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 Sudbury rental property’s kitchen. This may take some time to do but it is one task that is well worth it.
For quality tenants to be attracted to your rental home in Sudbury, you 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. But when they’ve made it their home, you’ll be sure that the dirty kitchen will be a major cause for complaint and a headache for you. Tenants prefer a rental home that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned and will feel deceived and unhappy when they find out that basic cleaning and maintenance tasks have not been done. Especially if they find out after the contracts have been signed and they’ve already moved in.
It may be hard work, but deep cleaning a kitchen will not only give you happy tenants but it simultaneously extends the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. There will be tenants who will give the countertops and other surfaces a good wipe down 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 of these are tasks that you must do to keep your appliances running for a long period of time.
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 dusted, and if that’s not enough, scrubbed with a degreasing cleaner. Air vents, doorknobs, and switch plates all need to be thoroughly cleaned. The same is true 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. After finishing all that, wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You’ve got to include those areas because greasy spills and other messes can accumulate under appliances, creating bad odors and attracting insects.
Deep cleaning a kitchen properly takes some time, but you really can’t afford to ignore it. However, you don’t have to personally be the one doing the cleaning. Real Property Management Metro West-Worcester has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Sudbury rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. We can guarantee that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 508-329-6000. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.
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