Caring for your apartment home is part of your responsibility. Although you won’t have to care for the structural integrity, repairs to the roof or the exterior painting, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep some upkeep. We have listed some maintenance issues you will need to take car of. We have listed the guidelines below.
Make Sure Its Clean
The best way to maintain the condition and appearance of your unit is to clean it on a regular basis. Although cleaning may not be on the top of your list of fun things to do, if we you set some time aside on a weekly basis, you will be well on your way. There are may great websites you can view for tips on cleaning. Check flylady.net.
You won’t have to keep the surroundings of the community free of insects and other pests, but you will be responsible for insects inside your home. One of the best ways to accomplish this is too do your dishes daily, take your trash out regularly, and sweep, mop. and vacuum your floors accordingly. If you leave food on the counter of leave your dishes in the sink, this will attract unwanted pests.
Your pantry is also another section of your apartment home that should be attended to. All packages should be tightly sealed. Remember that dark spaces are a haven for roaches, etc.
Next you will want to wipe your stoves and counters down with paper towels and the appropriate chemicals. Also don’t forget the interior of the refrigerator and microwave.
Your bathroom should be the next place you attack. Mildew and mold can wreak havoc on your shower and tiles. So use cleaners to best rid away the grime as best as you can.
Its Up To You To Keep It Dry
All the plumbing issues should be the responsibility of your landlord. But what about a leaky faucet? Read your lease contract for more details. Remember that standing water is a damage to your apartment home and can bring unwanted thirsty pests.