CWU Apartment Guide 2020

CLEANING PROCEDURES • Clean oven, including broiler pan, racks, burners, underneath burners, and rings around burners. Pull the stove away from the wall or counter and be sure the sides and back of the stove are clean, as well as the floor underneath. Clean the vent, hood, broiler pan, and bottom drawer of the stove. For apartments with self-cleaning or continuous-cleaning ovens, do not use an aerosol oven cleaner because it will damage the oven, and you will be charged for the repair and/or replacement cost. Please use the self-cleaning setting on the oven. • Clean the outside and inside of all kitchen cabinets, shelves, and drawers, taking care to remove accumulated food particles. • Defrost refrigerator/freezer (if applicable), and clean the inside, top, and sides of the appliance. Pull the refrigerator away from the wall or counter, and clean the floor underneath. Be sure that all original shelves and trays are cleaned and replaced in the refrigerator. Remove excess water, and leave the refrigerator on a low setting. Do not unplug the refrigerator. • Do not use any sharp instruments such as forks, kitchen knives, or screwdrivers to defrost the freezer compartment. Damage caused to the appliance, by using sharp instruments to defrost, will be charged to the resident. Setting pans of hot water in the freezer compartment for short periods of time will speed up the defrosting process. • Clean the kitchen sink thoroughly. Do not use a steel wool pad. A liquid cleaner such as 409 or Soft Scrub is recommended. Be sure the area under the sink is cleaned. • Clean all walls and woodwork. Clean smudges, food particles, and fingerprints off walls, woodwork, doors, light switches, wall plugs, window ledges, and doorjambs. • Clean surfaces of chairs, tables, desks, chests, etc., and clean inside of drawers, desks, and chests. • Clean inside and outside of light fixtures. Remove insects and dust in globes. All light bulbs must be in working order. • Thoroughly clean the bathroom, including tub, toilet, basin, and medicine cabinet, as well as the area under the sink and around the toilet. Remove soap build up from the shower walls, soap dishes, and around sink and shower faucets. Do not use an abrasive-type cleaner (scouring powder such as Comet or Ajax) on fiberglass tub units because it removes the gel coating surface. Use a liquid cleaning product such as 409 or Soft Scrub. • Clean inside and outside of windows in all rooms (if accessible) including window ledges and tracks. This does not include the outside windows of upstairs rooms. • Clean cobwebs from around outside of doors and windows. Wash interior and exterior of the front door. Be sure to pick up litter around the outside of the apartment and re-check the apartment and outside storage closet for personal belongings. • Mop and rinse all uncarpeted floors, but please do not wax the floors. • Do not wash the drapes. Housing and Residence Life allows three hours of cleaning time, at no charge, in each apartment to wash the drapes and wax the floors. Additional cleaning time is charged at $45 per hour to the lessee. CHECK-OUT POLICIES FOR OCCUPIED APARTMENTS POLICY: A vacating resident’s bedroom(s) and the apartment’s

common areas must meet Housing and Residence Life standards as described below. In addition, the apartment must pass a staff inspection for damages and cleanliness prior to the new resident’s ability to check into the apartment. All residents, vacating or remaining, are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the apartment’s common areas at a level that meets health and safety standards. Common areas include the kitchen, living room, bathroom, hallways, and entryway. PROCEDURE: When residents properly check out with the apartment manager, an inspection will be conducted by the apartment manager to ensure that the bedroom(s) and the common areas are clean, safe, and in working condition before new residents will be allowed to check into the apartment . The apartment manager may determine that due to excessive damage or below-standard cleanliness, the apartment is unfit for a new resident(s) to move in and that the apartment requires further inspection by a Housing and Residence Life official. The remaining resident(s) will have five business days from the date of the vacating resident’s check-out date to take corrective action. The check-in date scheduled will be on hold until the apartment meets Housing and Residence Life approval. The new resident(s) moving in will be informed by a Housing and Residence Life official if their check-in date is changed. A Housing and Residence Life official will re-inspect the apartment, and if the common areas or vacant bedroom(s) remains unfit for another resident to occupy, the Housing and Residence Life official will determine a course of action and/or consequences as described below. Throughout the inspection process, Housing and Residence Life officials will communicate with the remaining resident by phone or in writing via mail, e-mail, or a note left in the apartment. NEW RESIDENT CHECK-IN PROCESS: 1) Common areas and vacant bedroom(s) meet Housing and Residence Life standards as described below. 2) New resident has contacted Housing and Residence Life to complete a Housing Contract. 3) New resident has scheduled a check-in appointment with the apartment manager. FAILURE TO COMPLY: If residents refuse to clean and maintain the common areas to the satisfaction of Housing and Residence Life staff, they will be subject to the following consequences: Vacating Resident • Any damages to the vacating residence room or common area will placed on the vacating students account. • A vacating resident may be referred to a university conduct officer for failure to comply with Housing and Residence Life policies. • If the remaining resident(s) is required to move because the apartment does not meet health and safety standards, all costs associated with that move may be divided among all of the vacating and remaining resident(s). Remaining Resident(s) • Remaining resident(s) may be billed for common area damages and/or lack of cleanliness. Charges may be divided among all of the vacating and remaining residents. • In addition, the remaining resident(s) will be responsible for the entire rental payment, beginning on the date the vacating resident(s) properly checked out through the date that the common areas meet Housing and Residence Life standards. When the new resident(s) has been given approval to


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