Tenancy Cleaning

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Tenancy Cleaning is the fastest growing cleaning company in London specialising in End of Tenancy Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, and Move out Cleaning. We can guarantee your full deposit back. 100% Satisfaction Service. Tenancy Cleaning has been cleaning properties in London for almost a decade now. We are well aware of all cleaning requirements needed by the leading estate agents and landlords to pass the inventory checkout. Our prices are very competitive and we can provide you with very good deals when you combine two or more cleaning services together. To find out how much you can save visit our Hot Deals Page.

Tenancy Cleaning London Guarantees Your Full Deposit Back. Don’t be fooled by other cleaning companies giving you short time guarantee of 24h or 48h. Our Cleaning is guaranteed until you get your deposit back. Should we fail for any reason to pass your cleaning inspection, we will come back to re-clean free of charge.

We have been providing end of tenancy cleaning services in London for more than 10 years. Our extensive cleaning checklist is tailored to suit the requirements of estate agents, landlords and independent inventory clerks.

We don’t claim to be the cheapest on the market, but to be cheap is normally associated with poor service and nobody will be coming to re-clean should any problems occur. Our prices are affordable and will save you time and headache.

Remember, all our prices are fixed with no hidden charges.

We don’t only look after our customers. All our End of Tenancy Cleaners will undergo specialist training to ensure quality and responsibility.

Rest assured that our End of Tenancy Cleaners are:

  • Fully vetted and insured
  • Trained and motivated
  • Helpful and friendly
  • Punctual and Dependable

Our list of satisfied clients continues to grow as we advance to become one of the leading End of Tenancy Cleaning companies in London. We are approved cleaning contractors for more than 10 leading estate agents in London. Whether you are an estate agent, a private landlord or a Tenant our cleaning company can provide you with quality cleaning services at affordable prices.

Today it’s imperative to find the right cleaning company to conduct your end of tenancy cleaning service. Moving out of your property can be very stressful and the last thing you’d like to do is to have problems with your cleaning service. Not to mention the fact that your landlord or estate agent can hold some portion of your deposit. Save yourself a lot of trouble and find reputable cleaning company like us to complete your tenancy cleaning service. Don’t forget that we’ll come back to re-clean free of charge should any issues arise. Our award wining and dedicated phone support line are open for your requests 24/7/356. Furthermore, we constantly update our website where you can find good cleaning deals that suit your budget. You don’t have to spend fortunes to have professional cleaning service. What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call our friendly team today. Alternatively, you can find out more today about our cleaning company at http://endoftenancylondon.cleaning/

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Citi Clean

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Citi Clean is a professional cleaning company based in London offering a range of services such as: End of Tenancy Cleaning, Move out Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning and Spring Cleaning. All our cleaning teams are specifically trained in house to ensure quality-cleaning service. We have been in the cleaning business for almost 15 years and have satisfied thousands of customers. All our work is 100% Guaranteed. Our Cleaning Teams will undertake specific cleaning to ensure you will get your full deposit back. Our End of Tenancy Cleaning service has been rated the most efficient in London. Rest assured that our cleaning company would satisfy whatever cleaning needs you may have.

We at Citi Clean are well aware of the requirements for inventory checks and our extensive end of tenancy cleaning checklist reflects the cleanliness standards required by major London letting agents. We have carried out thousands of end of tenancy cleaning jobs in London for more than 7 years. We will help you get your deposit back. The end of tenancy cleaning is a thorough cleaning of all rooms, electric appliances, furniture and fittings in your property. Your entire property will be professionally cleaned to the highest standards.

Our end of tenancy cleaners are equipped with all the necessary chemicals, tools and equipment. We understand how important it is for you to have the property professionally cleaned and checked. If you need your carpets to be professionally steam cleaned as part of your end of tenancy cleaning, we can provide you with professional carpet cleaning at best prices possible

We use Prochem professional carpet, upholstery and general cleaning equipment. Our end of tenancy cleaning teams use the necessary detergents, materials and professional equipment for a guaranteed service.

