If you are moving out of your apartment unit in the near future, you may consider hiring professional cleaners instead of cleaning the apartment yourself for inspection. This will ensure that you don't spend so much time cleaning and instead can focus your efforts and time on the move you need to make. Here's what you need to know about hiring professional cleaners for your apartment:
- Inspect the Apartment First: Before you hire cleaners, be sure that you do a thorough inspection of your home first. Determine what areas of the apartment need detailed cleaning, such as that stain in the carpet you found in the living room or the grease stain in the kitchen. Be sure that you make a list of the areas that need the most work. This will ensure that you receive your deposit back, since you know that these areas will be cleaned by the professionals you hire.
- Determine Your Moving Schedule: You don't want to be packing and moving out while the cleaners are in your apartment. Also, you want to be sure that the cleaners come during a time when you do not have boxes and household items scattered all over that can get in their way. The best time to have the cleaners come in is the day that you know most of your items will have already been moved out.
- Give a Tour: When you hire the cleaners, be sure that when they arrive, you provide them with a tour of the apartment. Go over the list of problem areas with them to ensure that these issues are addressed. After this, give them space and ask what time is best for you to return. This will ensure that they can get the work done as quickly as possible without anyone being in the way.
- Inspect and Tip: Once you have returned home, be sure that you inspect the apartment and ensure that the trouble areas were addressed as you asked. If you notice that the cleaners have done their job well, then be sure that you tip them for their hard work and efforts.
By hiring cleaners to help you clean your apartment when you are ready to move out, you are that much more likely to receive your deposit back. You will also stay on good terms with your landlord, which is important for your need to rent in the future, since you can use him or her as a reference.