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End of Tenancy Cleaning

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New beginnings aren’t always easy. Sometimes, it’s hard to close a chapter, even if it means that a new one will open. Moving house is no different – packing up countless experiences and memories in a few boxes is, understandably, very emotional to most. Of course, it can be quite a stressful endeavour as well, especially if you’re a tenant who must now also prepare the space for whoever will be occupying it next. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as removing your personal belongings and going on about your day, oh no. Tick off one of hassles and book an End of Tenancy cleaning. We’ll deal with the rest!

Why you need this?

Cleaning a rental property at the end of a tenancy agreement is a tenant’s responsibility and is crucial for getting your deposit back. Rest assured that not only will we have the place looking mint and fresh, but you will also be guaranteed to receive your full deposit back from your real estate agent after we finish!

Perfection Simplfied

Our teams use estate agency-approved cleaning procedures and checklists. Although necessary, our EOT teams will go beyond the standard requests to fully prepare your property for the next tenants and ensure your full deposits are back by astonishing your landlords, they will add a secret ingredient for a sparkling look.

While many people attempt to clean their apartment by themselves before moving, the reality is that the process can take several days without professional assistance. The proper equipment and the know-how to an intense cleaning are of high importance. Still, one can’t be sure whether the appropriate standards have been reached.

Therefore, calling an experienced cleaning professional can save you time and stress, especially when you are likely getting ready for your next big move. What many do not realize, most importantly, is that hiring a professional can also save you money.

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Why pick us?

  • The service will be done by a team of local cleaning experts who are fully equipped & insured for this service.
  • Our EOT cleaning bookings are not an hourly based service, unlike many other companies, and we’ll work for as many hours as needed to complete the job fully. You should not worry that the Professionals may leave your property unfinished, and you can be assured that the team will do everything up to the highest possible standards.
  • The local teams are using the highest quality professional products from leading UK suppliers for achieving maximum results. We can perform the service with eco detergents that contain organic oils and are fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly if you initially requested.
  • In every EOT appointment, we also include cleaning all kitchen appliances for no extra cost.
  • We guarantee the quality of the service up to 72 hours after we’ve done our job. For this purpose, we strongly advise booking your cleaning appointment accordingly to your estate agent’s inspection.
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End of Tenancy cleaning Experience

For the property to be desirable to future tenants, you must also make everything look presentable. To do that, you would have to take time out of your already frenzied schedule to clean every single crevice of the home, including places you had probably forgotten existed – I feel exhausted just thinking about it!

The best thing you can do is leave it to the Professionals at SW Clean and spare yourself the extra wrinkles!


An End-of-Tenancy cleaning requires a truly deep cleaning of the property. All grime, molds, and limescale must be removed. This includes a thorough cleaning of even the most difficult areas of your home. Although the above-mentioned substances are not usual for bedrooms (trust me, we’ve seen a lot of those), the dust is what we believe is the hardest to clean in the bedroom because it’s not easy to spot. But for our professional teams, this is not the case, simply because they are cleaning absolutely every corner, notch, and detail. For this to happen, here is what our experts will complete in your bedrooms:

  • Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners
  • Dust reachable surfaces – wardrobes, shelving, and cupboards
  • Wipe accumulated dust and dirt from the top of doors
  • Wipe dirt off curtain rails
  • Properly vacuum and dust both sides of curtains and blinds
  • Wipe and polish mirrors, pictures, and other wall hangings
  • Wipe off the dust from skirting boards and decorations
  • Dust off all light fittings and lampshades
  • Clean and polish metal ornaments
  • Wipe and polish light switches
  • Remove dirty marks from walls (as much as possible)
  • Carefully clean power sockets and extension cords
  • Thoroughly vacuum all mattresses
  • Mop hard floors and laminate

Dirt and mildew are most visible and least tolerable in bathrooms. Toilets, showers, tiles, and bathtubs should be cleaned and polished as much as possible. To rid your bathrooms of lurking germs, to descale the showerhead in the easiest way, and to scrub the toilet, consider the following checklist as the ultimate bathroom-cleaning, bacteria-targeting process:

  • Clean basins, taps, and fittings
  • Remove hard water stains
  • Remove limescale
  • Scrub and rinse dispensers
  • Wipe and polish radiators and towel rails
  • Scrub and rinse toilet and bidet, behind and beneath them
  • Clean plumbing behind the toilet bowl (if reachable)
  • Wipe marks and stains from shower screens
  • Scrub and rinse bath marks and signs of mildew
  • Unplug and clean drains
  • Wipe and polish mirrors and glass fixtures
  • Descale, rinse, and wipe showerheads, taps, and metal surfaces
  • Scrub and rinse accumulated dirt from the sink area
  • Clean extractor fans
  • Clean reachable bathroom tiles to shininess

Bathrooms are the hardest to clean if they were not maintained regularly. It can be a huge pain to try and do it yourself if not having the proper professional equipment and materials, as well as the expertise.

The kitchen is one of the most important areas to clean at the end of a tenancy, but it’s also a place where dirt and grime can accumulate most easily. However, in our practice line, we’ve noticed that many customers believe a standard domestic cleaning for the kitchen serves them the same purpose. For this reason, we would like to express the fact that this is absolutely not true and here is why.

