Rental Property Cleaning

by cleanarrivaladmin - January 31, 2019

Portland Rental Property Cleaning Services

Tenants will usually do their best to leave the rental property in as clean condition as possible, but sometimes they either aren’t able to or just don’t do a very good job. If you plan on minimizing vacancy and getting a new renter in there as soon as possible then you should consider contacting a cleaning company. Fortunately, the local Portland professionals at Clean Arrival LLC have all your property rental cleaning needs covered!

Don’t get stuck with the mess! When someone moves out of a property you own, manage or even rented then that place needs to be as clean as it was the day it became occupied. Most property managers have to be extra critical of clients self-cleaning because sometimes people don’t understand that cleaning the unit includes more than just vacuuming and cleaning the countertops. They need to make sure that the next people won’t have any limescale around the sinks, marks on the light switches or fingerprints on the windows for instance.

Cleaning the whole property by yourself can be incredibly time-consuming and difficult. You should consider whether you have the time and energy required to complete the task to the standards of your contract to receive your full deposit.  Make sure to buy all the right products, rent equipment if necessary, and replace or repair damaged items. Be thorough, tick things off your inventory rental property cleaning list as you go.

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What Needs to be Cleaned

Tenants are in charge of daily cleaning and maintenance in the property. They can be held liable if they allow lack of hygiene to cause a rise and spread of health hazards diseases, pest infestation, and mold. The removal of these hazards is costly and the renters will be charged for the bill. The garden, driveway, and patio are often assigned to the tenant, as part of the property as well. When doing the check in inspection, remember to confirm these areas are your responsibility.

Move inventory sheets usually include whether the property was las cleaned ‘domestically’ or ‘professionally‘ prior to you moving in and the tenant agreement usually stipulates what level of cleaning will be expected and contractually obligated. Regardless of which side of the contract you’re on, our staff of professional license and insured cleaning team will make sure everything is pristine.

If there is an outdoor area like a patio, deck or garden area, make sure these are also cleaned if they are part of the rental tenant agreement. If this is part of the rental deal then it’s your responsibility to make sure things are cleaned up or you’ll be the one paying for it. If this is the cases then the property manager will most likely choose a premium service to do the cleaning at your expense.

If you do a poor job then the property management cleaning will decide by calling a professional cleaner to take care of the cleaning for you. Don’t waste your time cleaning when you’re already dealing with moving, call Clean Arrival LLC and we’ll make sure everything is spic and span!

End of Tenancy Cleaning for Tenants

If you’re the renter and want to do the cleaning yourself then you need to understand some of the requirements and considerations involved. This includes but is not limited to having all the necessary cleaning tools and solutions necessary to do an excellent job as well as the time it takes to complete such an undertaking.

It can take a person hours just to clean the limescale, grease, mould, and dirt left after living somewhere for a year or more, not to mention proper vacuuming, mopping and carpet cleaning. One of the most difficult things about this whole process is finding the time to do it all while also moving into your new home and any other responsibilities you may have. This all has to be done before the final move-out inspection which is when they determine if there are any damages and how clean the lace is before they give back your deposit. If you want to make it easy on yourself just schedule a cleaning online and we’ll take care of everything.

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There’s nothing wrong with wanting to do the end of tenancy cleaning yourself but here are some things you should consider.

  • How much of your deposit you get back is dictated by how clean your place is when you move out
  • Unless the tenancy agreement says otherwise, you’re usually able to carry out your own cleaning. If there are stains on carpets, for example, you may need to contact a carpet cleaning company. The costs for cleaning supplies, carpet cleaning and your time are typically far more than booking with a professional cleaner.
  • If you plan on doing the cleaning yourself, don’t underestimate how much time it will take to get the place is pristine condition. If you end up underestimating then you could risk not having enough time to finish before the final vacancy walk-through or risk cutting corners that could cost you your deposit.
  • The primary property inventory report prior to you moving in gives both you and the landlord an accurate expectation for the level of cleanliness expected and required.
  • If you choose a professional cleaner to perform your rental property cleaning then make sure they have a copy of the property inventory report so everything is checked off the list.Rubbish should not be present;
  • No signs of hair or fur, no dirt, dust, and stains. No grime, grease, finger marks, smudges nor spills. No signs of limescale nor surface rust. Total disposal of debris, food deposits or leftovers.

