END OF LEASE CLEANING; Why is it so important?
In the hierarchy of cleaning costs, Melbourne end of lease cleaning is right up there. One thing is for sure, it is not cheap. So, why is it so expensive, and how much should you be paying for your end of lease clean in Melbourne?
One of the main things to keep in mind when booking your end of lease clean is to remember that not all cleaning companies in Melbourne are trained and equipped to do the service. An end of lease clean is very different to your other typical cleans, and it is very important to understand the difference.
Typical end of lease cleans are an additional $150.00-$300.00 on top of your standard service. In simple terms, it means that if your home has a $119.00 standard cleaning price tag, you would be paying an extra $150.00-$300.00 for an end of lease clean. But why are companies being so dramatic about the price? Well, some aren’t.
To understand the cost increase, we must first understand the process and strenuous work involved. When booking an end of lease clean in Melbourne, you need to know what your getting for your moneys worth, and whether or not it complies with what your real estate agencies expects from you. Different agencies may vary slightly in what they expect, but the result is always unanimous; bond back guarantee. If your cleaning company cannot offer a 100% bond back guarantee, you should highly reconsider your options. Most companies will offer the guarantee, and those who don’t should give you a good reason as to why they won’t. Bond back guarantees essentially mean that the company is completing the end of lease clean to a standard which the agent will be satisfied to give you back your bond. If there is an issue, the company should be returning to the property at no extra charge. This is very important to remember.
The total charge for an end of lease clean should include everything the agent is requiring. This generally includes inside the oven, range hood grills, inside windows, blinds, inside all cupboards and drawers, wipe down of walls and skirting boards, steam cleaning of carpets, along with a deep clean of all fixed items like the kitchen and bathroom. Phew! That’s a lot of work. So, what happens when you’ve booked an all inclusive end of lease clean, and your agent calls to say they are not satisfied with the end result of the oven? Well, it’s very simple, your cleaning company (offering a bond back guarantee) should return to the residence at no extra charge to ensure everything is up to standard. It is part of the guarantee, and you have already paid for the service to be done. If there is no bond back guarantee, you run the risk of paying for the same service twice, ending up being a lot more expensive (even though they were the cheaper option initially).
So, what should you expect?
Ensure that your Melbourne Cleaning Company is offering a bond back guarantee, that your getting all the services that your agent requires you to get, and most importantly, a cleaning company who will follow through with what they promise.