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Cleaning Requirements for Vacating Residents

Everyday residents, just like you move out of their rental home without thinking about the potential fee that could be deducted from their security deposits. No one like to be unpleasantly surprised at what those fees add up to when they receive the security deposit settlement statement with in 30 days of moving.

The Owner of your rental is in business to make a profit by leasing out their real estate. There is no profit or reduce profit in cleaning and repairing the rental unit after you have finished leasing it. The expectation is to get the property back from the resident in near perfect condition. Exceptions for normal wear are considered when settling your account at the end of the lease.

The following cleaning requirements must be accomplished when vacating the property and the property should be left thoroughly cleaned. Please consider using this checklist to ensure that you covered all your responsibilities under the lease. Whether you do the cleaning yourself or hire a professional to do it, each item must be completed upon vacating. Each item on this list will be checked for compliance at your move out walk through.

Carpets must be professionally cleaned upon vacating. If you had pets at the home, the carpets must be treated for pet stains, fleas etc., regardless of how clean you believe your pet is. Pet urine soaks through to the carpet pad and must be treated. Call Keystone Carpet Services and schedule your carpet cleaning. Tell them you are a Blackbird Realty and Management resident and you will receive our discount.

Keystone Carpet Service
(702) 597-9606

A copy of the receipt must be turned into Blackbird Realty and Management, Inc, that shows the work was done to include any pet treatments recommended. If another company is used and not cleaned to our standards, we will hire our vendor and have the carpets re-cleaned and treated at your expense. All keys, gate remotes, garage remotes, mailbox keys, pools keys must be returned at the time of the walk though inspection. We must have a forwarding address in order to refund your deposit.

Refunds can take up to 30 days, but this can be speeded up and depends largely on the amount of work needed when you vacate. The less we have to get done and deduct from the deposit, the faster it can be returned. Finally, there may be additional cleaning needs that are specific to your rental home that may nor be covered in this checklist, so be as through as possible.

Entire Dwelling:

Windows, Glass and Patio Doors:



Light Fixtures / Ceiling or Exhaust Fans

Walls / Ceilings

If help is needed with cleaning? Hire a professional.
Olivera Cleaning Services – (702) 788-8558

HV/AC unit(s) and vents:

Furnace / Water Heater:


Stove / Range / Range Hood / Bottom of Micro Hood:

Range Hood / Bottom and sides of Stove must be cleaned and degreased THOROUGHLY! The entire surface area, including the eyes and underneath the eyes, the vent hood, the oven, broiler and storage area should be clean and free of grease. The dip pans should be replaced if the can’t be cleaned. The filter in the vent hood should be removed, washed, dried and put back in place. HINT: Put the filter in the dishwasher and run through a normal cycle.

SELF-CLEANING OVENS: - Do not clean oven racks or other range accessories in self-cleaning ovens with oven cleaner or use oven cleaner in self-cleaning ovens as it will damage the interior surface. If you don’t know how to clean it, please hire a professional.




Cabinets and Drawers:

Sink and surrounding areas:



Sinks and Mirrors:

Need help with this? Hire a professional.
Olivera Cleaning Services – (702) 788-8558


Vanities and cabinets:

Lights, celling and ventilation:


Windows and doors:

Need help with a damaged screen? Call a professional for help.
Screenmobile 702-363-6103

Living areas and hallways:

Laundry Area:


Need help with this? Hire a professional.
Inalco Company LLC – 702-609-0314 or S&J Lawn Service 702-767-3886

Garage / Storage / Driveway

Need help with oils stains in garage and driveway? Call a professional.
Steven at Clear Vision can remove stains to our satisfaction – 702- 285-2198

Need help with trash and furniture removal?
Call 1-800-GOTJUNK or 1-800-468-5865

Save everyone a lot of stress:

Hire a professional cleaning service!

Our many years of experience with resident move-out has shown that having to work at your daily job, pack and move your belongings to a new home leaves the resident too tired to clean the house properly. On the day of the move-out inspection, when we take possession of the home any item needing repair or cleaning will be deducted from the security deposit. We recommend you considering hiring a professional cleaning company to help you clean and prepare the home for turnover to us. If you hire a professional cleaning service, you should provide them with this checklist of what we expect and then oversee and inspect their work. You are free to hire whoever you choose to clean the home or you can use one of our recommended vendors from the list provided below.

Vendor Contact Information Trades

Olivera Cleaning Services – (702) 788-8558
General cleaning of hall and walls, kitchen, bathrooms

Keystone Carpet Services (702) 597-9606
Carpet and Tile Grout Cleaning, IICRC Certified

Cleansweep Landscape Design (702) 456-9000
Landscape cleanup, sprinkler repairs

Clear Vision Window Cleaning (702) 285-2198
Windows, Screens, Oil Stain Removal, Concrete Cleaning

S&J Lawn Services LLC (702) 767 3886
Landscape cleanup, sprinkler repairs

All of the aforementioned items included in the checklist need to be done prior to your move -out inspection so that you can RECEIVE YOUR FULL SECURITY DEPOSIT BACK! Repairs for items that were not damaged by normal wear such as repainting, trash removal, cleaning, and any other items needed to restore the home to its condition prior to your tenancy will be deducted from the Security Deposit including any other unpaid charges such a water bills or trash bills if those were to be paid by you in the lease. Failure to spend the time needed to properly clean the home can cost you hundreds of dollars of charges against your Security Deposit. Plus, any additional money needed to cure problems that are not covered by the Security Deposit will be billed and if left unpaid, turned over to collections.

The Security Deposit settlement statement and any remaining deposit left will be mailed to you within 30-days of your move-out inspection to the forwarding address you provided. Note: If no new address is given, then the settlement statement will be mailed to you at your current address and the Post Office will be responsible for forwarding and/all mail to your new listed address. We encourage you to place a change of address in with the post office, as the keys to the mailbox will be changed once we take possession.

Please note the we would rather return the deposit in its entirety but must account for damages and expenses to replace/repair items you leave in disarray. If you deliver your home in the same condition it was in prior to your tenancy , it will ensure that you receive the most money possible. Please follow these guidelines to maximize the return of your security deposit.

Remember: All exterior doors must be securely locked, including the garage, and at least one door key returned to us.

Good luck with your move!