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 to keeping your renters satisfied and your rental home’s value high. Based on the terms of your lease and the kind of windows installed, you may wonder whose job this is, exactly.
A fair expectation that Camarillo property owners may have is for tenants, especially those who live in single-story homes, 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.
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. 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.
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 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 clean them using the wrong cleaning solution, they could be permanently damaged. And repairing or replacing specialty windows is expensive.
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 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 Camarillo, where would you go? There are instances of individuals who don’t have the skill or experience to do the job correctly but still advertise and offer window cleaning services.
You have no reason to worry. At Real Property Management Ventura County, 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 entrust window cleaning and other property maintenance matters to us. Feel free to call us at 805-387-3682 or contact us online today.
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