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Spring Cleaning Checklist: Services You Need for Your Properties

5/2/2023 (Permalink)

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Spring Cleaning Checklist: Services You Need for Your Properties  

Spring is a time when many homeowners and commercial building owners think about doing a major cleanup inside and outside their properties. The tradition of spring cleaning offers an excuse to give your properties the thorough going over they may need after months of cold and sometimes messy weather. Home cleaning services get a surge of attention, as do carpet cleaning services and floor cleaning services. SERVPRO of South Nashville Residential cleaning services offers significant benefits while freeing up time for things more valuable for personal and business lives than spending hours performing general cleaning services. 

A Checklist for Residential Cleaning Services for Rental Properties  

Apartments or public areas of rental interiors need general deep cleaning services to deliver efficient cleaning, sanitizing, and odor removal. It is time to make a comprehensive checklist for the tasks you want to accomplish. Your building’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system needs professional inspection and maintenance at least once per year. That guideline applies whether you have a house or a multi-unit building served by a single commercial HVAC system or apartments with their own system. If filters were changed a while ago, this is the perfect time to replace them with new ones so the system can run at peak efficiency.  

Here are some general cleaning services to consider when looking for a cleaning company to help with your seasonal property cleaning:  

  1. Window cleaning – Windows need good exterior and interior cleaning, so a window cleaning service is a must for spring. Draperies and vertical blinds must also be cleaned periodically, so add them to that comprehensive spring-cleaning checklist.   
  1. Carpet and upholstery cleaning services - Consider carpets, rugs, tiles, walls, baseboards, and windows in common areas. If you just need the carpets cleaned and deodorized, professional rug cleaning services and general floor cleaning services are a must to preserve the appearance and extend the life of these floor coverings. Any upholstered furniture in public areas should receive a thorough and professional cleaning.   
  1. Restroom cleaning – Restrooms in public areas need a thorough cleaning more than during spring. Other public spaces or areas open to residents also need thorough cleaning and, most likely, deodorizing.   
  1. Apartment cleaning services – Schedule a general cleaning service to take care of vacant apartments.   
  1. Repairing minor damage – Not a cleaning job exactly but take the opportunity to have someone fix a torn screen, touch up the paint, or remove dead or dying plants.   

Spring cleaning at your property is also an excellent opportunity to take care of some safety-related measures—change batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, thermostats, and other alarms.  

In some circumstances, you may need a professional cleaning service specializing in odor removal. Each property, apartment, townhome, or vacation rental should be assessed for this and all problems according to your checklist to ensure nothing gets missed.  

General Cleaning Checklist for Residential Properties  

A professional residential cleaning service probably has a long checklist of items to dust, clean, or deodorize. Some cleaning steps are general, applying to most of the house. Here are some of the standard things to do as a cleaning company goes over your property:  

  • Dust baseboards.  
  • Move furniture to vacuum underneath.  
  • Clean small appliances inside and out.   
  • Dust blinds and clean drapes or curtains.  
  • Wipe down windows and windowsills.  
  • Clean overhead fans.  
  • Clean hardwood, slate, tile, vinyl, and laminate flooring using the appropriate methodology.  
  • Consider deodorizing soft surfaces like carpets and throw pillows – they tend to absorb odors from pets, cooking, and shoes.   
  • Wipe walls, lighting fixtures, and legs of tables and chairs.  

Entryways and mudrooms can be treated like other rooms, so many of the steps above will apply. A room-by-room cleaning contributes to a cleaner and healthier indoor environment.    

Every property manager will benefit from methodically addressing these cleaning steps and relying on a residential cleaning service to knock out the work efficiently and effectively. With that in mind, here is how to go room-to-room and clean all areas. This can be time-consuming and not always the best use of your time and energy. If you want a thorough and complete cleaning done quickly, do what many homeowners do and contact a cleaning service to comprehensively clean ceilings, walls, carpets, floors, and remaining surfaces.  

Professional Cleaning Services Save Time and Trouble 

An efficient and reputable residential cleaning service saves the busy homeowner and property owner time and trouble. Aside from looking nice, you will get a deep clean that can help contribute to a healthy environment. And remember that busy lifestyles also require a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner to remove dirt and odors trapped in upholstery and carpets. Everyone who wants professional commercial cleaning services to tackle their spring-cleaning needs should call the pros at SERVPRO of Southeast Nashville at (615) 331-0200. 

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