When you move into an apartment you are moving in and using appliances and surfaces that were used by another family and owned by someone else. Once you accept the keys and start to move in you are now responsible for any damages that are found when you move out. Make sure that you take time to look through the apartment and make notes and take pictures of any and all problems that you are aware of. This will ensure that you are not held responsible for any damage or wear and tear that you didn’t cause. One of the biggest areas that can cause trouble for renters is the carpet. The amount of area that is covered by carpet is usually substantial and if you are found negligent you may lose your deposit or have to replace it. You also want to be sure that once you have done your final clean and you are ready to turn the keys in you also take another set of pictures to that you can show how you left it. So what are the laws when it comes to carpet cleaning when you rent an apartment?
Cost of Carpet Cleaning when Renting an Apartment
Generally: It is pretty self-explanatory that if you find something one way you should do everything in your power to give it back in the same condition. With that said, there will always be normal amounts of wear and tear and damages that will occur.
Normal Wear and Tear: This is a term that is used to define what is a reasonable amount of wear on a particular item. In this case it is the carpeting. When it comes to carpeting the high traffic areas can be more worn out then what they were when you go there. It all depends on the amount of time that you spent as a tenant.
Damage: If you are the renter and you cause any damage to the carpeting you could be held accountable for the damage and have to pay the amount for the repairs. This could be anything from a pet that has scratched a hole to a stain that was never cleaned appropriately.
The best way to be sure that you are not stuck with a huge bill when you move out is to have your carpets cleaned regularly. Direct Carpet Cleaners has technicians standing by to take your call. Call us today!