Clean windows are a necessary part of a rental home’s curb appeal. Whether you are searching for a new tenant or already have a long-term lease secured, making sure your windows are cleaned at least once a year is essential in keeping your renters satisfied and 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?”
For tenants, especially those who live in single-story homes, it is reasonable for a Marina del Rey property owner to expect them to do basic window cleaning. This chore means they clean interior windows and perhaps the ground-level exterior windows as well. Then again, your tenants may not fully understand what “completely clean” means and just rush the job. This will leave 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. The safety of your tenants must be prioritized. This means it’s a bad idea for them to do maintenance tasks where they have to climb ladders, and you should not allow them even if they ask.
Generally speaking, exterior windows and windows above the ground floor should be left to professional window cleaners. This is doubly important for specialty windows such as tinted windows, stained glass, or leaded windows. So, if your rental homes have these installed, they should 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. 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.
When you need your windows cleaned, it would be best to hire a quality service provider. If it’s a professional window cleaning in Marina del Rey you’re looking for and one that is reasonably priced, who would you trust? 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.
You don’t have to worry. At Real Property Management California Coast, we have the connections in the industry to be able to assure you that your windows in your rental homes will receive the best care. With a trusted list of vendors, you can entrust window cleaning and other property maintenance matters to us. Contact us online or phone us at 310-535-2150 today.
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