Clean windows are an indispensable 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 to keeping your renters satisfied and your rental home’s value high. Considering the terms of your lease and the type of windows you have, you may ask yourself, “Whose job is this exactly?”
A fair expectation that Brandywine property owners may have is for tenants, especially those who live in single-story homes, to do basic window cleaning. This chore expects them to clean interior windows and maybe include ground-level exterior windows as well. 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.
Keep this caution in mind: you should never ask your renters to clean windows if they need a stool or ladder to get to 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 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 the wrong cleaning solution gets used on these windows, there may be permanent damage. This would produce expensive repair costs that would affect you down the road.
In a similar train of thought, the use of wrong tools to clean windows can leave them streaked, spotted, or worse. It’s extremely unlikely that your tenant owns a high-grade squeegee, let alone knows how to use it properly and has had a lot of experience with it. So if you have them do this task, pretty much every other possible scenario would end up with you regretting that decision. 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 want to have your windows cleaned, it’s important to hire a quality service provider. But when you’re looking for a reasonably priced professional window cleaning in Brandywine, 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 don’t have to worry. At Real Property Management Gold, 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 relax and leave the window cleaning and other property maintenance matters to us. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 301-392-2172 today.