As an established cleaning company in Oxford, working for a numbers of Oxford's most prestigious letting agencies, we have compiled information gathered over the years, which if put to use, could potentially drive down your cleaning costs for when it is time to vacate your rental property.
Carpet & Upholstery
90% of soils on carpets are from people wearing shoes in the house. By simply taking off outside footwear and wearing indoor slippers or socks, your carpets will be 90% cleaner. Regular vacuuming will prevent the build up of loose soils compacting upon and being pushed further and further into the carpet pile. Lastly, if you have an accident, for example a drink spill, the quicker you act the greater the chance the drink spill will be successfully removed. The first thing to do it reach for paper kitchen towels: blot (do not rub) until the drink spill has stopped transferring onto the paper towel. Some great tips for spills can be found here. If the stain still persists contact us and we will gladly help.
Over the years we have noticed a common occurrence when cleaning bathrooms. Limescale. Oxford is located in a hard water area causing the water to have a significant amount of limescale and other impurities in it. The build up in bathrooms can be a real issue, as not only is it time consuming to remove, but in some circumstances it can cause damage. To combat a buildup of limescale, every week, spray a good quality limescale remover on the shower screen, taps and tiles, let the chemical dwell for 5 mins and use the shower head to rinse away. If this is done regularly it will really drive down the cleaning costs from the professional cleaning company.
A build up of cooking oils is the main focus for the cleaner in the kitchen. The oils have a tendency to build up in a short period of time making it harder to remove. One of the first things to check when moving into your new rental accommodation is the the cooking filter. Have a glance at the filter; if it looks as though the filter has not been changed it will not be as effective as a clean one. From time to time spray the surfaces in the kitchen with a good degreaser, this will hep prevent layers of grease accumulating.