Your step-by-step guide to end of lease cleaning

Carpet Cleaner Rental & Soil Extractor

Bring about to a hassle-free exit from your lease is organising your company’s Rental Property Cleaners  regime within a proper timeframe. Here are some of our most effective tips for making your next bond clean a success.

One month just before end of lease

Most lease agreements insist your carpets are professionally cleaned before you vacate the property. Arrange a professional carpet cleaner to arrive the day before you hand the important factors back to your landlord/agent (and keep a copy of the invoice).

You are responsible for having any parasites eliminated. You should use this occassion to organise a professional pest control operator to spew your property.

If you have lawns, they should be mowed within the last week from your tenancy. If you don’t have a mower to do this yourself, ebook a gardener to mow the lawns.
Cancel your own utilities (where appropriate). This could be a good time to call RentConnect and get your utility disconnections and re-connections in order.

weekly before the end of your lease

Outside your house

Clean together with sweep out your garage. Does your floor need de-greasing? Clear away any leftover cobwebs and spray the outdoor area by using insect spray.

Remove all weeds, cut back your timber, mow lawns and spray the area with weed killer (if necessary). Do you need to replace any dead plants?

If you have any sort of leftover rubbish in the backyard, keep an eye out for cigarette butts and bottle tops left around the garden.

Scrub all the way down your driveway and pay special attention to any residual crude oil spill or tyre marks from your car.

Inside your dwelling

Remove and wash your light fittings, then waterless and replace. Check your light globes – are they around working order? Change and replace any globes that have already blown.
Look at your curtains and blinds. Can you identify any dirt, dust or marks? If you have Venetian window shading, you will generally need to wipe them clean slat by way of slat. Some curtains may be able to be washed, if not, vacuum cleaning may help to remove any leftover dirt and dust.

If you have a strong air conditioner or ceiling fans, wipe them clean (and the interior filters). Same goes for your smoke alarms. Remove the tailpipe fans in the kitchen, toilet and bathroom and then wash and replace.
Are there any fly spots or inspect spots onto your ceilings? Use sugar soap or mild detergent within the bucket of warm water with a sponge. (But test a smallish spot first to ensure your paint stays in tact).

3 or more days before the end of your lease

Clean those house windows

Get your windows in top shape by first clearing all the cobwebs outside the house with a cobweb remover or broom.,
Consider your window tracks and clear them of dirt and grime and build-up by carefully running a screwdriver along the rails to release any dirt. Get in there with a vacuum (the narrowest nozzle you have) and then wipe clean by using a damp cloth.

Place a screwdriver under the scree, boost up and slide it to the left or right, ahead of pulling it out and removing the fly screen. Dont force your screens because they will bend easily. Wash down the fly screen if necessary.

Handy tip: Flyscreens too tight? Or do you have security screens or second-storey windows? The sliding windows will generally come out from inside. Just check to see if you need to loosen the screws at the top of the exact window (but don’t forget to tighten them back up).

The easiest way to squeegee a window

Use a scourer sponge to be able to soap up your window and remove all dirt as well as build-up. Now the window is all wet and soapy, wipe the top edge with a dry towel to help reduce running. Slide your squeegee down the window with corporation, steady pressure.

After each stroke, dry your squeegee blade and continue until you’re finished. To avoid ranges, make sure each stroke is slightly overlapping the last.
As a final point, dry the edges and remove any remaining markings on the windows with a clean towel. Wipe the figure and the window ledge.

Handy tip: Your internal glass windows can be cleaned the same way – just use less mineral water on your sponge and place a towel under the window to circumvent any internal water damage. (You can apply this technique for you to large mirrors and shower screens too! )