The basic nuts and bolts of spring cleaning involve decluttering, deep cleaning, and organizing. The aim is to purge unused items, clean out-of-reach places, and create a more functional and attractive living environment. Spring cleaning is the usual effective practice to welcome the change of season, start afresh, and develop a sense of renewal and rejuvenation in one’s home.
As a Pasadena landlord, spring cleaning is great for many different reasons. First of all, it can help lure and retain tenants by nailing down and securing that the rental property is refreshingly clean, organized, and clutter-free. A perfectly clean and well-maintained property can produce a favorable impression on probable tenants and make them more inclined to rent from you.
How to keep your rental property clean
1. Start with a thorough property inspection
A thorough and diligent inspection involves looking into every room and region of the house for evidence of damage, wear, and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, confirming for leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing and organizing places are all examples.
2. Deep clean the property
It is very important to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, added to the areas habitually missed during the periodic 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. Assess hiring a professional cleaning service to nail down a detailed and thorough job.
3. Check the HVAC system
Checking and cleaning the air filters, closely looking for clear signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of meticulously checking the HVAC system. This step helps always see to it the system runs suitably, improves and magnifies indoor air quality, and avoids probable troublesome breakdowns during the time of the upcoming heavy-use season.
4. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
For the duration of spring cleaning, test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to be certain each device works aptly, change batteries as necessary, and change up any disjointed or damaged devices. Testing these detectors greatly impacts everyone’s safety in the home by granting early detection and warning in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.
5. Check plumbing fixtures
Checking carefully the plumbing system during spring cleaning entails inspecting all pipes, drains, and faucets for leaks, blockages, or other signs of damage. Plumbing checks may additionally include flushing the water heater and checking the water pressure to always determine that everything is running perfectly smooth and right, avoiding potential water damage and financially harmful repairs down the line.
By implementing these practical and salient steps to maintain your rental property, you can effectively preserve and support the property’s value and prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more irresistible to prospective tenants and can help retain existing tenants, essentially bringing in ample rental income.
Originally Published on February 22, 2019
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