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Spring Cleaning Your Royal Oak Rental Property

Royal Oak Rental Property Owner Cleaning the Gutters for Spring CleaningThe basics of spring cleaning integrate decluttering, deep cleaning, and systematizing or organizing. The target is to clear and remove all not-needed items, clean difficult-to-reach places, and create a more functional and wonderful living environment. Spring cleaning is a methodical way to welcome the change of season, get a fresh start, and bring in a sense of renewal and rejuvenation to one’s home.


As a Royal Oak landlord, spring cleaning is very critical for various reasons. Specifically, it can help draw in and retain tenants by absolutely making sure the rental property is tidy, organized, and clutter-free. A good and well-maintained property can generate a real positive impression for prospective tenants and make them more inclined to rent from you.

How to keep your rental property clean

1.    Start with a thorough property inspection

An intensive and thorough inspection implies seeking every room and region of the house for evidence of destruction or damage, wear, and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, examining for leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing and organizing places are all examples.


2.    Deep clean the property

It is crucial to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, besides areas oftentimes forgotten in the course of the scheduled 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. Look into hiring a professional cleaning service to warrant and ensure a completely thorough job.


3.    Check the HVAC system

Investigating and cleaning the air filters, seeking out signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of carefully checking the HVAC system. This step helps make sure the system runs excellently, increases indoor air quality, and avoids unfortunate breakdowns during the upcoming heavy-use season.


4.    Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

While spring cleaning, test smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors to nail down and ensure that each device works adequately, change batteries on demand, and change any damaged devices. Testing these detectors gives everyone safety in the home by ensuring early detection and warning in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.


5.    Check plumbing fixtures

Checking the plumbing system during spring cleaning means carefully inspecting all pipes, drains, and faucets for leaks, blockages, or other signs of damage. Plumbing checks may equally include flushing the water heater and checking out the water pressure to make sure that everything is running easily and rightly, avoiding potential water damage and financially wasteful repairs afterward.


By going through these essential and useful steps to maintain your rental property, you can safeguard and support the property’s value and prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more delightful and appealing to prospective tenants as well as can help retain existing tenants, and eventually, create a bigger rental income.


Originally Published on February 2, 2019

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