Who is responsible of moving-out cleaning?

The duties of residents moving out include appropriate moving-out cleaning comprising:

  • vacuum cleaning the floors and mopping them using a damp cloth, making sure any stains are removed;

  • wiping of all kitchen surfaces and fixtures and removing any stains, also from the inside;

  • cleaning the stove, oven and oven trays − remember the kitchen hood filter and the sides of the stove;

  • cleaning the toilet and sinks;

  • cleaning the bathroom, bathtub/shower room and sauna;

  • cleaning the floor drains;

  • cleaning the air intake and extract valves;

  • removing any stains on doors, door frames and walls;

  • emptying the walk-in and other wardrobes and cabinets, cleaning them and removing any stains;

  • cleaning windows if they are particularly dirty;

  • wiping mirrors and glass surfaces (e.g. sauna door);

  • cleaning of light switches, door handles, doors and taps.

During the influenza and coronavirus outbreaks it is of utmost importance for you to take extra effort in wiping the most touched surfaces like doorknobs, watertaps, light switches, toilet seats, tabletops, and doorbell right before you leave the apartment for the last time.

A long term airing of the apartment is not important in moving-out cleaning. Please do not leave windows or balcony door open.

Important to remember:
1. If the dishwasher does not belong to SATO and you are taking it with you, remember to plug all the connections (water intake and sewer outlet)
2. Do the same with the washig machine connections.
3. De-freeze the freezer with good care and according to instructions. Ensure that the water does not leak to the floor.
4. Remember to follow the same waste management guidelines when you’re moving as when living in the building. You must transport any hazardous waste and discarded pieces of furniture and other large items away from the property by yourself and dispose of them in accordance with the municipal waste regulations. You may only put household waste in the waste room containers. Please make sure you follow these rules as we will deduct any costs arising from extra waste transport from your security deposit payment or invoice them to you.

See the cleaning tips provided by SATO and the Martha Organization

If you fail to complete the moving-out cleaning, we will charge you for moving-out cleaning performed by professional cleaners. If you move into a home that has not been cleaned, contact the building manager without delay.

Tips for moving-out cleaning (in Finnish)