Clean Floors Regularly

Giving your space a good cleaning is essential to maintaining a rental home, but maintaining your floors is especially daunting. Cleaning the floors regularly is a necessary.

It is important to sweep, vacuum, and mop your floors to remove any dirt and dust that has collected. “t is best to clean your floors every one to two weeks. Be sure to regularly sweep your floors to make sure debris does not get kicked around and scratch up the floors.

Avoid abrasive cleaning supplies like scrubbing pads or hard bristle brushes because they scratch floors. Use appropriate cleaning products for each type of flooring.

Homemade Floor Cleaner Recipe
Water: Loosens grime and acts helps the other ingredients combine.
White vinegar: Degreases and provides mild disinfection.
Isopropyl (70%) rubbing alcohol: Speeds up evaporation to avoid streaks.
Liquid dish soap: Dissolves bonds between dirt and floor, degreases and cleans.

Vacuum carpeted areas regularly to avoid heavy dirt buildup that will require a professional cleaning service to remove.

Avoid eating and drinking in carpeted area to alleviate potential staining.

Remember, other than normal wear, all cleaning required at the end of tenancy is the responsibility of the tenant.

Window Care and Cleaning

Clean windows regularly with window cleaner.

Check windows for cracks and/or damaged seals

Double Pane Window Care

Clean windows with window cleaner. Be careful when applying pressure, as you do not want to break the seals.

Double-pane windows use two pieces of glass that are constructed with an airtight seal between them. This seal is designed to lock the air in so it can act as an insulator. If water or dirt starts to build up between the panes, it means that the seal has been broken. This break can be tiny and imperceptable to the naked eye. Please call the property manager for guidance on a resultion to the broken seal.

To Wash Window Screens

In the bucket, mix 1/4 cup of liquid all-purpose cleaner with 1/2 gallon of water. Lift the screen to an upright position and gently wash over both sides of each screen from top to bottom with a sudsy sponge or microfiber cloth.

Before the soap can begin to dry, turn on the hose to run at a low pressure and rinse the screen clean. If you have a nozzle set to a powerful setting, you risk loosening the screen from the spline (especially with fiberglass screens) rendering the screen saggy or creating gaps between the screen and the frame. If you don’t have a hose, you might consider running the screens through your bathroom shower with the shower head on a gentle setting to rinse them off.

Tenants are responsible for replacing damaged window screens.