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Ending Your Lease? Five Ways To Make It More Likely You’ll Get Your Security Deposit Back


As you prepare to move out of your apartment, it’s normal to stress about trying to get your security deposit back. Landlords are notoriously picky for detailed perfection when inspecting an apartment at the end of a lease. Working with a professional company can increase the chance that you’ll get your security deposit returned to you — in full.

Check out these tips for getting your security deposit returned to your pocket, where it belongs:

Make your carpets good as new: Hiring a professional carpet cleaning company can make it far more likely that your landlord will be happy keeping the carpets rather than replacing them before a new tenant takes over. Be sure that the company you choose specializes in carpet stain removal, pet odor and stain removal, and deodorizing/decontaminating pet areas, if necessary.

Use some elbow grease to clean the bathrooms: You’ll need to get into your tile and grout in order to get your deposit back. This process can be time-consuming and can require specialized cleaners. If you don’t have a lot of experience deep cleaning tile and grout, it may be a smart move to hire a professional.

Keep an eye out for water damage: If you’ve had leaks or clogs that have resulted in water damage, but didn’t report them to your landlord right away, you may be responsible for any damages. If you don’t know how to remedy these issues yourself, it’s vital to work with a company that can restore water-damaged areas to their original state.

Give SteamEx A Call

At SteamEx, we know how tough it can be to get your deposit back, and how frustrating it can be to have your landlord keep some or all of your deposit after you’ve put in hard work to get your rental into tip-top shape.

At SteamEx, we can help. We offer many cleaning services, including:

  • Carpet cleaning and stain removal
  • Furniture, upholstery, and area rug cleaning (perfect for giving your belongings a deep clean before moving into your new home)
  • Pet odor and stain removal, as well as pet deodorizing/pet decontamination
  • Water damage restoration

Don’t leave the return of your security deposit up in the air when you move — hire the pros, and get the job done right. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you through the move out process.