Tenant Apartment Care Responsibilities

 

Tenant is responsible for reasonable care in the use of the apartment and apartment amenities. Tenant is also responsible for keeping apartment reasonably clean. Remember if you move out, you must return the apartment in the same condition as you recieved it, less normal wear and tear.

 

Maintenance Tips

 

Kitchen Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposals are handy tools that rarely break down. However, there are certain things you should never put down a garbage disposal.

  • Potato peelings

  • Eggshells

  • Coffee grounds

  • Rice (in large quantities)

And of course never allow any coins, screws, and other hard objects to fall into the grinder.

To keep the grinder clean,  run a couple of ice cubes through, and then grind up a few lemon grinds.

To get rid of grinder odors, run a few handfuls of baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar through the kitchen disposal.

 

 
Toilets

No one likes a clogged toilet. Here is a short list of items that should never be flushed:

  • Paper towels, or any wipe besides toilet paper
  • Tampons or feminine pads
  • Hair

Also we recommend that tenants do not use the common blue toilet disinfectants. They all have some form of chlorine, and accelerate the aging of rubber parts in the toilet.

 

 

Linoleum or Vinyl floors

These floors are generally very rugged. However, when moving in heavy appliances such as refrigerators, it is always recommended to use wheeled dollies to avoid the possibility of creating dents/holes in the floor.

 

 

Laminate floors

These floors give the impression of real wood flooring, and are very attractive. However there are certain rules to follow in cleaning and maintaining these floors.

Cleaning: Use a dust mop for regular cleaning. Never use water to clean laminate flooring, always use laminate floor cleaner instead.

Care: Do not drop hard sharp objects on the floor, or drag heavy objects across the floor. NEVER spill water on laminate flooring, and clean up any standing water IMMEDIATELY!