Step-by-step bond cleaning guide
If you’re renovating a rental property for the first time, do it like a pro. Simple steps for rapid and effective results
1. Create a cleaning checklist.
Create a thorough checklist, including the living room, bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and patio. It saves time and simplifies cleaning. You can also list places that need thorough cleaning for the inspection.
2. Start with a fan and walls.
Always clean from the ceiling down to the carpet and floors. Using the right tool, clean the ceiling fans and walls of cobwebs, dust, and filth.
Easily reach the ceiling. Use a duster with an extension handle and old pillow covers to clean fan blades. Clean up wall stains, marks, and filth. Spot cleaning can restore your walls’ gloss. If you don’t have the right tools or know-how, engage end-of-lease cleaners.
3. Light fittings, switchboards
Wipe down light fixtures, switchboards, baseboards, and other locations with a microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths easily pick up dust, grime, pollen, and other debris.
Remove difficult stains with white vinegar, mild dish soap, and warm water. High-touch areas can be disinfected with alcohol. Baking soda kills bacteria and removes stains well.
4. Windows, blinds, and doors
Windows are often neglected during end-of-tenancy bond cleaning. Clean window glass, sills, frames, and blinds with eco-friendly materials and the correct equipment to get your bond back.
Dust the window with a microfiber cloth. Then, add white vinegar and warm soapy solution and wipe. Use a squeegee to get rid of soap residue and streaks. Rinse and squeegee. Clean windowsills, frames, and edges.
Clean blinds with a microfiber cloth. The same cleaner can remove difficult stains or grime. Clean and disinfect doorknobs and handles.
A soiled carpet looks bad and ruins a home’s aesthetic. Vacuum the carpets and rugs to remove dust, dirt, food particles, and other debris before the final inspection. Better results with the brush attachment.
For stubborn stains, dab the surface with vinegar and warm soapy water. Sprinkle baking soda on the area, then vacuum after 10 minutes. Rub or scrape the carpet to avoid damaging the fibres or discolouring it.
6. Clean kitchen
Kitchens harbour millions of bacteria and germs that need deep cleaning. If you leave cleaning to the weekend, you won’t get gleaming results.
Start cleaning cabinets, drawers, and cupboards from the top. Remove dust and filth inside and out. Use an eco-friendly cleaner on kitchen counters, cooktops, knobs, backsplashes, and other hard surfaces.
Clean your oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. Before mopping, clean the sink, faucets, and other high-touch areas.
7. Bathroom sanitation
Clean and sanitise the bathroom to provide a perfect appearance. Clean the showerhead, glass, tub, faucets, soap holder, sink, tile grout, and flooring. Clean and disinfect the toilet seat, behind it, and moldy areas using the right tools.
Bond cleaning might be a daunting task if this is your first time refurbishing a rental property. Get rid of food particles and other waste by vacuuming the carpets and rugs. Use a sanitizing solution to thoroughly clean and disinfect all of the surfaces in the bathroom.