6 top tips for the all-important end of tenancy clean

If you are moving out of a rented property then you’ll have to make sure it’s just as clean as when you moved in to stand a chance of getting your deposit back. The chances are you haven’t been doing a deep clean every week, so there’s bound to be a bit of dust and grime that’s built up. Landlords are notorious for deducting sums from deposits to cover the clean-up of things you may have missed.

If you are determined to get your deposit back then you’ll need to make sure everything is sparkling clean. We can of course do it for you if you are worried about doing a thorough enough job. Our cleaning team are experts at end of tenancy cleans and will ensure your landlord is delighted with the cleanliness of the home you are about to leave.

Before you start cleaning, contact your landlord to get a copy of the final inspection checklist. If you’re doing the clean yourself, here’s our 6 top tips to help you pass the final inspection.

1 – The Kitchen

Empty all the cupboards and shelves and wipe clean, clearing any crumbs or deposits. Wipe the insides and outsides of the cupboard doors too. Do your best to pull out appliances and clean behind them as well as the floor underneath them. Wipe dust from the back of appliances with a dry cloth. Don’t forget to clean the fridge inside and out. Pull shelves out so you can clean all the grooves and the shelves too. Defrost the freezer and wipe out if you have one. Clean the microwave thoroughly too.

2 – The Oven and Hob

There’s nothing worse than cleaning the grime off an oven and hob that hasn’t seen a clean in months. Burnt food deposits and thick grime can build up and makes one of the worst cleaning jobs in the kitchen. Put some extra effort into cleaning the oven, trays, rack and hobs until its sparkling. It’s one of the first things to be inspected at the end of tenancies.

3 – Kitchen and Bathroom Limescale

Limescale builds up over time around taps, in baths, sinks, toilets and showers, as well as on tiles and inside your kettle. The good news is it’s not as impossible to remove as you may think.

Various store cupboard ingredients can be effective for removing limescale. A solution of equal parts white vinegar and water, for example, is handy for descaling a kettle. Specially formulated cleaning products are also available to tackle limescale problems in the kitchen and bathroom. Leave whatever limescale remover you are using on for up to an hour (or follow instructions on particular product).

4 – The Bathroom

The bathroom is another rigorous checking point for landlords. You need to leave the bathroom spotless. Descale limescale build up and clean taps, tiles, bath, shower and toilet until they are sparkling!

5 – Windows and Window Treatments

Thoroughly clean windows on the inside (and outside if that is also the tenant’s responsibility). Dust blinds and be meticulous with venetian blinds; wipe carefully. Get curtains professionally cleaned.

6 – The Carpets

Carpets are another notorious sticking point, especially if there are any spills or stains. It could be wise to hire a proper carpet cleaner or get a professional to clean carpets for you. At the very least hoover thoroughly and use a carpet shampoo to lift any marks or stains.

Good luck with your end of tenancy clean!

Why choose us for your Post Builders Clean?

When it comes to Post Builders Cleans and Sparkle Cleans we at Supreme Cleaning (Kent Ltd) work with our clients to ensure they are happy with the end result whilst  priding ourselves on our experience and flexibility to enable to achieve that result. We know that circumstances change and that unknown territory often results in sliding timescales and priorities which we have demonstrated we are able to accommodate.  We have worked on small and large projects including schools, colleges and hotels as well as large and small domestic dwellings with many happy clients and testimonials to prove this. We provide excellent customer service, value for money and  expertise to ensure that your clients are delighted when you hand over the building to them.

We also understand the need and importance of Health and Safety on site and will ensure our clients H&S requirements are met in full. We have our own Health and Safety and Environmental policy which we take seriously and all members of our team including sub contractors are made aware of our requirements through induction, refresher training and the use of method statements and  risk assessments. Everybody working within the construction side of our business holds a valid CSCS card and we are currently working towards our CHAS accreditation. We are appropriately insured with £10,000,000 employers liability insurance, £5,000,000 public liability and £5,000,000 products liability insurance.

Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning and Hard Floor Maintainance

Professional cleaning is an amazing way to make your carpet & upholstery look like new and give your home a real sense of freshness and
newness.

Supreme Cleaning Services are well established and experienced at cleaning carpets, rugs and upholstery both in domestic dwellings
and commercially. [Read more…]

Why you need daily contract cleaners at your place of work!

Daily Contract Cleaning

Supreme Cleaning (Kent) Ltd are experienced in daily contract cleaning and carry out daily cleans in many different types of businesses such as:

  • Schools & Colleges
  • Social clubs and concert halls
  • Offices
  • Doctors & vets surgeries
  • Golf clubs
  • Retail outlets
  • Leisure centres

We take the hassle and worry out of cleaning for business owners and managers who have previously carried out their own cleaning in house, and pride ourselves on our high level of commitment. [Read more…]

Top Tips For Stain Removal- Blackcurrant, Chewing Gum & ChocolateHow To Remove Blackcurrant Juice

How To Remove Blackcurrant Juice

Every parent dreads their child spilling blackcurrant!

If it spills on the carpet like all liquid spills absorb as much of the blackcurrant juice with kitchen towel. Then use a stain removing bar and finally shampoo the carpet! Always try to test any detergents on an inconspicuous area first and take professional advice if unsure!

