Cleaning Tips for your Chico Rental Property

property cleaningNobody wants to live in someone else’s filth and germs. A clean property will be more appealing to prospective tenants and helps set the expectations that you care about your property:


  • Vacuum and steam clean carpets and rugs
  • Mop and polish hardwood, laminate and tile floors
  • Clean the inside of closets which can trap lint, dust and dirt
  • PRO TIP: Use a bounce sheet to clean dust and gunk off of baseboards


  • Scrub toilet, tub/shower, sink and vanity to ensure there is no soap scum or stains
  • Wipe the inside of cupboards and drawers to remove any dust, dirt or hair that may have gotten trapped
  • Wipe away dust from the ceiling fan
  • Remember to polish the mirrors too!


  • Sweep behind the stove/oven and fridge
  • Wipe any dust and oil buildup from the hood-fan and the wall behind the stove
  • Check inside the oven for burnt food and clean it out completely. Remove any spills from the oven door and seal
  • For ceramic cooktops, use a thin scraper to remove any caked on food or stains and give it a good polish
  • For gas or electric ranges, remove the elements and clean out any food or baked on debris before replacing the elements
  • Completely wipe down the fridge inside and out. Don’t forget to check the inside of any crisper drawers and the freezer
  • Defrost the freezer
  • Wipe the door seals and remove any dust from the cooling element/vents


  • Wipe and dust corners of ceilings, lamps, spotlights and chandeliers to rid them of any spiderwebs
  • Wipe ceiling fan blades and lights with a damp cloth to remove dust
  • For forced-air heating, check that vents are clear and free of debris and dust
  • For baseboard heating, wipe any dust off the element and tops of the heaters