Vacation houses are what it is for. You never got to use it as often as you could—only when the time permits or when guests want to experience it. That is why it is also the property that requires adequate maintenance from its owner. When a property is not well-maintained, it could gain many negative reviews from guests and make you lose your chance of becoming a recommended rental.
For this kind of property, regular scheduling of a general cleaning can help limit possible house and health problems. To make sure you make the most out of your place, make it a point to clean all the nooks and crannies of the house. Here is a list of the most neglected but highly recommended to be cleaned parts of the property.
1: The AC
The AC is one of the most used parts of the house that accumulates the most dirt and dust. Make sure that you pay extra attention to this equipment. You can hire contractors that do the cleaning for ACs to make sure it is correctly done. If that is not possible, remember that the most important thing that should be cleaned in the AC is its filter. Here is how to do it yourself:
- Vacuum the filter to remove the dust and dirt
- Soak it in the bathtub filled with water and liquid detergent for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Using your hose, wash off all the soap
- Dry the filter thoroughly before putting it back
Every three months, consider replacing it with a new one.
2: The Coffee Maker
Many people love to drink coffee. It will be a massive turnoff if your coffee maker is dirty. It is also a small piece in the kitchen, making it hard to notice. Make sure to include it in the list.
Read the instructions well to know the right way to clean it. Different coffee machines require various methods of cleaning. A Keurig machine, for example, has a water reservoir. You need to keep it clean to avoid contamination, mold, or mineral deposits in your drinking water.
Since it is usually filled with water, homeowners forget that it accumulates dirt and germs too. Try to disassemble it for a thorough exterior cleaning. Run the machine with vinegar to clean its insides well. After the vinegar run, make sure to clean it with plain water to remove any other residue or smell.
3: The Fridge
A fridge is an appliance that people check regularly. It is essential to clean its interior just as you would clean its outside. The fridge is where food is stored, so make sure that you free it from spoiled food that could trigger bacterial growth. Keep it free from bad food odor that could turn off any visitors. Remove all of the insides and wipe everything thoroughly. Try to freshen the smell, too, using baking soda as an odor absorber.
4: The Dishwasher
When it comes to oft-forgotten kitchen appliances, the dishwasher is always on the list. Since it is also exposed to moisture frequently, it could develop mold if not cleaned properly. Make sure that you take out all parts of the dishwasher and wash them well. Running the dishwasher with vinegar on a hot cycle can eliminate the debris. Sprinkling it with baking soda for another short cycle can remove the smell. Finally, do not forget to wipe the inside and outside of the dishwasher.
These are four of the frequently used items inside a vacation home that are often taken for granted by property owners. Still, to make sure that your home is hygienic and impressive to the eye of the guests, you should clean all of its parts and have a regular cleaning schedule, whether there are guests or none.
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