The Benefits of Hiring a Cleaning Service for Your Rental Property

by admin - June 7, 2021

Should you hire a rental cleaning service for your property?


When marketing a rental property, many property managers overlook the power of simple things.

They give attention to improving the various aspects of the home’s curb appeal. They may even
update the appliances and renovate parts of the home. Some managers will go as far as to hire a
professional photographer to take pictures that make a good impression online.

But few managers think of using cleanliness as an instrument to market their rental. Of course,
no manager will leave their rental dirty and untidy; they will make an effort to clean it. The
problem is they do not assign a high degree of importance to how they clean the home. This is
because most property managers do not understand the power of cleanliness as a marketing tool.

This is why managers assume they can clean the rental by themselves. When they don’t do this,
they hire an amateur cleaner to do the dirty work. But in doing this, managers inadvertently shoot
themselves in the foot. They lose the opportunity to use the rental property’s level of cleanliness
as a way to improve the impact of everything else they have done.

Are you a property manager who is making this mistake? Do you assume that cleaning a home is
a task anyone can do and therefore do not see the need to hire an expert cleaner to clean your
rentals? If you are doing this, then this may be the reason potential renters who seem to love the
home suddenly lose interest after they see the property.

Why you need a cleaning service for your rental property

A Germicidal Maids employee hard at work using a specialized vacuum to prepare for a VRBO cleaning

At Germicidal Maids , we understand the challenges property managers face and why they may
see hiring a professional cleaner as a waste of money. This is why we go out of our way to
educate the property managers we work with on why their approach to cleaning matters. We help
them see that this is an investment and a strategy to improve their business.

Here are the things a professional rental cleaning service can do for you and why you should rethink your
approach to cleaning your rentals, particularly if that rental property is in Orange County.

  • Consistency in the level of service 

    Rental properties are supposed to be kept in a “reasonable state of cleanliness” but what
    does that actually mean? Landlords, property managers, amateur cleaners, and renters all
    have their opinion of what it means. But a professional rental cleaning service such as Germicidal Maids has fixed standards of cleanliness that always exceeds expectations and never leaves you questioning if you have met cleanliness standards for your guests. They ensure the home is cleaned a professional standard of cleanliness every time.

  • Make the right first impression 

    A vacation rental room fully prepared for the next guest.

    When trying to persuade a prospective renter to lease an Orange County rental home, the little things matter. Renters know you will go out of your way to impress them so they look for the small signs. They inspect cupboards for dust and check the skirting for grime. If the home is a multifamily home, they pay attention to the common areas. Tenants do this to get an idea of how attentive to details a manager is.

  • Saves you money

    There are two ways in hiring a good cleaning service can save money for your Orange
    County property. Firstly, a professional cleaning service will slow the wear and tear of
    the materials in the home and help reduce your maintenance costs. How does a company
    like Germicidal Maids do this? We understand how the germs, grime, and chemicals that
    cling to fabrics and surfaces accelerate their breakdown. We also know the right cleaning
    solutions and methods to remove the dirt without damaging the materials.

  • The second way Germicidal Maids can help your Orange County property can make you more money is by reducing the time between when a tenant moves out and when the rental is ready for showing. As an experienced cleaning service, we can move to clean a home the day it becomes empty and have it ready in less than 24 hours. Also, because the rental market in Orange County is so competitive, you need a professional cleaner like Germicidal Maids to help ensure tenants don’t terminate their lease because your cleanliness is lacking.

  • Help your company build an impeccable reputation

    Property managers’ business relies heavily on word-of-mouth referrals; tenants who visit or vacate the property will spread the word about your level of service. When you work with Germicidal Maids , you may be sure the words they are spreading are good ones. Furthermore, by hiring us to keep your Orange County rental clean, you will give yourself more time to build your business. You are deemed as more professional; a quality that will let you attract even more property owners.

Cleaning your rental property should never be done to a reasonable state of cleanliness; it should be done to the highest level of cleanliness. If you are in Orange County and looking for a cleaning service near you , pick up the phone and call us at Germicidal Maids.