Clean windows are an essential 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. Depending on the window type and the terms of your lease, you may ask yourself, “Who, exactly, should be in charge of this?”
For tenants, especially those who live in single-story homes, it is reasonable for a Milwaukee property owner to expect them to do basic window cleaning. This chore means they see to it that interior windows are cleaned and perhaps include ground-level exterior windows in their scope. 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. 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.
The best practice would be to leave most exterior windows and windows above the main floor to professional window cleaners. This is extra important for specialty windows. So, if your rental homes have tinted windows, stained glass, or leaded windows, they should be handled differently. 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, if you use the wrong tools to clean windows, you 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. Having the skill to properly clean window tracks and weep holes must also be considered. If these portions are improperly cared for, it could damage the window and the home.
When you want to have your windows cleaned, it’s important to hire a quality service provider. If it’s a professional window cleaning in Milwaukee you’re looking for and one that is reasonably priced, who would you trust? Sometimes you can find window cleaning services being advertised by people who don’t really have the needed skill and experience to do the job correctly.
There is no need to fret. At Real Property Management Greater Milwaukee, we have the industry connections you need to make sure your rental homes will have windows that are cared for by experienced professionals. With a trusted list of vendors, you can rest assured that we will do the window cleaning and other property maintenance matters correctly. Contact us online or ring us up at 262-309-6961 today.
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