When a tenant decides to move out of a single-family rental home, you’ll need to get it ready for the next tenant. There are some things you’ll need to do and one of them is cleaning the kitchen, and it shouldn’t just be a light cleaning. The kitchen 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. So, if you want to attract and keep the next tenant, you’d have to do more. You’ll need to get in there and clean every nook and cranny of your Morrisville property’s kitchen. Yes, it may be a time-consuming process, but it’s one that is well worth it.
For quality tenants to be attracted to your rental home in Morrisville, you 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, when they’re living in the home, that dirty kitchen will surely be a major cause for complaint and a headache for you. Tenants prefer a rental home that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned and will feel deceived and unhappy when they find out that basic cleaning and maintenance tasks have not been done. Especially if they find out after the contracts have been signed and they’ve already moved in.
Deep cleaning a kitchen is hard work, but it would delight your tenants 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 of these are tasks that you must do to keep your appliances running for a long period of time.
When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, make sure to consider the items 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 is true for the stove hood, fan, and filter.
Blinds and curtains should be removed and washed, and the windows cleaned inside and out. Also carefully wipe down ceiling fans, light fixtures, and any framed art or wall décor. After finishing all that, wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You’ve got to include those areas because 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 need to be the one to personally do it, however. Real Property Management Raleigh has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Morrisville rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can be confident that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a ring at 919-481-0008 to know more.
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