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Pandemic Cleaning of Rental Property for New Tenants

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Marina Shlomov - Tuesday, February 2, 2021

If we have learned anything in recent months, it is that maintaining a high level of cleaning and sanitizing is necessary for our health. No matter how much we wash our hands or use hand sanitizer, germs are left all over the place – anything we touch has the ability to become a holding place for germs just waiting for someone to touch. 

And, that’s how a virus such as COVID-19 can spread. 

So, whether you have tenants moving out or you have communal areas on your property, you need to take steps to do heavy cleaning. Let’s take a look at what constitutes pandemic cleaning so you can rest easy knowing that you have taken all steps possible to stop the spread and keep everyone safe. 

1. Asses all high-touch surfaces. Before you start cleaning, take a moment to look around and uncover the areas that are most often touched. For example, doorknobs (interior and exterior), kitchen cabinetry and appliances, doorbells, door frames, light switches, elevator buttons, trash lids, garage doors, and mailboxes. For community areas, consider desks, computers, laundry machines, and vending machines. 

2. Clean surfaces before applying a disinfectant. For instance, use a simple solution of hot water and antibacterial soap to wipe down all of these surfaces. 

3. Apply disinfectant. It doesn’t matter whether you use disinfecting wipes or spray. But, make sure that you allow the surface to thoroughly dry. Do not wipe down the surfaces once the disinfectant is applied. This will reduce its power. 

4. Don’t ignore the soft surfaces. Furniture and carpeting also need to be addressed. While you can’t necessarily use soapy water to wash the surfaces, you may want to consider using a steamer. Of course, you can also invest in a professional steam cleaning service. Once the cleaned soft areas dry, be sure to add a spray disinfectant. Cover the entire surface and allow it to thoroughly dry. 

Not sure what type of disinfectant to use? Well, according to the CDC, you should use an EPA-approved disinfectant. The most popular choices are Lysol, Clorox, Sterilex, and Purell. If you are looking for a greater volume of commercial-type of cleaning products, you can make your own using a diluted bleach mixture or 70% alcohol solution.  

Take the initiative to keep those around you safe by choosing to disinfect properties upon move-out. And, of course, regularly maintaining communal areas within a community. 


Marina-Shlomov-Photo-ThumbnailMarina Shlomov, a managing partner at ALH|Podland Rental Homes Property Management is the author of many articles on Landlording, Property Management, and Real Estate Investing. A residential builder in the state of Georgia since 1999, Marina is an investor herself. Her property management company is intended “For Investors” and “By Investors” for a simple reason – she knows what investors’ goals are and she works hard to reach their goals. In her spare time, Marina likes to spend time with her family, friends, garden, read and travel. Check her out atwww.alhpodland.com. You can find Marina’s articles and comments at @rentalhomesatl on Twitter, on Facebook, Google+, Blogger. and YouTube, Bigger Pockets and REI CLub and LinkedIn.


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