Moving homes, albeit exciting, can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. From sorting and packing up your old home to organising your removalists and settling into your new home, the last thing you want is to worry about cleaning your old property. After all, cleaning your previous home is not a job you can rush. Extreme care is required to ensure the property is cleaned to a high enough standard to secure your bond so you can have some extra money in the bank to pay off your new bond and advanced weeks of rent.
Since your landlord’s definition of a “good condition clean” or “reasonable wear and tear” might differ from yours, you’re best off leaving your vacate cleaning in the hands of the professionals. While having your housemates or family jump in to help might seem cost-effective, it’s not worth missing any details and risking the chance of receiving your bond in full.
This blog will provide you with a vacate rental cleaning checklist to ensure your vacate cleaning service provider has all the essential qualities you need for a professional, reliable clean.
But first, let’s discuss why vacate cleaning is essential.
Why is vacate cleaning important?
Vacate cleaning is essential for yourself and the landlord. Under New Zealand law, you are obligated to clean your home before vacating as part of the lease terms. Asides from securing your bond, hiring professional vacate cleaning providers will provide a solid rental reference to help you secure your new rental property.
Since rental relationships are a two-way street, taking photos of your home before it’s lived in is in your best interest. Make careful note of any preexisting issues to ensure you’re not taken advantage of when exiting a property at the end of a lease. After all, only once your landlord is satisfied with your home’s condition will they return your bond.
Before you book your cleaning, let’s take a closer look at the essential topics to discuss with your vacate cleaning service provider.
What to do before hiring your vacate cleaning service
While it might be tempting to book the first vacate cleaning service that comes up in your Google search, you must ensure the vacate cleaning professionals you hire are experienced, trusted professionals. That way, you can rest assured your home will look as though it’s never been lived in when you return the keys to your landlord.
Request important documents
A well-experienced, professional cleaner should have the documents you require to ensure a perfect job. It would help if you asked for documents from invoices to quotations and police clearance certificates. That way, they can be used as proof for a property manager if any cleaning issue should occur.
A professional cleaner that cannot supply this level of documentation is not a good sign — it indicates they haven’t been in the business for very long and might be lacking the proper cleaning equipment and experience to ensure a professional clean. At Jim’s Cleaning, you can rest assured our team of professionals are police checked and fully insured, so you know the cleaners who enter your home are reliable and protected.
Ensure you will be guaranteed your bond back
Most vacate cleaners will guarantee your bond back. The cleaner will be responsible for getting all your money back if there is any issue during your property inspection. Professional cleaning is a far better alternative than cleaning your home yourself to avoid missing any spots and secure your bond in full. At Jim’s Cleaning, we make it our top priority to have your bond returned completely. If your landlord or real estate agency has provided you with a vacate rental cleaning checklist, our expert team will ensure every item is taken care of to the highest standard. If you don’t have a checklist, our experienced crew will follow all industry standards to provide a proper cleaning job.
Get a referral or check customer reviews
If you get a referral from a family or friend for a vacate cleaning company, it will give you the assurance you need that the business is reliable and reputable. Alternatively, check out the company reviews to get more of an understanding of what to expect. At Jim’s Cleaning, we have an average of 4.8-star reviews from a whopping 3081 reviews! We were also ranked in the top 10 of Australia’s Best Rated Franchises in 2021.
Confirm your requirements before agreeing to the price
Ensure you specify your cleaning requirements and understand the company’s vacate cleaning services before agreeing to the price. That way, you can ensure there are no unexpected hidden fees. At Jim’s Cleaning, we specialise in providing our customers with customised service plans catered to the specific needs of your home or business. Once your plan is complete, we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate so you know what cost to expect from the start.
Research and compare different services
Contact around 3-4 companies to compare their quotes or services before hiring the right one. That way, you can be sure that your quotation is detailed and includes everything you need for the ultimate vacate cleaning solution. As longtime cleaning service professionals, Jim’s Cleaning knows exactly what real estate agents are looking for when assessing a property post-occupancy.
To be safe, you’re best off informing your cleaners of any pets you have in case any of their employees have any allergies or need to allot any extra time to clean pet hair. At the same time, if you suffer from any allergies, you should inform your vacate cleaning service provider and be aware of any cleaning products they may be using.
Ensure you hire a professional vacate cleaning company with advanced technologies for an easy, efficient clean. At Jim’s Cleaning, we use the most advanced technologies and equipment to achieve a pristine, unparalleled clean to have your home looking as good as new. From window cleaning to carpet cleaning and mopping or cleaning wooden surfaces, our cleaning products specifically cater to each cleaning task to provide the best results every time.
Exceptional customer service
Unlike many of our competitors, Jim’s Cleaning prides itself on taking a personalised approach to everything we clean. Pack your boxes, load your removalist truck and settle into your new home while we take care of the rest. No job is too big or too small for our team!
Our team of professional cleaners will have your property sparkling in no time from top to bottom. And if you’re not happy with the results, we’ll return to ensure you’re pleased. After all, we’re not about quick fixes. We pride ourselves on servicing our customers for the long haul and achieving nothing but the best when it comes to our cleaning.
What’s included in Jim’s vacate cleaning services?
With over 25 years of experience in the cleaning industry, Jim’s Cleaning knows exactly what it takes to have your home sparkling clean, so you can confidently attend your home inspection and move out with your bond in the back of your pocket. Whether you have a vacate rental cleaning checklist from your real estate agent or landlord or not, rest assured our team of professionals will follow the proper industry standards to include every cleaning task that you may not even think of yourself!
Our vacate cleaning services include a “deep clean,” from vacuuming to carpet cleaning, sweeping, mopping hardwood or tiled floors, dusting, cleaning wooden surfaces, cleaning cupboard interiors, washing walls, bathroom and kitchen cleaning, (such as refrigerator and oven cleaning), and indoor window washing. We also offer disinfection services, which is highly recommended, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Jim’s Cleaning, we’ll think of everything to tick off all items on your vacate rental cleaning checklist.
Jim’s Cleaning — your vacate cleaning professionals in New Zealand
Now that you’ve compared the market and discovered the incredible vacate cleaning services that Jim’s Cleaning has to offer, let’s get this show on the road! Call us today at 0800 454 654 to request a customised cleaning quote.
With over two decades of industry expertise under our belts, you can depend on our team to ensure your move-out process is as easy breezy and stress-free as possible. We have your vacate cleaning covered so you can focus your energy on packing, unpacking and settling into your new home! You have enough on your plate as is, so why not leave the rest to the experts?
While you’re at it, explore our end-of-lease cleaning, home office cleaning, house cleaning, and carpet cleaning services. We’re committed to a fully customised cleaning plan to have your home or business top-notch in no time for an affordable price.