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Re: Apartment handover cleaning company

I guess I don't know what I need to know specifically. I have moved many times from apartment to apartment in the US and I have always received the majority of my deposit back. I was just a little shocked by how many people seem to be using professional cleaners and range of prices that are being listed. It is good to hear that a good deep-clean is probably all that is required. Thanks!

In this particular case, I did not pay the deposit on my apartment, that was covered through my company. I still would like to prevent any fees from being assessed when we hand the apartment back to the owner.
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It is good to hear that a good deep-clean is probably all that is required.
Itís more then that; trust me.
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It is good to hear that a good deep-clean is probably all that is required. Thanks!
Clean it like the Queen of England or Mr. Monk comes to visit. You know, super clean.
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Re: Apartment handover cleaning company

It turns out I will be able to hire professional cleaners after all, but I was provided this handy guide from Packimpex which details some of the things which are expected when handing the apartment back over:

Final cleaning:
You are entitled to conduct the final cleaning for your property as you see fit, however the expectation is that cleaning will be up to professional standards. Particular attention should be paid to the cleaning of the following:
  • calcium deposits on taps, shower hoses etc. (special products to tackle the latter are available at most supermarkets)
  • fitted carpets (should be shampooed using the appropriate professional equipment which may be rented at specific outlets)
  • blinds, shutters & windows (should be thoroughly cleaned both internally and externally and, where double glazing permits, between window panes)
  • all interior woodwork (i.e. skirting boards, doors & window frames)
  • scuff marks on painted walls
  • interiors & exteriors, tops & bottoms of all cupboards & kitchen cabinets
  • mould stains in bathrooms
  • kitchen appliances e.g. refrigerators & freezers (should be defrosted, cleaned and doors left ajar), oven, stove & hob extractor (filters should be replaced)
  • fireplace, if applicable (should be cleaned and swept by a professional chimney sweep once annually and evidence of the latter supplied)
  • balcony & terrace, if applicable (should be completely cleared)
  • garden, if applicable (must be clean and tidy and recently tended to i.e. grass cut, shrubs trimmed, weeds removed and tiles and paths cleared etc.)
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Re: Apartment handover cleaning company

And if you got a washing machine and tumbler in your flat, the rental company stipulate to order a technician, who will check the appliances on your cost.
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I highly recommend Diamond cleaning did our place was present at the handover and we got full deposit back
Both telephone numbers are out of service.😕
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Maybe I can help you instead. Send me a prof youíre interested.
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And if you got a washing machine and tumbler in your flat, the rental company stipulate to order a technician, who will check the appliances on your cost.
A rental contract clause which is highly questionable and might or might not be void if challenged in court. But one thing for sure, if this request is not part of the rental contract it is just a request and nothing more.
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Re: Apartment handover cleaning company

This is just for regular cleaning. as far as I can tell, not end cleaning. Personally I think the specs for the quote are a bit vague and I wonder what happens when they arrive and see more work than anticipated.

Any serious company who performs an end cleaning should visit and provide a quote on site.
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Both telephone numbers are out of service.😕
A friend just used them without problems, looking at the sight the phone numbers are in a funny format, assume you didn't dial the first 0041 ?? I know I'm stating the obvious but sometimes it's that simple
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I highly recommend Diamond cleaning did our place was present at the handover and we got full deposit back
Looks very good, I am also in need and just contacted them, thanks a ton!
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Re: Apartment handover cleaning company

Yup, I paid CHF 1200 very recently with Mr. Clean AG for a 3.5 room.
Had a very positive experience overall though.

You can find offers for as low as CHF 600 out there, but your final bill will never look like that if you factor in the hidden costs.
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Yup, I paid CHF 1200 very recently with Mr. Clean AG for a 3.5 room.
Had a very positive experience overall though.

You can find offers for as low as CHF 600 out there, but your final bill will never look like that if you factor in the hidden costs.
That's not true. Which hidden costs do you mean? My final bill with the cheap company both times looked exactly what was agreed before.
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