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What to Expect from an End of Tenancy Cleaning Service
When it comes to handing over a rental property, you'll find that you are usually required to have it professionally cleaned by an end of tenancy cleaning service, but what exactly should you expect for your money.
Well, a good end of tenancy cleaner will clean your property from top to bottom, and make sure that it is deep cleaned, which is a big difference between a regular domestic clean.
They should focus heavily on making sure the kitchen is taken care of, with a clean of the oven and hob area, as well as tiles, ceiling and floors. This should remove all cooking oils and fats.
In the bathroom, your end of tenancy cleaning team should then focus on making sure all mould, mildew and limescale is removed, which will usually build up over time.
Last but not least, your team of cleaners will want to carry out standard tenancy cleaning in the living areas and bedrooms, to ensure that flooring, skirting boards etc are taken care of and that the property looks in great condition when the time comes to hand over the keys.
So if you're looking for a great end of tenancy cleaner, make sure that they are following the above steps to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money!
Cleaning the kitchen is never a fun job but cleaning the oven is even worse. For most of us the reason is that we simply don’t know where to start. But like most arduous the best thing to do is to break it down into manageable sections and use the right method for each of these sections.
Let’s get started on the toughest part as you will need this to sit for a while so you can carry on with the other parts while you wait. There are many good over cleaners that you can pick up in your local grocery store or online that are designed to break down the grease and make it easier to clean.
Follow these simple steps to restore the inside of your oven to it’s shiny best.
For the outside of the doors a non-abrasive standard kitchen cleaner and degreaser is best to ensure you preserve the look of the oven. Use a glass cleaner spray to finish off the outside glass panel and give it a great streak free shine.
Most ovens have two layers of glass, the internal panel can normally be removed fairly easily, follow the manufacturers guidelines if needed. This is the part that would have all the splashing of grease and oil on it so needs the most work. This can either be placed in a dishwasher if it fits or left to soak in a sink or even bathtub if you have to. For real stubborn grease and stains you can use the oven cleaner again as the abrasiveness should not affect the glass, just avoid getting it on any rubber trim. Again finish it off with a glass cleaner for a great finish.
A gas hob is harder to clean as there are more parts and nooks and crannies for grease to settle on, but don’t let that put you off, once you have removed the burner grate and the plates you are left with a surface that is easier to wipe down. This is often stainless steel so although you may be tempted to use you’re the oven cleaner you have bought for the inside of the oven, this can often be too abrasive for stainless steel and can scratch and damage it so be sure to check the instructions carefully before hand. I would suggest just spraying a standard non-abrasive kitchen surface cleaner and degreaser let it sit for a few min to work and then wipe it clean with a little elbow grease.
The burner grates and the plates can be placed in a sink full of warm soapy water to soak and make them easier to wipe down before being replaced on the hob in a much cleaner condition.
I hope this break down of cleaning your oven has made the job seem more doable and if it hasn’t convinced you then you could always call in the professional cleaners who can come round and give your oven a deep clean as well as the rest of your kitchen to leave the whole room sparkling.
How to Find a Great Carpet Cleaning Service
One of the best things you can do as a homeowner in our opinion is to make sure you take advantage of a great carpet cleaning service as least once a year.
Why you may ask?
Well it's simple. Over time, the fibres of your carpet will build up with moisture, grit, dirt and all sorts of nasty bacteria. This is perfectly natural in any household, particularly during the harsh Winter months when you members of your home are consistently walking in dirt and mud.
The problem that most people fall for, is that they think that simply vacuum cleaning their carpet will suffice and remove these unwanted items from their carpets, but sadly this is not the case.
The good news is that making use of a high quality carpet cleaning service and even a high quality cleaning service, will allow you to utilize their high power machinery, which will blast away any bacteria and dirt effortlessly. While some may try to save money cleaning their carpets themselves, in our opinion you are paying for the ability have their high tech machinery operate on your carpets.
So How Do You Find a High Quality Carpet Cleaner?
So how do you got about finding a solid carpet cleaner, that won't break the bank?
In our experience where we were recently looking for carpet cleaning in Bicester, and carpet cleaning in Banbury, it's important not to get too hung up on the pricing.
While you may not want to overpay for your carpet clean, make sure you don't go for the cheapest clean either. As always, you often get what you pay for, and going too cheap may mean that you get a sub part job that requires you to use another cleaning service after.
The best way to find a great carpet cleaner is by word of mouth from friends and family you trust. Ask around and find out if anyone you know has recently used a good service that they can recommend to you.
If no one you know has recently used a carpet cleaner then your next best option will be doing a local Google search in your area. Start by looking for customer feedback on their website and ensure that they have happy customers.
Next, give them a call and pay careful attention to how they take your call. First of all, do they even take you call? If not do they get back to you quicky?
Are they friendly when they take your call? Do they sound like they want your business, or do they make you feel like they are not interested in serving you?
These are all important factors in finding a high quality carpet cleaning service. If their reviews are positive, and they handle themselves well over the phone, then you can almost be sure that they will carry out their cleaning work to a high standard.
Once They Arrive...
So once you've selected a service to work with, the next step is to be clear about your expectations with them before they start the work. Identify any stains and marks on the carpet and discuss these with them to ensure that they can get these removed for you.
Bonus Tip: Make them a cup of coffee or tea with a few biscuits and you can be sure that they will do an extra good job for you. It takes little to no effort to do this, but in a world where almost no one treats service workers like this, you will stand out as one of their best customers and they will no doubt go the extra mile for you.
Finding a great cleaning service doesn't have to be daunting. By doing your due dilligence and making sure you carry out all your checks, you will be well on your way to finding a great service and by doing so, getting your carpets looking great again.
From there you will hopefully build a great relationship with them and they will clean your carpets every 12 months as advised..