Confused between Bond Cleaning and End of lease cleaning and it’s inclusions?
If you are a tenant and you plan to move somewhere else, chances are you’ve already come across the term “bond cleaning Melbourne”. If you are unfamiliar with what this entails, we have given you a quick overview about what to expect and how you should go about moving out.
What is Bond Cleaning and is it different from an End of Lease Clean?
Bond cleaning and end of lease cleaning are used interchangeably, and should not be confused with one another as they are basically the same thing. When a tenant begins renting a property, they pay a bond deposit to the owner. This amount is then returned to the tenant when they decide to move out, or when the lease period is over and they have no plans of renewing it.
By law, tenants are required to have the property cleaned before they can get their bond deposit back. A real estate agent sees to it that the property has already been cleaned and returned to its original state as in the property condition.
Usually, when the cleaning is done right and thoroughly, tenants get their bond back 100%. If the landlord, property owner, or the real estate agent sees that the property was not cleaned according to the standards, there is a high chance that the bond deposit will be deducted, or you may lose your bond altogether. Bond cleaning isn’t just a regular, run-of-the-mill clean; it requires more time and effort and focuses on other parts of the property that are usually left out during a regular clean.
What Cleaners do when they Bond Clean?
While it is possible to clean the property on your own, it is highly discouraged. This is a time that requires you to focus your attention on other matters, like looking for another place to stay or hiring movers to transport your furniture. Hence it is always best to call on the professional bond cleaners Melbourne as they have the experience and the right tools to get the job done.
During a bond clean, professional bond cleaners goes through all the nooks and crannies that requires attention to ensure your bond is returned in full.
Bond cleaning/ end of lease cleaning inclusions may contain:
- all cupboards (inside and out)
- wipe down all countertops and surfaces
- inside and outside of oven, dishwasher, microwave & fridge
- cooktop, grill and rangehood
- sink and taps (including descaling)
- windows, window sills/tracks, window and door frames and fly screens
- sweep/vacuum and wash floors
- sink, toilet and bath (including taps)
- cleaning tiles
- remove any mould from walls/tiles and ceiling
- wash shower curtain/clean shower doors or enclosure
- all surface areas, shower rails and mirrors
- sweep and wash all floors
- dust and wipe all surfaces
- dust and wipe door and window frames and window sills/tracks
- outside of air conditioning units, clean filters
- cupboards or wardrobes
- dust and clean skirting boards
- vacuum and wash floors
- sweep external areas
- empty and wash out bins
- remove any oil stains on driveway or in garage
- remove cobwebs
- remove all rubbish from property
- steam clean carpets and flea treatment control conducted if required as per your agreement
As you can see, this type of cleaning service is much more labor intensive, and will require professional skills and expertise. Do expect that a bond cleaning service Melbourne will be more expensive than a regular clean, as it may require more than one professional cleaner and will take much longer to accomplish.
Bond Cleaning Cost
Bond cleaning costs are more expensive than a regular clean, as it entails more time and work from professional cleaners. Another factor that affects its price is how small, big or dirty the property is. A small property means less time hence less cost and vice-versa.
Any additional cleaning services that are not part of the bond clean inclusions can be added at an extra cost. For example, carpet cleaning is usually an extra service that you probably would require when moving out. Adding this service would have to be factored in when you are budgeting for your bond clean. Let the cleaning business know at the time of receiving quote that you will be requiring carpet steam cleaning this way they can organise end of lease cleaning and carpet cleaning at the same time. If your property has a lawn, driveway, or garden, having this cleaned up comes under additional service.
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