When a tenant moves out of a single-family rental home, you’ll need to prepare it for the next tenant. One of the things you’ll need to do is to clean the kitchen. But you can’t just give it an ordinary cleaning, it needs to be deep cleaned. The reason for this is that kitchens get grimy after months or even years of use. And you can’t expect the tenants to do more than a surface clean before they leave. This means that if you want to attract and retain your next tenant, you’re going to have to give your Friendswood rental property’s kitchen a thorough cleaning. Now, it may take some time to finish it, but when it’s done, the time spent will be well worth it.
You must offer a property that is clean and in good repair so that you can keep attracting quality tenants to your rental home in Friendswood. As prospective renters walk through and take a look at the property, there is a likelihood that they wouldn’t have noticed that you cut corners on cleaning the kitchen. However, when they’re living in the home, that dirty kitchen will surely be a major cause for complaint and a headache for you. Tenants want to come home to a place that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned. They will feel deceived and unhappy when they discover that the rental home they’re paying for did not go through basic cleaning and maintenance. Even more so if they discover it after going through all the effort of moving in.
Deep cleaning a kitchen is hard work, but when you do it, you’re making your tenants happy while simultaneously extending the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. A number of tenants may wipe down countertops and other surfaces before they leave, but cupboard interiors also need to be wiped out and their exterior surfaces scrubbed with a grease-removing cleanser.
Refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwaves need to be wiped down, inside and out, on top and underneath. The rubber gasket around refrigerator doors should also be wiped clean and the coils vacuumed or dusted. Even self-cleaning ovens need the baked-on food and wire racks removed before turning them on, and electric stovetops should be taken apart and scrubbed down. All these tasks are necessary to help your appliances last for many more years.
When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, remember to pay close attention to the areas that often get overlooked on a day-to-day basis. Walls and ceilings need to be dusted, and if that’s not enough, scrubbed with a degreasing cleaner. Air vents, doorknobs, and switch plates all need to be thoroughly cleaned. The same goes for the stove hood, fan, and filter.
Blinds and curtains should be removed and washed, and the windows cleaned inside and out. Ceiling fans, light fixtures, and any framed art or wall décor should likewise be carefully wiped down. Finally, wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You need to get into those areas as well since greasy spills and other messes can accumulate under appliances, creating bad odors and attracting insects.
Deep cleaning a kitchen properly takes a lot of time, but it’s a necessity. That doesn’t mean that you’ve got to be the one to do it yourself though. Real Property Management Prestige has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Friendswood rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can rest assured that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. For more information, contact us online or give us a ring at 281-984-7463.
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