Tag Archive: vacation rental cleanliness

Aug 03 2015

Eek! A cockroach! Or is it?

In a recent post, Elizabeth gave advice about mitigating problems with bugs.  One bug that causes vacationers great concern is the wood roach.  This is what the Barnstable County Agricultural Extension Service has to say about this innocuous insect:

Strangely, the bug that draws the most attention and complaints is one of …

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Sep 10 2014

My House is Clean – Guaranteed!

I decided this summer that I would offer my tenants a cleanliness guarantee: if they have any concerns at all about my home’s cleanliness, I will bring my housekeeper back, usually within 24 hours.

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May 31 2013

Be your own guest! Spend a night or two in your rental home.

Despite all of your concerted efforts to prepare your home for the rental season – spending tons of time and money to clean, fix, paint, replace and even rebuild – the best way to guarantee that it will be beyond reproach for your tenants is to spend a night or two in the home before …

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Aug 16 2012

Battling Dampness and Mold in Your Vacation Rental Home

Old house or new, waterfront or inland, there aren’t many homes on Cape Cod or the Islands immune to the ill effects of dampness during the summer. Our brand new appliances seem to rust overnight, unprotected wood appears to rot from one season to the next, and it’s difficult to keep surfaces …

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