A Professional Bond Clean May Save Your Sanity
December is a busy and expensive time of year. The month is generally filled with parties to attend, end-of-year functions to organize, presents to buy and trips to take. If December also includes moving out of a rental property, you may find yourself with a sleigh-load of extra stress to add to this busy month.
One of the most stressful aspects of vacating a rental property is making sure the house is clean enough to pass the strict bond inspection performed by the letting agent. If the agent determines that the home is insufficiently clean, you might not get your rental bond returned in a timely manner. Or, the rental agent may take cleaning charges out of your rental bond.
Getting your bond back in full can make or break your financial situation, especially around the holidays. If domestic cleaning isn’t your forte, or you simply don’t have the time to do a comprehensive bond clean, then enlisting the help of the professional cleaning team at Black and White Home Services may save your sanity.
Doing a bond clean for a house is much more involved than regular domestic cleaning. Here are some of the key areas that your cleaning team will focus on to ensure your rental property is thoroughly clean from top to bottom.
The Walls and Ceilings
When performing regular cleaning at home, residents sometimes overlook the walls and ceilings. Often, they seem unimportant compared to some of the other messes you must clean up on a daily basis. But once the room is stripped bare, the walls become the main feature of the room, and it’s difficult to ignore the scuff marks, greasy fingerprints and stains.
Walls can also become discoloured due to cigarette smoke, cooking fumes and dust. You may find you have cleaner patches left on wall areas where photographs, mirrors or furniture have been, and these patches will contrast starkly with the rest of the wall. Unfortunately, spot cleaning isn’t an effective way to clean walls. Trust your cleaning team to thoroughly clean the entire wall.
Similarly, people moving out often neglect the ceilings during bond cleans because of the difficulty in reaching them. Fortunately, our professional cleaner will have the right equipment and tools to get your ceilings in top shape.
Inside and Behind the Oven
Kitchens are particularly hard to clean during a bond clean, and our cleaning team will devote a large percentage of time to getting it spotless. Grime can accumulate in hard-to-reach places that are easily forgotten because they are not on immediate display. However, the letting agent will definitely remember to check them.
One of the first places the agent checks is usually inside the oven. If you can present a thoroughly cleaned oven with every crevice sparkling, the letting agent will be impressed. The area behind the oven is another trouble spot, and many people forget about it entirely. We will ensure this job is taken care of too.
Perhaps the single-most-overlooked area in a bond cleaning is the exterior of the house. Many people are so caught up in making sure the interior is immaculate that they forget how important the outside is too. However, the front of the building creates a first impression on the letting agent doing the bond check, and what the agent sees outside can set expectations for the rest of the inspection.
At Black & White Home Services, we also have specialist external cleaners that will attend to many of the exterior features of your property, for an added cost. We’ll remember to wash and polish items such as windows and window frames, doors and door frames, patios and decks and even the letterbox. These external features are generally in need of a thorough clean to remove built-up dust, dirt, mould and mildew that accumulate during a tenancy.
Bond cleaning can seem like an impossible and daunting task, but with the help of our professional cleaning team, your rental property will pass even the most stringent of letting agent inspections. Our services will ensure that your bond is back in plenty of time for Christmas shopping.