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, to attract your next tenant and to make sure they stay, you’ll need to do a thorough cleaning of every part of your Kissimmee rental property’s kitchen. Now, it may take some time to finish it, but when it’s done, the time spent will be well worth it.
For your Kissimmee rental home to attract quality tenants, you’ll need to offer a property that is clean and in good repair. As prospective renters walk through and take a look at the property, there is a likelihood that they wouldn’t have noticed that you 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 want to come home to a place that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned. They will feel deceived and unhappy when they discover that the rental home they’re paying for did not go through basic cleaning and maintenance. Even more so if they discover it after going through all the effort of moving in.
It may be hard work, but deep cleaning a kitchen will make your tenants happy while simultaneously extending the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. Some tenants will help by wiping down countertops and other surfaces before they move out, 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, give special attention to the parts 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 have the ceiling fans, light fixtures, and any framed art or wall décor carefully wiped down. Lastly, 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 would take a considerable amount of time, but it isn’t something you can ignore. That doesn’t mean that you should do the cleaning yourself. Real Property Management South Orlando has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Kissimmee rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can be confident that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. If you want to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us or call us at 407-982-2000.
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