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Deep Cleaning Your Mountain House Rental’s Kitchen Between Tenants

Deep Cleaning Oven VentWhen 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 for this is that kitchens get grimy after months or even years of use. And you can’t expect the tenants to do more than a surface clean before they leave. For this reason, if you want to keep your Mountain House rental property attractive for the next tenant and if you want them to stay for a long time, make sure you thoroughly clean your property’s kitchen. This task may be time-consuming, but it is one that is well worth it.

You have to offer a property that is clean and in good repair if you want to draw the quality tenants in. This is an important part of managing your rental home in Mountain House. As prospective renters take a tour of the property, they may not spot the parts where you cut corners on cleaning the kitchen. However, once they’re living there, that 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 when you do it, you’re making your tenants happy 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. These tasks are all important in helping you keep your appliances in working order for many more years to come.

When you are deep cleaning a kitchen, remember to pay close attention to the areas that often get overlooked on a day-to-day basis. Walls and ceilings need to be cleaned. Sometimes a dusting will do but other times, you’ll need to have it scrubbed with a degreasing cleaner. Air vents, doorknobs, and switch plates all need to be thoroughly cleaned. This also applies to the stove hood, fan, and filter.

Blinds and curtains should be removed and washed, and the windows cleaned inside and out. Also carefully wipe down ceiling fans, light fixtures, and any framed art or wall décor. Lastly, 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 a lot of time, but it’s a necessity. However, you don’t have to be the one to do the wiping and the scrubbing. Real Property Management One has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Mountain House rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can rest assured that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a ring at 925-495-4953 to know more.

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