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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted August 06 2010 - 11:22 AM

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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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   CameronJ

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Posted August 08 2010 - 03:40 AM

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.



#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Keith Plucker

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Posted August 08 2010 - 05:47 PM

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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Posted August 08 2010 - 07:35 PM

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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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted August 09 2010 - 12:50 AM

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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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Keith Plucker

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Posted August 09 2010 - 12:26 PM



Originally Posted by Jay H 

... 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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Posted August 09 2010 - 04:42 PM



Originally Posted by Keith Plucker 


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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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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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted August 09 2010 - 10:29 PM



Originally Posted by Keith Plucker 




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


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Originally Posted by Will_B 





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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