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5 Tips for Getting Your Full Security Deposit Back January 22, 2019

West Lake Hills, Travis County
5 Tips for Getting Your Full Security Deposit Back, West Lake Hills, Texas

When moving out of a rented house or apartment, your focus is likely on preparing your new home. And yet, there's a lot of work to do at the place you're leaving if you want the full security deposit back. From spackling holes in the walls to carpet cleaning, here are some tips for satisfying the property manager. 

5 Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Rental

1. Make Small Repairs

Walk around your rented space to make a note of anything that needs repair, such as small drywall holes or a broken toilet seat, and try to fix these gradually in the weeks and days before the move. Hopefully, you took photos of pre-existing damage, so the landlord does not try to charge you for imperfections that were before your time.

2. Start High, Then Go Low

Don’t forget about light fixtures, ceiling fans, and ceiling corners as you start the cleaning process. Address these first, so any dust that falls to the floor will get vacuumed up later. Turn to the walls next, followed by the baseboards.

3. Hire a Carpet Cleaning Company

Work with a local professional carpet cleaning company to remove tough stains that have dulled the carpets, as well as any rugs that came with the residence. In addition to making the floor look brighter, it will help freshen the air by removing the lingering scents of kitchen smoke, pet dander, and other debris tracked in on your shoes.

4. Perform Tile & Grout Cleaning

The grout in your bathroom and kitchen becomes a magnet for mildew, which can be difficult and time-consuming to scrub off. Therefore, consider hiring professionals for these services as well for a noticeable difference in these two significant areas.

5. Clean the Appliances

Appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, and microwaves get grimy from frequent use, so scrub them down with either a white vinegar or baking soda solution. If you have an in-unit washer and dryer, make sure you don’t forget any clothes inside them and to clean out the lint trap.


If you live in Travis County, TX, and need a carpet cleaning company to streamline your move, contact Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning. Based in Austin, this local company also provides upholstery, wood floor, rug, and tile and grout care to keep homes and apartments sparkling. Call (512) 328-2504 today for a free price quote or visit them online for a full list of services. See what customers are saying on Yelp.

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