The rudimentary principles of spring cleaning include decluttering, deep cleaning, and organizing. The mission is to remove unneeded items, clean difficult-to-access places, and instigate a more functional and beautiful living environment. Spring cleaning is a widespread approach to welcome the change of season, get a fresh start, and bring a sense of renewal and rejuvenation to one’s home.
As a Winter Garden landlord, spring cleaning is vital for multiple reasons. Principally, it can help effectively draw in and retain tenants by making sure the rental property is appealingly clean, organized, and clutter-free. A really clean and well-maintained property can bring about a satisfying environment and a positive impression on prospective tenants and make them more disposed to rent from you.
How to keep your rental property clean
1. Start with a thorough property inspection
An exhaustive inspection entails looking up into every room and region of the house for evidence of damage, wear, and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, affirming for leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing and organizing places are all examples.
2. Deep clean the property
It is greatly beneficial to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, together with areas often overlooked 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. Think about hiring a professional cleaning service to make sure of a job well done.
3. Check the HVAC system
Checking and cleaning the air filters, seeking for signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of scrupulously checking the HVAC system. This step helps guarantee the system functions correctly, boosts indoor air quality, and avoids potential, inconvenient breakdowns when the upcoming heavy-use season comes.
4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
When spring cleaning, test smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors to always guarantee that each device works fully, change batteries if desired, and completely replace any disfigured devices. Testing these detectors guarantees everyone’s safety in the home by endowing early detection and warning in the event of a harmful fire or carbon monoxide leak.
5. Check plumbing fixtures
Checking plumbing during spring cleaning implies inspecting all pipes, drains, and faucets for leaks, blockages, or other signs of damage. Plumbing checks may further include flushing the water heater and taking a look at the water pressure to warrant that everything is running well and good, avoiding potential water damage and exorbitant repairs before long.
By going through and doing these very necessary steps to maintain your rental property, you can sustain and support the property’s value and prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more enticing to potential tenants and can help retain existing tenants, effectively growing your rental income.
Originally Published on February 22, 2019
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