End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

Kitchen

– All work surfaces washed and polished

– Clean and polish inside and outside of all kitchen cupboards and drawers

– All crockery, cutlery and utensils neatly stacked

– Remove lime scale and polish sink/ shine taps

– Wall tiles degreased cleaned and polished

– Clean and degrease oven internally externally

– Clean and degrease oven

– Grime from extractor fan cleaned and removed

– Refrigerator cleaned, and all grime, mildew and food deposits removed

– Exterior of washing machine washed. Soap drawers and filters cleaned if accessible.

– Dishwasher cleaned, including filters if accessible

– Wipe down microwave from inside and outside

– Exterior of all other appliances including kettle, toaster to be cleaned

– Bins cleaned internally and externally

– Clean windows from the inside; wipe down window sills/ window ledges

– Wipe down all woodwork (doors, doorframes, and skirting boards)

– Wipe down radiators if applicable and accessible

– Clean plugs, light switches

– Vacuum and mop hard floors

Bathrooms

– Bathroom door/ fittings washed down with germicidal solution

– Bathroom woodwork washed down with germicidal solution

– Pipe work/radiator washed with germicidal solution

– Tiled areas de-greased cleaned polished

– Bath area cleaned fittings cleaned and basin cleaned polished and de-scaled

– Shower area cubicle fittings cleaned polished and de-scaled

– Bidet de-scaled cleaned and polished if applicable

– Floor vacuumed, washed scrubbed with germicidal solution

– Clean descale and disinfect toilet inside and out

– Clean mirrors leaving no smears

– Clean windows from inside, wipe down window sills/ window ledges

– Clean ventilation/ extractor unit covers where applicable

Bedroom Areas

– All carpeted areas vacuumed

– All hard floors scrubbed / mopped

– All skirting / radiators dusted & damp wiped

– All doors, jambs, fittings, hinges dusted & damp wiped

– All furniture and surfaces cleaned and polished

– All cobwebs removed from ceilings / walls

– Clean and polish mirrors, pictures

– Clean plugs, sockets, light switches, lamp shades, light fittings

– Wash windows internally, window sills, window ledges

– Clean inside, outside and on top of cupboards and wardrobes

– Clean behind and under furniture (if furnished accommodation)

Hall / Stair Areas    

– All carpeted areas vacuumed

– All hard floors scrubbed / mopped

– All skirting / radiators dusted & damp wiped

– All window ledges dusted and damp wiped

– All doors, jambs, fittings, hinges dusted & damp wiped

– All light and socket fittings wiped clean

– Staircase treads, balustrades, handrails cleaned

– All cobwebs removed from ceilings / walls

– Clean and polish mirrors, pictures

Lounge Area

– All carpeted areas vacuumed

– All hard floors scrubbed / mopped

– All skirting / radiators dusted & damp wiped

– Upholstery vacuumed, cushions moved and cleaned underneath

– Clean and polish mirrors, pictures

– Clean and polish windows internally, window sills, window ledges

– All doors, jambs, fittings, hinges dusted & damp wiped

– All light and socket fittings wiped clean

– All cobwebs removed from ceilings / walls

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Backpack Across Europe Travel Tips

When I headed off to Backpack across Europe I was totally unaware of the steep learning curve I was about to start climbing. Spending only three days in the UK I board a ferry to France and said farewell to the English language for roughly six months. With no accommodation booked and no map or any idea of the layout of the port town I would be staying in that first night I was lucky to get a room in a small hotel. During the coming weeks this was how I traveled.

After a month on the road the travel smarts were starting to take over, planning in advance, booking ahead, relaxing more and taking each day as it came. No matter what time of the year you go Europe or any other destination for that matter, your destination will have a great deal to offer you.

However of course, there are times of the year that are more desirable to travel Europe. This time of year also coincides with a great invasion of Americans on vacation.

An ideal time to Backpack across Europe is from April to June and September through to October when the weather is still warm, however the holiday crowds have moved on and accommodation and transport prices are much lower that the peak times of July and August. In Greece I was picking up nice little hotel rooms for 25 to 30 euro.

When you go and Backpack across Europe it is important that you pack the right mindset. You are on holidays after all so try not to let anything bother you, sure you will face some challenges but don’t let them get the better of you.

