End Of Lease Cleaning Guide

The Importance of Comprehensive End of Lease Cleaning

Cleaning Guide

If you are moving from a leased property, good preparation is critical. Prepare in advance to save headaches later. We hope you enjoy this end of lease cleaning guide.

Cleaning Out

One of the difficulties some people have is understanding the extent of cleaning the property needs. A thorough cleaning of the unit is important to ensure all of your security deposit gets refunded.

Deep clean will help you get your deposit refunded.

Landlords can charge up to the full amount of the security deposit for cleaning if the property is in poor condition when they take it back.

That is why making sure it is completely cleared out and cleaned is essential. Unlike the primary cleaning done to maintain a leased property, the end of lease cleaning is significantly more extensive.

Landlords expect their property to be left in the same condition as when it was leased. To ensure comprehensive cleaning is done, attention to detail is critical.

Deep Cleaning Projects

One of the main differences in this type of deep cleaning project is that it is primarily done after a lease has ended. This includes cleaning certain areas in the property that often only get basic maintenance cleaning.

This is most often the case with stove and oven cleaning as well as cleaning certain bathroom areas. Hidden spaces are more inclined to see a build-up of dirt, mildew, and soap that often go undetected until after the property is cleared out.

  • Stove and Oven and Exhaust Hood

This is an area that often needs a closer look and a deeper cleaning. This should include cleaning the inside of the oven, the racks, the stovetop, the burner drip pans, under the drip pans, and the bottom drawer area.

The exhaust hood should also be cleaned thoroughly. The stove hood often has a build-up of grease, oil, and sauces near the vent and light area, which can be overlooked.

Cleaning external areas of the top of the exhaust fan as well as underneath is recommended, including the light.

  • Bathtubs and Showers

The bathtub and shower areas are notorious for having a build-up of soap scum and mold. Spaces in between tile and in the caulking of a tub and shower base should be a big concern spot to pay attention to.

Using tile and tub cleaners with a bleach derivative can be the most effective for these areas. Special attention should also be given to potential soap scum build-up that has likely occurred in the bathtub soap holders.

Thorough Cleaning

Here is a basic guide for the areas that need cleaning and how to get them back into a pre-occupancy state.

  • Sinks and Countertops

Use bleach or gumption on sinks and counters.

  • Cupboards and Drawers

Thorough cleaning should include all areas under cupboards and cabinets, including stain removal. All cupboards and drawers in the kitchen and bathroom should all be cleaned out and wiped down.

  • Appliances

Clean all appliances thoroughly. This includes ensuring there are no leftover food or dishes. Each appliance should be wiped down and left sanitized.

  • Dishwasher

Clean the filter. Run the cycle without any dishes. This should clear out any remaining deposits in the system.

  • Refrigerator

Clean the interior thoroughly and remove all food particles.

  • Microwave

Remove food stains and clean interior thoroughly.

Move Out Carpet Cleaning

Clearing Out and Washing Down

  • Rooms

Walls cleaned, floor mopped. Vacuum and steam clean carpets.

Leaving stains and spots on flooring materials will cause a reduction in the deposit refund.

  • Walls

Repair any damages. Any holes that are larger than a picture nail hole should be repaired. Paint if necessary.

Remove all cobwebs from walls.

Whilst you’re in the bathroom, finish up the toilet cleaning with a disinfection product. This should include cleaning the outside seat, cover, and basin.

  • Closets

It is important not to leave personal items in closets.

The property owner can charge for the disposal of all personal items left at the property.

Wipe shelves and vacuum floors.

  • Lighting

Clean and dust all lights. Replace light bulbs if broken.

  • Outside Cleaning

If the property is a house, all personal items should be removed from the yard. And all trash bins and recycle bins should be emptied and placed in their proper storage area.

If the trash removal has not yet occurred, containers should be left at the street in their regular spot for trash pick up.

We hope you enjoyed this article by the team at Smart Bond Cleaning. If you would like to see more please let us know by visiting www.smartbondcleaningbrisbane.com.au  and submitting your requests. Feel free to writer your comments below.