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The Dirt on What Dunedin Property Owners Should Be Doing with Windows

Dunedin Rental Property with Beautiful Clean WindowsClean windows are a necessary part of a rental home’s curb appeal. Whether you are seeking a new tenant or already have a long-term lease secured, it is important to have your windows cleaned at least once a year. This is to keep your rental home’s value high and ensure that your renters remain happy. Based on the terms of your lease and the kind of windows installed, you may wonder whose job this is, exactly.

One thing that a Dunedin property owner can reasonably expect their tenants to do, especially if they live in single story homes, is some basic window cleaning. This chore means making sure the interior windows are kept clean and maybe even including ground-level exterior windows as part of their responsibility. 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. 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, the use of 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.

When you’re having your windows cleaned, be sure to choose a quality service provider. If it’s a reasonably priced professional window cleaning service in Dunedin that you’re looking for, where do you go? 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 TradeWinds, 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 be confident that window cleaning and other property maintenance matters gets handled properly. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 727-400-4722 today.

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