When dealing with matters related to your Baltimore rental home, curb appeal is a significant aspect of making sure that they are always occupied and therefore, earning. Renters yearn for a home that is cared for well, and that looks attractive too. A home that they know they can let go of negative vibes and makes them proud to be there. A clean and maintained property is the key to a successful rental experience, exactly why routine window cleaning is such a vital core to any property management plan.
Clean windows present so many benefits for both owners of the property and the tenants as well. The most visible benefit is having a powerful primary impression of the rental home. First impressions can make a real difference when it comes to attracting quality renters. Minor smudges and dirt may look as if it’s not a necessary thing; however, potential tenants could possibly connect dirty windows with an owner who skimps on property maintenance, consequently swaying their decision to rent the property.
Regular window cleaning extends the life of the windows themselves. Windows should be treated the same with the rest of the other foundations of property, meaning they must be cleaned on a consistent basis. Acid rain, hard water, and oxidation are all factors that damage window panes. Regular cleaning can help keep environmental contaminants at bay and your windows sparkling for years to come.
Industry experts recommend cleaning residential windows once or twice a year. But then again, to assume that your tenants will work on this for you is not the wisest idea. Tenants could possibly neglect to use appropriate cleaning tools and materials, therefore damaging the windows further. Or they could end up injuring themselves as they attempt to clean 2nd story windows.
Falls involving ladders are one of the leading causes of serious household injuries. This guide to ladder safety from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outlines over a dozen safety guidelines for ladder use, many of which your tenant may not know or follow. The increased liability of tenants utilizing ladders to perform property maintenance tasks is not a smart management custom.
To keep your property maintained and your tenants safe, you need real professionals on the job. At Real Property Management Metro, we monitor the condition of your entire property, including windows, and schedule cleaning and maintenance as needed. Please contact us today online or by phone at 443-718-9832 for more information about our Baltimore property management services.
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