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    Quotes ive had for a 2 bed 1 bath duplex has been $270, 275 & 280.

    Thats without steam cleaning as its mostly tiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Bboys View Post
    On a side note, try to use the real estate recommended cleaner. This ensures if there is anything missed or not up to standard the cleaner will have a relationship with the agent to be sent back out to finalise any issues.

    I hope I've worded that so it makes some sort of sense.
    Definitely do this. Don't go with the cheapest, try and get recommendations. I went with a cheapo guy who put a pamphlet in my letterbox, and he was terrible. He was late, he took about 8 hours, he rang me all day saying "do I have to clean this" about really obvious things that I had already told him to do. He did an awful job (which i didn't get to inspect unfortunately), and we ended up having to use part of our bond to get it cleaned again. Now i know this is just one experience, but there are cleaners who specialise in getting the bond back. Next time I'll go with one of them.

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    My cleaner charges $65 for first two hours then $20 for every other hour.

    For a two bedroom home you're probably looking at a minimum of 3 hours.

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    We have had our own cleaning biz for the past 2 years, and while it really depends on the size of the house, and the level of dirt (some houses you would not believe! One bachelor pad, the toilet seat lid was stuck to the cistern with mould.. It was like Velcro when I closed it to clean the top... Ewww ), in my experience
    The quotes generally work out to about one weeks rent for move-outs.
    Also you are definitely better off to go with a business that has insurance, rather than a cheap cash-in-hand type job, because you may have no way of claiming money for any damages etc if they don't.

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    Also move-out cleans should be charged by the job, not the hour.

    The average time we take for an average 3br house, that isn't heavily dirty is 6 hours. That includes wiping down all walls though, which some businesses don't do, as it can be difficult depending on the quality of the paint, and you just can't guarantee they will come clean if the paint is the dodgy el cheapo kind.

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    I only ever go with companies who specialise in bond returns. Most of them guarantee to return if there are things that haven't been cleaned to standard, plus they know the ins and outs of bond cleans (it's definitely not your standard cleaning job).

    The ones I have used charged between $350-$400. Shop around for quotes though, a few places quoted me $800+

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    It is awesome having someone clean your house though. I did a bond clean in December and cursed every second of it. Luckily my friend was a professional cleaner so he did the hard stuff like oven and shower. I won't be doing it again. It's worth every penny.

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    I agree, definitely. I did it once and I will never, ever do it again! *shudder* It is worth the money!


 

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