Moving in or moving out can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. The moving out element can be torturous, you have already gone through the packing and moving into the new property, now you have to deal with the cleaning of the old property. Kikki’s Cleaning Service takes the stress out of an Exit Clean.
What is an Exit Clean?
An exit clean is a Deep Clean that is also sometimes called a bond clean. Most real estate companies who manage rental properties will penalize renters who have not had the property Deep Cleaned when they vacate the property.
Vacating a rental property
The amount of money a tenant needs to put for a bond is significant these days, ranging anywhere from $1,000 – $3,000 or more. Tenants are often exhausted from moving out of a property, to then have to do a detailed Exit Clean that can be arduous, especially if they have not had experience. A tenant may think that they have cleaned properly, but a real estate company looks with an experienced eye for those things you may have missed. This link provides a reasonably detailed list of expectations to receive a full bond refund https://www.realestate.com.au/advice/the-renters-guide-to-end-of-lease-cleaning/ Some tenants become very frustrated with Landlords or real estate companies as they feel that their expectations are too high. In many cases this is not the case, it is the tenant who does not have the experience, the equipment, or the right cleaning products to undertake a successful Exit clean.
Do you have to do the gardens?
In some leases, the Landlord requires that the garden is maintained and is required to be returned in the same condition. If you have this in your lease, and the garden is not maintained when you return the property, the landlord can claim a bond reduction to get it back to its original condition. https://www.domain.com.au/news/six-minor-mistakes-that-cause-tenants-to-lose-bond-money-20170220-guc6nu/ Kikki’s Cleaning Service can assist here as well. We provide a Garden Maintenance Service, providing you the option of having the one team manage all your needs so you can relax.
Be Aware of 100% Bond guarantees
Take caution when offered a 100% bond guarantee. If walls have been damaged or there has been other damage listed by the landlord, it may not be possible to get a 100% bond return.
Does Kikki’s Cleaning Services provide a guarantee?
Yes. Our work is fully backed by our bond back cleaning guarantee. In other words, we back our work and guarantee our cleaning will pass a bond inspection. Should there be any concerns we will come back and remediate any cleaning issues that have been raised.
Putting a property on the market
If you are selling your home, it is important to have the house detailed so that potential buyers see the property presented in the best possible light. Most real estate companies advise that the property is given a Deep clean/Spring Clean https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/preparing-your-house-for-sale/ conducted by a professional cleaning company. Kikki’s Cleaning Services appreciates the importance of detailing a house for inspection, and takes pride in how a property they have cleaned is presented to the market.
Kikki’s Cleaning Services can take the stress out of an Exit Clean. We work with you and the real estate company or landlord to ensure the home passes inspection.
What is included in an Exit Clean?
Every time we clean, we’ll provide services that include the following:
- Wet Areas (bathrooms/toilets/laundry) Cobwebs dusted from ceilings and wall corners. Countertops, vanities, and sinks are cleaned and disinfected. Clean disinfect toilet bowl/seat/cistern. Clean shower screen/tiles and walls. Cabinets wiped down INTERIOR and EXTERIOR. Floors vacuumed and mopped. shower tiles & grout steam cleaned and scrubbed. Window shutters dusted and hand washed. Extraction vents cleaned. Walls/door frames/doors spot cleaned. Skirting boards hand washed.
- Sleeping Areas Cobwebs dusted from ceiling and wall corners. Dust and wipe all furniture. Clean/wipe switches and power sockets. Clean/wipe window ledges. Dust and wipe skirting boards. sweep and vacuum floors. Beds made and linen changed (upon request). Garbage/recycling bins emptied and bags replaced. Mop floors if not carpet/vacuum floor if carpet. Mirrors and glass polished. Walls/doors/frames are spot cleaned. Windows cleaned INTERIOR only. Window shutters dusted and hand washed. Skirting boards dusted and hand washed. Ceiling vents cleaned.
- Living Areas Cobwebs dusted from ceiling and wall corners. Sweep and vacuum floors. Mop floors if not carpet/vacuum floor if carpet. Clean/wipe switches and power sockets. Dust and wipe all furniture. Windows cleaned INTERIOR only. Mirrors and glass polished. Walls/doors/frames are spot cleaned. Skirting boards dusted and hand washed. Ceiling vents cleaned. Window shutters dusted and hand washed.
- Kitchen Cobwebs dusted from ceiling and wall corners. Dust tops of cupboards. Countertops and sink cleaned and disinfected. Stovetop cleaned and wiped down. Oven INTERIOR cleaned and drop pans cleaned of grease. Extraction fan cleaned. Splashback cleaned from grease/dirt. Cabinets wiped down – EXTERIOR and INTERIOR. The floor is vacuumed and mopped. Garbage/recycling bins emptied, and bags replaced. Windows Interiors Washed. Walls/doors/frames/spot cleaned.