The Trickiest Things To Clean At The End Of Your Tenancy – From Stains To Limescale And Mould 

End of tenancy cleaning for tenants

End of tenancy cleaning isn’t the most exciting task, but it’s necessary. Under the 2019 Tenant Fees Act, landlords are prohibited from requiring tenants to pay for a professional cleaning service during their check-out process.

Instead, landlords are allowed to request that their property is cleaned to a professional standard (besides the fair wear and tear). However, landlords can only expect the same level of cleanliness at check-out as the original move-in conditions. 

Hiring a professional end of tenancy cleaning company means you’ll be choosing an experienced company to provide professional, efficient and reliable cleaners to get the job done to the highest of standards.

Whether you choose to do the cleaning yourself as a tenant or pay a cleaning company, the rental needs to be in perfect condition. This guide explores some of the more challenging aspects of the end of tenancy cleaning process and how to tackle them. 


Tackling Stains

Over time, carpets, rugs and upholstery will go through spillages and stains – this can leave the furniture and floors of your home looking far worse than when you moved in initially and be particularly tricky to clean. 

If the stain seems really bad, many can be tempted to replace the rug or furniture, thinking that it’s impossible to completely remove the stain.

To keep your furniture clean, you should act effectively whenever there’s a spillage – in many cases, you can take care of this by simply using household products before the stain really sets in. 

However, you’ve got to be very careful when tackling stains because using the wrong product, for example, might make things worse. While some stains need to be dealt with immediately, in others, it would be better for the furniture to dry out before cleaning. 

Ultimately, the best way to get rid of a stain is by using a professional cleaning service like us. We deep clean carpets using specialised equipment to remove stains. Our years of experience and knowledge about specific cleaning processes mean that watermarks, colour bleeding and creasing don’t damage your carpet. 

By hiring our end of tenancy cleaning service, you can be sure you’ll get perfect results – stainless carpets, rugs and upholstery.


Removing limescale 

Hard water contains a large number of dissolved minerals. It contains these minerals because, on the water’s journey through the ground, it picks up minerals like chalk, calcium and lime. Hard water can wreak havoc in your bathroom and on your appliances. 

Hard water stains on shower doors are some of the trickiest to clean because hard water isn’t the only cause of the problem – It’s soap scum, a mixture of hard water and oils. In a shower, the minerals mix with the fatty acids in soaps and when that dries, you’re left with a layer of film, which is incredibly difficult to clean. 

The main issue with hard water is that it leaves limescale, and cleaning limescale off your kettle and washing machine can be time-consuming. Problems like these can cost homeowners a lot in maintenance and replacements.

The most effective way to remove hard water stains from your shower doors is by using white vinegar and baking soda. Simply mix three tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water – the mixture should be a bit pasty. Then apply it to the area to be treated and leave to dry. Using a brush, clean the treated area until spotless. 

To clean limescale from your showerhead, for example, soak a cloth in a vinegar and water mixture and wrap it around the showerhead. Leave it for a couple of hours or overnight. You might need to scrub it a little to remove all the residue.

As you can see, getting rid of limescale build-up can be tedious and time-consuming. At End of Tenancy Cleaning Services, we take on a wide range of tasks, and limescale is one of the many issues we have to deal with daily. 


Cleaning mould 

Mould is usually caused by excess moisture and humidity in a property, and it’s more common in the winter when the temperature inside the property is much higher than outside – any moisture inside sticks to the walls. For example, water can get into the house through cracks in the walls. Poor ventilation is also a major cause of mould.

Whether it’s cleaning mould off walls, fabric or uPVC window frames, it’s an unpleasant job. You’ll find a variety of cleaning agents that are used specifically for cleaning mould – to slow it down or to stop it from coming back entirely. But before attempting to get rid of mould, we advise you to wear gloves as well as protective clothing. Dispose of anything that comes into contact with the infected area. 

Making a paste out of bicarbonate soda and bleach also does the trick. Simply leave it in only the mouldy area for 24 hours. 


We’re a company you can count on

End of Tenancy Cleaning London can step in to rid your place of stains, limescale and mould. From living room walls to bathrooms, we’re here to bring professionalism and expertise to your home. 

We’re aware that arranging a professional end of lease cleaning might be a new experience for you. We understand that your customers need a swift, efficient and reliable service to secure their deposits. We’re on hand to make sure you get the highest standard of cleaning.

We can guarantee:


We have a friendly team that is well trained and punctual. They will work to suit your convenience, inspecting every nook and cranny of the property to ensure you get the result you deserve.

100% satisfaction

Your satisfaction is our priority. Rest assured that we can offer you the best end of cleaning services. And if you’re not totally satisfied, we offer a free re-clean guarantee at completely no extra cost to you.

Resolving issues

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and a member of your team will talk through your situation. 

Our service gives you flexibility 

We’ll work to cater to your schedule and needs – whether you need a cleaner at any location in London, we’ve got you covered. Our cleaning processes are carried out according to our cleaning checklist to ensure nothing is missed. 

Free quote

Simply register your details and requirements through our booking form. We’ll let you know the price of your clean so that you can plan your budget!


When is the best time to arrange a professional end of tenancy cleaning?

Making arrangements for the cleaning process ahead of time during the two weeks before your official departure can save you some stress in the final days of your tenancy. 

This allows you the time to move out any of your large belongings and clear out the space for greater cleaning access.

Once your property is empty, scheduling the professional cleaning as close to your final move-out date will allow the area to remain as clean as possible when you hand over the keys. 

Book an end of tenancy clean with us today via our online booking portal, or give us a call on 020 33 711 200.