5 Things to Clean Before Moving Out of Rental Property
If you want to get your deposit back from your landlord you must leave the rental property in impeccable condition. You will need to deep clean the place and even – to make a few small renovations. Here is a list of the5 things you don’t want to miss, when doing your end of tenancy cleaning.
Even if you cleaned the whole place thoroughly, if you leave the windows in your rental home unattended this might make it look like you did a shabby job. Dirty windows leave the impression that the place has been neglected and may make your landlord play for a window cleaning service.
You will have to pay extra attention to this area if you want to get your deposit money without cuts. Bathrooms and toilets are problematic areas – there is a lot of moist, shampoo, soap and toothpaste splashes, hard water deposits and so on. After you collect and pack your stuff from bathroom and toilet inspect carefully every corner and give the whole area a good scrubbing. You need to literally leave the bathroom area sparkly clean.
No need to say, but it is not a good idea to leave oven covered in grease stains and splashes when handing over a rental property. The cleanliness of the whole kitchen is of great importance, but you need to clean particularly well all the appliances in the area – fridge, oven, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher, even the toaster – if it is part of the original furnishing of the place.
Carpets and Rugs
Carpets and rugs accumulate a lot of dust and dirt and sometimes look scruffy even after a thorough vacuuming. This is why it is a good idea to deep clean all textile flooring in your rental home. If there are some old stains on the rugs or the upholstery, better hire professional rug cleaning company. There’s a risk to smudge and spread the stain, and make it even worse.
Dust and Cobwebs
Clean the dust from all the surfaces the day before inviting you landlord to check the condition of the property. Inspect all the corners and ceilings for cobwebs. Don’t forget to clean and wipe dust from ceiling fans and chandeliers around the house.