Cleaning Requirements & Guidelines for Move-Out Inspection
REMINDER- ALL PREPAID CLEANING CHARGES AND LAST MONTH’S RENT PAYMENTS MUST BE PAID IN CERTIFIED FUNDS ONLY, IE. CASHIER’S CHECK, MONEY ORDERS. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!!!!! PLEASE CANCEL AUTOMATIC PSN PAYMENTS!!!
You must schedule your move out inspection at the time you submit your notice to vacate. Inspection dates and times get booked quickly. You may be held liable for rent if the inspection cannot be performed by the end of the month because an appointment was not made in advance.
Inspections are performed 9:00AM to 3:15PM on weekdays only. All personal property must be removed for this inspection and keys will be surrendered to the inspector at the time of the inspection. We do not schedule pre-inspections. Failure to be ready at the set inspection time will result in a reinspection fee of $50 and the appointment will be rescheduled. The air conditioner (in Summer) or heater (in Winter) must be on and running for at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled inspection. Failure to comply will result in rescheduling the inspection, a re-inspection fee, and possible rent charges. We appreciate your compliance with this matter. It is for the health and consideration of our inspection staff which will allow them to conduct your inspection with attention to detail and accuracy.
City issued trash receptacles must be empty, clean and inside garage or at side of building, regardless if trash service continues beyond inspection date. Bulk trash left at property will result in removal fee.
Utilities (Electric, Water and Gas), must be on at the inspection and must remain on for Five (5) business days following the inspection. This does not include weekends or holidays. Failure to do so will result in a charge to have utilities turned on and a reinspection fee to reschedule the appointment.
Yard: The entire yard must be freshly mowed, edged and trimmed not earlier than 1 day prior to the move out inspection. Bushes and trees must be trimmed. Leaves must be removed from gutters, yard and flower beds. All bare areas and dog holes must be restored and re-established prior to moving out. Bare spots and dog holes are considered damage. Pools/hot tubs must be clean and ready for use. All animal feces must be picked up and disposed of properly prior to inspection.
Cleaning: The entire house/apartment from TOP TO BOTTOM (every surface) must be cleaned and disinfected, including appliances, cabinets, garages, storage rooms, ceilings, floors, walls, windows, etc., must be free of dirt, grime, food stains, marks, hair, smudges, fireplace ashes, debris, dust, soap scum, streaks, etc. Patios and driveways must be free from dog prints, chalk, paint, etc.
Carpet Cleaning: Carpets must be stain and odor free, and professionally cleaned 1 day prior to the move out inspection. A copy of the receipt must be provided to the inspector from the company that performed the service. If carpets do not appear to be cleaned satisfactorily, at our discretion, re-cleaning may be required at the tenant’s expense. Providing a receipt does not guarantee a passed carpet cleaning at the move out inspection. Permanent stains left on carpet are considered damage. Pet and/or human urine/feces on carpet are considered damage and is not part of normal cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT PAY AN OUTSIDE CLEANER OR CARPET CLEANER IF YOU HAVE NOT INSPECTED THEIR WORK AND/OR THE UNIT IS NOT CLEAN! DO NOT ASSUME THAT THE HOUSE IS CLEAN! INSPECT IT YOURSELF BEFORE PAYING ANYONE!
IMPORTANT: Living conditions affect your cleaning abilities. Allow adequate time to clean your home. 8 hours is not nearly enough time to thoroughly clean a home for inspection. Carpets may require a second cleaning to remove dirt. Pet hair, stains, or odor will result in an additional charge, as they are not considered a part of normal cleaning.
Other: Stove drip pans and filter must be replaced
All light bulbs must be working and specific to each fixture (vanity bulbs belong in vanity fixtures)
All doorstops must be serviceable
Blinds must not have bent or broken slats
A/C filter must be new
Nails, hooks, decals, appliqués and screws must be removed from walls
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FILL OR TOUCH UP PAINT!
Large or excessive nail holes will result in a charge to tenant
All items such as light bulbs, doorstops, a/c filters must be in place at the checkout inspection to avoid a service call by our maintenance department.
A few missed cleaning items may result in a partial cleaning charge. The inspector does not assess charges for damages or cleaning. The sole purpose of the inspection is to accurately record the condition of the property at move in or move out.
You may choose to prepay us for cleaning prior to vacating. The charges listed below are for NORMAL cleanings only and include sales tax. Excessively dirty or larger homes will require an additional charge at our discretion. The following are separate and not a part of normal cleaning charges listed below: Pet hair, odor & stain removal, trash left anywhere inside or out.
Advance payment is required for all cleaning. If any cleaning charges are deducted from security deposit, a fee of $54.13 will be assessed in addition to cleaning charges.
**Note: All prices are subject to change without notice
|Cleaning Charges: Includes Kitchen, living room, & up to 2 bathrooms. Additional rooms are $27.06 each
|5 Bedroom House/Duplex Cleaning only
|4 Bedroom House/Duplex Cleaning only
|3 Bedroom House/Duplex Cleaning only
|2 Bedroom House/Duplex Cleaning only
|1 Bedroom House/Duplex Cleaning only
|3 Bedroom Apt/Town home Cleaning only
|2 Bedroom Apt/Town home Cleaning only
|1 Bedroom Apt/Town home Cleaning only
|Carpet cleaning for single story residences
|8 room & hall carpet cleaning only
|7 room & hall carpet cleaning only
|6 room & hall carpet cleaning only
|5 room & hall carpet cleaning only
|4 room & hall carpet cleaning only
|3 room & hall carpet cleaning only
|2 room & hall carpet cleaning only
Carpet cleaning for 2 story residences
|8 room & hall & stairs carpet cleaning only
|7 room & hall & stairs carpet cleaning only
|6 room & hall & stairs carpet cleaning only
|5 room & hall & stairs carpet cleaning only
|4 room & hall & stairs carpet cleaning only
|3 room & hall & stairs carpet cleaning only
Carpet cleaning does NOT include vacuuming or stain removal. If you only pre-pay for carpet cleaning, make sure carpet is vacuumed.
The following are minimum charges should items be found deficient at move out.
Light bulbs $ 5
Window screen $60-$100
Each Blind $35 - $150
Mow, trim and edge yard $75 and up
Doorstops $ 5-$10
Trim and edge yard $40 and up
A/C Filter $25
Smoke det. battery $15
Each Drip Pan $10
Clogged drains, toilets $95
Trash removal $100 and up
Carbon monoxide det. battery $15
No electricity or water $35 each
Reinspection fee $50
Pet/Human odor $100 minimum
Animal feces removal from yard $55 and up
Pet hair removal $150 minimum
Min. carpet stain removal $100
Satellite dish removal $300
A/C service call for dirty filter $120
Pest control fleas/roaches $150 min
Items charged are inclusive of material purchase, stocking, delivery, installation, labor charge, and applicable tax. Deficiencies not listed above will incur additional separate charges.
Residents are expected to leave the home clean throughout including the garage, yard, sheds, etc. Residents are responsible for any damage to the unit as a result of misuse, abuse or neglect. Please ensure the home is clean and ready for the next renter. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Security deposit statements are processed within 30 days of surrender as allowed by law.