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Spring Cleaning Your Moorhead Rental Property

Moorhead ental Property Owner Cleaning the Gutters for Spring CleaningThe common principles of spring cleaning include decluttering, deep cleaning, and organizing. The goal is to take out unwanted items, clean difficult-to-reach places, and develop a more functional and charming living environment. Spring cleaning is the usual practice to welcome the change of season, embark on a fresh start, and bring a sense of renewal and rejuvenation to one’s home.


As a Moorhead landlord, spring cleaning is critical for a heap of reasons. Notably, it can help attract the interest of and retain tenants by always making sure the rental property is appealingly clean, organized, and clutter-free. A neat, clean, and well-maintained property can appeal to and form a positive impression for possible tenants and make them, in all likelihood, rent from you.

How to keep your rental property clean

1.    Start with a thorough property inspection

A complete and thorough inspection means looking in every room and region of the house for evidence of impairment or damage, wear, and tear, or cleanliness issues. Dusting and vacuuming, considering leaks or cracks, inspecting appliances, and clearing and organizing places are all the usual examples.


2.    Deep clean the property

It is integral to thoroughly clean and sanitize every house nook and cranny, together with areas consistently overlooked during the usual, recurring 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. Study about hiring a professional cleaning service to always make sure you get an intensive and thorough job.


3.    Check the HVAC system

Closely inspecting and cleaning the air filters, being committed to finding signs of damage or wear, and scheduling a professional maintenance check-up are all parts of checking the HVAC system. This step helps completely make sure the system runs perfectly, boosts indoor air quality, and avoids possible, undesirable breakdowns during the upcoming heavy-use season.


4.    Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

During the whole process of spring cleaning, test smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors to see to each device works nicely, change batteries if applicable, and swap any inoperative devices. Testing these detectors gives everyone safety in the home by securing early detection and warning in the event of a harmful fire or carbon monoxide leak.


5.    Check plumbing fixtures

Inspecting plumbing during spring cleaning simply 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 out the water pressure to always make certain that everything is running carefully well and sufficiently, avoiding potential water damage and incalculable repairs in time.


By simply going through and applying these very necessary steps to maintain your rental property, you can help save and support the property’s value and prevent damage to fixtures and appliances. A clean rental property is more appealing to prospective tenants and can help retain existing tenants, ultimately creating a bounteous rental income.


Originally Published on February 22, 2019

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