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Deep Cleaning Your Dunedin Rental’s Kitchen Between Tenants

Deep Cleaning Oven VentWhen a tenant moves out of a single-family rental home, you’ll need to prepare it for the next tenant. One of the things you’ll need to do is to clean the kitchen. But you can’t just give it an ordinary cleaning, it needs 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 Dunedin rental property’s kitchen. Yes, it may be a time-consuming process, but it’s one that is well worth it.

For quality tenants to be attracted to your rental home in Dunedin, you need to offer a property that is clean and in good repair. As prospective renters go around the property looking at different rooms, they may not take a close look at the kitchen. They may not know if you’ve 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 to live in a rental home that has been correctly and thoroughly cleaned. If they move in and find out that basic cleaning and maintenance tasks have not been done, they will feel deceived and unhappy.

It may be hard work, but deep cleaning a kitchen will not only give you happy tenants but it simultaneously extends 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 there are times where you’ll need to have it 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 should also be carefully wiped down. The last stage is to wipe down all countertops and other surfaces, and mop the floors, including behind the stove and refrigerator. You have to clean those places 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 TradeWinds has excellent cleaning service providers on hand to take care of your Dunedin rental property’s kitchen and other rooms. We can see to it that your rental home’s kitchen is spotless from top to bottom. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 727-400-4722. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.

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