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Move Out Cleaning in Calgary: Checklist You Need to Have

by Anastasia Dvorak

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing William, one of the founders of Home Spritz, a local premier Calgary cleaning company that offers a living wage that supports buying local and helping the Calgary community thrive. William answers the questions about Calgary Move Out Cleaning Companies, Move out Cleaning, how much it costs and how to choose the best Calgary move out cleaning company. You will also be able to download a FREE printable Move Out Cleaning checklist below. 

Why is move out cleaning important?

Apart from the fact that it is beneficial to your health, it is just the right thing to do. You don’t know how the previous occupants, if any, have lived in the house, or what they could have left lingering around for years. Of course, they might have removed their belongings; however, how about the dirt and muck that lies around at all corners?

You don’t know how the previous occupants, if any, have lived in the house, or what they could have left lingering around for years.

You have no assurance that the previous owners/renters had deep-cleaned the property before moving out. Even brand new homes need to be cleaned. You might probably not even know the true beauty hidden behind dirt/dust in your new abode. Get it clean, and you will be welcomed by a home that feels like one.

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It is likewise vital to perform a thorough cleaning of your property before moving out. The home has served you for so long. Even though you are parting ways with it, it was a chapter in your life and should be preserved beautifully. Also, future residents will appreciate the effort which is, in a way, a powerful imprint to leave in a home. That single act tells a lot about a person and the respect one has for other people.

Sometimes you don’t even have a choice but to clean when moving out. Many apartments and property sellers or renters in Calgary require you to “broom-clean” or professionally clean your home before leaving it. Broom-clean means ridding the house of any excess stuff like personal items and junk and sweeping or vacuuming it.

Sometimes you don’t even have a choice but to clean when moving out. Many apartments and property sellers or renters require you to “broom-clean” or professionally clean your home before leaving it.

Depending on your house’s size or other circumstances, you might not have the time to clean your home before moving in or out of it. Wall washing, cupboard interiors, stove, oven, and fridge interiors all need to be done beyond normal cleaning. Think about carpet cleaning and even getting those cobwebs off the ceiling.

But let’s be honest…nobody wants to clean the property after spending hours moving out of it. Moving can be very exhausting and who has the energy for house cleaning after all that hard work? That’s where we come in and help people in Calgary save time and money.

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How much do move out cleaning services cost in Calgary?

Our move cleaning cost varies from $220 for a small, clean 800 sq ft apartment to $500 for larger 2500 sq ft houses not cleaned recently. These all vary depending on the condition of the house and if it was cleaned recently. Oven, fridges, cupboard interiors, water scale build-up all affect how quickly a house can be cleaned. Our cleaner may spend 1 hour on the showers alone if the build-up of the water scale is large which is often a problem in Calgary unless you have a water softener.

Our cleaner may spend 1 hour on the showers alone if the build-up of the water scale is large which is often a problem in Calgary unless you have a water softener.

What’s typically included in the Calgary move out cleaning service?

This includes:

  • vacuuming and mopping
  • dusting all vents on floors
  • dusting all surfaces including furniture, banisters and railings
  • cleaning kitchen area including sinks and countertops
  • oven cleaning interior and exterior
  • fridge cleaning interior and exterior
  • microwave cleaning interior and exterior
  • shine all surfaces of the appliances
  • clean/wipe inside and outside of cupboards/cabinets in the kitchen
  • cleaning bathroom area including sinks, counters, toilets, and shower/tub
  • shine all faucets and handles
  • interior window cleaning (excluding window screens)
  • window blinds cleaning
  • cleaning baseboards
  • making beds (laundry NOT included)
  • dusting light fixtures
  • spot wall washing for areas that need attention
  • Any other customer requests can be discussed

What should a person look into when thinking of hiring a Calgary move out cleaning company? Are there any hidden costs?

Quotes that seem too low or too quick can be misleading. We quote based on a fairly clean house, but if it requires more love, more time is needed. It is hard to know this prior to coming into a house. Asking the hourly rate can be helpful to know what additional time will cost.

Quotes that seem too low or too quick can be misleading.

Reviews are a great starting place to judge a company and also asking friends and family for experiences with cleaning companies. For us, communication is the biggest factor in a successful cleaning. If you know your cleaning priorities, then let us know to ensure that it’s done. You know your house best, so let us know what needs to be cleaned.

What makes you stand out from all of the other move out cleaning companies in Calgary?

We stand out as our Calgary cleaners are independent cleaners backed by our satisfaction guarantee. As independent cleaners, their reputation is on the line with every house and review they receive. They take pride in their work and want to ensure your house is cleaned the way you want. We back it up to make sure we are bringing in cleaners who can maintain our level of service with our guarantee.

How do you make sure that your Calgary move out cleaner is the best for the job? Is there a quality control/training for your Calgary home cleaners?

Home Spritz hires only the top 2-3% of candidates that apply who have experience with professional residential cleaning in Calgary. We do background checks, skills questionnaires, and training to ensure they know what to clean in your house. Every cleaner is given a checklist to meet when they enter a house so they know exactly what areas need to be focused on especially for move in and move out cleanings.

Home Spritz hires only the top 2-3% of candidates that apply who have experience with professional residential cleaning.

We back all our cleaners with a satisfaction guarantee where if you notify us within 24 hours we will send another cleaner out to make sure your house is 100% as soon as possible.

Move Out Cleaning Checklist

Download a FREE printable checklist that will help you figure out what areas you should focus on to get it done faster. This checklist was prepared by us and Home Spritz, a local premier home cleaning company in Calgary.


Home Spritz is a Calgary based cleaning company launched in 2019 that uses a vetted marketplace for homeowners to find cleaners for their houses. Home Spritz exists to help build the profession of house cleaning by building up training, skills, opportunities, and reputation throughout North America. Home Spritz values a living wage for cleaners in the communities it operates in order to ensure communities grow strong and families are resilient. We operate in Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary and surrounding areas. Learn more today.

 

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Move Out Cleaning in Calgary: Checklist You Need to Have
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Move Out Cleaning in Calgary: Checklist You Need to Have
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Learn about Calgary move out/move in cleaning companies, move out cleaning cost and move out cleaning checklist.
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