A Guide to Revitalizing Your Rental Property for Spring

Spring is upon us, and with blooming flowers comes the unavoidable need for spring cleaning. When it comes to rental properties, it’s crucial to schedule a thorough spring-cleaning routine to enhance both the appeal and value of your property. GIL is here to help with some helpful tips to keep in mind while you conduct your spring cleaning this season.

Exterior Refresh: Spring Cleaning Outside your Rental Property

It’s warmer and sunnier outside, but the harsh Calgary winter probably hasn’t left your property looking its best. You’ll want to maintain the curb appeal of your rental property for potential new tenants, as well as for your current tenants. Consider doing the following when spring-cleaning the exterior of your property:

Power Washing

Winter can leave a mark on the exterior of your property. Power wash exterior surfaces, including siding, decks, as well as patios and walkways to remove dirt, mildew, and stains.


Trim any trees, shrubs, and bushes to maintain a neat appearance. Additionally, remove weeds and overgrown vegetation and consider planting seasonal plants to add vibrant colours to your property.

Clean Gutters and Downspouts

There may be some debris in your gutters from the past fall season. Make sure you remove debris from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. In addition, check for leaks or loose gutters and repair as needed.

Lawn Maintenance

Spring is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn for healthy growth throughout the summer. Mow the lawn regularly and address any bare spots by reseeding or sodding.Follow these basic spring-cleaning tips to ensure your exterior looks its best for potential and existing tenants. For more on property maintenance tips, read our top property maintenance issues faced by landlords blog post.

Deep Cleaning Indoors: Spring Cleaning Inside your Rental Property

It’s equally important to keep the interior of your rental property clean and inviting for potential and existing tenants. Here are some indoor spring-cleaning tips to consider following this spring season:

Deep Clean Your Carpets and Floors

Floors and carpets get a lot of wear and it’s important to maintain them every year. Consider scheduling a professional carpet cleaning to remove deep-seated dirt and stains. Clean and mop hard floors, paying close attention to corners and edges.

Inspect and Clean HVAC Systems

Change your furnace’s air filters to improve air circulation, which is crucial when the air conditioning unit starts to be used more often. Schedule a professional HVAC maintenance check to ensure your system is clean and inspected.

Clean Appliances

Your appliances also get a lot of use throughout the year and it’s best to keep them clean to ensure proper functioning for your tenants. Clean the interior of your oven, microwave, and refrigerator. Consider also emptying and cleaning drip pans and filters in your range hood.

Declutter and Organize

This is something you can encourage your existing tenants to do in their living spaces. If space is an issue, consider providing them with storage solutions, such as bins, or an outdoor shed.Following these indoor spring-cleaning tips will ensure not only the safety of your tenants but also their comfort, as well as attract potential new tenants.Ensure that your property’s appeal remains strong this spring season with these indoor and outdoor spring-cleaning tips and add to your property’s value all at once. Ready to get started on your property’s spring cleaning? GIL can help with the coordination of maintenance and cleaning. Contact us today or request a free property management consultation and discover how we can help you get your spring cleaning done fast and simply!