Summer Rentals- cleaning issues

An observation as we wrap up our busy rental season: cleaning arrangements should be expanded to include exterior areas.

With so many larger homes now in our inventory, the gap with cleaning was especially evident this summer.

The change over cleaners typically handle only the interior of the house.  That leaves exterior decks/porches and porch furniture, pool areas, the cabana, grills, and outside showers untouched.

We hear complaints from tenants about sand on decks, food remnants on the grill, and used soap/shampoo left in the outside shower.

Rental property owners should talk with their cleaning service to add on these additional services.


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  1. Jenn
    Posted September 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    While I agree outdoor spaces should be generally clean and sanitary as well as indoor spaces, one has to be a real weirdo to complain about sand *outdoors* at the *beach*.

  2. Posted September 17, 2019 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I guess I simplified the issue- it’s usually more about dirty outdoor tables and furniture. We are counting on the previous tenant to leave the outdoor spaces in good order…and it doesn’t always happen.

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