Time to move out of your rented property? A Landlord who is preparing a property to let? For renters, this is a great way to ensure that you receive your deposit back and for landlords, it is an essential part of making your apartment or house presentable and drawing in new tenants.
When your rental property lease comes to an end, you’ll inevitably be busy packing your belongings and sorting out new accommodation. Amidst the chaos of moving out, one of the tasks you’ll normally be asked to fulfill as part of your contract is getting the carpets cleaned.
Although hiring professional carpet cleaning service when moving out of your rented property might not be your top priority, it’s important that you do give it some of your time and consideration. This is because many landlords may withhold some or all of your initial deposit if you don’t return the property in a spick and span state.
End of tenancy cleaning is the single biggest cause of deposit deductions. The Deposit Protection Scheme confirms more than half of deposit disputes (56%) are the result of insufficient cleaning. This makes it the most common cause of deposit disputes.
Unfortunately, a quick run around with the vacuum cleaner is rarely enough to warrant the carpet as completely clean. This won’t remove the grime, hair, dead skin, dirt and other debris that is trapped deep inside the carpet fibres. The only way to achieve pristine carpets at the end of your tenancy is with professional cleaning. So, what are your options?
Many tenants hire carpet cleaning machines, such as the Rug Doctor machine, to spruce up carpets at the end of their lease. While this may be a step up from a simple vacuum, it’s not enough to meet the standards set by most landlords and letting agents. To get carpets thoroughly cleaned at professional levels, you need trained expertise and specialised equipment. Not only that, but by the time you've travelled to the store, rented a 'have-a-go-yourself' machine for the weekend, bought all the general-purpose cleaning detergents, deoderisers and spot removers, and then spent the time painstakingly cleaning every inch of carpet in the house, you could save a lot of time, effort and potentially money by letting Reviive take care of it for you, giving peace of mind that your carpets will meet the approval of your estate agent.
Here at Reviive, we have the knowledge required to get carpets sparkling clean, and understand the methods and specific cleaning solutions required to tackle specific stains and odours embedded into flooring, such as wine, vomit, make-up, rust or dirt from pets.
When you hire ‘do-it-yourself’ carpet cleaning machines, you won’t have all the equipment to hand to combat individual stains, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you run the risk of making the stains worse than before or even making them permanent! Many of the products used by Reviive won’t be available for purchase or hire by the general public, so even if you give the carpets what seems like a rigorous clean, the actual results will only be limited. Also, depending on the type of carpet you require cleaning and it’s construction, wet cleaning carries a risk of ‘overwetting’ which can lead to all sorts of problems, such as shrinkage, cellulosic browning, delamination to name but a few, and can result in the carpets needing to be replaced. Here at Reviive, we know how to avoid such problems and also provide peace of mind that we are fully insured.
Finally, if you require carpet cleaning and stain removal end of tenancy services, it’s important to ensure you entrust your carpets with a reliable and professional cleaning company that possesses the right credentials. Opting for the cheapest move out carpet cleaning prices may prove a false economy, and you may get ripped off with a poor service that doesn’t pass a landlord’s strict standards.
Instead, choose a reputable and professional end of tenancy carpet cleaning company, such as Reviive, who are fully trained and certified Cleansmart Technicians, guaranteed to leave your carpets clean, deoderised, sanitised and reviived, ready for the next tenants!