Take each day as it comes, whatever happens, somehow things will work out or someone will be there to help. Several times I found myself in some desperate situations, usually because I arrived late at night, because I decided to take a later train because it was cheaper…bad idea… All this to save a few Euro….stupid, don’t do it!

Anyway, moments like these test you to your limits as you Backpack across Europe, yet from somewhere you have to find the inner strength to tackle the situation, to remain calm and objective. Easier said than done sometimes but remind yourself that stressing and panic simply make matters worse.

Keep in mind it usually takes several weeks to settle down and be at complete ease when exploring foreign places and being far from home and friends. It took me almost two months to feel completely relaxed and at home on the road as you Backpack across Europe.

Once you do settle into the travel rhythm everything becomes easy and second nature, with home, work and your life before backpacking seeming so distant and almost surreal. When you reach this point, however long it takes you, you will realize that this is what life is really meant to be like. For you are free to go where you want and do what you wish with the only limitations being self imposed or financial.

So what are you waiting for, get over there and Backpack across Europe you won’t regret it…

European Car Rental – Top Ten Tips for Europe Travel – Tip #5: Restrictions

It is a common assumption for most Americans that they can jump in a rental car and drive to wherever the spirit is willing to go. This makes sense as there are few restrictions in North America regarding international travel. The major car companies will usually let you travel into Canada from the US and vice versa. So it must be okay to travel to your heart’s content in Europe as long as it’s connected by road, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. And by dead wrong I mean rotting-in-a-Czech-jail-because-you-tried-to-bring-a-Mercedes-over-the-border type of wrong. These things happen. Believe me I know (from a client’s experience not my own thank God).

Some restrictions are allowed to be lifted with the proper information or documentation. Some restrictions are punishable offenses if you get caught engaging in them. And some restrictions will get you thrown in a Czech jail. The best way to deal with all these restrictions is of course to know about them in advance, which is what we will cover in this article.

First I’ll cover the most common of the misconceptions, which is ferry crossings. Most people believe that since there’s a place on the ferries for vehicles that rentals are included amongst those allowed. While it is true that the ferry operators will not care if your car is a rental, the company you rented it through surely will. So this is a two-fold issue. Let me first state that I do not in any way condone the transportation of rental cars by ferry, because it is an imposed restriction, and also because your rental insurance becomes null and void the minute you set your tires on the deck of that ship. If the ship happens to sink while your car is on it, then guess what? You now own a $30,000 metal reef. Hope you brought your scuba gear.

Many people still take their rentals on a ferry simply because they either do not know (if it’s not on the terms and conditions) or they think they can get away with it. Sometimes it’s even allowed on certain island-hopping countries, such as New Zealand, where you are expected to go from the north island to the south. There are times when nothing comes from it, and there are times when the rental company catches you, like when they have a location at the terminal and they notice one of their cars is being loaded onto a boat (the color of the license plate on a rental is typically different) or in the instance that you bump another car while on the ferry. If this happens you can bet that your bill at the end of the rental will be much higher than you initially thought.

So the ferry crossing issue is more a matter of judgement than anything else. Either you take your chances and save yourself from having to drive farther or rent two vehicles by putting your car on a ferry, or you reconsider your current itinerary. Sometimes, especially when you are traveling to smaller islands, it is best to drop the vehicle off at a port office or somewhere close, and use public transportation when you get there. The cost for placing a vehicle on a ferry by itself, coupled with the rental cost, is going to be significant as it is. Placing yourself at risk for doing so makes it double the problem.

The next restriction is more recognizable and easily understood. Although the former Eastern Block countries have recently started to join the EU, they are still rife with war-torn areas and high levels of crime. I have been chastised on many occasions by many clients who are from certain Eastern European countries that swear that these nations have a rich culture and beautiful landscape, and I do not disagree with them. However, political stigma is a hard thing to shake, especially when incidents verify the claims. Since most travelers visit the populated cities, and since these cities are the breeding grounds for criminal activity (a good example of this is Prague) then the rental companies have no choice but to impose these restrictions. The good thing is that sometimes you can pay a fee to enter these countries, but you will most likely receive a “low-risk” model, such as an Opel or Skoda. Make sure to mention to the rental company if you are planning on entering Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia or any country east of these.

