When a tenant decides that it’s time to move out of a single-family rental home, it’s important that you prepare it for the next tenant. You’ll need to make repairs and, of course, give it a good cleaning. Now, when it comes to kitchens, a light cleaning wouldn’t do. You’ll need to have it deep cleaned. The reason behind this is that kitchens tend to get grimy after months or even years of use. And although the tenant may have cleaned it before leaving, chances are, it was just a surface clean. 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 Temple City property’s kitchen. It can take a while, but the time you spend on it is going to be well worth it.
You have to offer a property that is clean and in good repair if you want to draw the quality tenants in. This is an important part of managing your rental home in Temple City. 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 made it their home, you’ll be sure that the 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.
It may be hard work, but deep cleaning a kitchen will not only give you happy tenants but it simultaneously extends the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. Often, tenants will 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. These tasks are all important in helping you keep your appliances in working order for many more years to come.
When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, take special care to notice 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 thing applies to 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. The final steps would be to wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You have to clean those places since greasy spills and other messes can accumulate under appliances, creating bad odors and attracting insects.
Deep cleaning a kitchen properly takes some time, but you really can’t afford to ignore it. That doesn’t mean that you should do the cleaning yourself. Real Property Management East San Gabriel Valley has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Temple City rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. We can see to it that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Please contact us online or call us at 626-600-2884 to learn more.
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