The essential principles of spring cleaning are comprised of decluttering, deep cleaning, and organizing. The hope is to clear out unused items, clean obscure places, and cause a more functional and delightful living environment. Spring cleaning is an effective means to welcome the change of season, start over, and successfully create a sense of renewal and rejuvenation in one’s home.
As a Hampton landlord, spring cleaning is beneficial for particular reasons. Precisely, it can help pull and retain tenants by ascertaining the rental property is pleasantly clean, organized, and clutter-free. A polished clean and well-maintained property can create a splendid mood and positive impression for possible tenants and make them highly inclined to rent from you.
How to keep your rental property clean
1. Start with a thorough property inspection
A careful and thorough inspection suggests looking in every room and region of the house for evidence of disfigurement or damage, wear, and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, investigating for leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing and organizing places are all common examples.
2. Deep clean the property
It is highly crucial to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, especially in areas typically forgotten during daily, 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. Contemplate hiring a professional cleaning service to accomplish a thorough job.
3. Check the HVAC system
Meticulously inspecting and cleaning the air filters, looking for clear signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of checking the HVAC system. This step helps always make certain the system runs well and correctly, enhances indoor air quality, and avoids possible inconvenient breakdowns during the upcoming heavy-use season.
4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
While you’re spring cleaning, test smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure each device works properly well, change batteries depending on the needs, and swap all and any deteriorated devices. Testing these detectors ensures everyone’s safety in the home by providing early detection and warning in the unfortunate event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.
5. Check plumbing fixtures
Thoroughly checking the plumbing system during spring cleaning suggests inspecting all pipes, drains, and faucets for leaks, blockages, or other signs of damage. Plumbing checks may, in addition, include flushing the water heater and closely watching the water pressure to make sure that everything is running smoothly well, and properly, avoiding potential water damage and unprofitably expensive repairs later on.
By going through and implementing these simple and helpful steps to maintain your rental property, you can secure and support the property’s value and prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more interesting and attractive to potential tenants and can help successfully retain existing tenants, bringing about increasing rental income.
Originally Published on February 22, 2019
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