When a tenant moves out of a single-family rental home, you’ll need to do the necessary repairs and cleaning to make sure it’s ready for the next tenant. And for the kitchen, you’ll need to do more than just a surface cleaning. It has to be 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, if you want to attract and keep the next tenant, you’d have to do more. You’ll need to get in there and clean every nook and cranny of your Redmond 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 quality tenants to choose your rental home in Redmond, you have to make sure it’s attractive to them; you need to offer a property that is clean and in good repair. As prospective renters take a tour of the property, they may not spot the parts where 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 want a rental home where they can feel comfortable in, and that means one that’s been correctly and thoroughly cleaned. And when they discover that basic cleaning and maintenance tasks haven’t been done— especially if they find out after they go through all the trouble of moving in— they will surely feel deceived and unhappy.
Deep cleaning a kitchen is hard work, but it’s something your tenants would be happy about while simultaneously extending the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. A number of tenants may wipe down countertops and other surfaces before they leave, 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. Ceiling fans, light fixtures, and any framed art or wall décor should likewise be carefully wiped down. Finally, wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You need to get into those areas as well since greasy spills and other messes can accumulate under appliances, creating bad odors and attracting insects.
Deep cleaning a kitchen properly takes so much time, but it has to be done. That doesn’t mean that you should do the cleaning yourself. Real Property Management Eclipse has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Redmond rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can rest assured 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 425-209-0252.
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