Rental property cleaning is a relatively inexpensive business opportunity, especially if the property is small enough that a full-time cleaning staff isn’t necessary. However, short term renting goes hand-in-hand with a large guest turnover – and a need for more thorough cleaning at every check-in. But for some owners, a vacation home rental business is an outside business and not necessarily their full-time occupation.
When it comes to a vacation home rental business, it’s critical to maintain the professional appearance of your rental property. A clean property helps to attract customers and retain existing tenants. It also shows prospective renters that you care about their comfort and well-being. But before you invest in a full-service cleaning company, ask yourself what you can do to take on some of the maintenance responsibility yourself.
The first step toward maintaining a clean rental property is to hire a local cleaning service. Most of the time, this service will be based near the rental property itself. Look around, check out the local newspapers or search online, and you’ll see several vacancies advertised in the area. Ask about the types of work they do, and how often they do it. This should give you an idea of how often your cleaning needs will be.
If you’re planning to clean an entire unit, ask if they have experience cleaning other properties. Make sure they offer several packages. Check with the Better Business Bureau and make sure your rental property cleaning company is registered with them. And if you are looking for a full service cleaning company, inquire about their schedule and cleaning standards.
When hiring a cleaning service, it’s important to find out how the property will be maintained once the rental property has been rented out. Will the rental property to be closed or open, for example? Are guests allowed to come in and out at all hours of the day or night? How will the property be cleaned, including bathrooms and kitchens? Is there a particular area in particular need of cleaning?
If you have limited knowledge of these issues, don’t hire your own cleaning service. Instead, choose a cleaning service with years of experience and a good reputation.
There are many online resources to help you get started in your home cleaning business, especially if you have limited funds. Try searching on Google, “property cleaning for rent”, or “property cleaning in general.” Look at the results and look for a company that has multiple listings in your area.
Whether you choose to do the cleaning on your own or hire someone, make sure your company does its research and provides you with a contract. You can’t go wrong if you follow the rules and regulations set forth in the agreement. And if you’re unsure about the contract, seek legal advice from an attorney before signing anything.
Ask a few friends or family members for referrals when you start looking for a reliable cleaning company to work on your property. If you find one, contact them first. They can provide references, you can talk to and help you decide which company is best for you. Keep this information in mind as you visit different companies.
Look for a company that is willing to work on your cleaning contract at a fair price and will use high quality equipment and supplies. Ask about the types of cleaning products they will use. And ask for references to see how they’ve done work on other properties.
This is a good way to gauge a company’s dedication to their job, and is a great way to get an idea of their customer service. So ask as many questions as you can, and don’t be afraid to compare pricing and other services offered by different companies.
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