Cleaning GuidesHELP! How Much It Costs to Clean Your Home
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When the time comes for you to move out of your rented home, the big question becomes “Will I get my security deposit back?” In order to ensure your deposit comes back to you and you part ways with your landlord on good terms, you have to leave the place as clean as it was on the first day of your tenancy. For this, you need to book an end of tenancy cleaning service.
However, in our line of practice, we’ve noticed that a lot of tenants consider booking a standard domestic cleaning service at the end of their tenancy, thinking it would be just as effective. And more affordable. This, however, couldn’t be any further from the truth.
In this post, we will explain the true meaning of domestic cleaning and end of tenancy cleaning and outline the differences between the two, so you pick the right one depending on your situation. Let’s begin.
Domestic cleaning is actually a standard cleaning around the house, which includes dusting, hoovering, making beds, doing laundry and ironing. A domestic cleaner normally work on an hourly basis and will try to prioritise certain tasks based on the number of hours that you’ve booked. Domestic cleaning can be performed on a regular basis, depending on the needs of the homeowner.
There are two types of domestic cleaning you can choose from:
Both types of domestic cleaning services provide great help to homeowners who don’t have the time to clean and maintain their homes by themselves. However, neither of these services provides the deep clean your landlord requires of you before you move out.
End of tenancy cleaning is performed by a team of specialised cleaners who follow an extensive end-of-tenancy cleaning checklist. It’s a professional service used by tenants, landlords and agencies to ensure the property is in the best condition possible. Ideally, that would be the same condition as when the tenant moved in.
When you book an end of tenancy cleaning service, you will get a team of 2-3 fully equipped cleaners arriving at your property. Unlike domestic cleaners, the move-out cleaning team is not limited by time. Meaning they will follow a checklist and will complete every task, regardless of how much time that takes. Additionally, the end of tenancy cleaners will provide all the cleaning materials necessary to complete the job.
Therefore, this service guarantees that you will receive your security deposit back. There was probably an end of tenancy cleaning performed in the property before you moved in, either paid for by the landlord or the previous tenants.
Fantastic Services is here for you!
Now that we’ve roughly explained the nature of the different types of cleaning services, here is a list of 5 things you won’t get from a domestic cleaner. They are, however, part of an end of tenancy cleaning, as landlords expect them to be done in order to return a deposit.
If the time has come for you to leave the rented place for another, move into your own home or just deal with the yearly spring cleaning, don’t hesitate to hire the Fantastic professional cleaners.
They are experienced and reliable specialists in their field, who will give their best to satisfy your expectations or those of your landlord, if necessary. The Fantastic Services team is always ready to aid you, regardless of the cleaning task you have to conquer!
Do you know someone who has hired a standard domestic cleaner instead of an end of tenancy cleaner to save money? How did that go for them? Tell us in the comments!
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