The essential principles of spring cleaning embody decluttering, deep cleaning, and organizing. The point is to clean unpleasant items, clean hard-to-get-to places, and establish a more functional and favorable living environment. Spring cleaning is a well-known process to welcome the change of season, restart, and bring a sense of renewal and rejuvenation to one’s home.
As a Michigan Park landlord, spring cleaning is certainly crucial for many reasons. Primarily, it can help capture the interest of and retain tenants by making certain the rental property is pleasantly clean, organized, and clutter-free. A cleaned-up and well-maintained property can establish a pleasant ambiance and create a positive impression on potential tenants and make them more inclined to rent from you.
How to keep your rental property clean
1. Start with a thorough property inspection
A comprehensive and thorough inspection conveys carefully checking every room and region of the house for evidence of damage, wear and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, substantiating for leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing and organizing places are all very common examples.
2. Deep clean the property
It is critical to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, together with areas generally neglected during the usual cleaning. Examples of such tasks are scrubbing grout, washing windows, cleaning appliances inside and out, shampooing carpets, and dusting and washing walls, baseboards, and other surfaces. Contemplate hiring a professional cleaning service to effectively secure a meticulous job.
3. Check the HVAC system
Thoroughly checking and cleaning the air filters, looking for obvious signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of inspecting the HVAC system. This step helps ensure the system runs nicely, facilitates improving indoor air quality, and avoids would-be breakdowns during the upcoming heavy-use season.
4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
In the process of spring cleaning, test smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors to determine whether each device works fine, change batteries if needed, and replace any broken devices. Testing these detectors ensures everyone’s safety in the home by allowing early detection and warning in the injurious event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.
5. Check plumbing fixtures
Checking plumbing during spring cleaning means scrupulously inspecting all pipes, drains, and faucets for leaks, blockages, or other signs of damage. Plumbing checks may, in like manner, include flushing the water heater and carefully checking the water pressure to be sure that everything is running satisfactorily and efficiently, avoiding potential water damage, and expensive repairs at a later time.
By going through and carrying out these critical steps to maintain your rental property, you can safeguard and support the property’s value and prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more enticing to likely tenants and can help retain existing tenants, and at the end of the day, increase rental income.
Originally Published on February 22, 2019
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