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How long does an end-of-tenancy clean take?

Are you getting ready to move out of your rental property? End-of-tenancy cleaning is a vital step in ensuring a smooth transition for both you and your landlord! But have you ever wondered how long it takes to complete this process? 

Well, you're in luck because in this article we'll discuss everything you need to know about end-of-tenancy cleaning and the factors that determine how long end-of-tenancy cleaning takes!

What exactly is end-of-tenancy cleaning?

End-of-tenancy cleaning is a type of cleaning service that is typically required when a tenant is moving out of a rental property. The purpose of this service is to ensure the premises are left in the same sparkling condition they were found in when the tenants first moved in!

Your end of tenancy cleaning must fill all the boxes. To prepare for the move out, create an end-of-tenancy checklist. End-of-tenancy cleaning often includes a deep cleaning of all the rooms in the property, including the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, and common areas. This may include tasks such as scrubbing the walls, cleaning the windows, upholstery cleaning, and carpet cleaning. End-of-tenancy cleaning is intended to remove all traces of the previous renters and make the property ready for the new ones to move in! It is also considered the best way to ensure you receive your full security deposit back!

How long does end-of-tenancy cleaning take?

There are two options you can take when completing your end-of-tenancy cleaning: hire professional cleaners or get your hands dirty and do the cleaning yourself! Both have their benefits, as we’ll discuss below, but it's worth checking your rental agreement beforehand, as the landlord may have included a clause requiring you to hire a certified cleaning company.

Professional cleaning company

The length of time it takes for a professional cleaning company to complete an end-of-tenancy cleaning can vary depending on a number of factors. The size and condition of the property, the number of rooms, and the level of cleaning required are all factors that can impact the duration of the cleaning! 

On average, a professional cleaning company can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day to complete an end-of-tenancy cleaning. For a small, one-bedroom apartment, it could take around 4-5 hours. While a larger property like a 3-bedroom house could take around 6–8 hours or even more depending on the condition and the level of cleaning required.

Self-cleaning

As long as it’s not required within the rental agreements, there is no reason why you can’t complete the end-of-tenancy cleaning yourself! If you’re a cleaning wizard, you may even trust yourself more than the cleaning companies! However, it’s important to note that it’s likely to take you a whole lot longer! 

For a small one-bedroom apartment, it could take a non-professional person around 8-10 hours to complete the cleaning on their own. While larger properties like a 3-bedroom house may take 12-15 hours or more, depending on the level of cleaning required! 

Professional services have vast experience cleaning rented properties, they use high-standard cleaning products that you generally can't buy from the supermarkets and they understand what landlords expect when they make their inspections. 

For these reasons it’s always recommended to have your property cleaned professionally.

Moving home is stressful enough without having to spend a whole day worrying about your security deposit!

The benefits of using professional cleaning services

The benefits of hiring a professional cleaner cannot be understated! We’ve highlighted some of the most important advantages here:

Efficiency in cleaning: Professional cleaning companies hire staff with years of experience cleaning rental properties and they also have the best equipment to complete the cleaning quickly and efficiently.

Heavy cleaning tasks: They can handle the really tough cleaning tasks, such as floor or rug cleaning, heavy stain-removal and even grout cleaning, ensuring that your property is returned to its original condition!

Saves you time and energy: Moving house is not a walk in the park and can be a highly stressful time! Hiring a professional cleaning company saves you so much time and energy, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your move.

Insurance and liability: Another benefit is that the cleaning companies will take on the liability and risk of any damage that could happen during the cleaning process. If you decide to clean the property yourself and something goes wrong, you could be liable to pay for more damages!

Documentation and receipts: They can provide you with reliable documentation and receipts, which can be useful when dealing with your landlord or letting agent when claiming your deposit back!

Quick and efficient end-of-tenancy cleaning with Wecasa

Are you moving out of your rented property and need a dependable end-of-tenancy cleaning service

We know how stressful moving house can be! You’ve got enough to worry about without having to clean the entire house. Hiring a Wecasa cleaner before you move out is the best way to guarantee you receive your security deposit back. 

Wecasa's end-of-tenancy cleaning services are designed to meet the expectations of even the pickiest of landlords!

Why is Wecasa the best home cleaning service for you?

Our skilled and experienced cleaning staff at Wecasa strive to provide high-quality cleaning services for your home! All of our workers go through a thorough vetting and verification process before being sent to any property. 

We offer cost-effective end-of-tenancy cleaning, with hourly rates beginning at just £15.90. The final cost will vary depending on the time needed to clean your home.

We serve all areas of the UK and can even accommodate last-minute requests.

To book your Wecasa cleaner simply enter your address details below and we’ll find a qualified cleaning professional in your area!

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