Do not use abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner on drip pans, rings, or broiler pans. This can be damaging and a charge for replacement will be assessed.
Turn off electric stove/oven circuit breaker before cleaning. Circuit breaker is located in the electrical panel in your apartment.
Clean removable parts in sink (broiler pan, burner rings, etc.). Do not remove burners or oven elements.
Clean the entire stove/oven and the drawer beneath it. Do not use oven cleaner on the stove or drawer.
Use spray-on oven cleaner to clean the oven. Place plastic sheeting in front and under the oven (about 6”) to protect the floor from damage.
Thoroughly clean and remove burned-on grease and food from rings, drip pans, oven shelves, broiler pan, and tray.
Place shelves, broiler pan, and tray in the oven after cleaning.
After cleaning, reassemble the parts of the stove/oven. Leave the stove/oven pulled out from the wall and the breaker “off”.
Clean entire refrigerator with mild detergent and/or bicarbonate soda water.
Wash and dry the inside and outside of the refrigerator making sure to remove any marks, stickers, or tape.
Inside cleaning should include the shelves, butter tray, ice trays, and rubber gasket around the door.
Place removable trays back in their normal position after cleaning.
Clean inside, outside, and under vegetable bins.
Leave refrigerator plugged in and temperature setting on low.
Wash the kitchen sink and use a mild scouring powder for dirty marks, stains, and any mineral build-up.
Clean the faucet and all metal fixtures, including those under the sink.
Rinse the sink and fixtures thoroughly with clear water.
Dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Cabinets, Drawers, Shelves, and Furnishings
Remove all shelf paper, if used, to avoid charges for removal.
Using detergent or all-purpose cleaner, clean all shelves, drawers, and cabinets inside and outside.
Wash counter tops and tops of cupboards.
Remove all personal items from closets. Wash closet rods, shelves, and drawers.
Clean wood and chrome parts of furniture with detergent and water. Wipe dry. Vacuum cushions. Do not shampoo or wash cushions. Do not oil the wood furniture.
Toilets: Ensure toilet bowl is clean and free of residue
Shower and Tubs: Utilize mild cleanser and cleaning sponge/brush to remove soap scum and suds.
Clean the light cover and the vent.
Remove any fungus, mildew, and mineral from fixtures, walls, and ceilings, including the metal fixtures under the sink and toilet.
Wash and thoroughly clean the mirror and the inside, outside, and top of the medicine cabinet.
Remove all marks and tape from walls, doors, and ceilings with detergent and water. Clean any black marks or grease residue from walls and ceilings, especially near the oven. Clean accumulated dust and other materials from vents and door screens.
Be sure to clean light switches, covers, electric outlet covers (remove before cleaning to prevent possible electrical shock), door handles, and floor splashboards.
Leave fire safety stickers on bedroom doors.
Leave ceiling hooks in place. Do not fill small nail holes. Unsatisfactory repairs by the resident may result in damage charges.
Vacuum or brush off all screens and leave in place in the windows. Remove all stickers and tape from glass.
Thoroughly clean first floor windows and frames with window cleaner on the inside and outside. Clean second floor windows and frames on the inside only.
Clean all window tracks on which the windows slide or close.
Do not clean or wash draperies.
Clean all patio door glass, tracks, and frames (if applicable).
If metal blinds have been installed (at University Village 1700 West Plum Street), clean thoroughly to avoid cleaning charges.
When leaving, please set the thermostat to 60 degrees (does not apply to shared apartments).
Wipe off the outside and the louvers of the heating unit with a damp cloth, detergent, and water.
Vinyl or tiled floors should be swept and mopped with a mild detergent and water.
Check all corners, behind the stove, behind the refrigerator, and in closets for overlooked dirt next to the walls.
DO NOT STRIP WAX FROM FLOORS. Damage to floor coverings will be at your expense.
Dispose of all cleaning water in the toilet bowl.
DO NOT RE-WAX THE FLOORS.
Vacuum all carpeted areas.
Remove small stains from carpet with a spot remover. We prefer you do not shampoo your carpets but if you do, cleaners may be rented from larger grocery stores and equipment rental shops.
Do not use a rotary carpet cleaner on your carpet. Charges will be assessed if there is any damage to sub-flooring and carpet.
Dust the top of drapery rods, doors, window frames, and light fixtures. Remove any cobwebs.
Remove and wash all light fixtures, carefully.
Clean the blue recycle bin and leave it inside the apartment.
Check all closet shelves. Remove all items and clean shelves.
Remove cup dispensers, toothbrush holders, etc. Leave any paper towel holders that may have been previously attached to walls, doors, or cabinets.
Wipe off fire extinguisher.
Lock windows, close the draperies, turn off the lights, lock and close the door.
Clean the outside area by your apartment, and dispose of all trash.