By: Kyle Pickering
When you are moving out of a rental unit it is very important that you return the unit in a clean state. The main reason why you must do so it to get back your security deposit but there is another reason why you must do your best to return a well-maintained rental unit and the reason is to get a good reference from your landlord. By getting a good reference you will be able to present it t your future landlords and show them that you are a trustworthy and reliable tenant that will take good care of their property.
The importance of returning a clean and tidy rental unit becomes even greater when you have been a tenant with a pet because your landlord will inspect his property thoroughly for any pet related damaged and more importantly for pet urine scents. This is why we have decided to write down an article with pointers on how to remove pet urine odours.
The easiest and most efficient way to remove pet urine stains is to treat the stains with a mixture of water and baking soda. To create the mixture, grab a bowl and fill it with one part of baking soda and three parts of water. Stir the bowl until you create a paste. Then get a cloth and apply the paste-like cleaning solution onto the stained areas. Once you have applied the paste over the stains, add distilled vinegar to the paste and allow it to sit for several minutes so that the vinegar can absorb the urine scent. End the stain cleaning by removing the paste with a dry clean towel. If necessary repeat the procedure. But don’t repeat the procedure more than twice as you may cause permanent damages to the stained area. If after the second take the urine stains and smell are still present, call a cleaning company that provides end of tenancy cleaning services and have them help you.
Another way to clean pet urine stains and remove the nasty odour is to mix water with Listerine. Once the mixture is ready, damp a clean towel into the mixture and apply the cleaning solution over the problematic area. Then rinse the treated area and allow it to dry completely. The Listerine should eliminate the urine scent and more importantly give a much fresher aroma into the room.
You can also use corn starch to remove the urine stains and odours. Simply sprinkle corn starch over the urinated area and apply water. Use a clean soft towel to blot the area and then allow the treated area to dry completely. After it has dried the scent of urine should be gone. Once again if the stain or urine odour is still present, don’t waste time into repeating the procedure, instead use the services of a company that provides end of tenancy cleaning services.
As you can see you can easily get rid of all pet urine stains and scents by using one of the three cleaning technique that we have posted. So know get on the task because your moving out date is approaching and we are more than sure that you will want your security deposit back.
Your end of tenancy cleaning can be quite a nightmare if you have been neglecting your cleaning responsibilities during your rental period. Keep in mind that some areas of your rental unit will require much more cleaning than others and one of these areas is the bathroom. Luckily for you, you have found this article and therefore you will be able to read several bathroom cleaning tips which will allow you to quickly and efficient clean the bathroom of your rental unit.
You should commence the bathroom cleaning by applying a specialized commercial cleaner on the soap scum build ups. Use a sponge to apply the cleaner over the tub, shower cabin and shower head and faucet. Then get a clean soft cloth and start rubbing the cleaner over the soap scum build ups. When done allow the commercial cleaner to sit for approximately five minute before you wash it. If the soap scum is too hardened and cannot be removed with the aid of the cleaner, deal with the soap scum by contacting and hiring the services of a cleaning company that provides end of tenancy cleaning services.
Next turn attention to the bathroom walls. Clean the walls by either using a commercial tile cleaner or by creating your own cleaning solution by mixing water with liquid dishwashing detergent. Soak a clean cloth into the cleaning solution and start wiping the bathroom walls until all stains and water marks are gone. Note that you may need to repeat the entire procedure if the bathroom walls are too stained.
Now you must clean the bathtub and shower cabin. You can use a commercial bathroom appliance cleaner for the task. Simply pour the cleaner into the cabin and tub and spread the cleaner thoroughly with the aid of a soft brush. Don’t use a hard brush because you may damage the cabin and tub surfaces. Once you have spread the cleaner all over the appliances allow it to sit for several minutes before you wash it away with clean water. Know that you can use the same cleaner to clean your bathroom sink and countertops.
Now the only bathroom feature that is left is the toilet. For the task use a cleaning products that has bacteria and germ eliminating qualities. Squirt the cleaning product into the toilet and allow it to sit for no more than five minutes. Then flush the water several times to wash away the detergents. Next pour several drops of the detergents on a sponge and wipe clean the toiler by starting from the top of the water tank and moving towards the side, then the seat and the flat spot behind the seat. Also don’t forget to wipe the rim of the toilet bowl. End the bathroom cleaning by wiping the bathroom mirror with a glass cleaner and mopping the floor with the same cleaning product with which you wiped the walls.
If all this seems too much for you, you can always use the end of tenancy cleaning services of a professional cleaning company.
Now that you know how exactly to clean the bathroom don’t ignore your bathroom cleaning duties anymore and clean the bathroom before your landlord comes to conduct the final inspection.
People have been decorating their floors with carpets since the beginning of time. Maybe it is because carpets are beautiful features that automatically enhance the ambiance of a room, maybe it is because carpets keep the cold floor warm or maybe it is because nothing better has been invited. However carpets aren’t perfect, the biggest downside of carpets is that they require a lot of dedication in the form of constant cleaning. It is like this because carpets tend to harbour harmful particles between their fibres which after a while will undoubtedly pollute the indoor air and environment. Even more some of these particles can cause severe healthy complications especially to people that suffer from asthma and allergies.
The easiest way to deal with these harmful particles is to regularly shampoo a carpet. By shampooing a carpet, the owner of the carpet will not only remove the harmful particles but rejuvenate the appearance of his carpet as well. So if you are a proud carpet owner and you are considering shampooing your carpet, keep reading because we have listed down a very effective carpet shampooing method.
- Buy or rent a carpet cleaning machine from a local hardware store or specialized cleaning store that provide cleaning services including end of tenancy cleaning services. Keep in mind that renting a machine is less costly and therefore is the ideal solution if you are on a tight cleaning budget or you don’t need a carpet cleaning machine on a regular basis.
- While you are buying or renting the carpet cleaning machine, don’t forget to purchase all the carpet cleaning products that you will need for the shampooing of your carpet.
- Next remove as many furnishings as you can from the room in which is the carpet that you are going to clean. If you cannot remove the furniture shift them from one corner of the room to another while you are cleaning the carpet.
- Next spray a non-toxic and non-abrasive stain remover over the stained areas of your carpet and allow the stain remover to sit for several minutes.
- While the remover is sitting, prep the carpet cleaning machine by filling the water tank of the machine with a homemade cleaning solution of water and carpet shampoo.
- Once the machine is ready, blot the residual stain remover and start shampooing your carpet with the aid of the machine. Carpet cleaning machines have rotary brushes that agitate the carpet fibers and allow the shampoo to penetrate deeper into and between the fibers. Always start from one end of the carpet and move forward slowly until to reach the other end then start walking backwards over the area that you have treated so that the machine can draw up the dirty water. Do this until you have covered the entire carpet.
- When done allow the carpet to dry thoroughly before you return the furnishings at their place.
If all this seems too much or too time consuming for you, you can always use the services of a company that provides professional cleaning such as carpet cleaning services or end of tenancy cleaning services.
As you can see, shampooing a carpet isn’t as hard as you may have thought, so from now on don’t neglect your carpet cleaning duties and take good care of your carpet or just call the professionals.