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Are you checking for the right things during the turnover process?

August 25, 2021
Apartment Kitchen


Nobody wants to go through their rental property and find damage after the tenant has left. It slows down the turnover process and costs you valuable time that could otherwise be spent charging rent. 

Here are some of the areas you should check during the turnover process to ensure damage doesn’t sneak up on you when the next person moves in. Not to mention, a damaged unit can equate to cheaper rent for the tenant and a pay cut for you!

Cabinets:  When inspecting cabinets for damage, make sure to look at more than just the front of them. Fingernail scratches and water damage can all be lurking on the side of the cabinet door or on the wood where it closes. Rest assured, Surface Experts can smooth out those marks and leave you with a polished final result. 

Floors: Don’t forget to check behind the stove or refrigerator for damage. It’s not uncommon that a tenant would try and move these to either clean or retrieve something. But dragging it across hardwood or vinyl flooring can leave you with scrapes, cuts, and even gauges on both hardwood and vinyl flooring.

Countertops: Countertops are one of the most used surfaces in a unit, so it’s no surprise they often have the most damage. Make sure and check for areas that show scrapes, scratches, and signs of discoloration. If you see areas where it looks like the counter has peeled or looks bubbly, we can help repair that too. The last tenant may have used the countertop as a cutting board or placed hot on it, but we can make sure the next tenant doesn’t even notice. 

Appliances: Did you know we can also repair damage done to kitchen appliances, like stovetops and refrigerators? If the stovetops look corroded from either food or boiling water that has splashed onto the surface one to many times, we can help. If the stainless steel fridge is looking a little scratched up, we can help with that too! 

Wrap Up: It’s hard to know what kind of damage you’ll find until after the tenants move out. And if you do, you might be worried about getting another tenant in smoothly and efficiently. That’s where we come in. 
We can repair almost any type of minor damage on your unit’s surfaces. Our goal is to keep more money in your pocket and get you back to your rental process quicker. Give us a call at (800) 614-9778 to learn more or to schedule a service.

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