The principles of spring cleaning include, among others, decluttering, deep cleaning, and organizing. The objective is to eliminate undesirable or unnecessary items, clean inaccessible or hard-to-reach places, and bring about a more functional and comfortable living environment. Spring cleaning is a great way to welcome the change of season, begin again, and bring a sense of renewal and rejuvenation to one’s home.
As a Cary landlord, spring cleaning is really important for various reasons. Particularly, it can help invite and retain tenants by making certain the rental property is neat, organized, and clutter-free. A clean and well-maintained property can bring about a fine, positive impression for probable tenants and make them more likely to rent from you.
How to keep your rental property clean
1. Begin with a thorough property inspection
An extensive and thorough inspection specifies looking into every room and area of the house for evidence of some damages, wear, and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, verifying for leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing as well as sorting places are all examples.
2. Deep clean the property
It is relevant to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, together with areas regularly missed 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 of hiring a professional cleaning service to ensure a thorough job.
3. Check the HVAC system
Examining and cleaning the air filters, trying to find signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of checking the HVAC system. This step helps ensure the system runs effortlessly, enhances indoor air quality, and avoids possible 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 make sure that each device works perfectly, change batteries as required, and swap out any cracked devices. Testing these detectors ensures everyone’s safety in the home by enabling early discovery and warning in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.
5. Check plumbing fixtures
Carefully checking plumbing during spring cleaning connotes inspecting all pipes, drains, and faucets for leaks, blockages, or other signs of damage. Plumbing checks may similarly include flushing the water heater and ascertaining the water pressure to make certain that everything is running smoothly well, avoiding potential water damage and pricy repairs later.
By going through these necessary steps to maintain your rental property, you can save or preserve and support the property’s value as well as prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more appealing to future, prospective tenants and can help retain existing tenants, and in the end, bring in greater rental income.
Originally Published on February 2, 2019
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