The fundamental principles of spring cleaning constitute decluttering, deep cleaning, and organizing. The plan is to take out unused items, clean untouchable places, and elicit a more functional and nice living environment. Spring cleaning is a practical approach to welcome the change of season, start anew, and bring a sense of renewal and rejuvenation to one’s home.
As an Inverness landlord, spring cleaning is vital for several reasons. Definitely, it can help attract and retain tenants by making sure the rental property is appealingly clean, organized, and clutter-free. A nice, clean, and well-maintained property can stir up an excellent vibe and positive impression on possible tenants and make them more disposed to rent from you.
How to keep your rental property clean
1. Start with a thorough property inspection
A deliberate and thorough inspection indicates looking into every room and region of the house for evidence of certain damages, wear and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, checking for leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing and organizing places are all such examples.
2. Deep clean the property
It is truly critical to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, and especially including areas normally missed out during the usual regular 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. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service to ensure a thorough job.
3. Check the HVAC system
Checking and cleaning the air filters, finding signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of checking carefully the HVAC system. This step helps make sure the system runs accurately, enhances indoor air quality, and avoids unfortunate possible breakdowns during the upcoming heavy-use season.
4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
While in the process of spring cleaning, test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make certain each device works well, change batteries based on the needs, and remove and then replace any busted devices. Testing these detectors provides everyone safety in the home by making sure of early detection and warning in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.
5. Check plumbing fixtures
Scrutinizing plumbing during spring cleaning means inspecting all pipes, drains, and faucets for leaks, blockages, or other signs of damage. Plumbing checks may furthermore include flushing the water heater and meticulously checking the water pressure to always guarantee that everything is running smoothly well and adequately, avoiding potential water damage and extravagant repairs in due course.
By simply implementing these practical steps to maintain your rental property, you can successfully preserve and support the property’s value and prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more captivating to possible tenants and can help retain existing tenants, and soon, bringing in more rental income.
Originally Published on February 22, 2019
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