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 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. For this reason, if you want to keep your Gonzales rental property attractive for the next tenant and if you want them to stay for a long time, make sure you thoroughly clean your property’s kitchen. This task may be time-consuming, but it is one that is 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 Gonzales. As prospective renters take a look at the different rooms of your property, they may just gloss over the kitchen and not notice 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 when you do it, you’re making your tenants happy while simultaneously extending 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. 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, remember to pay close attention to the areas that often get overlooked on a day-to-day basis. Walls and ceilings need to be cleaned. Sometimes a dusting will do but other times, 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 goes 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. The final steps would be to 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 takes some time, but you really can’t afford to ignore it. That doesn’t mean that you need to be the one to personally do it, however. Real Property Management Baton Rouge has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Gonzales rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. We can make sure that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Please contact us online or call us at 225-389-6860 to learn more.
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