What To Look For When Interviewing A Cleaning Company

There are a wide variety of reasons you might want to hire a professional cleaner. More people use a cleaning service than you might think.

To start with, you need to determine what cleaning services are right for you. Think about what you need. This will help you ask the right questions and find a company that is suitable for you.

If, for instance, you’re looking to get your bond back after leaving a rental property, you’ll want a cleaning service that does detail cleaning. This would include window panes, sinks, tiles, and other hard-to-reach areas. Leaving your rental property spotless for the landlord will work in your favour when retrieving your bond.

If you’re hosting relatives, you may want a cleaning service that pays extra attention to vacuuming curtains, dusting blinds, and polishing your valuables. Some services will also offer laundry, so be sure to inquire about this as well.

If you have children or pets, consider a cleaning service that offers detail cleaning, such as a shampooing of your carpets or even your upholstery. You will be able to inquire about products that are kid and pet friendly. Most cleaning services will also accommodate you if you would like to provide your own products. Be sure to pay attention to overlooked details, such as baseboards, windowsills, and tile grout.

Is end of lease cleaning mandatory in Western Australia?

While it isn’t mandatory, leaving the apartment as tidy as possible will likely make your bond retrieval go much more smoothly.

If you choose to go the deep cleaning route, you have many options for hiring a cleaning service or renting your own equipment, such as a carpet shampooer. This is an ideal option if you have small children or pets.

But even if you’ve kept a tidy space and kept up with the chores during your rent, you might be surprised to discover how many areas often go overlooked. Window sills, tile & grout, cabinet shelves and crevices can all collect dirt and grime that we don’t notice because we aren’t paying attention. Baseboards also take a lot of abuse, between the vacuum cleaner, shoes, and routine dust sediments.

If you’re confident that you’ve left your living area relatively clean, a basic cleaning will suffice. Be sure to empty the dishwasher. This may sound obvious, but in the bustle and chaos of moving, that load of dishes can easily be forgotten. Remove your shampoos and soaps from the bathroom. Wipe down the taps and tiles.

In short, leave the rental property looking the way you would want it to look if you were about to move in yourself. This will save your landlord a lot of hassle, and it will ensure your bond is returned in full.

When would I need house cleaning services?

Hiring house cleaning services is a great way to make a stressful moving process easier. The best time to contact a house cleaning service is after you’ve already vacated the property. If there is any communal furniture that you’re leaving behind, be sure to inquire about shampooing the upholstery as well. This oft-overlooked touch will be greatly appreciated by your landlord.

Although you won’t be enjoying the benefits of the cleaned home (because you’ll be moving) you should still check in once the cleaning is done. Be sure the service that you hired reached all the specified areas. Particular areas of note would be around the sinks, tubs, showers and toilets. The handles in particular can easily accumulate lime scale and mildew.

You should also hire cleaning services if you own pets or have young children—both of whom are life’s most lovable mess-makers. Porous areas, such as carpets, can begin to look faded and dirty even under the best care. A proper, professional carpet shampoo will leave your carpet looking as good as new.

Should I clean the carpets and hard floors when vacating my lease?

This will largely depend on your lifestyle. Normal wear and tear is to be expected in your living space. Although removing your shoes at the door can help keep the carpets looking fresh, even bare or socked feet will wear down the carpet fibres over time. Even if the carpet is looking clean, a deep shampoo treatment will add surprising life to the surface.

Cleaning will also have the added bonus of evening out the carpet, taking care of those pesky worn and dingy spots. Moreover, we’ve all been conditioned to associate freshness with the smell of cleaning agents. That is, if they’re not too overwhelming. If you choose to hire a cleaning service to shampoo your carpets, you may inquire about the chemicals they use. Chances are, you’ve got options.

If you’d rather take this task on yourself, you can rent a carpet deep cleaner for a reasonable price from an appliance rental service. If your rental includes furniture that you’ll be leaving behind for the next tenant, you may choose to clean the upholstery as well. If the upholstery is damaged on your watch, don’t panic. You may call your local furniture shop and ask about repair options.

Hard floors may seem pretty straightforward, but be sure to read the label when you buy floor cleaner. They aren’t one-size-fits-all. A cleaner meant for tiles may be too harsh for floors made of hardwood, and can even strip away the coating. This is an expensive and involved fix, and one that would likely cost you your bond.

Instead, for hard floors, use a cleaner that is specifically designed for the type of floor you’re cleaning. When all else fails, some reliable soap and water will also do the trick. Use a floor mop, sponge, or a soft rag. Be sure to get the baseboards and the grout between the tiles.

The cleaner you leave your rental property, the better your chances of smoothly retrieving your bond after you’ve turned in your keys.

Get in touch with Perth Home Cleaners if you’d like us to take care of cleaning your rental property after you leave.