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Getting Your Bond Back

Top 3 Things You Need To Know.

  1. End of Lease Clean? Not just for those moving out.

Either way, if you are moving out of renewing your lease you still need to do a thorough clean, sorry and it’s more than your usual spring clean. Think scrubbing walls, getting to every corner of the bathroom and those never been touched skirting boards. There is quite a list of cleaning requirements that is expected to be cleaned at the end of Lease Clean. You can view generic End of Lease cleaning checklists online (i have included a link at the bottom of the page) which most landlords/real estate agents and owners expect to be done at the completion of any the lease.

  1. Wear and Tear?

Good news, there is consideration given for general wear and tear that happens with any tenancy. I’m going to refer you to the Rental Tenants Authority (RTA) website which although is from QLD is generic throughout all states. The consideration of wear and tear may also be included in the rental agreement, usually, if a thorough End of Lease Clean is conducted and there weren’t any major holes in walls, etc. this won’t be an issue.

  1. Condition Report?

Please don’t say what is this, this is a very very important document. This could be the difference between getting your bond back in full or half taken. The real estate agent or landlord will complete a condition report before the commencement of any lease (if not this is more leeway) and another will be completed at the end of a lease. This is to prove that something wasn’t broken at the start and was broken at the end. Make sure that any none- functioning appliances or equipment at the beginning of the lease is noted in the first condition report; this will save you $$.

Follow this guide and your bond money should head straight back into your pock

et. As I mentioned here is a very comprehensive list of recommended End of Lease cleaning, you need to prepare yourself for more than an afternoon of cleaning, or call our customer care center to arrange a quote!

End of Lease Checklist: https://www.rta.qld.gov.au/Renting/Ending-a-tenancy/Top-tips-for-moving-out


Do’s and Don’ts of Carpet Cleaning

Having carpet can be tricky. especially if you have never had it before. Here are some simple pointers to help improve the longevity of your carpet and revive that brand new feeling!

Do:

  • Follow care instructions from the carpet manufacturer. Most advise full carpet steaming once every 6 – 12 months.
  • Regularly vacuum your carpet once every 1 – 2 weeks to maintain your carpet and reduce the dust/dirt build up.
  • Hire a professional cleaning company (like us!) if you don’t have experience doing it yourself at lease every 9 months.

Don’t:

  • Think that vacuuming your carpet counts as carpet cleaning!
  • Overlook professional carpet steam cleaning
  • Underestimate the dust, dirt and if you have pets the hair that builds up in your carpet, especially if you have dark carpet. Just because you can’t see it it doesn’t mean it’s not there!

If you still need to be convinced why regular carpet steam cleaning is a must, I have summarised the main points for you.

Why: extend the longevity of your carpet and keep your family/pets/employees safe from dirt and dust build up.

How: hire a professional steam cleaning company (like us!) or hire a steam-cleaning machine but only for the experienced.

When: at least every 9 months. Put in your diary so you don’t forget!

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Why Do it?

Too many reasons, let’s start with the obvious, being environmentally conscious ensuring that perhaps only a few litres (it’s a start) of chemical-free water runs into your local waterways, waterways you probably swim in. The other top reason is for the safety of your family/friends/pets or employees. Everyone knows excessive chemical exposure is not good for anyone.

 

Isn’t it expensive?

It can be yes, Hollywood has made it this way, it’s popular and in fashion as many celebrities have endorsed certain products. Don’t get angry, in the end, they are supporting the environment intentionally or not. If money isn’t an issue you can head to your local health food store or more recently local supermarket and pick up some eco-friendly cleaning products. For those who are on a budget, I haven’t forgotten about you, I have some easy budget options for you. Read on.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning on a Budget.

Believe it or not, you can find the most basic/effective eco-friendly cleaning products in your pantry (well most of you). It’s as simple as using these ingredients from your pantry:

  • White Vinegar: a mild disinfectant and good general cleaner for glass, bench tops, shower screens and floors.

  • Bicarbonate Soda: not just for cakes. It acts as a gentle scourer for sinks and baths.

  • Salt: an unexpected wonder additive that acts as an extra scourer and helps lift those tough stains.

Anyone can do it. It’s not only fo hippies and the old fashioned. It’s back in fashion; it can be cheap and at the same time you are doing your part for the environment.

If you don’t have time to clean and you use regular cleaners, make sure you check or request that they use eco-friendly chemicals in your home or workplace. This will ensure again, that your home or work environment is safe for your family, friends, pets or employees.

Note: Our company prides itself on doing our part for the environment, we do this by using eco-friendly chemicals.

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