When a tenant moves out of a single-family rental home, make sure that you do everything you need to do to get it ready for a new tenant. One of those things is seeing to it that the kitchen is clean— and not just an ordinary cleaning, but a deep clean. The reason is that kitchens get grimy after months or even years of use. And your tenants, even the conscientious ones, may only give it a surface clean before they move out. That’s why, if you want to attract the next tenant and make sure he sticks with you, you have to do a thorough clean of your Palm Bay rental property’s kitchen. You’ll need to get to every part of it. Yes, it may be a time-consuming process, but it’s one that is well worth it.
For your Palm Bay rental home to attract quality tenants, you’ll need to offer a property that is clean and in good repair. As prospective renters take a look at the property, they may not be able to see the different areas where you’ve cut corners on cleaning the kitchen. However, once they’re living there, that dirty kitchen will be a major cause for complaint and a headache for you. Tenants want to live in a rental home that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned. If they move in and find out that basic cleaning and maintenance tasks have not been done, they will feel deceived and unhappy.
Deep cleaning a kitchen is hard work, but it’s something your tenants would be happy about while simultaneously extending the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. For many tenants, they wipe down countertops and other surfaces before they leave the house, 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 are important tasks that help keep your appliances in good working condition for years to come.
When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, give special attention to the parts that often get overlooked on a day-to-day basis. Walls and ceilings need to be dusted but there are times where you’ll need to have it scrubbed with a degreasing cleaner. Air vents, doorknobs, and switch plates all need to be thoroughly cleaned. The same is true 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 also be carefully wiped down. The last stage is to wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You still need to clean those hard to reach areas because greasy spills and other messes can accumulate under appliances, creating bad odors and attracting insects.
Deep cleaning a kitchen properly is really time-consuming, but you really can’t ignore it. However, you don’t have to be the one to do the wiping and the scrubbing. Real Property Management Brevard has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Palm Bay rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can be confident that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. If you want to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us or call us at 321-610-8022.
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