How to Clean an Apartment Before Moving Out

Moving out from an apartment is often related with serious cleaning. The security deposit, that tenants usually pay at the beginning of tenancy, may not be returned if the apartment requires repairs and cleaning when you move out. It is a practise, landlords to deduct the cleaning service cost from the security deposit if they have to clean the apartment. Here are a few tips that will help you to clean your rented apartment and get the whole amount of your security deposit at the end of tenancy.

  1. Transfer all your belonging into your new home before cleaning the apartment. This way the end of tenancy cleaning will be easier and faster.
  2. Clean the bathrooms first as they typically are the toughest to clean. Not well cleaned bathrooms are the most common reason for refusing a return of the security deposit. Apply a bathroom cleaner to the bathtub and the shower walls. Wait for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing the tub and the tile, and meanwhile, clean the mirrors, wipe the countertops and scrub the toilet bowl. Once you have cleaned all bathroom surfaces, mop the floor.
  3. Next on the list is the kitchen. Wipe down all kitchen closets outside and inside. This will also help to check whether you have left anything behind. Clean the outsides of the oven, dishwasher and microwave using a mild dish-washing detergent. For the range hood, stove and countertops, use a grease-cutting cleaner. Scrub the kitchen sink and don’t forget to wipe down the area under the sink. Finally, vacuum the kitchen floor to get rid of any loose particles and then mop the entire floor.
  4. Clean the refrigerator by taking everything out of it, including any removable shelves. Wipe down the shelves and the interior. Use a mild dish-washing detergent to wipe down the outer surface of the refrigerator.
  5. Make sure that all carpets are clean by vacuuming them thoroughly. If there are ugly stains, use a proper stain remover to get rid of them. If you cannot remove some stubborn stain, consider hiring professionals, such as carpet cleaning Soho. Your landlord may deduct your security deposit with much more than the cost of using professional cleaning services.
  6. Finish the cleaning by taking all the trash out of the apartment. You can hire rubbish removal Soho to dispose of items that are inappropriate for regular trash.

If you are too busy preparing yourself for the relocation, you can use end of tenancy cleaning Soho services to clean the entire apartment and ensure the return of your security deposit.

October 31, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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