clean the property to the standard it was at the move-in, with much consideration to regular wear and tear during the lease.
Whether you choose to do the cleaning on your own or hire professionals for cleaning services, always have the inventory with you to check out how every item on the property looked like when you first moved in. While you go through every room for cleaning, you can compare your work with the inventory and focus your efforts accordingly. For example, it doesn't make sense to struggle to fix a scuff on the wall if it was present when you moved in. Instead, you should concentrate on scrubbing the mould from the tiles in the kitchen or bathroom.
We recommend you stay safe while cleaning
One reason why professionals like Sil All Services obtain the best cleaning results is that we use commercial-grade cleaning products. Keep in mind that cleaning products can be harmful if not used correctly. Our cleaners are knowledgeable and skilled in using the best cleaning solutions and stay safe at the same time.
At Sil All Services, we strongly recommend you read the labels' instructions and take all measures to stay safe. Ensure that none of the products you use affect children's health and well-being, people with allergies, and pets.
Call Sil All Services
We are flexible and work seven days a week and on bank holidays. Call us for last-minute cleaning in Northampton. We can also give you details and a free quote over the phone.