Rental Property Spring Cleaning Checklist

Whether you have a vacation rental property and are gearing up for your first guests of the year or you’re cleaning between tenants, spring is the best time to get your rental property in tip-top shape. 

Whip out those dustpans and break out that vacuum cleaner. You don’t want to miss these steps for your rental property spring cleaning checklist! 

1. Check Alarms and Emergency Tools 

First thing’s first: check your safety. Since you have to change the batteries of most alarms once a year, spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to switch out the batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and any other easily forgotten detector. 

You also may want to check your fire extinguisher to ensure it’s working and ready to go in case of an emergency. 

2. Vacuum Those Vents 

One spot that’s easy to forget about? Your vents. 

Over the year, vents along your floors and ceiling collect and trap an incredible amount of dust and pollutants. Without regular cleaning, those vents can release dust back into your air. 

Make sure to dust those vents the next time you do a thorough spring cleaning. 

3. Clean Your Dishwasher

Our dishwashers clean our dishes so often that it’s easy to forget that your dishwasher needs to be cleaned, too! 

Don’t let one of your most essential appliances fall to the wayside with grime and caked-on gunk. Clean and deodorize your dishwasher during your spring cleaning. 

4. Clean the Inside of Your Garbage Can 

Even though we line our garbage cans with heavy-duty liners, miscellaneous food and garbage still have a way of sneaking down there. As a result, it’s a good idea to clean and sanitize your trash to prevent mold buildup or foul smells from festering. 

5. Call for Help

If you own a property and have it professionally managed, your manager will most likely have a Rolodex of cleaners to assist during deep spring cleaning. If you are struggling to tackle all of the cleaning yourself, reach out to get some professional help. 

If you’re hunting for a good property manager, contact Reliable Property Management today at 443-869-3799.