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 per year plays a huge role in maintaining the satisfaction of your renters and keeping your rental home’s value high. 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?”
Tenants can do basic window cleaning, especially on single story homes; this is a reasonable expectation that Brentwood property owners may have. This chore means making sure the interior windows are kept clean and maybe even including ground-level exterior windows as part of their responsibility. 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.
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.
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 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 happen to use the wrong cleaning solution on these windows, you could damage them permanently. And the cost to repair or replace them is really high.
In a similar train of thought, if you use the wrong tools to clean windows, you can leave them streaked, spotted, or worse. Unless your tenant knows how to use a high-grade squeegee and actually owns one, you’ll likely regret it if you let them do this task. Being able to properly clean window tracks and weep holes is also something that needs to be considered. If these portions aren’t cared for properly, it could cause harm to the window and the home.
When you’re having your windows cleaned, be sure to choose a quality service provider. But when you’re looking for a reasonably priced professional window cleaning in Brentwood, where would you go? Sometimes you can find window cleaning services being advertised by people who don’t really have the needed skill and experience to do the job correctly.
There is no need to worry. At Real Property Management One, we are well connected in the industry so that we can assure you that the windows on your rental homes are handled well by skilled professionals. With a trusted list of vendors, you can rest assured that we will do the window cleaning and other property maintenance matters correctly. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 925-794-8339.