If kids spill blackcurrant on their clothes firstly rinse in cold water. Pre soak the fabric in a washing soda solution and then wash as usual in as hot a setting as the fabric will take using a biological washing
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Daily Contract Cleaning

Supreme Cleaning (Kent) Ltd are experienced in daily contract cleaning and carry out daily cleans in many different types of businesses follows:

  • Schools & Colleges
  • Social clubs and concert halls
  • Offices
  • Doctors & vets surgeries
  • Golf clubs
  • Retail outlets
  • Leisure centres

[Read more…]

5 Top Tips for Fighting Allergens

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Fighting the allergens

Allergens are present in most homes throughout the year. They can cause constant irritation and inflammation of the nose, airways and skin. There are several ways that allergens can develop and escalate:

  • House dust mite droppings – these tiny, spider-like creatures are found all around the home, particularly in bedding, carpets and soft furnishings
  • Animal dander – tiny skin flakes covered in dried sweat and saliva, carried on the fur of cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits and gerbils
  • Bird feathers, cockroach droppings and mould or mildew spores
  • Nuts, eggs, fish and milk in the diet
  • Hair dyes, jewellery and leather goods
  • Crumbs in the kitchen
  • House plants
  • Fabric furniture

Avoidance is always the best treatment for allergies regardless of which allergens are the triggers. Interestingly enough, the most effective, least expensive, and simplest options are not always followed.

Our top tips:

  1. Dust to control mites – dusting surfaces and washing bedding often can control the amount of dust and mites in your home
  2. Vacuum often – vacuuming once or twice a week will reduce dust mites significantly
  3. Reduce pet dander- avoid pets which have feathers or fur if possible – Yes they do exist.. think goldfish, reptiles and the Chinese Crested dog, a hairless dog breed!
  4. Shut out pollen – clean your windows and try to keep windows and doors closed where possible
  5. Avoid mould spores – reducing the moisture in your bathroom and kitchen will reduce mould. Fixing any leaks inside and outside of your home will reduce the potential allergens

Supreme Cleaning Services offer thorough curtain, upholstery and carpet cleaning in Kent and will offer you a stress free service which allows you to relax as we give your home a spring clean that is effective in reducing the risks of allergens.

The facts about Dust Mites

Carpet Cleaning

Dust mites are a pest and must be kept at bay.

A few facts about dust mites:

  • Dust mites can be distinguished from insects by a lack of wings and antennae, and by having eight legs.
  • Dust mites cannot be detected by the naked eye and measure 1/1000th of an inch.
  • What they lack in size they make up in numbers- a typical mattress can range from 100,000 to 10 million individual mites.
  • Dust mites mainly eat dead skin.
  • A bed is the main place that dust mites live but they also reside on furniture and carpeting.

 

Prevention:

  • Vacuum your home or office at least once a week. Try to use a small pore vacuum bag or HEPA filter. Remember that vacuums tend to put more dust into the air, so consider recruiting someone else to do the task! Supreme Cleaning in Kent are expert in ensuring that settling dust is minimal.
  • Wash your bedding once a week in hot water.
  • You could consider placing an impermeable dust mite encasement around the mattress, box spring, and pillow. This type of encasement has vinyl on the inside and cloth on the outside to trap dust mites, but does not crinkle like plain vinyl.
  • Keep stuffed animals to a minimum. Only let your child sleep with a teddy if it can be washed every week in hot water. All other stuffed animal companions should be kept in a closed toy chest.

 

You may wonder why all this is important- dust mites can cause several allergies that can be harmful to young children and the elderly. Supreme Cleaning Services offer Carpet Cleaning in Kent and will be there to ensure that your home is as resistant to dust mites as it can be, making it a safer and cleaner place to live.

Just try our spring cleans or carpet cleaning service to see the difference it makes!

Builders Cleans, get the job finished!

Builders Cleans

Supreme Cleaning Services are experienced commercial and domestic post builders and renovation project cleaners.

We have carried out many commercial cleans in large hotels, schools, petrol stations and large residential homes as well as smaller domestic dwellings in greater numbers.

One of the things that we understand about construction projects is that they are very unpredictable with timescales often moving backwards due to circumstances out of anybody’s control. Therefore the need for understanding and flexibility from the cleaning company is paramount. We have demonstrated this on past projects and have testimonials to show our commitment to working alongside the builders with our builders clean service in Kent.

We use a team, holding CSCS cards that are experienced at this type of clean and understand the level of work involved including removing paint, plaster, large amounts of builders dust, scrubbing floors, cleaning soffits, removing stickers from windows and sanitary wear and general hard work.

We pride ourselves on our level of expertise, excellent results, flexibility and value for money.

Supreme Cleaning Services also carry out post renovation cleans after new kitchens, bathrooms, extensions etc have been fitted and again we offer the same degree of service and attention to detail as with the bigger commercial cleans.

We know that all the customer wants is to get their home sparkling clean again in order for them to enjoy their new surroundings and we can take the headache out of the cleaning for them.

We are fully insured and can offer testimonials from customers to prove our reliability and ability to do a great job. The customer can simply leave us to it, go and enjoy themselves and come back to their beautiful clean home!

A clean office is an efficient office

 

Many companies are trying to cut costs where they can, while some things can probably go without a problem, office cleaning should not be one of them!

While it may seem like a harmless cost to cut, the overall negative effects of not properly cleaning an office regularly will eventually outweigh the money that you are saving.

Here are 3 basic reasons why cleaning is so very important in your office:

  • Client Impression: When a client walks into your office, you want them to be impressed. A dusty and dirty looking place will not only reflect negatively on the quality of your company, but it could turn away business and lead potential clients to look elsewhere.
  • Employee Work Experience: Employees are what keeps the company together and often are the face of the brand so it is important to keep them happy. Not only does a clean office make work more enjoyable, but it makes it a safer environment as well.
  • Safety: In addition to the safety of employees, a clean office makes it safer for anyone who comes into the office. By removing dust and germs, you can prevent sickness and allergies from spreading around the office environment.

 

Not only will a professional cleaning service improve all of these points, but the cleaning will be done in an efficient and thorough manner.