When it comes to deciding how to handle cleaning at the end of your tenancy, there are two options – you can hire professionals to do the job for you, or you can use a checklist and do it yourself. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and which one will work best depends on your situation. This guide goes over the main points of each option so that you can make an informed decision when choosing what kind of clean-up will work best at the end of tenancy cleaning Bracknell. Call us today and get your home clean and spark.
The Steps To The Checklist
1. Vacuum and sweep all floors with a vacuum cleaner fitted with a beater bar, removing any stray hairs from pets or human visitors and sweeping away all dust.
2. Take off the oven racks and place them outside to air for 24 hours, before washing in hot soapy water. Scrub any stubborn stains on the metal parts using a metal polish such as white vinegar or toothpaste mixed with salt, until they are gone. If there is any grease stuck on or around your cooker hood then leave this spot specifically until after you have cleaned the other areas of your kitchen as applying oven cleaner too soon can break some of your cabinet paint work due to heat if too close to them.
Start with the lightest surface
Move objects and furniture out of the way, vacuum underneath and behind as needed, clean light fixtures with damp cloth or a dry duster as needed, clean pictures on walls with a dustcloth or feather duster if there is no glass covering, wipe down door and drawer handles.
Wipe down baseboards and window sills using a damp microfiber cloth or dusting rag. Wipe down outlets, switch plates, cabinet hardware, shelves and any other surface that is near enough to get clean at the same time. Dust any tall pieces of furniture before moving them back into place.
Detailing Kitchens & Bathrooms
Kitchens are always one of the most important rooms in a property, as they’re traditionally where you’ll have counters and surfaces, appliances, and more. We include everything from emptying bins and rinsing out pots and pans, to wiping down cabinet doors and wiping off shelves. A deep clean is also recommended for kitchen cabinets if time permits.
Some bathrooms are notorious for being left with stubborn soap scum or hard water stains near sinks, so we also spend time on making sure these spaces look as bright and inviting as possible. In addition to a toilet scrubbing to make sure stains don’t come back through over time, tile scrubbing can be very useful when performed on shower grout or other areas where grime can build up.
The Rest of The Property
Check all light fixtures, doorknobs, faucets, switches and outlets for cleanliness and make sure that none show signs of water damage. Wash any dirty windows and screens with soap and water or liquid dish detergent if necessary. Dry windows with a microfiber cloth before moving on to other tasks. Scrub down walls with a damp rag (just wet enough not to drip) followed by a dry one or scrubbing brush or hard-bristled brush.