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. This is because kitchens get grimy after months or even years of use. And the tenant that just left, no matter how conscientious they were, may have only done a surface clean before they moved out. 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 Acworth 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 Acworth, you need to offer a property that is clean and in good repair. As prospective renters take a look at the different rooms of your property, they may just gloss over the kitchen and not notice if you’ve cut corners on cleaning the kitchen. However, after they move in and see the state of the kitchen, you can be certain 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.
It may be hard work, but deep cleaning a kitchen will make your tenants happy while simultaneously extending 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. These are all important tasks necessary to keep your appliances working well for years to come.
When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, make sure to consider the items that often get overlooked on a day-to-day basis. Walls and ceilings need to be dusted, but if that doesn’t do the trick, it may need to be scrubbed with a degreasing cleaner. Air vents, doorknobs, and switch plates all need to be thoroughly cleaned. So do 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 must also be wiped down carefully. Lastly, wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You really need to clean those areas as well because greasy spills and other messes can accumulate under appliances, creating bad odors and attracting insects.
Deep cleaning a kitchen properly would take a considerable amount of time, but it isn’t something you can ignore. That doesn’t mean that you need to be the one to personally do it, however. Real Property Management East Cobb has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Acworth rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. We can make sure that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a ring at 770-622-5657 to know more.
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