Spring Cleaning Your Rental Property

Posted by Glenn Bancroft

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As the weather warms up, this is a good time to do some spring cleaning at your rental property. Taking the time to handle cleaning tasks helps ensure that your rental home stays in great condition for your next tenants or your current ones. Keep the following tips in mind from our Bancroft property management team while spring cleaning your rental property this season.

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Home Exterior

Grime and dirt can build up on the exterior of your rental property during winter. Now that it’s spring, consider power washing your rental home’s exterior to get it looking clean again. If your siding is looking chipped or worn, you can also give it a fresh coat of paint. Taking care of your property’s exterior also means checking your gutters and downspouts. Clean debris from your gutters to prevent water damage. You should also check your property’s exterior for cracks or other openings, and seal these up to keep pests out.

Yardwork

Cleaning up your rental property this season means ensuring that the yard and other outdoor areas look their best. Get rid of any weeds you find now so that they won’t take over the lawn. You should also trim and clean up shrubs, trees, and bushes as needed, such as removing dead branches. Use a rake to gather up any dead leaves that are still around from fall and winter. Getting your rental home’s yard in good condition reduces the risk of pest problems and makes your property more attractive to prospective tenants.

Interior Spring Cleaning

Springtime gives you a chance to air out your rental property while also giving it a thorough cleaning. Wipe down surfaces throughout your rental home to remove dust and grime. Other tasks to put on your cleaning checklist this spring include washing windows, scrubbing tubs and toilets, shampooing carpeting, and vacuuming. This is also an ideal time to paint interior walls and ceilings if they’re looking faded or outdated.

Safety Devices

When you’re cleaning your rental property, don’t forget about smoke alarms and other safety devices. Wipe off alarms and detectors, so that dust won’t interfere with their sensors. You should also test smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and other safety devices, and put a new set of batteries in each one as part of your spring cleaning routine.

Routine Maintenance

Doing routine maintenance tasks on your rental property’s HVAC and plumbing can help prevent major problems from occurring. During spring cleaning, perform tasks such as changing air filters or checking for leaks. Taking care of these maintenance tasks now helps ensure that your property has a lower risk of needing emergency repairs.

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If you have Tucson homes for rent and are looking for a property manager, Bancroft and Associates can help. At Bancroft, we can handle all of your rental property needs, including marketing, tenant screening, and home improvement projects. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer for Bancroft rentals.

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Updated: 14th August, 2019 8:02 AM.