End Of Lease Cleaning – Can I Do It Myself?

The end of your house’s lease agreement is approaching. After years of having lived there, you’re finally moving out. Before handing over the keys and taking the deposit money back, however, there is one last thing left to do. The end of lease house cleaning

A mandatory deep cleaning session that is done before the tenant officially hands the house keys back. After all, the house should be spotless and fresh so that the owner can bring in new tenants. 

Hiring someone to clean your house may not be the first thing on your mind. You might think of doing it by yourself. But wait. Think about it. The entire cleaning process will need you to spend hours seeing what needs to be cleaned, getting the right equipment for it (which you’d rather not spend on), and actually getting into the cleaning. All those hours that you can spend on other things. Professionals already know what to cover during the cleaning, the right equipment to use, and can also suggest additional services that you may need.

It’ll be a hassle-free experience if you hire the right people! 

An end of lease cleaning usually covers all elements of the house like kitchen, bathroom, balcony, etc. Different companies may have packages that include different services. Cleaning the oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, steaming the carpet, etc. are charged extra, so make sure it’s included in the package. If you have a pet, then it’s important that you also get a flea treatment so that no traces of the animal are left behind.

You can also opt for pest control to remove unwanted infestations.

The cost of such cleaning services can be anywhere between $300-$500 or more, depending on the size of the house, the number of people needed to clean it, the area you stay in, etc. Some of the upscale areas in Melbourne may have companies that charge more, while you could be charged the same amount for a bigger house in a less expensive area! Do enough research so that you can find a company that’s both affordable and reliable. 

If you have not already moved to another place, you might have to vacate the house for the duration of the cleaning. It can take anywhere around 5 – 8 hours depending on the size of the house. If there are extra services that need to be completed, it may take more time. The details of your service should be clear to you, so discuss everything with the company beforehand. 

Conclusion

There are expert cleaning services specifically tailored for your purposes just a google search away. They will help bring the house as close to its original state as possible. Rest assured, your landlord will not hesitate to give you your deposit back!

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