Clean windows are a vital part of a rental home’s curb appeal. You may be looking for a new tenant or already have a long-term lease secured, either way, cleaning the windows at least once every year plays a big part in keeping your renters happy and your rental home’s value high. Depending on the window type and the terms of your lease, you may ask yourself, “Who, exactly, should be in charge of this?”
A fair expectation that Logan Circle 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, if your tenants don’t fully appreciate what “completely clean” means, they may cut corners. This would give you more work in the end.
See to it that you never ask your renters to clean windows that are so high that they’d need a stool or ladder to reach 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. It’s a bad idea to ask or allow tenants to perform maintenance tasks where they have to use ladders; safety must be the priority.
For most exterior windows and windows that can only be reached by using ladders or other special equipment, you should have them done by professional window cleaners. 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 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, using the wrong tools to clean windows can leave them streaked, spotted, or worse. Unless your tenant has the skill and experience of properly using a high-grade squeegee and they also happen to own one, you will most likely regret letting them do this task. 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.
It’s important to select a quality service provider when you have your windows cleaned. But when you’re trying to get professional window cleaning in Logan Circle at a fair price, who do you look to? Sometimes you can see advertisements for window cleaning services that, after a closer look, are posted by people who lack the necessary knowledge and experience to do the job properly.
There is no reason to worry. At Real Property Management DC Metro, we have connections with highly skilled professionals in the industry. We will make sure that the windows of your rental homes are handled properly. With a trusted list of vendors, you can trust us with the window cleaning and other property maintenance matters. Feel free to call us at 202-269-0303 or contact us online today.
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