What is end-of-lease cleaning?
End-of-lease cleaning or deposit cleaning is a specific type of service when a tenant leaves the rented premises and has the premises cleaned in order to secure their deposited deposit. This house cleaning is a bit different from your usual house cleaning services in that it is more thorough and a little pricey. End-of-lease cleaning may also involve the use of advanced cleaning techniques and equipment.
Commercial cleaning services in Australia is a $13 billion industry. There are more than 35,000 companies vying for the surging demand in the country. End of tenancy cleaning services are one of the most demanded of the lot due to the high rate of intra and interstate migration in Australia, especially in cities like Perth and Sydney.
11 tips to help you choose
To make it easier for you and help you get your security deposit back quickly, we at 365 Cleaners have put together a list of tips and suggestions when choosing a security cleaning company.
1. Word of mouth
Tangible services and products such as house cleaning and carpet cleaning are affected by the recommendations. Consult with family and friends about the company they hire or have hired to have their house cleaned, even if it wasn’t for end-of-tenancy purposes. The experience and the way of working can only be known by word of mouth. Ads may mislead you, but first-hand experience won’t. Hiring cleaners through a friend or relative can also help you get a good idea of the cost and can also help you get a discounted rate.
2. Do your research online
It’s important to do a little research online on your own. Discover the different companies offering end-of-lease cleaning services near you. Make sure they offer a wide range of services including carpet cleaning and bathroom cleaning. No business would post negative reviews on their own website, so it’s wise to jump to Google Reviews right away. Browse what people have to say about the business you are considering. Online reviews provide an honest window into the quality of service provided by any home or carpet cleaning company.
3. Services offered
We would like to dive a little deeper here. If you’re doing this for the first time, use the following as a checklist and find out if the company includes these services in their end-of-lease cleaning package:
- Deep carpet cleaning.
- Countertop cleaning, tile and grout cleaning.
- Deep sanitation.
- Exterior cleaning and yard cleaning.
- Stain removal (use of ecological cleaning agents that do not damage the surface).
- Deep suction.
- Cleaning and vacuuming curtains and upholstery.
- Indoor/outdoor pool cleaning.
Ask about the services provided by a cleaning company or ask them through their helplines. It is important to understand the scope of work before hiring or committing to a certain outfit.
4. Compare costs
It goes without saying, but we’ll put it here anyway – cost is an important factor, if not the most important. Get at least 5-10 different quotes from different cleaning companies and compare their prices and the services that come with them. The lowest is not always the best. It may include fewer services or the quality of service may suffer.
The average price given the current market scenario is around $190 for a one-bedroom apartment (including the cost of carpet steam cleaning). For a set of 2 bedrooms, expect a cost of $250 and for a set of three bedrooms, it can go up to $300.
5. Add to cost
It is important to note that the pricing of end-of-lease cleaning services is very dynamic and depends somewhat on real estate prices in the sector. The size of the building or apartment also matters, as mentioned in the previous point. The general condition of the land on which the building is built can also affect the price as it may or may not add to the work of the house cleaning company.
6. Choose experience overvaluation
That’s if the difference isn’t drastic. The experience is directly related to the quality of service you will receive. It goes beyond how the rented property is cleaned – the general behavior of the cleaning company and staff adds a lot of value. Experience also translates into better results at the end of the day. End-of-lease cleaning is a professional service and it is wise to delegate it to professionals.
7. What the maids promise
If end-of-lease cleaning companies provide you with a list of services, go through it properly. Also, there is an agreement or agreement between the realtor and the bond cleaning company that a free cleaning service can be used within 7 days of the original house being cleaned. It is good to be aware of these facts before hiring someone. Also, you can consult a real estate agent to help you find a good company to work with.
8. Small light fixtures included
Find out if the bond cleaning company also helps with small appliances and accessories such as cleaning a kitchen sink pipe. The main objective of the whole process is to return the rented premises to fantastic condition so that you can get your money back as soon as possible. Make sure the cleaners use cleaning agents that don’t leave annoying stains that will stand out to people inspecting the property (like ammonia stains from carpet cleaning).
9. Interview the bond cleaning company
It is absolutely necessary to know all the details before signing an agreement with the cleaning company. Talk to different options and ask a number of questions about anything that confuses you. It’s good to be aware of what you’re getting yourself into before paying the cleaners. House cleaning includes a wide range of services and you should be well informed about exactly what you need and what kind of payment plans the cleaning company offers.
10. Cleaning products
The bail cleaning company will use their own cleaning supplies and equipment and will include the cost in the final invoice. However, you can also opt to source these supplies yourself if you buy them cheaply. For example, cleaning a carpet can be done without steam treatment if it is not too dirty. A little research in this area can help you save a good deal of expense. Talk to our housekeepers and ask them about it too.
Finally, read the contract properly and understand what type of cancellation and termination policy the cleaning company adopts. Many companies charge cancellation fees if you choose to go this route. Therefore, it is crucial that you properly define your needs before engaging with anyone. End-of-lease cleaning services involve deep cleaning equipment and services and can be expensive for some. Additional cancellation fees are the last thing you want.
In a word
Hiring good link cleaning services requires some research and a little help from your family, friends, or real estate agent. Always be open to talk to people and understand where you might run into problems and where you might benefit. Searching for bail cleaning services in Australia would give you several options, but it’s up to you to find the best of them and do a good job of cleaning them thoroughly.
Jessica Skelton was born in 1992 in Melbourne.
Work as a digital marketing specialist at 365cleaners. I am interested in social media marketing, SEO and blogging.