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Portland Oregon Rental Property – Simple Tips for Helping Your Carpeting Last Longer

System - Friday, April 10, 2015

These days, most renters prefer the feel of carpeting under their feet when they wake up in the morning, especially if they are living in a Portland Oregon rental property.

Although carpeting is the flooring option of choice for many people, it can be difficult to maintain.

You can help the carpeting in your Portland Oregon rental property to last longer by following these simple tips.

Tip 1 – Add Hard Surfaces to High Traffic Areas

To save the wear and tear on the carpeting in your Portland Oregon rental property, you should consider adding hard-surface flooring like vinyl, wood, or tile to high traffic areas in your units.

This is especially important for entry points to the unit. A hard surface at these entry points will save the carpet from dirt, mud, dust and water which are all common in Portland during the fall and winter months.

Tip 2 – Position Door Mats at Entry Points

For those Portland Oregon rental properties which have more than one entry point, you should add door mats in front of those doors to encourage renters to wipe their feet before they enter the property.

Tip 3 - Have Carpeting Professionally Cleaned At Least Once A Year

Although it’s an additional expense, you should have the carpeting in your Portland Oregon rental property cleaned at least once or twice a year.

Hiring a professional carpet cleaner will help to keep the carpeting from getting matted over the course of the year. This will also enable you to have problem stains removed from the carpeting.

You should consider this idea as an addition to your lease – make it the responsibility of the tenants to have their carpets cleaned one a year and present you with a receipt as proof that this task has been completed.

Most tenants – especially the good ones – will see this as a reasonable request consistent with their own expectations of the housekeeping they will do while they live in your rental property.

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