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 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. This means that if you want to attract and retain your next tenant, you’re going to have to give your Michigan Park rental property kitchen a thorough cleaning. This task may be time-consuming, but it is one that is well worth it.
For quality tenants to be attracted to your rental home in Michigan Park, 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, after they move in and see the state of the kitchen, you can be certain that the 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 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. 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 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. So do 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 must also be wiped down carefully. 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 takes a lot of time, but it’s a necessity. However, you don’t have to be the one to do the wiping and the scrubbing. Real Property Management DC Metro has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Michigan Park rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. We can guarantee that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a ring at 202-269-0303 to know more.
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