The Eastern Block isn’t the only country that has restrictions. Italy, for one, will not allow BMW, Mercedes, Audi or high-end VW models in from outside the country (or they will, but the rental company won’t) and some countries require you to have an international driving license to pick up the car or travel on the highways. The countries where you need an IDL to pick up are Austria, Greece, Russia, and most of the Eastern Block. If you get pulled over and you don’t have an IDL you will be fined in Spain, Italy, and the countries mentioned above (if entering from outside). Please note that although you may not have to provide an IDL in some cases, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get one. They only cost 15 to 20 dollars and you can get them made from your original license at AAA (or CAA in Canada). The IDL is just your license reprinted into several different languages.

Age restrictions are more obvious on the low end (25 years and you’re okay, in some cases younger but check with your rental company as it differs per country) and less apparent on the high end (Ireland has a 75 year maximum but some of the rental companies impose it at 70 years or less) so if you are between 25 and 69 you are probably fine. If you are outside of this range, definitely ask your rental company. Some outfits charge a young or senior driver fee. Some age restrictions are tighter when you request high-end car classes. Some vans capable of holding more than 9 passengers require that you have a special license.

Of course, every city has its own restrictions (such as the congestion zone in London or pedestrian areas of Rome) so its best to brush up on your city knowledge before you go. Also, restrictions between cities exist for some cars, so if you are planning on doing a one-way rental, make sure the vehicle you have is allowed. Again, always tell the rental company what countries you are planning to visit. In conclusion, the more we know about what we can’t do allows us to do more of what we can do.

European Car Rental – Top Ten Tips for Europe Travel – Tip #4: Before You Go

Many people believe that the first thing you should do to plan a trip is to figure out where you want to go. In a way this is correct, but only in a general sense. For example, say on your next trip to Europe you want to visit France, Spain and Italy. This is fine and you should have an idea of this to begin with. The reason that I wrote the previous three articles in the order I did: Car Size & Type, Price and Insurance, is that I feel you should have a good idea of what it is you need before you decide on what it is you want. The same is true of airfare and hotel accommodations as well but here we are only talking about planning the car rental part of the trip.

Once you know your requirements in relation to your budget. It’s time to decide how much time you’ll have and how far you can drive, and the routes you want to take. There are several excellent programs on the internet for determining driving times and distances between two locations. For Europe, I recommend Mappy, since it is very detailed and will give you some idea of landmarks to look for while driving, along with toll information for longer stretches. If you have the processing power, Google Earth is also a really neat program to work with, although it is much more complicated. Make sure you have the address (including postal code) of the place you are leaving from and arriving to. Most of the time this will be from one hotel to the next, or between the hotel and the car rental company. Try to find a rental location that is both near to your hotel and a highway on-ramp. This is increasingly important depending on the size and population of the city you are driving into. Surprisingly enough I have yet to find a program that easily maps from one European airport to another, although MapoRama hits it sometimes. Route 66 software will get you the distances between airports but not the written out directions or toll information.

Now that you know how to get where you are going, it’s time to figure how how much and how long it will take to get there. If you are doing pretty straightforward highway driving you can take the distance given to you in the mapping program and divide it by 60 (or 96 if it was given to you in kilometers) and this will give you a rough approximation of travel time. Remember that if you are planning on doing some sightseeing, allow yourself at least twice this number. Although you did rent a car to get from one place to the other in the most efficient way, it doesn’t do you any good to miss all the sights. That’s what you came to Europe for, right?

