If this is your first time moving out of a rental property there are a few things you should know about what your landlord is going to expect the condition of the property to be in. You can attempt a bond cleaning yourself, but if the property is large enough or you’re unsure that you can do a good enough job you might want to consider hiring a bond cleaning company instead.
Your landlord is going to expect the property to be in tip top shape. This means the carpets should be shampooed and steam cleaned, not just vacuumed. This means that all of the walls need to be cleaned fully and all of the cobwebs need to be removed from all of the corners of the property.
As far as windows are concerned you’re going to need to be sure that you fully clean both the interior and exterior of every single window on the property. Regular window cleaning products are sufficient, but you need to make sure that you don’t miss anything. All of the window coverings will need to be fully cleaned as well, so hopefully the blinds haven’t been damaged or they might need to be replaced.
Consider the skirting boards, it’s not often that you’re looking there, but when your landlord is deciding whether or not to give you your bond back they’re going to check everything, remember the landlord needs the property to be ready for a new possible tenant. Give the skirting boards a full clean to get it in bond cleaning quality.
The bathroom and laundry areas are going to be the most important. The crevices and nooks that exist in a bathroom are many, but you’re going to have to make sure everything is clean. Don’t hold back on the amount of disinfectant you use nor on how much toilet cleaner you use. It’s all worth it so that you can get your four weeks of rent back.
If you’re unsure of the quality of the clean you’re going to be able to provide then you’re just going to be best off hiring a bond cleaning service. Depending on the difficulty of the clean you might only need to spend $50-100. If you want to do a basic clean beforehand it will reduce your costs at the end of the day.
My suggestion is if it is your first time and you can’t afford to lose that bond go with a bond cleaning service and make your life a whole hell of a lot easier. Shop around and pick the service with the best ratings online.