Move in/Move out Cleaning: What You Should Know

written by Valencia Pro Cleaning Agency - June 28, 2019

Moving is never easy, no matter how many times you do it. All the chores you have to take care of before and on your moving day make the process of moving a bleak prospect for most people. But how can you make your moving day easier?  

By hiring a quality move out/move in cleaning service in Napa, of course! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about move in/move out cleaning, from how to keep your security deposit and how to clean your new house before moving in, to the best way to do a move out cleaning. And we won’t just talk the talk, we’ll also walk the walk by cleaning every inch of your property to perfection! 

What is move in/move out cleaning?

When you move in to a new house, it’s only natural that you clean it first. Before you bring your possessions to your new home, you want to make sure that the new place is cleaned and disinfected properly. That’s when professional move in cleaning comes in handy. While you could do it yourself, professional move in cleaners employ advanced cleaning techniques and EPA-approved cleaning products that can remove 100% of microbes, making sure your family is safe and healthy. 

Move out cleaning, on the other hand, is the cleaning performed in your old house before you move out. Leaving the property in tip-top shape is important if you want to get your security deposit back and makes it easier for the landlord to prepare the place for the new tenants. 

How clean should a rental house be before moving out?

If you want to avoid problems with your landlord when you move out, you have to make sure you leave the place at least as clean as it used to be when you moved in and that isn’t always easy. While “normal wear and tear” will make any place look aged, you should try to clean everything that can be cleaned or, better yet, hire a professional to do it for you. 

How much cleaning your home will require will depend on the state it’s in. Unless your home is really dirty, standard cleaning will be enough. Otherwise, you might need to hire deep cleaning services to get rid of all the dirt and grime. 

If you need a standard cleaning, most professional move out cleaners will take care of the following tasks, among others: 

  • Dusting ledges and ceiling fixtures
  • Door and doorknob cleaning
  • Cleaning light fixtures and outlets
  • Removing cobwebs 
  • Vacuuming
  • Cleaning carpet stains 
  • Mirror cleaning
  • Emptying and sweeping the garage
  • Scrubbing inside the appliances
  • Cleaning bathroom tiles and grout bleaching
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • Cleaning behind the appliances, etc. 

Do I have to pay for carpet cleaning when I move out?

Whether you will need to have your carpets professionally cleaned will depend on the condition they are in. If your carpets are faded and slightly worn, your landlord will most likely consider it a result of normal wear and tear. 

However, if your carpets are heavily stained and have a strange odor, the best option for you would be to pay for professional carpet cleaning. Your landlord has every right to keep a part of your deposit if they have to pay for carpet cleaning themselves after you move out. 

Hire the finest move out/move in cleaning service in Napa today

We know how stressful moving can be. Unless you truly enjoy cleaning, making your old or new place shine is likely to be a chore you look forward to the least. Luckily, you don’t have to do everything yourself! 

Reach out to Valencia Pro Cleaning Agency and focus on other moving day obligations or take a well-deserved break to visit Castello di Amorosa with your family. Whatever you decide to do, you can rest assured that your expert cleaners will leave every inch of your property absolutely spotless.