The other factor in this case is how much gas is going to cost you. The first thing you have to know in this case is how many miles (or kilometers) per gallon the vehicle you are renting is going to get. A good number to work with is about 30 mpg for 1.6 litre engine vehicles (typically intermediate or standard sedans) and 40 mpg for 1.4 litre engines (economy and compact). These numbers are actually a little low but it’s better to err on the side of caution. Considering these are highway numbers and not city, in-town driving will bring this figure down a bit. This is also based on a manual transmission. Also it is not uncommon to receive either an upgrade at the counter to a larger car class due to a lack of the size you reserved, nor is it rare to receive a compact car with a 1.6 litre engine. These things do happen and it’s better not to be caught unawares. Once you know this, just apply this simple equation:

Cost = (Distance / Mpg) * Price per Gallon

Also be aware that as most things in Europe are in Euros, kilometers, and litres, you may need to do some additional conversions. There are 1.6094 kilometers to every mile, and there are 3.8 litres to every gallon. To find out what the current exchange rate is from the dollar to Euro, consult your favorite on-line currency converter. A quick example of this to go by, let’s say you have to drive from Vienna, Austria to Paris, France (about 775 miles) in a 1.6 litre engine Renault Laguna. The resulting cost would be about $120 dollars since the current price per litre in Austria is about 1.01 euros or $4.67 USD per gallon, which is then multiplied by 25.83 (775 miles divided by 30 mpg). So you can tell now that this is a major expense, not to mention adding the toll fees on top of that! This might seem exorbitant at first but try checking out railpasses for 4 people and then you’ll see not only is this pretty modest but you won’t have to change trains, miss scenic opportunities or travel on someone else’s schedule.

So are you ready to enjoy your new-found freedom? Well before you go, let’s talk about big city driving. Most travelers fly into a major airport, get their vehicle and head straight into the city. It’s probably a better idea to take the train or a taxi into town first, establish yourself at your hotel, get your bearings and then make your way to the rental agency to pick up your car. If you have ever driven in NYC, Los Angeles or even Boston, then you have an idea of what it can be like, but you still need to stay alert at all times. Each city has its own quirks, such as London (left hand driving, congestion zone charges), Barcelona (one way streets), Paris (traffic, no parking), Rome and Florence (also remember in Venice you have to drop the car outside of town). Believe the hype about the Italian driving style if you haven’t been privy to it. Extremely aggressive, with a case-by-case attitude towards obeying traffic signs, stoplights, etc. It isn’t bad driving per se (some would call it exciting) but hard to adapt to. Make sure you know where your arrival airport is in relation to the place you are staying. Consult the tourist boards for public transportation.

All in all, taking a rental car through Europe is a unique experience. As tourists from another continent, we must respect all rules and regulations concurrent to the country we are driving in. I urge you to learn all the signs and at least some of the road language. Remember that most of the time they are not in English! Ignorance of the law does not make you exempt from it, so if you get pulled over, politely explain that you were unaware but don’t expect special treatment for it (if anything expect a bigger fine) since you are an American. After that you can speed back onto the Autobahn and join the everyday race. Just remember to pass on the left!

Europe Traveler Tips

Important general tips

o Always buy your tickets online because online tickets are cheaper (as it doesn’t include the agent’s commission) and you can easily compare the prices offered by different airlines.

o If it’s your first time to a particular country, then cracking a deal with some of the best tourism agents and companies like SOTC, Thomas Cook could be a good idea and in first place you can bargain as well.

o Always plan your journey and book tickets months in advance that could save a lot on money.

o Never forget to bargain if you carrying extra luggage, although packing less and packing right is highly advisable.

o Always read about the weather, history and people of the place you are traveling to that could really make you comfortable.

o Possibly, carry along a credit card because most credit card company offers cheap interest rates and easy repayments on international transactions. Make sure with your company about the transaction rate.

o Always carry more travelers’ cheque rather than cash money because it is safer and easily exchangeable at most of the banks.

o Never forget to carry some cash in case of emergencies they might work your way out

o Also, get an insurance done if you going for long vacations because many insurance companies cover theft, minor law breaking and accidents.

o Also carry regular medicines for cough, cold or fever.

