When renting a home, you have a responsibility to take good care of the property, which includes looking after furnishing and keeping the property as clean as possible. Still, if you find it hard to keep on top of it, we recommend having a professional deep clean. This will ensure that your landlord stays happy and that your deposit is fully returned at the end of your tenancy. Any stains, marks, mould, etc., could result in a lousy reference from your landlord, too, which is not ideal if you are hoping to go into more rented accommodation and on top of these reasons – nothing feels better than having a sparkling clean home. We find that no one can clean your home better than an expert.
Table of Contents
How to Choose the Right Cleaning Company
First and foremost, we recommend choosing a professional cleaning company with a good reputation. You must feel safe with new people coming into your home, so please do not book anywhere without considering the company’s reviews – they do not all have to be outstanding, as there will always be people complaining. Still, a good cleaning company should have a majority of positive reviews.
You can try looking on the internet or asking family and friends for recommendations, and you should also check the company is insured. The cleaners are fully trained – feel free to ask the booking assistant any such questions and remember to let them know if you have nearby parking, as sometimes this can be an extra cost if you don’t. After this, you must consider what is important to you regarding professional cleaning. Some things to think about are;
- What type of products the company uses – is it important to you that they are economically friendly or natural and safe for pets and children? If so, check out the website to find out if this is important to them, too, or you can always call them and ask which products they will use on your property.
- Timings – it is probably easier that children and pets are not around when the cleaners are working, so you will need to find a company that can fit you in a convenient time for you. Depending on the size and condition of your property, the deep cleaning could take from a couple of hours to most of the day.
- Tailoring – some cleaning companies will tailor the cleaning to your needs. Perhaps you do not need every room cleaned, and they can consider this when quoting you. You may want some extras included, such as external window cleaning or carpet cleaning (which is explained more below).
What should a Professional Clean should include?
After a professional deep clean, there should not be a speck of dirt or dust in sight, and your home will feel brand new again. What is included in the price of a deep clean can vary from company to company, so it’s best to have a look around before booking, but in general, the below should all be included as the standard option:
Kitchen – The kitchen is a massive part of a deep clean. All appliances, including the oven, hob, extractor fan, washing machine and fridge, should be thoroughly scrubbed, and sinks, cupboards and floors should all be cleaned too. Any limescale or mould should be removed. The defrosting of the freezer can often be an extra charge, so it’s a good idea to get this done before the cleaners arrive, and then they will usually clean inside the freezer, too.
Bathroom/s – The toilets, sinks and taps, baths and showers should be cleaned so that there is no sign of any dirt, limescale or bacteria left. Any other surfaces in the bathroom, including the floor and windows or mirrors, should also be wiped clean. If you have a removable shower curtain, this should also be washed.
Interior rooms (living room, bedrooms, dining room, studies, etc.) should be thoroughly dusted from the light fixtures to the skirting boards, including tables, chairs, sofas, etc. Doors and door handles, electrical sockets and wardrobes should all be polished. Whilst carpets are not usually cleaned, the cleaners should vacuum carpets and upholstery (sofas, cushions, and mattresses) with a high-quality vacuum cleaner. Any hard flooring should be steam cleaned. All internal windows should be cleaned, but there is usually an extra cost for the external windows.
Dirty, stained, or discoloured carpets are one of the most common causes of tenants not receiving their deposit back in total, but they are generally not included in the price of a deep or end-of-tenancy clean. So, if your carpets also need cleaning, a good cleaning company can provide this alongside the rest of the cleaning (usually at an extra cost). Professional carpet cleaners should be able to test your carpet to determine what type of material it is made from and then use machinery and products best suited for that type of carpet.
Using the wrong products or machinery on the nasty carpet can do more harm than good, so it is always best to check that the technician is fully trained and qualified. Steam cleaning is usually the best option for cleaning carpets, but when this cannot be used, dry cleaning is a great alternative. Some carpet cleaning professionals can even repair damage or discolouration by cutting out the damaged section of the carpet and glueing down a new piece of carpet which has been precisely fabric and colour matched to the rest of the carpet. Your landlord will never be able to spot it. This is great to remember if you have any heat damage or irreversible stains.
How often should you get a professional deep clean of your home?
How often you should have a professional deep clean depends mainly on how much cleaning you do in between professional cleans and how many people and/or pets live in the home. Generally, once or twice a year should be plenty, but some people will have three or four professional cleans in a year. Once you look around and start to see grime and dirt, it’s probably time to call in the cavalry.
If you are looking for an outstanding deep clean of your rented property, Premium Clean is a family-run business that would love to help. As described as necessary above, we have brilliant reviews and offer a customer satisfaction guarantee. Please feel free to call our friendly booking team today for a quote or to get booked at a time convenient for deep cleaning your rented property or any other cleaning needs.