Typical Rental Property Cleanings include:


This is usually one of the dirtiest places in a home, building up years of spills and spoiled food particles.

  • Clean inside/outside all kitchen cupboards
  • Empty out all the cupboards and shelves. Thoroughly clean out and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth.
  • Clean out and wipe thoroughly with a wet or dry cloth
  • Clean inside/outside of oven
  • Make sure to clean the oven shelves and racks too.
  • Clean inside/outside microwave
  • Clean inside/outside of dishwasher
  • Move the appliances away from the wall so you can get underneath, for examples, the fridge, oven, and dishwasher.
  • Clean inside/outside refrigerator
  • Clean the fridge inside and out, including all the shelves and drawers.
  • Microwave hot water for a few minutes to make the inside of the microwave easier to clean.
  • Clean all counter tops
  • Sweep and wash hard surface floors
  • Dust and wash window sills and ledges


The bathrooms in a home tend to build up lime deposit and urine around the toilet. These can be difficult to remove and sometimes require special cleaning supplies.

  • Disinfect and scrub the bathroom floors
  • Disinfect and scrub the toilet
  • Disinfect and scrub bath/ showers & shower doors
  • Disinfect and scrub the bathroom sinks
  • Wipe all counters
  • Clean all cabinets and drawers
  • Clean mirrors


The bedroom are places where years of neglect can build up under the bed and elsewhere depending on who was residing in the room.

  • Vacuum and/or mop
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Dust and wash window sills and ledges
  • Vacuum carpet edges
  • Clean inside cupboards and wardrobes
  • Window tracks vacuumed
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Living room:

When it comes to cleaning the living room, you’re going to need to be very thorough considering it’s usually the most widely used room in your place.
This room is mostly about dusting extensively and vacuuming everything to perfection.

  • Vacuum and/or mop
  • Vacuum carpet edges
  • Clean and polish all surfaces
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Dust and wash window sills and window frames
  • Window tracks vacuumed

Hallway & Stairs:

These areas can be particularly challenging to clean depending on the age and physical fitness of the tenant.

  • Vacuum and/or mop
  • Vacuum carpet edges
  • Remove cobwebs


The walls are another arduous and tiring task which can be particularly difficult if you have children who like to write on the walls in crayon for instance.

  • Remove any scuffs or dirty marks on the walls.
  • Bleach is the most reliable cleaning agent against mold.
  • Vinegar and hot water are some green cleaning options


The more windows you have the more time you’ll spend wiping them all to perfection.

  • Clean all the windows from the inside.
  • Alcohol and vinegar are excellent for cleaning glass and windows. 

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This is a minimal list of the items most renters are required to clean to get their deposit back and can easily be more depending on the size of the home. In order to be eligible for a full deposit refund, youre going to be expected to do an outstanding job cleaning which will require a ton of your time as well as investing in cleaning supplies as well. Don’t waste your time and money or risk your depsoit when you could spend a fraction of that cost to have our professional Portland cleaners come and take care of business for you!

Service Areas

Our green cleaning service areas include PortlandMilwaukieBeavertonHillsboroLake Oswego, Oregon CityTigardKing CityTroutdaleWest LinnGladstone, and Gresham. Contact us anytime for cleaning and we will be happy to help!

For the best local weekly house cleaning solutions contact Clean Arrival LLC. To schedule a cleaning service visitour booking page or call us at 503-567-5404. You can also message us on Facebook or email us here.

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14603 SE Arista Dr Suite B,Portland,OR-97267,
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