A property in a very sought after location was on the market. This property was a two bedded town house. The owner considered that because of its location he would have no trouble selling it and therefore it was not worth time or money in rectifying its defects.
The house had previously been let. The tenants had disappeared in the middle of the night owing several months rent. Rather than re-let the property the owner decided to put it on the market. 12 weeks later and after 50 viewings not a single offer had come in. The agent finally convinced the seller to get the property cleaned up, its only defect!
This is when we, Sparkle Cleaning Services were called in. Judging by what we found in the house the previous tenant had been something of a regular drinker! Much of it was still sticking to the kitchen floor! Also they were firm favourites of fried food as the cooker hob was caked in a thick layer of grease that had overflowed onto the floor and mixed with the beer! All the window frames had a nice line in mould growing on them, and most of the rooms had become an absolute haven for spiders. The bathroom was unmentionable just leave it at disgusting.
So our cleaning service team arrived on a Saturday morning 7.30am, 12 bin liners, two vacuum cleaner bags, 2 litres of descaler, 1 litre of oven cleaner, 1.5 litres of heavy duty degreaser, 3 litres of general purpose cleaner (with bactericidal agents) and 50 cleaning clothes later we were putting the finishing touches to the property (11.15) when the estate agency arrived with a potential purchaser for a viewing.
By 12.30 apparently the sale of the property had been agreed upon for the full asking price. So the ?140 was a very worthwhile investment!
Now very few houses put on the market are in that category but most could benefit from a good deep clean and who wants to do that before moving out?
About the author:
David Andrew Smith has been working for many years in the cleaning industry and is the owner of http://www.wesparkle.co.uk,general cleaners and also the owner of http://www.stonecareuk.netwho are specialists in natural stone care and maintenance of such natural stone as marble, granite and limestone.
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