To revive this important room in your home, we used a very enhanced and detailed checklist.

  • Wash and polish all worktops, countertops, and the sink area
  • Clean inside cupboards, drawers, and shelves
  • Throw leftover food and carrier bags away
  • Wash and polish sinks and taps
  • Remove accumulated limescale
  • Degrease and polish wall tiles
  • Remove mould growth between grout and fuges
  • Clean exterior of all appliances
  • Sanitize the bins and remove rubbish
  • Clean outside of cupboards and drawers
  • Stack and arrange cutlery, utensils, and other dining accessories (if any)
  • Clean inside of windows and wipe down sills, ledges, and frames
  • Wipe dirt from the woodwork (doors, handles, doorframes, furnishings, and skirting boards)
  • Wipe down radiators (if applicable and accessible)
  • Remove dust from plugs and light switches
  • Vacuum, mop, and polish floors
  • Wipe and polish tables, and worktop surfaces
  • Make sure you remove all fingerprints and marks
  • Look out for oil stains

Apart from these, we’ll also:

  • Clean and degrease the oven internally and externally
  • Clean grime from hobs and extractor fans
  • Scrub gas rings and gas control knobs
  • Clean the microwave inside and outside
  • Clean out the fridge/freezer, dismantle it, and clean components separately
  • Clean the washing machine inside and outside
  • Clean the dishwasher inside and outside (if any)

The living room is undoubtedly the most widely-used space in the entire household. It’s our go-to place after a hard day at work or school. We also use it for spending quality time with friends and family, as well as watching our favorite movies and TV shows and just .. relaxing.

Appropriately, it’s called the ’Living room’ as it’s very well-lived in – a large chunk of our time is spent there, which is precisely why we must go out of our way to keep it as hygienic as possible. However, the stakes are much higher when you are a tenant who will soon be leaving the property and freeing it up for other future residents.  As such, you will be tasked with having to bring this most frequented space back to its former glory before taking your leave for good.

Here is the entire checklist that will be followed to guarantee top-notch cleaning:

  • Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners.
  • Clean inside cupboards, drawers, and shelving
  • Wipe off the dust from skirting boards and decorations
  • Properly vacuum and dust both sides of curtains and blinds
  • Wipe accumulated dust and dirt from the top of doors
  • Wipe and polish mirrors, pictures, and other wall hangings
  • Remove dirty marks from walls
  • Clean and polish metal ornaments
  • Wipe and polish light switches
  • Mop hard floors and laminate
  • Carefully clean power sockets and extension cords
  • Take sofa cushions outside and pound them until the dust is removed
  • Vacuum the sofa with and without its cushions on
  • Move all furnishings to vacuum underneath
  • Wipe and polish all wooden units
  • Wipe and polish tables, countertops, and other worktop surfaces

Our teams always like to go beyond expectations for the following appliances to satisfy our customers’ needs. Here are our detailed points to describe what we’ll do to your kitchen appliances for them to become as new as possible:


  • Remove dirt, mildew, and leftover food
  • Wipe and polish handles
  • Clean rubber seal
  • Move it and clean underneath and behind
  • Dismantle, wash and rinse slots, grills, and shelves inside
  • Wipe and polish the exterior

The dishwasher

  • Clean the dishwasher of food and soap deposits
  • Remove all dirt, mildew, and food deposits
  • Inspect and clean filters
  • Wipe the rubber seal
  • Move it and clean underneath and behind
  • Wipe the soap dispenser drawer and remove marks and stains
  • Wipe down handles

The washing machine

  • Clean the drum from leftovers and stains
  • Inspect and clean filters
  • Inspect the rubber seal
  • Move it and clean underneath and behind
  • Wipe the soap dispenser drawer and remove marks and stains
  • Clean handles

The tumble dryer

  • Clean inside and out
  • Inspect the rubber seal
  • Clean the soap dispenser drawer
  • Inspect and clean the filter

Ovens and microwaves 

  • Clean and degrease oven, extractor fan, hob, and grill
  • Clean and degrease the microwave
  • Scrub off food deposits and grime
  • Clean grill pan and oven racks
  • Clean the inner of both the oven and microwave
  • Inspect and wipe the rubber seals
  • Inspect and wipe all buttons
  • Clean exterior and remove stains and marks

The toaster

  • Clean, wipe and polish the exterior
  • Remove any food deposits and bread crumb leftovers
  • Clean within as much as possible
  • Degrease handles
  • Remove grime

In conclusion

As we are sure you can imagine, it’s no easy feat, and it takes a herculean effort to accomplish this on your own.  It’s a lot of work, and paying attention to detail is absolutely crucial in this situation. To give you an idea, here is just a small fraction of the mandatory places in need of cleaning before you end your tenancy – careful cleaning of power sockets and extension cords; wiping and polishing of light switches; removal of all dirty spots from the walls; removal of cobwebs, as well as all the dust from the ceiling, skirting boards and flat surfaces, including the mirrors, pictures and other decorations and ornaments…

The End of Tenancy cleaning is the single biggest cause of deposit deductions. At the same time, it is the easiest to mitigate by performing an effective cleaning session before the final inspection. Anyone would agree that the most important aspect is the quality of work. And wherever better to prove quality but in the small details?

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