Own A Rental Property That Has Been Closed Down All Winter? Tips For Getting It Ready For Spring


If you own a rental properly and it has been closed down all winter, you will have some work to do to get everything ready before you start renting it out. The last thing you want is to have someone walk in and then immediately walk out. Below are some tips on things you can do to make sure your renters are pleased with your home.

Get Rid of That Musty Smell

When a home has been closed down all winter with the windows shut, it will smell musty when you open the door. To help get rid of this smell, you should air out your home. On a bright and sunny day, open all windows and curtains and let the breeze blow in for the entire day.

Deodorize the home while you are waiting for everything to air out. Find the mustiest area in your home and place activated charcoal or charcoal briquettes in those areas. The charcoal will soak up the smell. Put newspapers down first and set the charcoal on top of it to protect the flooring. You need to make sure these products are out of the reach of your children, as well as any pets you may have.

Vinegar is also a great product to use. Fill up a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water. Spray this mixture on all surfaces and then wipe them down with a damp rag. Also sprinkle baking soda on the carpeting, as it is a good deodorizer. Once you sprinkle it on, wait for about an hour and then vacuum it up.

Hire Plumbers and HVAC Contractors

To make sure there are no problems, hire a plumber to check the plumbing pipes and make sure everything is in good condition. You should also hire an HVAC technician to clean your unit and do the proper maintenance on it. This will ensure everything is working properly for your renters.

Hire a House Cleaning Service

The easiest way you can get your home ready is to hire house cleaning services. They are very skilled in cleaning and will know many tricks to get your home spotless. You can hire them to come in and clean the carpeting and other type of flooring, or you can ask them to clean the entire house from top to bottom, which is known as a deep cleaning. This includes things like dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning ceiling fans, ceilings, all walls and baseboards, as well as cleaning all the windows. Sit down and talk to them about what you need them to do.

When everything is clean, put some fresh fragrant flowers on the table to make the home smell even better. This will also make things look cheery. 


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