Info

Commercial Real Estate Pro Network

Commercial Real Estate Professionals who work with Investors, Buyers and Sellers of Commercial Real Estate. We discuss todays opportunities, problems & solutions in Commercial Real Estate.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Commercial Real Estate Pro Network
2019
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
May
April
March
February
January


2015
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 1
Mar 24, 2017

Clean Carpet is a must for landlords looking to attract new tenants.  The cost to replace carpet is significantly more than the cost to clean it if cleaning is possible.  

 

The prospective tenant’s first look at an available unit is a lasting one.  Stains, smells, and worn spots will keep a tenant from renting your unit.

 

For your FREE Guide for Property Owners & Manager click here

 

If your market has low vacancy rates, you may be able to get away with less attractive carpet.  However in a market with higher vacancies where tenants have more opportunity to chose from available units, you will need attractive flooring to compete.

 

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of carpet varies from five to ten years depending on quality of carpet, traffic, care, etc  It is estimated with regular cleaning that the life can be extended up to twice the average.

 

Cleaning Frequency

The manufacturers recommend that you clean the carpet once per year.  Realistically, this may be more timed to tenant turnover.  Some landlords and property managers offer free annual cleaning to their tenants.  This can be a smart way of gaining access to the property to inspect for any needed repairs, as well while extending the life of your carpet.  

 

Cost of Accepting Pets

Many tenants have pets, and landlords are willing to accommodate.  Oils in the pet’s coat combined with the size and type of a pet, can accelerate the need to clean and cost to replace the carpet sooner.  Something to consider when agreeing to allow tenants with pets.  

 

How to Choose a Carpet Cleaner

The IICRC provides the carpet cleaners with training and ongoing education for professionals wanting to stay on top of the latest tools and techniques for cleaning carpet.  This designation is a good starting point to look for when considering a carpet cleaner to hire.  

 

For more go to:

ORCA Group NW

206.371.9632

0 Comments
Adding comments is not available at this time.