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 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 Jasper rental property’s kitchen. You’ll need to get to every part of it. Now, it may take some time to finish it, but when it’s done, the time spent will be well worth it.
For quality tenants to choose your rental home in Jasper, you have to make sure it’s attractive to them; you need to offer a property that is clean and in good repair. As prospective renters go around the property looking at different rooms, they may not take a close look at the kitchen. They may not know if you’ve cut corners on cleaning the kitchen. But when they’ve been living in it for a time, that dirty kitchen will be a major cause for complaint and a headache for you. Tenants want to stay in a place that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned. They’re going to feel bad when they find out that basic leaning and maintenance tasks haven’t been done. If they find out after moving in and signing all the documents, you can be sure that they’d 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 tasks are necessary to help your appliances last for many more years.
When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, be mindful of the areas that often get overlooked on a day-to-day basis. Walls and ceilings need to be dusted and, if needed, scrub 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 really need to clean those areas as well 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. That doesn’t mean that you should do the cleaning yourself. Real Property Management Results has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Jasper rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can be confident that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Please contact us online or call us at 812-461-1676 to learn more.
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