Once a tenant moves out of a single-family rental home, it is crucial to see to it that the kitchen is not just clean but has been deep cleaned. Kitchens get grimy after months or even years of use, and yes, even very careful tenants may just wipe a surface clean before they move out. To capture the interest – and keep it – of your next tenant, you will need to wholly clean every section of your Dover rental property’s kitchen. It can definitely be a demanding responsibility, but one that is well worth it.
To engage good tenants to your rental home in Dover, you’re expected to offer a property that is clean and in good repair. As prospective renters look over and survey the property, they could or could not take note if you have cut corners on cleaning the kitchen. Although after they inhabit the property, you can be certain that a dirty kitchen will be a major cause for complaint and a headache for you. Tenants seek a rental home that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned and will feel deceived and unhappy if they take in, rather late, that basic cleaning and maintenance tasks have not been put into effect.
Deep cleaning a kitchen is hard work, nonetheless accomplishing it faithfully will present you with delighted tenants as well as simultaneously extending the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. Several tenants will wipe down countertops and other surfaces once 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 relevant tasks will be useful to ensure your appliances will be working adequately for years and years to come.
When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, you should make sure to watch closely the little details that often get overlooked on a day-to-day basis. Walls and ceilings need to be dusted and, if necessary, scrubbed with a degreasing cleaner. Air vents, doorknobs, and switch plates all need to be thoroughly cleaned, as does 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 also be carefully wiped down. The last few steps are to polish all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. Greasy spills and other messes can accumulate under appliances, creating bad odors and attracting insects.
Deep cleaning a kitchen correctly is a demanding assignment and certainly not one that you can afford to overlook. That doesn’t mean that you have to perform it yourself, though. Real Property Management Seacoast New Hampshire has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Dover rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. We’ll see to it that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Contact us or call us at 603-343-2202 for more much-needed information.
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