Clean windows are a vital part of a rental home’s curb appeal. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a new tenant or have a long-term lease secured, giving your windows a good clean at least once a year plays a huge role in maintaining the satisfaction of your renters and keeping your rental home’s value high. Depending on the window type and the terms of your lease, you may ask yourself, “Who, exactly, should be in charge of this?”
One thing that a Titusville property owner can reasonably expect their tenants to do, especially if they live in single story homes, is some basic window cleaning. This chore means they see to it that interior windows are cleaned and perhaps include ground-level exterior windows in their scope. However, your tenants may not do a thorough enough job if they don’t fully appreciate the meaning of “completely clean”. This would mean more work for you in the end.
You have to remember never to ask your renters to clean windows that need a stool or ladder to reach. According to the World Health Organization, more than 164,000 people go to the emergency room due to injuries involving ladder use at home each year, while falls from ladders cause an average of 300 deaths per year. Safety is the number one priority, which means that tenants should not have to perform maintenance tasks that involve ladders. You should not ask or allow this to happen.
Typically, most exterior windows should be left to professional window cleaners; the same thing goes for windows above the ground floor. This is very important especially if your rental homes have tinted windows, stained glass, or leaded windows. These specialty windows need to be cared for differently. If you use the wrong cleaning solution on these windows, the damage could be irreversible. And it would be very expensive to have them replaced or repaired.
In a similar train of thought, the use of wrong tools to clean windows can leave them streaked, spotted, or worse. Unless your tenant owns and knows how to use a high-grade squeegee, you will most likely regret letting them perform this task. The proper way to clean window tracks and weep holes must also be used since improper care would likely damage the window and the home.
When you need your windows cleaned, it would be best to hire a quality service provider. If it’s professional window cleaning in Titusville you’re looking for and one that is reasonably priced, who would you trust? There are some ambitious people who offer window cleaning services but haven’t been trained or have the experience to perform the job well.
You don’t have to worry. At Real Property Management Brevard, we have the connections in the industry and are able to assure you that your windows in your rental homes will receive the best kind of care. With a trusted list of vendors, you can be confident that window cleaning and other property maintenance matters gets handled properly. Contact us online or phone us at 321-610-8022 today.
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