How to Get your Security Deposit BackReturn to Blog
It's hard to imagine where to even begin when moving out of your home. Between the yes and no questions of "Do I reallllly need this?" and "I forgot I even had this", one question you may ask is "How do I get my Security Deposit back?". It's a significant and expensive question that has crossed the mind. After all, a pretty penny went towards the security deposit; why not try to get most of it back? Part of the series of common maintenance items anyone can do, we've created a list of tasks that can help maximize returning your deposit. We understand that it can be overwhelming at times, so a steady pace and the right tools can make anything achievable
- Clean refrigerator, shelves, crisper, under crisper and underfoot guard.
- Clean and defrost freezer.
- Clean Cabinet Doors Inside and Out
- Clean tiles and faucet fixtures.
- Clean floor (including under the refrigerator and stove).
- Check and clean garbage disposal (if applicable).
- Clean stove, hood, vent, and filter (all should be grease free).
- Clean all counter tops.
LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, BEDROOMS, CLOSET, AND HALLWAYS
- Vacuum carpet, including edges. Shampoo the carpets if necessary. Carpets are preferably cleaned professionally to avoid damage.
- Clean baseboards and woodwork throughout the unit.
- Clean all blinds.
- Clean windows and windowsills (inside and out wherever possible).
- Clean and vacuum sliding window tracks.
- Clean air conditioner
- Clean medicine cabinet out completely
- Clean mirrors
- Clean window and windowsill
- Clean all tile
- Clean floor
- Clean Bathtub, Shower, shower doors
- Clean all drawer/cabinets & vanity
- Clean hardware on faucets/shower
- Clean toilet inside & Out including enclosed base
- Clean ceiling fan blades
- Light cover
- Outlet Covers need to be installed
GARAGE AND PARKING STALLS
- Stain-free from any car oil
GARBAGE AND DEBRIS
- Remove and dispose of any debris.