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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Jay H, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Jay H

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    How much would a small 1BR apartment cost to have professionally cleaned? Hardwood floors, furnished... I have the opportunity to rent a pretty nice apartment so long as I agree to a "professional" cleaning after I move out cause the landlord is allergic to cats of which I have 2. Just curious how much would one be? rough estimates are fine...


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    Jay - my cleaning service charges me $400 to do a "deep cleaning" of my 3,500 sq ft house (yes - I know its too big).


    Deep cleaning means they do everything - blinds, windows, tops of mouldings, under everything, etc - compared to the normal bi-weekly cleaning which really just gets visible surfaces (floors, carpets, counters, tables, etc.). I'd guess that's analogous to what the landlord would want.
     
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    I would ask him to define "professional cleaning" in writing as well as asking for a written policy on how the apartment will be inspected and determined to be sufficiently clean after you vacate. You may also want to ask him if he could recommend a company that offers such services.


    Once you have something in writing, and maybe a few pictures of the place, it should make getting quotes for the cleaning much easier.


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    He might also try to throw a duct cleaning into there, on the theory that pets (especially cats) pee down floor vents. If you don't have any floor vents, that's not a potential.
     
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    No floor vents, it is a steam heat via radiators.. my cats have not tried to pee or poop anywhere other than the liter box, they are fixed but they are so wonderfully behaved, I am amazed cause I read all the time of other cats who are picky eaters, picky peers, and picky poopers. not my two guys!

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    I think what you have there are clever small dogs in cat suits. Check their bellies for zippers. ;)


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    Take detailed photos of the furniture, carpets, window treatments -- anything the LL could later say was clawed up by the dogs-in-catsuits.
     
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    After seeing "That Darn Katz" episode of Futurama last night, I think I should be checking for strings on myself! ;)


    http://scifiblock.com/reviews/television/futurama-episode-6-8-that-darn-katz.htm


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