Meta Description: Moving is stressful enough. Find out how hiring an end-of-lease cleaning company will to ensure you get your deposit back when you move out.
Moving house can be tough, especially when it comes down to the nitty gritty – literally. If you’re renting a property in South Africa, chances are you forked out anywhere between one and three months’ rent as a deposit against damages.
You may think that you’re leaving your rental in good condition, but remember that wine stain on the carpet that you covered up with a rug? Or the stain on the roof from when that Coke bottle exploded a couple of years ago?
Now that it’s time to pack up and go, how do you make sure that the cleanliness of your house lives up to your landlord’s standards? You can try doing it yourself in amongst packing and making preparations for your new home, or you can hire a professional end-of-lease cleaning company to do it for you and ensure that you get your deposit back.
This isn’t your regular cleaning job. Look at it this way: It’s the difference between washing your car in the back garden and having it professionally valeted.
Let’s take a closer look at what an end-of-lease cleaning contract involves:
Living Room: Clean all surfaces / vacuum and mop (if necessary), vacuum carpet edges, clean mirrors, clean and polish all surfaces, remove cobwebs, dust and wash window sills and window frames
Bedrooms: Clean all surfaces / vacuum and mop (if necessary), clean mirrors, remove cobwebs, dust and wash window sills and ledges, vacuum carpet edges, clean inside cupboards and wardrobes
Bathrooms: Clean all surfaces / scrub and disinfect bathroom floors, scrub and disinfect toilet, clean and sanitise bath and showers, shower doors and tiles, scrub bathroom sinks, wipe all counters, clean inside all cabinets and drawers, clean mirrors
Kitchen and Dining: Clean all surfaces / clean inside/outside all kitchen cupboards, clean inside/outside of oven, clean inside/outside microwave, wash inside/outside of dishwasher, clean inside/outside refrigerator, clean all counter tops, sweep and wash hard surface floors, damp-wipe window ledges
Hallway: Vacuum and mop (if necessary), vacuum carpet edges, clean mirrors, remove cobwebs
Specialised Services: Deep cleaning of bathrooms and kitchens, carpets & upholstery, curtains, mattresses and more.
The above could take you days to get done, not to mention the cost of buying or renting cleaning supplies and cleaning equipment to do a proper job. For this reason, hiring a professional end-of-lease cleaning company is almost always the most efficient and cost-effective option.