Clean windows are a crucial part of a rental home’s curb appeal. Whether it is a new tenant you are looking for or you already have a long-term lease secured, it is imperative that your windows are kept clean. It would be a good idea to have it cleaned at least once a year so that your renters will be kept happy and your rental home’s value high. Depending on the kind of windows you have and the terms of your lease, you may wonder who should be responsible for this task.
One thing that an Orlando 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 making sure the interior windows are kept clean and maybe even including ground-level exterior windows as part of their responsibility. However, your tenants may not do a thorough job if they don’t fully appreciate the meaning of “completely clean”. This would mean more work for you in the end.
Remember, never ask your renters to clean windows that can’t be reached unless they use either a stool or ladder. 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 must come first. This means that asking your tenants to climb ladders to perform maintenance tasks is not a good idea. You should neither request nor allow this to happen.
The best practice would be to leave most exterior windows and windows above the main floor to professional window cleaners. This is even more significant if your rental homes have specialty windows that need to be cared for differently. Tinted windows, stained glass, or leaded windows should not be treated like regular ones. If you use the wrong cleaning solution to clean these windows, you could do irreversible harm to them, creating high repair costs for yourself.
In a similar train of thought, the use of wrong tools to clean windows can leave them streaked, spotted, or worse. With the exception of the highly unlikely chance that your tenant owns a high-grade squeegee and knows how to properly use it, you will generally regret handing this task over to them. Knowing the correct way to clean window tracks and weep holes is also a cause for concern. Improper care of these areas could damage both the window and the home.
Make sure to hire a quality service provider when you get your windows cleaned. But when you’re looking for a reasonably priced professional window cleaning in Orlando, where would you go? 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 have no reason to worry. At Real Property Management South Orlando, we are connected with some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. We will see to it that the windows of your rental homes will be taken care of perfectly. 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 407-982-2000.
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