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Deep Cleaning Your Duluth 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 is that kitchens get grimy after months or even years of use. And your tenants, even the conscientious ones, may only give it a surface clean before they move out. So, if you want to attract and keep the next tenant, you’d have to do more. You’ll need to get in there and clean every nook and cranny of your Duluth property’s kitchen. It can take a while, but the time you spend on it is going to be well worth it.

For quality tenants to choose your rental home in Duluth, you have to make sure it’s attractive to them; 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. But when they’ve been living in it for a time, that dirty kitchen will be a major cause for complaint and a headache for you. Tenants want to stay in a place that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned. They’re going to feel bad when they find out that basic leaning and maintenance tasks haven’t been done. If they find out after moving in and signing all the documents, you can be sure that they’d feel deceived and unhappy.

Deep cleaning a kitchen is hard work, but it would delight your tenants while simultaneously extending the life of your surfaces, floors, and appliances. For many tenants, they wipe down countertops and other surfaces before they leave the house, 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. 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. After finishing all that, 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 some time, but you really can’t afford to ignore it. However, you don’t have to personally be the one doing the cleaning. Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Duluth rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. You can rest assured that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. For more information, contact us online or give us a ring at 678-765-8383.

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