Moving Out

Get Back More of your Security Deposit!

Move out cleaning tips for your Davis apartment security deposit

Moving out of your Davis apartment means more than just packing up your space. You’ll also want to deep clean to get back as much of your security deposit as possible.

What Happens if I Don’t Clean?

Your Tandem apartment manager is responsible for ensuring your apartment was returned to its original condition before a new household moves in. Not cleaning will most likely mean your manager will need to hire a professional cleaner to come in at your expense.

Get Started Early

Taking the time now to pull out the rubber gloves and some good old elbow grease will maximize your chances of getting back those precious security deposit dollars.

Start early (like today if you haven’t already) and spend the most time on extra soiled areas like ovens, showers, refrigerators, hard water deposits around sinks, etc. Don’t forget little details like light fixtures, baseboards, and window blinds. Consult the cleaning guidelines in your move-out packet for full expectations and if you have questions, ask!

Tandem managers are known for being more than fair when it comes to deposit refunds. By cleaning thoroughly and getting your questions answered, you’ll be on the right track to getting as much of your deposit back as possible. So, get to cleaning, ask those questions, and help us help you.

Sample Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

This move-out cleaning infographic from Angie’s List is a great tool for getting started. See your Tandem move-out packet or contact your management office for the move-out cleaning guide specific to your community. We’re here to help!