As of July 21, 2020, there were 114,405,611 renters in the U.S. and all of these rental properties are maintained by 23,492,343 landlords. That is a lot of property to maintain.
Many landlords hire a property manager to handle everything on their behalf. And one of the most important jobs of property management is keeping the building clean. In turn, many property management firms hire commercial cleaning companies to manage the cleaning of their properties.
Smart property management firms hire commercial cleaners because it makes good business sense. Cleanliness is one of the most important aspects of good property management, and a clean property is safer, more appealing to potential tenants, and more profitable overall.
Here are four good reasons to hire a professional commercial cleaning company to keep your rental property clean and inviting:
1) Curb Appeal
Long before your property management team sits down with a prospective tenant, that tenant is evaluating your property. Dirty parking lots, building exteriors, and outdoor common areas are a red flag to discerning tenants and can be a deciding factor when choosing to enter your rental office or go somewhere else. From swimming pools and tennis courts to parking garages and mailrooms, it is vital that these areas look there very best for potential renters.
A well established commercial cleaning provider will have the tools and resources necessary to properly maintain your property’s exterior. They can ensure that your parking lots, building exterior, and public-facing common areas are clean and inviting.
2) Rental Offices
The second step in the customer journey when evaluating a rental property is often the rental office. This is an area that a commercial cleaner can really help you shine. A clean and inviting reception area and rental office are essential to a good first impression, not to mention the health and welfare of you and your staff.
While you may feel that maintaining a clean office space is the responsibility of your staff, you would likely be surprised at the difference a commercial cleaner can make.
Professional office cleaners are well-versed in proper cleaning techniques, they have the right tools and equipment, the proper cleaning agents, and the training and knowledge to use them safely and effectively. Professional cleaners will pay more attention to high-touch areas, entryways, and restrooms. They will properly maintain flooring, upholsteries, and windows.
You may have a wonderfully responsible staff, but they will not clean your office like a professional cleaning company can. Besides, how many hours per week do you want your staff dedicating to cleaning as opposed to running your property.
3) Other Internal Common Areas
From office lobbies and clubhouses to conference rooms and fitness centers, today’s multi-unit rental properties offer a variety of value-added amenities. These areas are many times the centerpieces of a rental property and typically represent a significant investment.
Because these areas are important assets that add value to your property, they are an important selling point for potential tenants; these areas need to shine. A reliable commercial cleaning company will ensure that these areas always look their best and provide a safe and healthy environment for your tenants.
These are also high-traffic areas that require sanitation to protect the health of your guests. Fitness equipment, restrooms, conference tables, and shared office equipment are breeding grounds for germs. A respected property management cleaning service will ensure that these areas are clean and sanitary to protect the wellbeing of all who use them.
4) Move Out Cleaning
When a tenant leaves a rental unit it is imperative that the space is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized for incoming tenants. As a property manager, you know how important this phase of the rental process can be. A poorly cleaned apartment or office space will not only start your relationship with a new tenant off on the wrong foot, it will cost you additional man-hours to rectify the situation.
When preparing a rental unit for occupancy it pays to hire a commercial cleaner. Professional property management cleaning companies understand the importance of making a space ‘move-in’ ready. They will deep clean your rental unit from floor to ceiling, helping to ensure a happy tenant and minimal downtime.
We Can Help
These are just a few good reasons to outsource your property management cleaning needs to a professional commercial cleaning company. At Complete Care Maintenance, we offer a variety of services that can help make your job easier and your property more profitable. Contact us today to learn how we can help!