Bond deduction saving tips

Condensation/mould (not penetrating damp) isn't always avoidable, but often it is and contractors needing to come out and treat it are expensive, so here are a few doubt-avoiding tips to help spare yourself from unnecessary deposit deductions...

Walls and ceilings: Purchase a mould & mildew remover, such as Astonish's product (widely regarded as the best and cheap from Home Bargains/Poundland), and apply it to the affected areas. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle.
Tip: Pull furniture away from walls and check if mould has formed behind it.

Seals around baths, showers & sinks: Mould grows on seals because of all the moisture produced in bathrooms, so they need to be wiped clean regularly. Again, a mould & mildew removal product will do the job.
Tip: Don't wipe or scrub at seals vigorously because you may perish the silicone.

Grouting between tiles: Grouting needs soaking in bleach and cleaned down afterwards. You should find it comes up sparkling if done well.
Tip: Don't forget the tiles in the kitchen!

Limescale in toilets and on taps: Limescale is the hard off-white substance that often forms around the rim of the toilet bowl and on taps. This needs to be removed too.
Tip: Use Harpic's 'Power Plus' product, which can be found in a black bottle.

Please refer to our ‘Cleaning instructions for the end of your tenancy’ page for more information.

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