Packing Tips

o Let’s have a quick summary of what you should carry. Packing could be the most tedious job of all. But, when your destination is Europe you don’t really have to worry a lot. In short, Pack less and relax. I m sure you want to enjoy more and not sweat most of the time.

o Also get the roadmaps and hot destinations flyers and small booklets with you that wont waste time and I am sure you know that time is money.

o Always remember to take a camera or a handy cam, for that is what will keep the sweet memories.

o The first thing you have to bear in mind is, what time of the year you want to go because most of the countries are cold during winter and most of the people prefer anytime between March and September.

o First of all organize your passport, money and all essential documents in a single pouch or bag that you would be carrying on your hand.

o Multi-purpose clothing must be a good idea like the ones with many pockets (remember pockets will load off all your worries) and the lower legs can be zipped off.

o Also, learn about money stashing in clothes that’s the tip of the day.

o Never carry food as it consumes a lot of space, unless you are the cant do without sort of.

o Flip-flops and light shoes are best way walking and big boots could do well if you go in mountains

o Just carry two-three jeans and a couple of tees, take sample size toiletries like toothpaste, toothbrush, soap etc.

o It’s better to carry big rucksacks, those can be mounted on your back and easy to go about.

o Never forget about the things back home, always remember things have to be safe back home so if you have someone trusted hire him/her for home sitting. One of most safest idea is leave some or the other lights of your house on ( that’s a million dollar tip)

o Well that’s most of the thing you need to look for, rest you smart people can work out.

o I wish you a happy and a safe journey.

Europe Travel Tips – Recommendations If You Plan to Work While Travelling

Working to finance the holidays in Europe is one of options that the travelers always do. The best thing is that they can live for a while and know more about the country. Also, living in a non-English country gives you the opportunity to learn a second language and have lots of practice. I think it is the greatest advantage of have mixing work and travel.

If you plan to work legally in Europe, you need to do some researches. But most of travelers prefer to do casual illegal work such as working at ski or beach resorts, seasonal work as fruit picking and so on. But it would be risky that the wage is not enough to support your living for few weeks. Thus, you need to reserve sufficient money for purchasing a return air ticket.

There are some tips if you plan to work in ski or beach resorts. First of all, you have to find this kind of jobs before the season begins. Otherwise, these vacancies will be gone quickly. Second, you should not bring along with CV or job reference. Take British Immigration as an example, they may suspect anyone that will work illegally if they have these documents.

In fact, being a foreigner, it is quite difficult to find the causal work in Europe as unemployment rate is high in some countries. These casual seasonal jobs will be taken up quickly by other citizens in EU countries as EU citizens can work in any other EU countries.

I strongly recommend that you must deeply consider your employment plan in your journey. You must have a flexible itinerary to seek work along your trip, only treating the causal job as a bonus to your travel.

Europe Travel Tips

A trip to Europe is a dream holiday for most tourists. The most unique feature of a European trip is how you can encounter different cultures by just travelling a few hours. Every European country is representation of the world’s rich history and culture. The profound difference between each country is the most enjoyable highlight of the continent. To put together a memorable trip make sure you have a few tips in place.

Prioritize your choices

Europe, as much as it is extravagant, can be overwhelming. Your choice of countries you want to visit depends on the kind of person you are and what you enjoy the most. Do not go by the notion to cover all the famous spots such as the Eiffel Tower, The Colosseum or the London Eye. Think about the kind of trip you would like to offer yourself and your family. If you are a lover of art and architecture choose to treat yourself with the Greek and Roman experiences. If you would like to enjoy some adventure sport or enjoy the snowfall visit the Alps. Either ways Europe is as splendid as you can imagine.

Planning your trip

The first hiatus people face before travelling is the visa and availability of flights. Book your flights and hotels rooms much before you intend to travel. For travelling between the European nations roadways and railways may turn out to be cheaper.

Do some research

Before you land at your destination it is always a good idea to do some research. Check for the weather conditions, any kind of civil unrest and seasonal festivals. Figure out a general picture about the price list of restaurants and basic commodities. This might help you compare prices and pick out the best one for you. Read about the history of the places you are about to visit. This makes your journey more interesting.

Credit cards and currency

Some tourists complain about theft experiences while visiting Europe. To be on the safer side, split the cash you are carrying amongst your family members. Restrict the use of credit and make sure it is handled in all safety. Check all your belongings wherever you are travelling and be alert while using public transport.

Things to carry

Prepare a general checklist of the items you need to carry to Europe. Converter pins, warm clothing and travelers cheques are some essentials that you cannot afford to leave behind. While packing make sure you are adhering to regulations of your airlines and European Quarantine.