In the competitive world of investment properties such as rental spaces, condominiums, apartment complexes, houses and hotels the first impression makes the most impact. However with every change of tenants come different physical damages done to your investments. Over the years these damages can accumulate and possibly lessen the property’s market value. The cost of repairs when accumulated can be more than what you originally paid for the building itself later on. So, we at Tru-Serve Building Maintenance have prepared an Apartment Turnover Checklist to help investment owners and tenants lessen the cost of repairs down the line.
Unit Turnover Checklist
- Mop and wax all wood floors
- Clean or shampoo carpets
- Remove stains and wipe clean all floor surfaces. Wax the surfaces afterwards.
- The base cove moldings must be wiped clean.
- Clean toilets, sinks, toilets, shower cubicles and baths.
- Make sure that there are no molds on the tiles.
- Check all drains in the kitchen and bathrooms
- Check kitchen sink, bath tub and shower faucets if they are working properly
- Toilets seats should be replaced as needed
- Try to detect if they are any leaks from the pipes, faucets and shower cap
- Fill out holes on the dry walls with plaster filler or some spackling compound. Paint over the spot filled.
- Repaint the walls if needed.
Windows, Porches and Patios
- Wash all windows.
- Make sure that shades, curtains or blinds are properly working and are in good condition. These should either be cleaned or replaced.
- Traverse curtain rods should be fully functional. Replace or repair, as needed.
- Clean patio door tracks and decks.
- Patios and porches should be cleaned out.
Counters, Cabinets, Shelving, Counters
- Closet doors should open and close properly.
- Draws and cabinets should close and open properly.
- Shelves should be clean and check if it they are stable.
- The interiors of cabinets, draws and closets should be cleaned. Their door tracks should also be wiped out.
- Clean mirrors and the medicine cabinets.
- Counters should also be wiped.
- Clean all sills, woodworks and door jams.
- Clean dishwasher.
- Clean hood fan and filter.
- Set oven and refrigerators to required temperature for cleaning.
- Stove tops and oven should be cleaned.
- Soak stove and refrigerator parts should it be required. Reassemble afterwards.
- Check if disposal are fully operational by running ice cold water and some cubes.
- Check that the HVAC units are fully operative.
- Check outlets and switches for any burn marks and/or if they are still functioning well.
- All outlets and switches plates should be wiped clean.
- Clean bath lights.
- Check door bell
- Light fixtures and lamp shades should be checked and cleaned
- Check all G.F.I. outlets for functionality
- No trash got left behind and was properly disposed.
- Change the locks and the exterior doors. Keys should also be updated.
- Tools should be removed.
- Lock the apartment and keys should be delivered to the office.
This is just a simple list of what needs to be done whenever you do an apartment turn over. However, If you find yourself looking for a one call apartment turnover solution – repairs, painting, carpet services, cleaning… the works – you can contact Tru-Serve Building Maintenance any time.