End of tenancy cleaning is a comprehensive cleaning required at the end of a tenancy agreement. Landlords require it in order to have the property they have rented out clean and hygienic, ready for the new tenants. End of tenancy cleaning includes the thorough cleaning, disinfection and dust removal from every room in the property. It also includes specifics like oven and carpet cleaning too.
Oven cleaning is very often an extra in the end of tenancy cleaning offered by professional agencies. This is done because many people either don’t use their ovens that often or because they take good care of them and there is no need of a thorough clean. However, the cleanliness of the oven is a requirement of big importance on your landlord’s list and it needs to get the approval tick.
If you don’t have the luxury of a self cleaning oven, then you may be in for a couple of hours of scrubbing and polishing in order to get the desired result. Cleaning the oven yourself doesn’t have to be expensive at all. You can simply use baking soda for getting rid of the tough grease and vinegar. Use the baking soda to make a paste. Mix approximately half a cup of baking soda with water, which should be enough to form a paste. Spread the ready paste all over the oven and let it work for a bit. Then use a sponge to rub it in to remove the grease and dirt. Once you have rubbed the whole inside of the oven, leave it to stay like that overnight.
The next day, using a damp cloth, wipe the oven to get rid of the baking soda. Use the vinegar to remove any leftover baking soda. It will also neutralize the smell of the baking soda, leaving the oven smelling fresh. Finally wipe the oven all over again one last time and you are done.