CLEANING CHARGES

During the move-out process, a unit inspector will assess the overall cleanliness of your unit. Should it be found that supplemental cleaning be required, you may incur deductions to your security deposit. Visit the descriptions below to learn how charges are calculated and interpreted for various unit types. Overall unit size (square footage) is incorporated into cost estimations for each unit type; larger areas require additional cleaning work.

Note that the information below should be viewed as a guide, providing a set of examples as to how individual cleaning assessments may be calculated. In cases where more intense cleaning is required, particularly furniture removal (charge up to $100) or extreme cleaning, charges may exceed the ranges provided by this guide, and are subject to change.

You are a resident in a single or double-occupancy bedroom unit with a shared washroom, such as in Lister Hall, Linden House or Alder House.
Your unit is comprised of a single bedroom space.

LIGHT CLEANING: up to $60
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  • Personal items not removed from room
  • Waste incorrectly disposed of
  • Fingerprints, minor dust visible

MEDIUM CLEANING: up to $80
Items in addition to Light cleaning level

  • Waste items, bottles, personal items, etc. left behind
  • Walls are significantly soiled (fingerprints & other marks)
  • Buildup of debris, dirt; several areas in need of sanitization

HEAVY CLEANING: over $80
Items in addition to Light & Medium cleaning levels

  • Room shows no signs of cleanliness
  • Heavy sanitization required
  • Heavy buildup of debris/dirt (ex: muddy entranceway)

You are a resident in a single-occupancy unit with a private washroom (including studio units), such as in Schäffer Hall, International House, Residence Saint-Jean, HUB, Graduate Residence, Newton Place, ECV (Aspen & Maple) and Vanier House.
Your unit is comprised of a bedroom, washroom and may include a small living space and kitchen.

LIGHT CLEANING: up to $90
~

  • Personal items not removed from room
  • Waste incorrectly disposed of
  • Fingerprints, minor dust visible

MEDIUM CLEANING: up to $150
Items in addition to Light cleaning level

  • Waste items, bottles, personal items, etc. left behind
  • Walls are significantly soiled (fingerprints & other marks)
  • Buildup of debris, dirt; several areas in need of sanitization
  • Oven/stove requires cleaning
  • Refrigerator freezer not defrosted

HEAVY CLEANING: over $150
Items in addition to Light & Medium cleaning levels

  • Room shows no signs of cleanliness
  • Heavy sanitization required
  • Heavy buildup of debris/dirt (ex: muddy entranceway)
  • Oven/stove uncleaned; food residue remains
  • Refrigerator freezer not defrosted; food residue remains

You are a resident in a two or four-bedroom unit with a shared washroom and common area, such as in Pinecrest House, Tamarack House, East Campus Village, HUB, Graduate Residence and Newton Place.
Your unit is comprised of two or four separate bedroom spaces as well as a shared living space, washroom and kitchen. Please note charges may incur per resident.

LIGHT CLEANING: up to $60
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  • Personal items not removed from rooms or common areas
  • Floors and/or surfaces require vacuuming, wiping, or sanitizing
  • Fingerprints and/or dust are visible on windows and mirrors
  • Washroom requires removal of hair, dirt build-up

MEDIUM CLEANING: up to $90
Items in addition to Light cleaning level

  • Obvious dirt, debris, smudges and grime left behind
  • Waste items, bottles, personal items, etc. left behind.
  • Walls are significantly soiled (fingerprints & other marks)
  • Kitchen contains garbage and/or grease buildup; windows/sills are full of dirt/dust
  • Washrooms in need of full sanitization; toilet, shower, vanity require re-cleaning
  • Oven/stove requires cleaning
  • Refrigerator freezer not defrosted

HEAVY CLEANING: over $90
Items in addition to Light & Medium cleaning levels

  • The entire unit requires a deep-cleaning
  • Heavy sanitization required.
  • Kitchen, washrooms and common areas are heavily soiled, perhaps including unpleasant odours
  • Oven/stove uncleaned; food residue remains
  • Refrigerator freezer not defrosted; food residue remains

You are a resident of Michener Park, your unit is either a walk-up or a townhouse unit.
Your unit is comprised of bedroom space(s) and a shared washroom, living space, stairs and kitchen. Your unit may also include a yard which is also your cleaning responsibility.

LIGHT CLEANING: up to $175
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  • Personal items not removed from rooms or common areas
  • Floors and/or surfaces require vacuuming, wiping, or sanitizing
  • Fingerprints and/or dust are visible on windows and mirrors
  • Washroom requires removal of hair, dirt build-up

MEDIUM CLEANING: up to $275
Items in addition to Light cleaning level

  • Obvious dirt, debris, smudges and grime left behind
  • Waste items, bottles, personal items, etc. left behind.
  • Walls are significantly soiled (fingerprints & other marks)
  • Kitchen contains garbage and/or grease buildup; windows/sills are full of dirt/dust
  • Washrooms in need of full sanitization; toilet, shower, vanity require re-cleaning
  • Oven/stove requires cleaning
  • Refrigerator freezer not defrosted

HEAVY CLEANING: over $275
Items in addition to Light & Medium cleaning levels

  • The entire unit requires a deep-cleaning
  • Kitchen, washrooms and common areas are heavily soiled, perhaps including unpleasant odours
  • Oven/stove uncleaned; food residue remains
  • Refrigerator freezer not defrosted; food residue remains
  • Outdoor yard is unkempt, contains garbage/junk

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