Clean windows are an essential part of a rental home’s curb appeal. Whether you are seeking a new tenant or already have a long-term lease secured, it is important to have your windows cleaned at least once a year. This is to keep your rental home’s value high and ensure that your renters remain happy. Depending on the terms of your lease and also the kinds of windows in the property, you may ask the question, “Whose job is this supposed to be?”
One thing that a Wake Forest property owner can reasonably expect their tenants to do, especially if they live in single story homes, is some basic window cleaning. This chore includes the cleaning of interior windows and, perhaps, ground-level exterior windows too. However, if your tenants don’t fully appreciate what “completely clean” means, they may cut corners. This would give you more work in the end.
See to it that you never ask your renters to clean windows that are too high that they’d need a stool or ladder to reach them. 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 takes priority, which means it is a bad idea for tenants to perform maintenance tasks where they have to get up on ladders. You should not request this nor allow it, even if they ask for permission.
For the majority of exterior windows and all the windows that are difficult to reach– unless you use ladders or other equipment– it would be best to leave them to professional window cleaners. This is even more important if specialty windows are installed in your rental home; these include tinted windows, stained glass, or leaded windows. If you clean them using the wrong cleaning solution, they could be permanently damaged. And repairing or replacing specialty windows is expensive.
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. Having the knowledge to correctly clean window tracks and weep holes is also important. If these are improperly serviced, it could damage the window and the home.
Make sure to hire a quality service provider when you get your windows cleaned. If it’s a professional window cleaning in Wake Forest you’re looking for and one that is reasonably priced, who can you trust? There are some enterprising individuals out there that advertise their window cleaning services without actually having the knowledge and experience needed to do the job properly.
There is no reason to worry. At Real Property Management Raleigh, we have connections with highly skilled professionals in the industry. We will make sure that the windows of your rental homes are handled properly. With a trusted list of vendors, you can be confident that window cleaning and other property maintenance matters get handled properly. Contact us online or phone us at 919-481-0008 today.
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