Most renters know that they’ll be responsible for any damage that they incur to the space during their time living there but many forget that most leases also come along with cleaning clauses. Renters may even risk their security deposits if they fail to clean the apartment to the terms of the lease’s specifications when they move out. Some of the most common spots that renters miss when they’re doing their exit cleaning include:
The top of the refrigerator. House cleaning services in Doylestown, PA, know that the top of the refrigerator can accumulate a ton of dust over time and that many renters forget to wipe it down when they leave. Use a wet sponge or rag to clean the top of the fridge and be careful when stepping on counters or ladders to reach this often-forgotten space.
The dishwasher. Dishwashers are warm, dark, and moist—which means that they can become hotbeds for bacteria and mold growth. To clean and disinfect your dishwasher, empty the appliance, pour a cup of white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher, and run a low cycle. Then, use a cup of baking soda on the floor of the dishwasher overnight to remove the scent of vinegar, and run another low cycle.
The oven. The “self-clean” setting on your oven can only do so much! To thoroughly clean your oven, remove each rack and soak them in a bucket of warm water to loosen debris, then give your entire over a scrub with an industrial-strength cleaner like Easy-Off. Don’t be afraid to give it a few rounds of cleaner and a little bit of elbow grease.
Holes in the wall. You probably already know that if you’ve knocked a hole in your apartment’s wall, you can kiss your security deposit goodbye. But what about holes you’ve made in the wall to hang posters or artwork? Remember to fill nail holes with spackling.
Need a little help getting your apartment move-out ready? A little help from a cleaning company in Doylestown, PA, like Minch, can make your life easier. Give us a call today at 267-202-4412 to learn more!