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What is void property cleaning?

Properties that have been left empty, or void, can quickly fall into disrepair and become dirty and unsanitary.

Landlords and property owners should avoid leaving their properties empty as much as possible.  When a property is left empty, dust and dirt settle on surfaces and quickly build up. Over time, this can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Properties left empty for a long time may also become cold, damp, and mouldy due to a lack of heating and ventilation.

Void properties may also become victim to even more serious problems like squatters or pests moving in.

Try as you might to avoid leaving a property empty, in some circumstances you may find there is no other option.  In these instances, you should ensure that the property is secure and try to visit and clean the property regularly or hire someone else to do so.

If your property is left empty without your knowledge or becomes dirty or damaged between tenants, then you may require the help of a void property cleaning service to restore it.

In this article, we will find out more about what void property cleaning services are and why empty property cleaning is a job for professionals.

What is void property cleaning?

Void property cleaning is a specialist service that restores properties that have stood empty for a period to a clean and sanitary condition again, ready to be re-let or sold.

Properties that have stood empty can have a variety of unpleasant issues that need to be dealt with before the property is habitable again. Some of the issues that may be present include biohazards, waste, contamination, odours, pests, dirt, dust, bacteria, mould, and dampness.

Because of the wide variety of problems that may be present, the cleaning techniques used from one property to the next can vary greatly to suit the job’s requirements.

What does void property cleaning involve?

Because of the wide range of different property types that may require void property cleaning, the service is usually a specialist and bespoke service that is tailored to the condition and requirements of the property.

Risk assessment

Before the cleaning is commenced, a professional cleaning company will always carry out a risk assessment on a void property to help identify any risks or hazards and assess the condition of the property.

Protect the property

The property may then be secured to protect it from further unwanted guests, this may involve boarding the property up if it is not going to be used again for a while or if it has broken windows or doors.

We would also need to check if the property’s utilities like water, gas, and electricity are still connected. If the property is to remain empty for some time, then these should be switched off to minimise the risk of a fire or flood. If the property is being prepared for use, then the utilities must be checked, made safe, and switched back on.

Clean and restore

If a property that has been left empty for some time is to be occupied again, then it will need to undergo a deep clean to restore it to a clean and sanitary condition again.

The cleaning services that a void property requires will completely depend on the condition that it is in. A professional void property cleaning service tailors a bespoke selection of cleaning and restoration services to meet the property’s requirements.

Some of the different cleaning services that we frequently carry out during void property cleaning here at Slime and Grime Cleaning include:

  • Deep cleaning
  • Waste removal and disposal
  • Decontamination
  • Thermal fogging
  • Biohazard cleaning
  • Carpet and hard floor cleaning
  • Upholstery and leather cleaning
  • Odour control
  • Pest control
  • Contents restoration
  • Property repairs
  • Flood or fire damage cleaning
  • Graffiti removal


What type of void properties can be cleaned?

Void property cleaning is a popular service for both domestic and commercial properties.

This specialist cleaning service can be applied to any type of property including:

  • Houses
  • Flats
  • Commercial premises
  • Public premises
  • Warehouses
  • Industrial properties

Any type of property that has been left vacant can benefit from a specialist empty property cleaning service. No matter whether the property has been left in squalid conditions or simply needs to be spruced up, a team of void property cleaners can identify the most suitable and cost-effective cleaning services to restore your property to a clean and habitable environment.


Why should you hire professionals for void property cleaning?

When cleaning up a property that has been left empty for some time you may uncover some nasty surprises.

Hiring a team of professionals to restore a property that has been left vacant not only saves you an unpleasant job, but also protects your health and safety, and ensures that the property is cleaned to a high standard and made safe for use.

Here are a few reasons to choose Slime and Grime Cleaning for void property cleaning.

  • We always carry out a risk assessment and wear the appropriate PPE for the job.
  • Our experienced team will carry out the cleaning quickly and thoroughly.
  • We always use the most appropriate cleaning techniques and equipment for the job.
  • We are fully insured, health and safety compliant, and all our staff are CRB checked.
  • We dispose of all biohazards and waste safely.

For more information about our void property cleaning North West services, or to request a free quote on a job, give our team here at Slime and Grime Cleaning a call today on 0845 604 3452 or 0161 368 4617.