If you own rental properties, you know the goal for most landlords is to find a tenant who will not only stay for a long time, but also take care of your property as though it were their own. But no matter how well you try to vet a prospective tenant, they won't always stick around or keep things neat and tidy.
You likely already know how much time and energy it can take every time a tenant moves out to find a new leasee as well as clean, repair, and prepare the space to rent again. If you're like most people and aren't overly fond of cleaning up other people's messes, hire a property cleaning service to do the dirty work for you. Here are four tips to help you in your search to find a reputable service company you can feel confident in entrusting your properties to.
Oftentimes, property owners know others who also have rental properties. This is a great place to start. You can also check with family and friends to see if they employ a cleaning service for their home. If you can find someone who comes with a seal of approval, you'll be able to relax about contracting the job out more.
Ask If They Have Insurance
A licensed, bonded, and insured company is your protection against theft or being held liable should their employee injure themselves while on your property. It's also your insurance if anything should be ruined due to carelessness. A private, uninsured worker may be cheaper, but the potential legal and financial ramifications are not worth the savings. Choose a cleaning service that recognizes the importance of thorough coverage. You'll also want to make sure they thoroughly screen their employees and run extensive criminal background checks.
Schedule An Estimate
Some tenants will leave your property spotless so they can get their full deposit back. But unfortunately, that won't always be the case. Some units may require a deep clean, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. From each company you are considering, get a rough estimate for light cleanings and deep cleanings, including the price for the heavy duty jobs, such as ovens, refrigerators, windows, and walls.
Determine What Supplies You Need To Provide
Some companies take care of everything--the cleaning products, rags, mops and buckets; others expect you to provide the necessities. If they provide the supplies, ask what chemicals they typically use for what jobs and if the employees are trained on what to use. If you have hardwood floors, for example, you wouldn't want them to use ammonia, which could strip the finish.
If you do your research, you should be able to feel confident that the company you choose will provide a quality job for a fair price, leaving you to worry about the more important aspects of your business.Share
25 March 2016
Growing up, I was extremely close to my family. In fact, I lived with my parents and my sister until I married my husband eleven years ago. Unfortunately, I moved seventy-five long miles away from my family after my wedding. But I still visit my childhood home at least once each month. Our growing family also still celebrates all of the major holidays including Easter. Because my husband and I plan to start a family soon, we hope to begin hosting more family gatherings at our home. When this takes happens, I know I will need help cleaning my house. On this blog, I hope you will discover how hiring cleaning services can help you plan a stress-free Easter celebration.