The Season is about to Start so Mops and Dusters to the Ready for a Full Spring Clean
Not only do you want to “wow” your guests and ensure they go away raving about your property, it is also an opportunity for you to identify any areas which require attention and furniture and soft furnishings which need updating.
It can be a very useful exercise if you stay in your own property ‘as a holidaymaker’ to identify problem areas that can be resolved before your first paying guests arrive.
Here are some tips for you to consider when planning your spring clean.
- Re-seal around worktops, clean tiles and re-grout
- Replace dishes, glasses, and mugs that are chipped or mismatched
- Clean the cooker hood extractor
- Sanitise the refrigerator and defrost freezer
- Clean oven
- Descale kettle
- Check appliances are working
- Remove mouldy silicone and re-seal
- Clean tiles and re-grout
- Clear drains
- Replace tired or marked towels, guest love nothing better than a soft and fluffy towel.
- Upgrade tired or marked linen
- Upgrade old pillows
- Turn the mattress, check for stains and steam clean.
- Does the mattress need replacing, how old is it, how many guests have commented on a poor night’s sleep.
- Check the loft for signs of moisture and burst pipes
- Look for indications of a pest infestation
Additional interior checks /exterior
- Test and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarm
- Check fire extinguisher and have serviced if required
- Review your fire risk assessment
- Ensure gas, oil and electrical appliances are serviced and tested
- Sweep your chimney if you have an open fire or woodburner
- Check walls for signs of mould or damp which may have appeared due to poor ventilation.
- Deep clean the floors, tiles, carpets and curtains
- Inspect your furniture, replace where necessary and ensure it is safe and fit for purpose
- Touch up in the most used or visible areas
- Inspect the furniture, replace where necessary and ensure it is safe and fit for purpose
- Clean the BBQ and outdoor cooking facilities
- Check the paths, patios, decking
- Check the lighting and parking areas
- Tidy up the boundaries and borders
This blog has been provided by Cornish Traditional Cottages