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End of contract cleaning

Good afternoon,
To whoever needs a good cleaning company for end of contract cleaning (they will even be with you to hand over the keys):
ZUERICLEAN http://www.zuericlean.ch/drupal/
I recommend this company,
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Re: End of contract cleaning

Good to know these things. Out of interest:

How much did they charge you?
What size was your appartment?
How long were you there?
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Good afternoon,
To whoever needs a good cleaning company for end of contract cleaning (they will even be with you to hand over the keys):
ZUERICLEAN http://www.zuericlean.ch/drupal/
I recommend this company,
Kind regards,
gigi.

Most cleaning companies offering end cleaning service with a guarantee will be there for the handover. As the outgoing tenant, having spent all that money to clean, you want them to prove they are worth it and stand behind their work. Usually it is a supervisor who attends. He/she will have gone through the flat with the outgoing tenant first, time permitting. At the handover they usually have on hand a small pail and some basic supplies (cloths, spot remover) just in case something was missed. Best for the outgoing tenant to say nothing if you see something - if the landlord doesn't see it, don't go asking for trouble. If your handover is at the same time as the incoming tenant, they might have the chance to check the place too.

The one thing I have never understood is why no one ever takes off their shoes at the handover. The last inspection I did it was wet out and with my client having just paid the thousands for cleaning, the last thing I was going to do was have the floors get dirty. So I told everyone to take their shoes off. You should have seen the looks I got. Too bad. I need to find those blue paper thingies that slip over your shoes. Anyone know where to get those?

Prices do vary, and it is more difficult to bargain unless you are moving when everyone else isn't. It is also worth noting that most will only accept cash for payment ('cause you are moving )
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Re: End of contract cleaning

Do the cleaning companies also patch up nail holes that you've made in the walls from hanging things? Or is that something I have to do myself?
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Do the cleaning companies also patch up nail holes that you've made in the walls from hanging things? Or is that something I have to do myself?
White toothpaste will go a long way.... (If you have white walls that is)
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Do the cleaning companies also patch up nail holes that you've made in the walls from hanging things? Or is that something I have to do myself?

Nope, they don't do that, but it is really easy to do yourself. Do it before the cleaning. Six things you will need in my experience to fill holes in walls that are white.

1. tube of Molto fill.
http://www.molto.de/produkte/spachte...moltofill.html

2. small metal spatula
http://www.molto.de/produkte/anwendu...spachteln.html
(the one in the photo is too big but just an example of what you need)

3. step ladder - I mention this as all too often the lights, pictures are taken down and packed, then only after the apartment is empty you fill the holes and then realise you can't reach.. Of course you can always try to borrow one if yours was packed.

4. blow dryer - if you have really left things to the last minute this will speed drying time (product takes 2 hours to dry). Or you can buy the quick drying product with 10 minutes drying time. I have never used this one.
http://www.molto.de/produkte/spachte...moltofill.html

4. Q tips - you don't want the filled hole to look flat if your walls on not finished flat so you use these to give it some texture

5. Good lighting. Don't do this at night unless you have no other choice and if you must, use a halogen light. (even a flashlight will do)

6. water and paper towels (to clean your hands and spatula when you are done).

It is really easy to do and the product is washable and won't irritate your hands. If you used nails to hang things, try to pull them out carefully so as not to pull away too much of the plaster around them. If you drilled and used plastic plugs, do remove the plug if you can.

Happy filling.

Just wanted to add that a tube of Molto Fill costs about 6.70 chf. Money well spent considering what the landlord will charge you for any holes you leave !!!
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White toothpaste will go a long way.... (If you have white walls that is)

And you speak from experience here ?
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And you speak from experience here ?
Someone who I am very close to does......
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Re: End of contract cleaning

Here is an actual quote as I didnt see anyone post this type of info. It's from NOVO Reomogungen and is about in line with another company quote. I didn't shop around, just asked the two firms that we are using for relocation purposes to give me a cleaning quote. I have accepted it as my company pick up the tab. It might provide a useful pricing point for others. I have no idea if it is expensive or not. I'd guess the appartment is 80-90m2.

We offer you the home cleaning as follows:

Size (3 ½-room apartment)
Living room floor
Dining Room Floor
2 rooms Textiles
Corridor / entrance floor
Kitchen PVC
Bathroom / WC Plates
Concrete Balcony
Concrete Basement

Specifications

2-sided window cleaning
Wash window frames and curtain panels
Window fittings, window sills clean-water bars
Wash blinds
Wash doors and door frames
Ledges radiators and light switches cleaned
PVC floor clean floors (parquet polish machine)
Disk clean floors
Thoroughly vacuum carpets and extract
Balcony: floor wipe up and clean the railing
Milk box clean inside and out
Specifications (continued)

Kitchen, Bathroom, Toilet:
Pedestal and wall tiles including floor cleaning
All fixtures and installations clean
Wall Boxes clean inside and out
Polish faucets
Clean lighting fixtures

Price
Machinery and equipment including flat -
and Uebergabegarantie Fr 1'200 .00
+ 7.6% VAT Fr 91.20
Total Fr 1291.20
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Re: End of contract cleaning

At those prices Im starting a cleaning company
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It's from NOVO Reomogungen
I've googled this name and cant find it...is the spelling correct?
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I've googled this name and cant find it...is the spelling correct?
try Novo Reinigungen
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Re: End of contract cleaning

In the end I went with Zuericlean for several reasons. I can definitely recommend them to EF users. They:

- Gave me a better price than the others after a little bit of negotiation
- Came in at short notice
- Filled in the little holes in the wall
- Even did some cosmetic painting where we had taken some of the wall paper of in the kitchen (the others said they don't do that)
- Handed over the keys to the owner
- Were friendly
- Speak English

All in all, good guys, job well done.
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Re: End of contract cleaning

Hi,
So was the price you paid after bargaining : "Fr 1'200 .00 + 7.6% VAT Fr 91.20 Total Fr 1291.20" or did they drop to a lower price?
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Re: End of contract cleaning

I just moved into an apt, the couple cleaned it themselves, being a lanlord myself ( UK ) i thought they did a splendid job, no problems at handover with the agent either...

Why is it people find filling in small nail holes hard and are happy to pay extortionate prices to a cleaning company for the pleasure.

I know its mad here but come on a little elbow grease and a nice holiday with the savings
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Re: End of contract cleaning

Hi All,

The Zuriclean websites have recently been updated with the adition of an english site. http://www.zuericlean.ch

You can also find them in Canton Zug http://www.zugclean.com

Krissy
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Re: End of contract cleaning

I actually had a guy come in for a cleaning quote, he took one look around said I was clean living enough to finish it myself. He said he could take the job and the money, but he was honest enough to tell me what I had to do to finish it off.

It was hard work and I think I did a better job than a cleaning company. Saved myself a couple of grand and go the whole deposit back even after I pointed out certain things that were broken.

Tip-Top said the agent inspector man.

Also, I don't get the whole toothpaste hole in the wall issue. Just buy some of that polyfila in a tube stuff and fill them yourself. It takes less time to fill a hole than it does to make one.
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